If you’ve heard of the Himalayan salt lamp and are assuming that it’s a scam, well you’re right to be wary, but you should also think again. You do have to be careful about this, because there are a lot of fake Himalayan salt lamps for sale and it’s hard to know which ones are legit. The fact that you could buy one of these and not realize that it’s fake tends to deter people, but it’s definitely well worth seeking out the real ones. Have a look at this guide on Complete Home Spa which will give you an idea of how to spot the false lamps when you’re on the hunt. A true Himalayan salt lamp is made with the crystalized salt, mined from the outer edges of the Himalayas and it has a ton of health benefits.
Here are five of the most beneficial things about owning one of these amazing lamps:
- Improved Breathing
Inside your trachea, you have all of these tiny little hairs that are known as ‘cilia’. These hairs are finite and their purpose is filtration. They line the inside of the windpipe and can prevent many of the toxins that you are inhaling from getting into your system. The trouble is, if you’ve got a lot of toxins coming through your windpipe then most of the time your cilia just isn’t up to the job. It’s like the grating you’ve got in front of your fire. It should keep the sparks from getting onto your rug, but if the fire gets out of control then even the grate is no use.
The same principle applies to your cilia. There are all of these water molecules floating around in the air, and these are carrying a lot of toxins. A block of salt, such as the one in the lamp, will absorb all of these water molecules, and in the process will draw all of the toxins out of the air. Cilia are also enhanced by negative ions, which are oxygen atoms with an extra electron and are found in areas where the air and water is at its purest - such as in the mountains.
- Improved Sleep
Speaking of these negative ions, they are actually pretty good for regulating your hours of high quality sleep too. Positive ions can reduce the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain but the opposite effect is actually amplified brain waves. We do our best sleeping in a state known as Rapid Eye Movement or R.E.M as it’s most commonly shortened to. Heightened awareness of your brain while sleeping will allow you to reach R.E.M more quickly and remain there for longer. This is our deepest state of sleep. Negative ions also increase the melatonin count in your system and this will ensure that you get drowsy at the right time. So if you’ve got a couple of the salt lamps in your home - perhaps one where you spend most of your time awake and then one in your bedroom - you will sleep really well.
- Increased Blood Flow
Having the correct pH levels in your body is crucial to your health for various reasons. It’s good for the immune system and it’s good for your bone strength. If your blood pH reaches an alkaline state then this will naturally have an alkalizing effect on your body, which is a positive thing for your pH levels. This can be achieved with the help of a Himalayan salt lamp. The negative ions with their extra electrical charge will stimulate the electrolytes in your bloodstream.
Electrolytes are essential for energy and for your blood to flow as efficiently as possible. Two of the most important ones in your body are calcium and sodium. The negative ions will cause calcium and sodium to become ionized in your blood which will lead to them reaching that alkaline state. Your blood will also be purified by the salt lamp because of the fact that the toxins absorbed by the salt won’t be reaching it.
- Better Immune System
In addition to a good pH balance being important for your immune system, there are other things that a salt lamp will do to increase your immunity. There’s a chemical in your system known as globulin which maintains the oncotic pressure of blood plasma allowing your various hormones to be transported more efficiently. Globulin production is promoted by negative ions, so this means that the natural antibodies that are formed in your body can be formed more quickly and will be much stronger.
The negative ions will also strengthen the immunity cells which means that they can fight off pathogens with relative ease. It’s great to have a Himalayan salt lamp during winter and fall for this very reason. You shouldn’t have to worry about colds and flus.
- Increased Energy
Having a Himalayan salt lamp is basically like bringing a little piece of the mountains into your home. I know that sounds like an exaggeration, but when you’re out in a place like the Himalayas, the air is pretty much free of toxins and pollution. The salt lamp will replicate that effect because all of the toxins being carried around on water molecules are absorbed from the room. So if you have an office job and all day you’re sitting in your office away from the sun and the outside air, then you’re probably not going to feel up to much afterwards.
It seems a little strange that people who work out in the hot sun all day end up being more energetic, but it does make sense when you consider the type of air that they’re breathing. If your blood has all of these toxins to deal with, then your body will have to exert your energy dealing with that. It would be a good idea to get one of these for your office. You can spend all of your working week avoiding air that hasn’t been detoxified and reap the benefits of increased energy.
Again, I can understand you being put off by the fact that there is so many fake salt lamps being sold, but it’s worth the extra time it takes to pick one. Having a Himalayan salt lamp or two in your home will make a huge difference to your long-term health.
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Serene Hitchcock is a professional freelance writer, blogger and social media strategist from San Diego, California. She has been writing for several years in many forms and facets and is interested in arts, health, self-improvement, current events and the world we live in.