Our well being and our efficiency are considerably dependent on the quality of the air we breath. Air consists of many electrically charged particles -- positively, negatively charged or neutral particles. The quality of the air we breathe depends on the kind of electrical charge and concentration of the ions.

Salt crystal lamps are known to improve the quality of the air by producing negative ions which are good for our health.

 

The environment we live in today has far more sources of positive ions than in the past, creating an electrical imbalance in the air. Various human activities and electrical appliances produce positive ions which are the reason for the deterioration of our physical and emotional well being; eg discharge of voltage in high-voltage networks, heating and cooling systems, TVs, radios, transmitters, radar systems, computers, exhausts and cigarette fumes.

Scientific tests have revealed that the ratio of negative to positive ions should be between 1.02 to 0.98 and the air's composition of negative ions should range between 1000-1500/cm3. Measurements have shown that the number of negative ions decreases to 200/cm3 in a closed room containing several people.

Crystalline rock salt is a natural ioniser. Rock salt crystals and lamps effectively improve the quality of the air by producing negative ions - the "vitamins of the air".

Negative ions can be found in billions, on mountaintops, water falls and by the sea. They give the air its invigorating freshness, which is so good for us.

In Europe, bioenergotherapists and homeopathists recommend salt crystal lamps to assist in the treatment of many health conditions. Salt crystal lamps are highly suitable for daily use near televisions and computers, around smokers, in offices with air-conditioning, during massage therapy, in meditation rooms and anywhere else you want to restore or preserve the natural air quality. Non-illuminated crystals (cool) work as mini ionisers, however the salt crystal lamps which are illuminated from inside (warm) emit a higher number of ions. Today, the health benefits of ionisers are well recognised; whilst most ionisers on the market are man made machines, the crystal salt lamps are Mother Nature's beautiful alternative.

Each lamp has been carefully hand crafted, and is unique. Salt crystal lamps are made from salt crystal rock formed by nature over hundreds of millions of years ago, and mined 800 metres underground in salt rock mines in Asia and Europe.

There are different grades or qualities of saltrock crystal from around the world. Prices and qualities vary depending on the origin and reputation of the mines. At Innova Pacific you are assured that the lamps you get are sourced from the most reputable location known for the health benefits and ionising qualities, as well as clarity, colour and design of their salt rock crystal.

The salt crystal lamps are carefully shaped to retain the unique, natural shape and crystal structure of the salt rock. Explosives and standard methods of washing by water vapour are avoided when mining salt crystal rock. Salt crystal rocks of such clear and beautiful colours are rare, only to be found in limited locations in the world.

 

The beautiful and rich colour of the crystal salt lamps has been known to be useful in colour therapy. When a home advisor reviews their plans for a home, color therapy can be an important factor in their review of the design of a room.Picture the heart warming and comforting flicker of a tealight candle through the translucent peach tones of the rock crystal in a darkened room… It is ideal for your bedside table whilst you sleep. Proponents of colour therapy have used the qualities of the salt crystal lamp to enhance their emotional well being and balance with encouraging results.

The 21st Century places immense stress on our body. More than before, you have a real need for a natural and effortless way to enhance your well being. The quality of the air we breathe is essential to our health and well being. Breathing pure clean air not only keeps us alive, but also allows us to think more clearly, sleep more soundly, and stay healthier. Studies show that we receive 56% of our energy from the air we breathe, more than from water and food combined. In average we breathe 37 pounds of air a day, the equivalent of an Olympic sized swimming pool.

 

A series of scientific studies show that salt crystal lamps can increase the negative ion count by up to 300%. In nature Negative Ions are created by means of wind, sunlight, surf, waterfalls and rainstorms. Generally, a negative ion is an electronically charged molecule made up of oxygen. A positive ion in the air is a molecule that has lost its electrons through process of air pollution. In fresh country air we find up to 4000 negative ions per cubic centimetre - the size of a sugar cube. Near strong surf or close to a waterfall up to 10.000 negative ions can be found, however the number of negative ions in major capital cities at rush hour does not even reach 100.

The impact of negative ions is powerful. Originally, it was found to speed recovery in burn or asthma patients, but was later discovered to affect serotonin levels in the bloodstream, stabilize alpha rhythms and to positively impact our reactions to sensory stimuli. The greater level of alertness can translate into improved learning, improved well being and enhanced human performance on mental tasks.

Ionised air also substantially reduces the number of airborne bacteria indoors. Dr. Albert P. Krueger, a microbiologist and experimental pathologist at the University of California, found that an astonishing small quantity of negative ions could kill bacteria and quickly take them out of the air so they were less likely to infect people. Many houses with central air circulation could benefit from the ionised air. A home advisor contractor could help you understand the airflow in you current home or contract to upgrade your central air systems.

Even though they are not a "medical device", Salt Crystal Lamps, by emitting negative ions, significantly reduce a myriad of indoor air pollutants. Negative ions have known benefits, and may provide relief from sinus, migraine headaches allergies and hay fever, reduce the severity of asthma attacks, enhance the immune system, increase alertness, increase work productivity and concentration, increase lung capacity and reduce susceptibility to colds and flu.