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Absorbing negative ions can provide surprisingly positive effects on the body and mind. They have been proven to enhance mood, improve the appetite, quell allergic reactions, stop headaches and provide essential relief for a number of other ailments.
One feel-good place you get plenty of negative ions is at the beach. The negative ionization of waves near the beach, and other forms of moving water are known to cleanse both body and soul due to some unique scientific properties.
The science behind the positive absorption of negative ions
Let’s take a look at the science behind the positive absorption of negative ions.
It all has to do with the immune system. Negative ions stimulate the immune system and spur the defense cells to bolster and increase our resistance to disease. In addition to bolstering our disease defense system, negative ions increase the amplitude of our brain waves, which contributes to an overall higher awareness level throughout our body. This is why absorbing negative ions is a healthy practice.
What if you’re not by the beach, or it is the middle of winter? Negative ion counts may be highest by moving water, but they exist in many different areas on earth, especially those with high quality fresh air. Visiting and spending time next to waterfalls and waves is the best way to absorb the rejuvenating powers of negative ions. In a place with fresh air there is generally between 2,000 to 4,000 negative ions per each individual cubic centimeter. In a place with moving water there can be over 100,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter.
Cities can be detrimental on your negative ion count. For example, due to most cities experiencing an ample amount of pollution, negative ion counts can be as low as 100 negative ions per cubic centimeters in urban areas. So what is the solution to overcome this? Get outside of course! Make sure to create some time to leave the city, decompress and reap the positive benefits of absorbing negative ions.
Calandra Center for Health and Wellness is located in Chicago’s South Loop, very close to Lake Michigan. Taking a walk along the lake or through one of our many parks is one way to increase your exposure to negative ions. Just outside the city you can also visit places like The Botanic Gardens or The Morton Arboretum.
There are also some neat tricks to getting your dose of negative ions when you can’t make it outside. Get a negative ion generator, put a fountain or moving water source in your home or even just taking a shower can increase the negative ion count around you.
It is important to absorb negative ions regardless of how you get them. Their healing and rejuvenating properties are beneficial for everybody.
Four Ways to Get Negative Ion Benefits
Absorbing negative ions produce many benefits for our everyday health. From helping cure allergies to decreasing the amount of airborne viruses, the benefits are vast and diverse. You may be wondering how to get more negative ions in your life. Well, don’t worry, it isn’t that hard. Check out these four ways you can receive the benefits of negative ions in your life today.
1. Go to the Ocean, Lake, or a Nature Preserve
Negative ions are the most abundant in wild places, especially by the sea. Wherever there is moving water expect negative ions aplenty. So go to the beach and soak up some negative ions in addition to soaking up the sun.
2. USB Stick Ionizers
Technology never ceases to amaze. If getting out into nature is too hard for you because of your daily commute and job, don’t worry, there is a simple a solution. USB stick ionizers plug right into your computer and you can reap the benefits of negative ions even while at your office.
3. Ionic Light Bulbs
Another miracle thanks to the tech industry is ionic lightbulbs. Ionic light bulbs can be used in a variety of different locations: the home, the office, the garage, your workshop, really anywhere with a light source is a good place to put on ionic light bulb. These light bulbs will produce negative ions whenever they are turned on and have you feeling revitalized in no time.
4. Himalayan Salt Lamps
Salt lamps cleanse the air naturally while adding beauty to your home or office. The salts have a very high mineral content. When the lamp is heated with the lightbulb, it causes the salt to emit negative ions. The positive ions from pollutants and negative ions from the salt bond and the air gets neutralized. At Calandra Center for Health and Wellness, we have salt lamps in all our treatment rooms as well as have both pink, and the rarer white, salt lamps for sale.