March 16th 2020
Himalayan salt lamps have become popular in the past few years. These lamps not only serve as aesthetic interior decorations or natural sources of light. Their popularity increased over the years, most likely because of their health benefits. Different sources affirm that salt chunks with a light source inside can clear the air in a room by producing negative ions, which neutralize the positively charged ions. It's known that cell phones, laptops, computers, and other common electronics release positive ions into the air and cause electromagnetic radiation, which is believed to cause various harmful long-term effects, such as fatigue, increased stress, sleeping problems, anxiety.
There are also Himalayan salt inhalers on the market, targeted toward those who suffer from respiratory issues, including asthma and bronchitis.
There are several theories about the health benefits of the Himalayan Salt lamps, however, these theories have not been studied and tested yet. There are no scientific studies about the health benefits of the Himalayan Salt Lamps.
Scientifically known as halotherapy, salt therapy has been known and used for centuries. Our ancestors visited natural salt caves hoping to ease the symptoms of various respiratory problems - asthma, bronchitis. There are theories that the salt reduces inflammation and kills microbes in the respiratory system, reducing the risk of infections. According to Dr. Payel Gupta, a spokesperson for the American Lung Association. : "There are a lot of theories on why this therapy might be helpful, which could be that the salt particles are killing off microorganisms in the lungs, or that the salt is reducing inflammation and decreasing mucus,". Dr. Gupta continues: "We know that salt has anti-inflammatory properties, and we have seen this in patients who do nasal salt water rinses with a clean salt solution; there have been anti-inflammatory benefits."
A Himalayan salt lamp is also an environmentally friendly indoor light source, powered by low-wattage bulbs that consumes a small amount of energy. At the Village Rock Shop, you can find Himalayan salt lamps in different shapes, the rough salt lamp on a wooden base is one of the most popular in our shop, my personal favorite is the Himalayan pyramid salt lamp.
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