The imbalance between the demands on all of us arising from our work, family, friends and environment are taking a toll not only on our physical health but are affecting our mental and emotional health. As a result our body experiences stress and anxiety. Depending on the level and extent of stress, a number of affects can influence a person, including:
- Emotional trouble causing anxiety, depression, tension and mood tantrums
- Concentration Problems including poor attentiveness, poor memory, lack of decision power and lethargic attitude
- Behavior Problems that result in increased smoking, sleep problems, weight issues, obsessive-compulsive behavior, nervousness etc.
- Stress Treatment
Being the most pressing issue of fast moving life, anxiety and stress are managed in a variety of ways. Some people trust psychiatrists and prescribed medicines for treatment of anxiety and become dependent on sleeping pills and tranquillizers. Others opt for complimentary and alternate therapies for managing anxiety like meditation, yoga, acupuncture, Reiki, etc. But one of the method that is gaining momentous popularity , is “Halotherapy” or Salt Therapy. A more cheaper and sustainable practice for gaining full benefits of salt is use of salt lamps.
- How Modern Lifestyle Causes Anxiety
Bacteria, molds and allergens all carry a positive charge and the positive ions are also constantly added to our surroundings by electronic devices like laptops, LCDs, microwaves, and other household gadgets. Positive ions are considered to cause problems like hypersensitivity, stress and insomnia. Basically, the positive ions cause an imbalance in our systems and raise stress and anxiety.
- How Nature Helps Anxiety
Nature creates negative ions to counter positive ions . The negative ions increase the oxygen supply to the brain thus creates alertness of mind and reduces lethargy and anxiety. An example of experiencing wonders of this effect is when you go for walk by riverside or enjoy serenity of a waterfall. The air saturated with negative ions makes you feel happy and relaxed .
- How Salt Lamps Help Cure Anxiety
Nature do produce negative ions but our modern lifestyle is producing more positive ions than the naturally produced negative ions. We need to augment the negative ion production to help stay healthy, both physically and emotionally. This is very easily done by keeping salt lamps in our homes. The salt lamps work on the principle of hygroscopy. The bulb inside of the lamp heats the salt crystals. The mild heat of the lamp, evaporate the water and during the evaporation process the negative ions are formed to combat the positive ions by binding to them.
The salt lamps liberate negative ions that help us relax and reduce insomnia by creating a peaceful environment for sleep.