An inexpensive, natural healing occurs when we take our selves out into the natural world. The human body is designed to work in harmony with the Earth. Today, much of the clothing we wear, the buildings we work/live in and cars we drive are creating electromagnetic fields, vibrations, sounds and etc. that are actually wearing our bodies down. One of the things we can do to counter balance this is to go out in Nature.
The University of Michigan actually conducted a study that proved going outside in Nature can benefit your memory and attention span. However, it has to be green, not going outside on a city street! They even found that looking at photos of natural settings helped. Below are some other interesting tidbits.
Negative Ions & Positive Ions
Negative ions help create health in our bodies. They counteract the bad effects of positive ions. High levels of positive ions can create irritability, fatigue, anxiety, increase inflammation in the body, contribute to asthma, heart palpitations, headaches and so on. They are created in industrial enviroments and emitted by many modern building materials. Florescent lights and computers are said to emit positive ions. Air conditioning will take negative ions out of the air. Our houses and work places are rarely opened to outside air so the environment inside can become charged with positive ions and create problems. If you are especially sensitive to this you will feel better immediately upon getting fresh air.
The most relaxing and tranquil areas are filled with negative ions. Beaches, mountains, waterfalls and forests are areas where we can find balanced negative ions and drink in their rejuvenating effects.
You can buy ionizers for your home and other products that help to create negative ions. I use a Biomat in my practice and for myself at home. One of it’s benefits is that it increases negative ions. So, if you are suffering from any of the following, you might want to think about increasing your negative ion intake!
Here are some of the health problems thought to benefit from negative ion therapy.
1. Arthritis symptoms
2. High blood pressure
4. Lung problems such as asthma
7. Depression, anxiety, general malaise.
8. Stress, road rage, irritability, headaches, nervousness
Negative ions are as essential for our health as food and water. Go outside and get some today!