Negative ions cling and bond with any impurities in the air they occupy. The impurities (such as dust, mould spores, pollen, pet dander, odours, cigarette smoke, bacteria, viruses and other allergens) become too heavy to stay airborne, and drop to the floor or attach to a nearby surface, so that you are no longer breathing them in. This prevents the allergens from causing respiratory problems and other health issues.
Killing viruses, bacteria and allergens- Negative ions are proven to clear the air of dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores and other potential allergens, as well as significantly decrease airborne viruses and bacteria.
Recovery from physical exhaustion or fatigue - by increasing oxygen levels in the blood and facilitating more efficient oxygen utilization. Additionally, by normalising serotonin production in the brain, negative ions help to accelerate recovery from chronic fatigue as well as physical recovery from workouts/training sessions, illness and injury.
Relaxation, increased calm and better sleep - by promoting abundant oxygen levels in the blood, negative ions help normalize brain function, resulting in relaxation, increased calm and better sleep.
Blood purification - by increasing the levels of calcium and sodium in the blood stream, negative ions help restore a healthy pH balance to the blood.
Increasing metabolism and promoting better digestion - by stimulating the exchange of electronic substances in cell walls, negative ions help increase metabolism and ease tension in the stomach and intestines, thereby promoting the production of digestive enzymes, and enhancing digestion.
Depression, Anxiety and Stress- negative ions can calm and relax the nerves by normalizing breathing rate, decreasing blood pressure and relieving tension and stress. As you inhale negative air ions, your blood carries these ions to your brain and stimulates the release of a brain chemical called serotonin. This is particularly helpful for those suffering from depression, low moods, seasonal affective disorder or winter depression due to lower levels of serotonin in the brain. Clinical studies have shown that negative ion therapy is an effective treatment for depression and anxiety disorders and is a natural alternative to chemical anti-depressants.
Elevated mental concentration and performance- Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy.
Strengthening the immune system - high levels of negative ions promote production of globulin in the blood, resulting in stronger resistance to illness. The function of Cilia- which protect your lungs from irritation is improved, thus reducing instances of respiratory illnesses, like colds and flu, hay-fever and asthma.
Enhancing overall health and well-being - negative ions can activate, rejuvenate and revitalize all of the body’s systems and cells, promoting a stronger overall health and a sense of well-being.
Salt Therapy at RespiCare will assist you in finding relief from symptoms and conditions such as:
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that can cause chronic inflammation of the joints and other areas of the body.
Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and signs include:
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease characterized by periods of disease flares and remissions.
In rheumatoid arthritis, multiple joints are usually, but not always, affected in a symmetrical pattern.
Chronic inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis can cause permanent joint destruction and deformity.
Damage to joints can occur early and does not always correlate with the severity of RA symptoms.
The "rheumatoid factor" is an antibody that can be found in the blood of 80% of people with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid factor is detected in a simple blood test. Possible risk factors for developing rheumatoid arthritis include genetic background, smoking, silica inhalation, periodontal disease, and microbes in the bowels (gut bacteria).