Salt Therapy

Salt Mine Therapy  Salt mine in Eastern Europe

The salt pipe derives from an ancient natural salt treatment which has been used for decades for treating respiratory problems. During the W.W.II, residents of a German city of Ennepetal were using Klutert cave as a bomb shelter. Amazingly, they found that they were coughing considerably less and breathing easier with each air raid. Later on it was confirmed by scientists that many of those using the cave as a bomb shelter were indeed cured of their asthma, chronic bronchitis, and other diseases of the respiratory tract. The healthy individuals hiding in that cave had strengthened their immunity and stopped catching colds. Europeans have long had the advantage of special clinics in salt caves to help alleviate their breathing problems. This method has been named "Speleo therapy."

Scientists developed the medical device called a halo generator, or Micro climate aerosol chamber. The modern Micro climate Aerosol Chamber uses state of the art technology to completely reproduce the atmosphere of the clinics located in salt caves or in special mines, and it has a monitored therapeutic micro climate. Air with low concentrations of curative NaCl (salt) is ionized and saturated with a natural substance.

Doctors have noted that "thousands of patients have been successfully treated by this method. After taking the Heliotherapy treatments their breathing becomes easier. Symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath are alleviated and patients may no longer have to take large amounts of prescription medications."

People have visited the Salt Chamber and Salt caves several times to treat their illness but without  regularly visiting, it is difficult to get rid of the problem. Also, visiting salt caves and halo chamber are costly and time consuming.

The Salt pipe is a great innovation for obtaining the salt mine therapy at home and clinical trials have proven they can cure asthma, breathing problems, allergies, sinus problems and respiratory diseases.

Salt Cave chamber therapeutic values

Our Salt Cave is a kind of on earth reconstruction of the underground mine that doesn't differ from the authentic one. It resembles its physical, chemical, biological, and thus its healthful conditions. The old mine was carefully reconstructed to preserve the temperature, humidity and specific and unique micro climate existing on the depth of 250m of the Bochnia mine in Poland.

The micro climate owns its unusual therapeutic values to the creation of natural aerosols i.e. two or three component systems which disperse stage is changed air and diffused stage contain solid or liquid molecules but the diffused components have negative electric charge.

These negative ions have salutary influence on human organism - they help to treat bronchial asthma, slow down and deepen breathing, speed up the oxidizing of serotonin and the movement of respiratory epithelium and relieve the negative influence of positive ions. All in all we can describe the influence of negative ions as: anti inflammatory, anti-allergic, regulating the mineral metabolism of the body and cleaning the respiratory tract.

What is more, each of the elements that constitute the aerosols of the Salt Cave has a positive influence on the health and physical and mental state of the people staying in the cave. And this includes:

iron prevents anemia, eliminates languidness, rises the natural immunity;

calcium prevents skeletal system diseases;

magnesium protects against metabolic disorders, gallstones and kidney stones, reduces excitability;

cooper eliminates metabolic disorders and help to assimilate iron;

manganese mildness toxic properties of many harmful compounds that are present in our everyday life;

selenium prevents cancer by reducing the negative influence of the elements polluting the air (mercury, lead and cadmium) and delays the process of aging;

lithium prevents sclerosis and heart diseases, and even - to some extent - diabetes, iodine prevents thyroid diseases.

The research has proven therapeutic values of the Salt Cave and it positive influence in the treatment of such diseases as:

respiratory illnesses affecting: nose, ear, throat, esophagus and sinuses,
asthma, bronchial tubes inflammation, chronic obstructive bronchitis, bronchiectasis,
emphysema, heart and cardio-vascular diseases, blood pressure and post heart attack conditions,
dermatological conditions: acme, skin inflammation, allergies, thyroid hypo function,
vegetative nervous system malfunction, rheumatic pain, general nervousness and exhaustion.

The scientists describing the influence of the atmosphere of the Salt Cave on human organism agree that it naturally activates neurosecretive system of hypothalamus and adrenal cortex similarly to extended steroid therapy with one exception - the lack of side effects.

Salt has many other functions than just regulating the water content of the body. Here are some of the more vital functions of salt in the body:

    1. Salt is most effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeats and, Contrary to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, it is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure - in conjunction with water. Naturally the proportions are critical.

    2. Salt is vital to the extraction of excess acidity from the cells in the body, particularly the brain cells.

    3. Salt is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood; a needed element in diabetics.

    4. Salt is vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in the body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy need by the cells.

    5. Salt is vital to the nerve cells' communication and information processing all the time that the brain cells work, from the moment of conception to death.

    6. Salt is vital for absorption of food particles through the intestinal tract.

    7. Salt is vital for the clearance of the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis.

    8. Salt is vital for clearing up catarrh and congestion of the sinuses.

    9. Salt is a strong natural antihistamine.

    10. Salt is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps.

    11. Salt is vital to prevent excess saliva production to the point that it flows out of the mouth during sleep. Needing to constantly mop up excess saliva indicates salt shortage.

    12. Salt is absolutely vital to making the structure of bones firm. Osteoporosis, in a major way, is a result of salt and water shortage in the body.

    13. Salt is vital for sleep regulation. It is a natural hypnotic.

    14. Salt is a vitally needed element in the treatment of diabetics.

    15. Salt on the tongue will stop persistent dry coughs.

    16. Salt is vital for the prevention of gout and gouty arthritis.

    17. Salt is vital for maintaining sexuality and libido.

    18. Salt is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins on the legs and thighs.

    19. Salt is vital to the communication and information processing nerve cells the entire time that the brain cells work - from the moment of conception to death.

    20. Salt is vital for reducing a double chin. When the body is short of salt, it means the body really is short of water. The salivary glands sense the salt shortage and are obliged to produce more saliva to lubricate the act of chewing and swallowing and also to supply the stomach with water that it needs for breaking down foods. Circulation to the salivary glands increases and the blood vessels become "leaky" in order to supply the glands with water to manufacture saliva. The "leakiness" spills beyond the area of the glands themselves, causing increased bulk under the skin of the chin, the cheeks and into the neck.

    21. Sea salt contains about 80 mineral elements that the body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts. Unrefined sea salt is a better choice of salt than other types of salt on the market. Ordinary table salt that is bought in the super markets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer's disease.

    22. Twenty-seven percent of the body's salt is in the bones. Osteoporosis results when the body needs more salt and takes it from the body. Bones are twenty-two percent water. Is it not obvious what happens to the bones when we're deficient in salt or water or both.

Salt Crystal Lamps
Lamps & Therapy

Today the health benefits of ionizers are well recognized and whilst most ionizers on the market are mass produced plastic covered machines, the Salt Crystal Lamps are Mother Natures attractive alternative and no two are alike.

Our well being and our efficiency are considerably dependent on the quality of the air we breathe. Crystalline Rock Salt is a Natural Ionizers. Rock Salt Crystals and Lamps effectively improve the quality of the air by producing negative ions the "vitamins of the air".

In Europe, bioenergotherapists & homoeopathists recommend Salt Crystal Lamps to assist in the treatment of many health conditions.

Salt Crystal Lamps are highly suitable for daily use near TVs and PCs, around smokers, in Offices and homes with Air-Conditioning, during Massage Therapy, in Meditation rooms and anywhere else you want to restore or preserve the natural air quality.

(Be warned once you have experienced these delightful additions to your home or business you will want more than one!!!)

The 21st century places immense stresses on your body. More than ever before, you have a real need for a natural and effortless way to enhance your well being. Just as we choose to drink bottled water because of its purity, the quality of the air we breathe is essential to our health and well being.

On average we breathe in 81.4 kilos (37 pounds) of air, the equivalent of an Olympic sized swimming pool EACH DAY! .

Studies show that we receive 56% of our ENERGY from the AIR we breathe, more than from water and food combined.

Breathing pure clean air not only keeps us alive but also allows us to think more clearly, sleep more soundly, and stay healthier.

Air consists of many electrically charged particles (positively, negatively charged or neutral particles).

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 the process of air pollution and other environmental causes.

The quality of the air we breathe depends on the kind of electrical charge and concentration of the ions.

The environment we live in today has far more sources of positive ions than in the past, creating an electrical imbalance in the air. These surplus Positive Ions are produced by various human activities and electrical appliances; e.g. TVs, radios, transmitters, radar systems, computers, high-voltage networks, heating and cooling systems, car exhaust and cigarette fumes, all of which are contributing reasons for the deterioration of our physical and emotional well being

In nature Negative Ions are created by means of wind, sunlight, surf, waterfalls and rainstorms and as such, negative ions can be found in their billions on mountain tops, waterfalls and by the sea. They give the air its invigorating freshness, which is so good for us, they are the unseen "vitamins of the air"..

Scientific measurements have shown that the number of negative ions decreases to 20% of the recommended ratio in a closed room containing several people.

In fresh country air we find up to 4000 negative ions per cubic centimeter the size of a sugar cube. Near strong surf or close to a waterfall up to 10,000 negative ions can be found.

The number of negative ions that can be measured in most major cities at rush hour does not even reach 100.

A series of scientific studies show that Salt Crystal Lamps can increase the negative ion count by up to 300% in their vicinity.

Whilst scientists really aren't sure of how negative ions actually benefit us there have been numerous studies that show the tangible benefits associated with negative ions and/or negatively ionized oxygen. (NB: From our personal experience we have see a great deal of anecdotal evidence to support these findings in unsolicited testimonials of people that were probably unaware of the research.) Some of these studies include the following :-

Dr. Albert P. Krueger*, a microbiologist and experimental pathologist at the University of California, found that an astonishingly small quantity of negative ions could kill bacteria and quickly take them out of the air so that they were less likely to infect people. This is particularly useful to patients recovering from burns in particular. (Krueger, A. P. "The Action of Air Ions on Bacteria." Journal of General Physiology. Berkeley: University of California, 1957.)

Research papers from St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London, Australia's National University (A.N.U), the Pavlov Institute in Russia, all showed that improved lung capacity and relief from asthma symptoms are achieved quite rapidly by exposure to small negative air ions.

Affecting serotonin levels (Serotonin is a brain chemical related to mood and stress. Anti-depressant drugs, e.g. Prozac, alter brain metabolism of serotonin). In 1985 a European research project exposed over 100 outpatients at a mental health clinic to negative ionization for just 40 minutes per day. After only a few sessions,

50%+ of depressive patients reported a return to normal;

75% of headache patients had their pain disappear,

80% of insomnia patients returned to normal sleep patterns, and

100% of anxiety sufferers said their symptoms had disappeared.

A study relating to the relativity of increased negative ions and increases in Immunoglobulin A (IgA) from Australia's La Trobe University states. "such a finding is suggestive of an enhancement of the immune response as a result of negative ionization . . . IgA guards against viral and bacterial attachment and colonization of mucous membrane." In other words it helps stop lung infections.

Summary of the benefits of Negative Ions

Wherever negative ions are found, naturally occurring or artificially produced, they have been shown to produce extraordinary results. Some of these include:

Stress as well as increased alertness. The greater level of alertness can translate
into improved learning, improved well being and enhanced human performance on
mental tasks.

Dilation of the air passageways and improvement in the cleansing action of the lungs, heart rate, blood pressure, and metabolic rate. i.e. Increasing the body's ability to use the oxygen in the air and making it easier to breathe

Mentally, one can experience a sense of exhilaration, or become more relaxed and mildly tranquilized.

Hay fever and asthma symptoms may improve through the increase in the lung's ability to get rid of pollutants as well as the boosting of IgA that helps fight bacteria.

Tumor growth was shown to be slowed in laboratory animals .

Rats learned twice as fast. (this is particularly useful info for all those parents and friends of slow learning rodents.)

Increased rate and quality of growth in plants and in animals.

Positively charged air, on the other hand, produced the opposite responses
and tends to be associated with :

Headaches Anxiety Dizziness Nausea
Depression Breathing difficulties Fatigue Blood Pressure

Even though they are not a "medical device", Salt Crystal Lamps, by emitting negative ions, significantly reduce a myriad of indoor air pollutants 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.

Salt Crystal Lamps and Color Therapy

The beautiful and rich color of the Salt Crystal Lamps has been known to be useful in color therapy.

The theory behind Color Therapy is that when you absorb color energy it travels, via the nervous system, to the part of the body that needs it. Each body has its own optimum state of well-being and is constantly seeking ways to maintain or restore a balanced state. Utilizing COLOUR is one way you can help yourself to harmony.

Some of the colors that occur in many of the Salt Crystal Lamps when they are illuminated with an ordinary "white" light globe range from the original off white of pure salt through various degrees of yellows, peach, orange and shades of red to deep red.

The natural variations in the color of the Salt Crystal comes from the Iron Oxides in the soil above the salt crystal deposits that leach down over hundreds of millions of years. The colors and combinations of colors are made up from the different density of iron oxides left on the salt crystal veins. The patterns and combinations of colors naturally occur in much the same way as an iron pipe leaves varied, abstract and totally unique rust stains on a wall over time.

Different color therapists have varying thoughts on the benefits of each color in the spectrum. Following is an extract on Color Therapy by Walter Last however many other reputable Therapists interpretations are available on the internet or by consultation. (NB: We strongly recommend seeking specialist color therapist advice for individuals with any of the following symptoms as this is intended for information purposes only.)

RED (BRIGHT RED) - Warm and stimulating. Use in anemia, or whenever you are feeling cold and pale, with chilled extremities; also useful for ultraviolet and X-ray burns and frostbite; red is a liver stimulant and counter-irritant (to bring internal inflammations to the surface). Nutrients: vitamin B12, acidity.

ORANGE - A respiratory stimulant; useful for weak lungs, asthma, consumption, emphysema; also for overweight and under-active people with an under-active thyroid (energizes thyroid, sedates parathyroid). Orange relieves spasms and cramps; increases milk secretion; corrects rickets and soft bones, osteoporosis; stimulates stomach and digestion, and relieves flatulence and distension; also stimulates the bladder, kidneys, liver and pancreas, try with epilepsy. It is valuable for chronic kidney disease and gallstones; arthritis, gout and rheumatism during non-painful periods. Minerals: boron, calcium, copper, selenium, silicon.

YELLOW - The most luminous color. A strong stimulant and energizer for muscles and nerves: use in all cases of paralysis and muscle disorders, for nerve building, and in nervous exhaustion. Yellow energizes the alimentary tract and stimulates digestion, flow of bile, gastric juices, pancreas activity, lymphatic system, heart, eyes and ears. It generally activates all bodily functions except those of the spleen, which is sedated; use for indigestion, constipation, diabetes, depression, for skin cleansing and to destroy intestinal worms. Minerals: magnesium, molybdenum, sodium.

The salt crystal lamps have a similar effect to the ionizer. However, the natural ionization of a crystal lamp cannot be compared to an ionizer. A salt crystal lamp can only have an ionization effect. However, salt crystal lamps have many advantages in many aspects and improve the general atmosphere of a room.

If the lamp is next to a television or computer monitor, it's effect, through its electromagnetic field, of the device is in approximately the 100-160Hz zone. Our brain waves however, produce only 8Hz according to the Schuman resonance frequency. Therefore, the body is exposed to up to 20 times higher frequency patterns than it is generally used to. The consequences of this exposure results in nervousness, insomnia and lack of concentration or concentration weaknesses. In addition, there will be an accumulation of more free radicals in the body, known to be a cause of cancer.

The salt crystal lamp binds the negative ions with the excess positive ions. When the lamp becomes warm, it absorbs moisture and the crystal will be damp on the surface. This builds up the ion field. Through the lamp, the positively charged atmosphere of a room can be neutralized.

In addition to this, the colors of the salt crystal stones have a healing effect. The therapeutic value of the colored crystals can reorganize the epidermal layer of our skin. Tests made with kids having ADHD symptoms have shown that after only one week of exposure to crystal salt lamps, their symptoms subsided. After removing the lamps, the symptoms returned.

 The Healing Effect of Colors on our Body and Mind

Orange Facilitates a feeling of security and is helpful to our nervous system and our mind and activates the kidneys and bladder.

Yellow Encourages intellectual comprehension and activates the pancreas, liver and gall bladder.

Red Strengthens the vital life force and activates the heart and circulation.

Pink Supports the sense of partnership and love and opens your emotional body.


  Has a cleansing and detoxifying effect and represents the healing aspect.

Brown Helps to find ones own balance and supports earthiness.

Research results

It's a well know fact that, through scientific and empirical research, salt crystal lamps exhibit biophysical characteristics, which demonstrate a positive effect on our well-being. From a scientific view there are three natural action principles at play: ionization, the electromagnetic oscillation and the transparent-crystalline structure developing the light waves.

Before we discuss the above mentioned characteristics of the salt crystal lamps in detail, we would like to point out that salt is a primal element, like water and air and its natural minerals and trace element have unique biophysical and biochemical characteristics. Salt is to be regarded as neutral, chemically as well as physically, without its own polarity, always balancing and neutralizing. Exactly like our planet earth's makeup, human beings consist of about 70% water; brine water more specifically. This enormous potential on enclosed brine solution transmits the cosmic oscillation (vibration) energy, not only evenly over our planets, but also reaches deep into our most minute cells and nerves. It is not only the salt from chemical view that the body needs salt in order to maintain our entire bodily functions, but the salt, from biophysical view, will always be able to bring the body back into its natural energy vibration rhythm.

I. Salt Crystal Lamps and Ionization

World-wide laboratory tests with the most diverse kinds of measuring methodology furnished the proof that the lit salt crystal lamps deliver ions to our environment. Primarily, the research points to an increased number of negative ions. The emission of ions is primarily caused by the alternating actions of the salt's ability to first absorb water, then evaporate it. To explain this more precisely, the heated salt crystal attracts the water molecules from the ambient air to its surface. The salt goes into a solution as it mixes with the water molecules. Sodium, as the positively charged ion, and chloride, as a negatively charged ion, becomes neutral and are emitted back into the environment. The uniqueness of this ion emission interrelation is only possible with the mineral salt, since salt possesses this transformation ability with water due to it's electrically neutral atomic structure. Scientific investigations of the last decades proved clearly that a balanced ion relationship with a little surplus of negative ions, can have extremely positive affects on our entire physical condition and our health. The heated salt crystal lamps can be referred to, according to research, as natural ion generators. Here however it is pointed out that the emission of ions by heated salt crystal lamps, should not be regarded as the primary characteristic, because from scientific standpoint, the surplus of negative ions is negligible. More important is it's ability to clean the ambient air. Depending upon size and surface area of the salt crystal used for the lamp, the ambient air surrounding it is measurably cleaned by the transformation cycle of hydrogen and oxygen, as well as sodium and chloride ions. This characteristic is especially helpful for relieving the symptoms associated with asthma and allergies in general.

The research of the characteristics of pure, or cleaned air through the action of the salt crystal lamps, is based on a medical therapy called Spelaeotherapy, a treatment where the patient enters an underground salt mine and is exposed to the concentrated atmosphere of negative ions. Further scientific research have not taken place yet under medical guidance, since scientific investigations are still at the beginning stages. One cannot compare the therapeutic effect of a singular salt crystal lamp to the effects found in a salt cave (mine), when conducted according to medical guidelines. However, there have been a great variety of holistic and positive self-therapy results, which can be classified as scientifically subjective, and should be recognized and considered.

II. Salt Crystal Lamps and Electromagnetic Oscillation

The Earth is surrounded by an electromagnetic belt, and within this belt every form of life comes and goes. Therefore, every form of life on this planet earth depends on the power of this electromagnetic field of vibration, known as the Schuman resonance frequency , which states that the given frequency of this electromagnetic field is at 7.83 Hz (cycles) per second. This value in known to be the resonant frequency of our earth. The resonant frequency is the most often frequency of measurement applied to mammals and can be measured as the resonant frequency of our brains with an EEG. Also, a salt crystal, in its neutral state, exhibits this exact frequency oscillation value. But doe to our industrialized and technical way of life, the human organism is being affected, particularly in our homes and offices, to artificial electromagnetic wavelengths with the most diverse frequency values, caused by electronics devices. These frequencies have been proven not only to disturb our human organism, but also to promote illness, since they constantly overlap our natural resonant frequency. As a result of this constant exposure to various frequencies, our own electromagnetic energy field becomes imprinted by the frequencies forced upon it, which upsets the natural development of our cells. Because of the atomic structure of the salt, which is already neutral, it is most likely that the artificial frequencies can be harmonized or balanced by the lit salt lamp as it works as a natural amplifier for the resonant frequency of 8-10 cycles per second, which is so necessary for our life. With the use of a salt crystal lamp we can adjust and neutralize electromagnetic wavelengths caused by electronic devices in natural way.

III. Salt Crystal Lamps and Light Waves

When we talk about light we mean, for the most part, the oscillation energies, or electromagnetic wavelengths, which lie in a nanometer range visible to our human eye. From the color therapy it is well-known that the human organism needs the light waves of the rainbow spectrum (300-700 nanometers) for the health and preservation of the body. Our body's cells are supplied by light with new energy in the form of electromagnetic wavelengths. Thus the atomic structure of each individual cell vibrates in its own given order and can radiate bio photons as the cell's own electromagnetic energy field.

The specific oscillation values of salt crystal lamps depend upon crystalline color structure in the so-called warm clay/tone range of 600-700 nanometers. For decades, the field of medicine, has been using irradiation with monochromatic light, since these color vibration areas exert direct influence on our cell producing functions. To what extent a salt crystal lamp can be employed for natural irradiation therapy, is yet to be seen without further research. However, salt crystal lamps have been used therapeutically for years.













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