Industrialization ,easy access to technology and deforestation are making our surroundings more and more contaminated every day as a result of which we are not getting fresh air and are compelled to breathe in polluted air laden with allergens including but not limited to pollen, dust, smoke, dust mites, molds, mildew ,pet dander etc. Our body reacts to these allergens and responds by producing secretions that drain into the sinuses. The best solution to avoid setting off sinus allergies is to evade contact with allergens that affect the individual. Allergies and asthma usually take place together. The same substances that trigger allergies can also be a source of asthma signs and symptoms.
- What is Allergic Reaction?
An allergic reaction occurs when antibodies (proteins) erroneously recognize a harmless substance, such as tree pollen, as an intruder. To protect our body from the substance, antibodies bind to the allergen.
- How Allergy and Asthma are Cured
A number of medical treatments are available to treat asthma andallergies. These include a daily pill called a leukotriene modifier that can ease both allergy and asthma symptoms. Immunotherapy and anti-immunoglobulin E (IgE) therapy help immune system to build up tolerance to the allergens. Besides these one of the most popular method that is gaining significant recognition is Salt or Halotherapy Therapy. Salt lamps can be used to gain full benefits of salt.
- How Salt Lamps Help Cure Allergy and Asthma
The bulb inside of the lamp heats the crystal and supports the ionizing effect. Salt is hygroscopic and can soak up water from the atmosphere. The mild heat of the lamp, evaporate the water and during the evaporation process the advantageous negative ions are formed to combat the excessive positive ions (bacteria, molds and allergens all carry a positive charge) by binding to them and neutralize the electronic smog in your home. Once these airborne contaminants have been locked in the salt, clean water is re-released and thus it has a purifying effect on the air. Breathing this pure air, free of allergens help ease allergies and asthma.
Many studies reported that negative ions enhance mood, and improve breathing problems such as asthma. Interestingly, these studies use expensive negative ion producers not reasonable for producing everyday use. So Himalayan salt lamps are low-cost alternate giving same benefits.