Himalayan Salt Lamps and Colour Therapy
There's nothing quite like the glow of a Himalayan Salt Lamp to add beauty and warmth to your home environment. The lamps not only look amazing but they also offer many very important health benefits.
These blocks of aged Himalayan salt trap the dirt, pollen, viruses, bacteria and other contaminants in the air that can make us sick. It's quite literally a life-saver for those who suffer from asthma and allergies.
The Power of Colour
Most importantly, Himalayan Salt Lamps produce beneficial negative ions to ward off the dangers of electromagnetic radiation from our TVs, phones, Wi-Fi and electrical appliances. As a result, the lamps can help reduce stress and improve sleep.
You might not be aware, however, that Himalayan Salt Lamps can also be used for colour therapy.
This ancient complementary therapy is believed to date back thousands of years to the ancient civilisations of China, Egypt and India. It is based on the belief that light is energy and can, therefore, be used to heal the body.
Heal Your Body
It's not just light, however; each different coloured light can be used to treat different parts of the body. When you absorb colour its energy travels via your nervous system to the target area. It's a very effective way of helping your body restore balance and harmony.
Here's the really good bit; with the use of different coloured light bulbs you can now use your Himalayan Salt Lamp to help heal what ails you. It's a bit of a double whammy really, as you still get all the benefits of the salt itself.
For those who enjoy a bit of science, here it is: 98% of light enters our body via our eyes and then travels along a nerve to the hypothalamus gland in the brain. The light prompts the gland to produce serotonin. The serotonin then travels to the pineal gland and is used to produce melatonin. Serotonin and melatonin control the functioning of our bodies.
Check out the amazing results that can be achieved simply by switching light bulbs:
Red (Base Chakra)
Red light is warm and stimulating, a liver stimulant and counter-irritant
Orange (Sacral Chakra)
A very versatile light that is particularly beneficial for respiratory ailments, such as asthma and emphysema. Also good for under-active thyroid conditions, cramps, osteoporosis, chronic kidney disease, arthritis rheumatism.
Yellow (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Yellow is a powerful energizer for muscles and nerves. It's helpful for conditions affecting the digestive and lymphatic system, heart, eyes and ears.
Green (Heart Chakra)
It may be the Heart Chakra but a green light is great for the brain, too, improving memory and intelligence. Also useful for inflammation of the joints, cysts and diabetes
Blue (Throat Chakra)
Blue light has long been considered calming and can be used for arthritis, headaches and migraines, stomach pain and even liver disorders. As the Throat Chakra blue light is also helpful for issues connected with the thyroid gland.
Indigo (Brow Chakra or Third Eye)
Indigo light promotes psychic perception and intuition. It can be used to treat mental problems and addiction.
Violet (Crown Chakra)
Wonderful for deep relaxation. Excellent for treating the psychic centres and nervous system.