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Himalayan Salt Lamps to Neutralize the Radiation In Your Homes

Posted on the 23 July 2012 by I Prefer Organic @ipreferorganic

himalayan salt lampsFor some time now, I am sort of “obsessed” in finding effective ways to purify the air at home. I have already shared with you some of the natural and homemade air fresheners I have tried, but now I want to go one step further and tell you about probably the best of all natural air purifiers – the Himalayan salt lamps.

The Air at Home – An Electrical Smog

We spend most of our lives at home, in the office or the car and the way we feel in these enclosed spaces depends to a great extent to the quality of the air inside. There is dust, smoke, pollen, odor, mold spores plus the radiation from the computers, TVs and the kitchen appliances. The results for us? From bad mood and fatigue to asthma and depression.

The air is electrically charged and in order to improve it significantly, the positively charged ions (the bad guys) should be in balance with the negatively charged ions (the good guys).

An example of the proportions of ions we have in nature: high in the mountains or near water falls, the fresh air carries around 4000 negative ions per cm2 whereas in big cities, during rush hours and in traffic jams, the negative ions do not usually exceed more than 100 to 120 ions per cm2.

The Himalayan salt lamps add negative ions to the atmosphere and neutralize the electrical smog.

Health Benefits of Salt

I bet you have either heard it or read it that salt is bad for the health. Yes, but this is only valid for the table salt we use!

Himalayan salt has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-allergic action. A well-known fact is that salt was the most widely used preservative in the past. Less known is the fact that salt is used to treat bronchitis, asthma, allergies and other diseases related to respiratory system. In Germany, England, Russia, USA and Canada, there are a number of treatment centers with rooms fully lined with salt (“salt caves”). This treatment is known as halo-therapy.

Himalayan Salt Lamps to Neutralize the Radiation In Your Homes

Halo – therapy is born in the Polish Wieliczka salt mines in the middle of 19th century, when the doctor surveying the health of the miners  noticed that they do not suffer from lung diseases. Thus, in 1834 he published a book, which describes the benefits of salt, and later in the mines was built a sanatorium for the treatment of allergies, asthma and other lung diseases. Such sanatoria were built in Bochnia (Poland) and the Ukrainian salt mines.

How the Himalayan Salt Lamps Work?

Electromagnetic Vibrations

The human brain operates in the frequency range of 1-60 Hz. There are identified five main electromagnetic ranges corresponding to five different mental states. These are: Delta 1-3 Hz (deep sleep), Theta 3-7 Hz (light sleep) Alpha 8-14 Hz (relaxation, meditation), Beta 15-30 Hz (active, concentration) and the Gamma range 30-60 Hz (high concentration, anger).

As a source of electromagnetic waves, we feel better when we are surrounded by objects that have similar to our vibrations or when we are out in nature.

Himalayan salt lamps vibrate in the same frequency range as our brains (between 3-60 Hz.), but its crystal structure is strong enough to neutralize the harmful electromagnetic radiation.

The frequency of vibration of each Himalayan salt lamp varies depending on its size and color, and whether the lamp is switched on or off. When the crystal is illuminated and heated, its vibrations increase as well as its range of action.


Himalayan Salt Lamps Scope of Action

Lamp's SizeSwitched OffSwitched On

4 - 6 lbs 0,5 m 1 m

6 - 13 lbs 1 m 2 m

13 - 22 lbs 1,5 m 3 m

22 - 48 lbs 2 m 4 m

Light Therapy

Another aspect of the beneficial effects of the Himalayan salt lamps is the light emitted by the crystals when lamps are switched on. Light therapy is most often used in skin problems, sleep disorders or mental conditions.

The Himalayan salt crystals emit a warm light resembling sunlight at sunrise and sunset. Colors include white, yellow, orange to red. According to the experts in light therapy these colors have a particular impact on different parts of the human body:
- red warms and stimulates the body as a whole;
- orange activates the genital and urinary systems;
- yellow contributes to the normal functioning of the digestive system;
- white is a neutral color that has an overall harmonizing effect on all systems in the human body.

Do you have a Himalayan salt lamp? Do you see the difference in the quality of air and the way you feel? By the way, apart from all the benefits of these lamps, I think they are a great gift idea too.

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