Why Himalayan salt has therapeutic properties
By Andrew Smith
Touted as the most pollutant free form of salt on the earth, Himalayan salt contains over 84 minerals and trace elements. Found at locations so high there's not a trace of pollution or environmentally compromised material in the air, Himalayan salt is light years away from the chemically-altered salt reduced to a sodium and chloride mix most commonly found on grocery shelves and rarely touted as being beneficial to the human body.
Himalayan salt, some proclaim, approximates primal oceanic elements our bodies were exposed to during the earliest stages of man's evolution, which is why it claims to have so many healing properties when negative ions are disbursed from its crystals. To add to its mystique, authentic salt crystals come from the deepest mines on earth located under the foothills of the Himalayan Mountain range. Crystals are hand-harvested from mineral deposits on salt cave floors that have been dated by geologists to the Precambrian Age.
Place a Himalayan Salt Lamp in your bedroom to help clear sinuses during the night when the body's defense system is most relaxed and receptive and to help intensify your sleep experience. Install one in the room in which you relax -- family room, living room, study; to freshen the air and make family time, reading and hobbies more pleasurable.
Enjoy reduced fatigue--especially during that 3 p.m. slump--by putting a Himalayan Salt Lamp to work in your home office. You'll not only transform the air you're breathing, but you'll reduce the amount of electro-magnetic pollution office equipment disburses. Keep a lamp nearby when you're studying to increase your powers of concentration when you peruse material you're learning.
Meditation practitioners extol the virtues of the Himalayan Salt Lamp when used in conjunction with yoga, deep breathing and other meditative efforts. Allergy sufferers are said to benefit greatly from exposure to this clean, naturally-ionized air.