Benefits of Negative Ion Therapy
Have you ever heard of sick building syndrome? Well, it is real! And it is becoming more common as the world develops around us. It is a condition that is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effect that appear to be linked to time spent in the building. And it all has to do with the lack of negative ions in your body.
As you can see in this study here, the main causes of sick building syndrome is mainly correlated to chemical & biological contaminates, electromagnetic radiation and inadequate ventilation. In other words, an over accumulation of positive ions!
In this recent study done by the US Department of Agriculture: Negative ions stop the growth and reduce the amount of bacteria pathogens by 95%. Additionally, they also remove dust particles from the air, remove chemical pollutants, and cigarette smoke about 52%. (Effect of Negative ions on fog and smoke).
Remember the freshness you feel after a lightening storm, taking a walk through a forest or hiking to a water fall? This is because of high negative ion content.
What is a Negative Ion?
A negative ion is an atom/molecule that has an extra negative electron, giving that atom/molecule a negative charge.
Negative ions act as antioxidants of the air which help fight free radicals (positive ions) and prevent oxidation within our bodies.
How are Negative Ions Made?
Naturally negative ions are found in nature by waterfalls, after lightening storms, from sunlight and plants. This is why you don’t just feel better after spending a day out at the beach, you have replenished your body and you are actually better!
But you don’t have to wait to have the time to go outside or take a trip to the beach. Another way to increase your natural in take of negative ions is healing crystals that are in most far infrared mats and PEMF mats.
Why Do We Need Negative Ions?
There is something positive in the air, and it’s negative ions!
Todays modern world is over populated with positive ions (also known as free radicals) due to pollution, stress and unnatural frequencies. The less and less green space that you have/see around you, the more positive ions there are vs. negative ions.
Positive ions will pull an electron off of its neighbouring molecule to become neutral. This causes a chain reaction of elections being ripped off other molecules. Consequently damaging your cells which increases risk of disease and degeneration of organs.
The common effects of positive ions are:
- Decreased Metabolism
- Increased stress
- Decreased immune system (asthma, arthritis)
We need negative ions because we need them to fight the war of neutralizing positive ions within our bodies to prevent unwanted disease and illnesses.
The Problem and The Solution.
If you are like us and live in a city, you are surrounded by more positive ions than you would like. From the air we breathe, to the food we eat and the water we drink; we need to balance out the ratio of positive to negative ions to avoid unwanted damage.
Luckily we can supplement our bodies for negative ions that we are missing with negative ion technology.
Research has shown that PEMF therapy, combined with far infrared therapy that generates negative ions from natural crystals is the most efficient/effective, cost and health wise healing mechanism.
We have reviewed the Healthy Wave Multi Wave Mat here, this mat includes all 4 therapies above and additionally a 5th healing property: photon therapy.
What are the Benefits of Negative Ion Therapy?
Increased Seratonin Levels
Once negative ions reach the blood stream they produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of serotonin which help alleviate depression, reduce stress and boost your overall energy! (Click the emoji for a PubMed Study)
Decrease in Headaches/Migranes
The air we breathe is filled with positive ions and bad electro magnetic frequencies (from cell phones, computers, power lines, ect). These increase the frequency and intensity of head aches. Negative ions work to cleanse air from positive ions (bacteria pathogens, dust allergens) and increase flow of oxygen rich blood to the brain.(Click the emoji for a PubMed Study)
Helps with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
Negative ions have been proven to act as an anti-depressant for people who have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It has been approved by the American Psychological Association to be used as an effective treatment for people who suffer form SAD. Additionally negative ions working conjunction with light/photon therapy for maximum mood results(Click the emoji for a PubMed Study)
Improves Respiratory Health
Negative ions help repair the cilia in your respiratory tract that protect your lungs from inflammation and irritation. This helps treat asthma, hay fever and even cold and flu symptoms (Click the emoji for a PubMed Study)
Repairs and Prevents Oxidative Damange
Oxidative stress and free radicals are detrimental to human health. Research has shown that too much exposure to both of these can lead to the initiation of diseases and illness, including cancer. Negative ions are antioxidants that naturally counteract and repair damage caused by oxidation and free radicals, without producing negative side effect (Click the emoji for a PubMed Study)
Normalize Blood Pressure
Negative ions purify the blood which increases the oxygen capacity of red blood cells. This allows for better circulation and blood flow for the body (Click the emoji for a PubMed Study)
Increases Quality of Sleep
Having a good sleep in essential for high metal function during the day. Negative ions significantly increase sleep quality for healthy people and people who suffer from insomnia. Studies show that negative ions help people fall asleep faster, be in deep sleep longer and increase the ease of waking up (Click the emoji for a PubMed Study)