~ This is a guest post written by Anne Garvey.
Himalayan Salt Crystal lamps make a beautiful addition to any home because of their unique and distinctive look which has a high aesthetic value. The lamps are hand chiselled solid blocks of ancient salt stone which glow either pink or a mixture of orange and pink as a result of the minerals that they contain. But do those minerals actually have any health benefits? Are there any benefits of owning a salt crystal lamp besides how good they will look on your side board?
Even those skeptical about the benefits of crystal healing and more anchored in conventional medical treatment cannot deny the proven benefits of using a Himalayan salt crystal lamp. Himalayan crystal lamps are hollow, to enable you to put a light fitting inside. It’s important that the bulb you use within your salt lamp is able to produce both heat and light, as the healing properties of the lamp will not work within the presence of both of these factors. It has been clinically proven to help control the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and many doctors also recommend their use in the treatment of migraine. Here are some of the other health benefits of using a Himalayan salt crystal lamp, and how you can use one to dramatically overhaul your health and well being:
Cleanse and Deodorize the Air
One of the main reasons that people choose to bring Himalayan salt crystal lamps into their home, even if they do not have any health conditions that need to be treated, is because of their proven benefits in cleaning and improving the quality of the air we breathe. The lamp can remove pollutants, cigarette smoke and other contaminates from the air, helping to purify it and remove any foreign particles that have positive ions that can negatively affect the air around you. When the lamp is warm, it draws the negative particles into it, and then as the crystal cools down those particles are trapped within the crystal permanently. This improved air quality can help you to sleep better, improve your levels of concentration and your mood, and have an overall positive impact on your quality of life. If you have pre-existing health conditions, there are even more benefits to having a healing lamp within your home.
Reduce Coughing and Minimize the Symptoms of Asthma
Himalayan salt lamps remove microscopic particles of dust, pet hairs and other particles that pets emit and mold and mildew from the air surrounding them. This can help to reduce the symptoms of asthma and the severity of asthma attacks, as well as minimizing any allergies that often co-present alongside asthma. If you also suffer from an asthmatic cough (or have a cough that is presenting separately) then the hygroscopic cycling of airborne particles undertaken by the lamp as it heats up can help to take the positive ions in the air and turn them into negative ions, which can help to open up your airways and keep your lungs clean and clear, making sure that you have less foreign particles in your trachea and lungs, therefore minimizing your need to cough.
Increase Your Energy Levels
Of course it would be impossible to talk about any kind of crystal healing without talking about the positive changes it can have to your energy: the fact is that fresh air is invigorating. When you take a walk on the beach or drive through the countryside with the window open, you will find that you feel reinvigorated and more prepared to face the challenges of the day. Fresh air wakes you up, opens your air ways, and help to make you feel more alert. These are all ways in which the crystal salt rock lamp will also be able to help increase your energy levels. If you find that you are regularly feeling tired or sluggish throughout the day (or you experience an afternoon energy slump) then putting a Himalayan crystal lamp in the room where you spend the largest part of your day will help to turn this around in a matter of weeks.