Himalayan Salt Lamps
Natural salt treatments have been used for centuries, by many different cultures, to clear sinus cavities of bacteria and microbes along with clearing bronchial tubes of congestion for relief of common respiratory problems, this treatment is now called “Speleotherapy” or “Halotherapy”.
Individuals in these ancient cultures noticed relief of chronic respiratory symptoms while visiting salt caves and thus used them frequently as a remedy for common respiratory ailments. To this day, sufferers of asthma, allergies pneumonia, hay fever, bronchitis, sinusitis and cystic fibrosis visit both natural and man-made Salt Caves around the world for this treatment, to help alleviate their symptoms. Salt crystal is also known as one of the most efficient emitters of negative ions which have many benefits; studies by Columbia University suggest that negative ions can help relieve depression.
These days, man-made salt caves have been constructed all over the world, constructed with tons of salt crystal blocks for the purpose of providing salt cave therapy to those who do not live near the coastline or a natural salt cave. This treatment is widely used in Eastern Europe and Russia, where people with chronic breathing disorders often spend two to three hours per day in salt cave grottos. In 1995, even the Russian government approved salt caves for medical use. Irelands’ first mand-made salt cave opened near Dublin in 2009. Himalayan Salt Caves are also springing up all over the US, from The Salt Cave MPLS in Minnisota to Boulder, Co.
Clinical studies have shown that Salt air therapy can help to stimulate the respiratory system’s natural ability to reduce inflammation, clear blockages, fight infection and reduce discomfort.
- Circulatory issues
- Chronic Ear Infections
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Post-operative recovery
- Skin conditions such as Psoriasis & Eczema
- Smokers Cough
- Weakened immune system
- Various Sleep Disorders
Fortunately, for those who are unable to visit a salt cave, these same Himalayan Salt crystals have been fashioned into lamps and candle holders for use by individuals in their homes, allowing you to experience similar effects of visiting a salt cave right in the comfort of your own home!
Himalayan Salt Lamps
Salt crystal lamps are used in Holistic Medicine because of their ability to improve health through the production and release of negative ions into the air. These negative ions are produced when a salt crystal is heated by a bulb or flame, and help to cleanse the air of harmful particles which may provide complementary treatment for many illnesses,