What are negative ions
People with arthritis and joint pains knows about the ions.
Most people with arthritis and joint pain known the influence of ions. On cold and rainy days and before a storm, the air is filled with an excess of positive ions. Many people with arthritis, a chronic rheumatic pain in fingers, back and knee complaints of pains in the joints. People with asthma suffer from breathing difficulties and start wheezing and gasping.
After the storm the air is filled with an excess of negative ions, and people feel instantly better.
An atom that has one of its normal encircling electrons removed is called a positive ion. An atom with an extra electron added is called a negative ion. As you see, is the effect on the negative and positive ions are actually reversed.
Reason this seems to be "wrong", we can thank Benjamin Franklin for (we read). Back in his time, was electrons (with a "negative" charge) and atoms where not well understood. So we are still left with the 18th century terminology, and that is why they are called "Negative ions".
Natures negative ions. In nature, we know the feeling of the negatively charged ions when we for example have a holiday by the sea, walk in a moist forest or the mountains, near waterfalls, etc. Generally, locations where water evaporates.
Such places we feel that enriches the body with oxygen. And especially in the forest are extra fresh air after a thunderstorm due to lightning produces huge quantities of negative ions.
The negatively charged ions gives us a sense of well being and has also proved to be beneficial to our health, and mood.
Here measured number of ions released over 20 seconds from infra red mat
Research about negative ions.Research has shown that negative ions have a curative effect and counteract fatigue. It further improves the negative ions the autonomic nervous system, blood circulation, brain functions, the body's immune system and metabolism. They have a positive effect on lung function, activates hormone production and improves the respiratory system. The negative ions contribute to faster healing scratches and wounds, and kills bacteria and viruses before they can mutate.
This is because the negatively charged substance has the ability to quickly penetrate the organism and the positive effect on the blood system.
The bad positive ions we get from everywhere in abundance. For example, in a city, it is very complicated, because here there are plenty of sources of positive tension, for example from transportation, factories, various kinds of industrial, fluorescent lamps, buildings with steel structures, television and computers, our clothes, and even ourselves is source of positive tension. Therefore, we often feel uncomfortable in such environments.
Stabilize pHNegative ion therapy normalizes fluid balance in cells and optimize cell pH, which is important for all enzymatic processes in the body. Simultaneously optimized cell uptake of nutrients.
Some of the organism influences of ambient negative ions.Affects 90% of asthma cases positive.Increases lung capacity.
Providing cells with a negative charge by defending them against toxins (which are positively charged).Natural antioxidants, neutralizing free radicals.
Increases blood oxyhaemoglobin and hence oxygen delivery.Combats inflammation of the upper airway.
Prevents allergic disorders.Works analgesic, soothing and purifying.
Acid blood becomes more alkaline, helping to clean up the blood.Better balance in the hormonal secretions.
Works normalizing blood pressure.Improves state of nervous irritability, insomnia and anxiety.
Prevents against infectious diseases.Improves concentration, physical performance, work capacity and mood.
Negative ions opens ion channels which promotes cellular communication.Helps to restored or maintained in the autonomic nervous system, and thus the innate healing systems.
Stabilizes the mind and makes us in a good mood.The negative ions also stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system to calm the soul and mind and activate endorphins hormone, which increases the feeling of happiness. Nick name for beta-endorphins inside the brain is 'happiness hormone' and act to stabilize the mind. At the same time gives the power to fight disease.
How can ion treatment works on so many ailments?Diseases caused many times accumulations of waste materials which can not get away from the cell and out of the body, causing inflammation. Other diseases such as asthma and allergies caused by an overreaction by the cells of the immune system. Healing of tissues requires an optimal enzyme function. These facts he negative ion therapy remedy.
Other features of the ions.Tell ant when it will start rain.
The air around us is filled with these electrically charged particles. They seem to have a lot to do with such varied things as our moods, that cattle become nervous before a storm, that arthritic joints begins to "spin" when the barometer falls, and makes ants know in advance when it will rain, so they in time can block their tunnels from flooding.
What are negative ions and where do they come from?
Often referred to as "vitamins of the air", an ion is a particle which has electricity. Ions are molecules that have gained or lost an electrical charge. They are created in nature as air molecules and frivives due to sunlight, radiation, and movement of air and water. You may have seen the stream of negative ions when you last went for a stroll on the beach or walked under a waterfall. But some of the euphoria you feel these places are not only being in this wonderful nature and away from the normal routines of home and work. The air in the mountains and the sea is said to contain tens of thousands of negative ions. At Yosemite Falls in the U.S., you will experience over 100,000 negative ions per cubic centimetre. On the other hand, if you're on a motorway or your office, you will experience less than 100 negative ions, or even none at all.
How can the negative ions affect the cells?
The human body consists of billions of cells are each surrounded by a cell wall. This cell wall performs many important roles, some of which is to absorb nutrients, vitamins, minerals and hydration. The cell wall is also responsible for removing acidic wastes and toxins. When the amount of negative ions in the blood is increased, this feature in a cell. When there are more positive ions becomes the cell walls and dense cells to absorb nutrition and eliminate toxins is disabled. Through research done by Dr. Tanaka in Japan, it was discovered that when negative ionization is injected, mobilizes and increases the content of calcium and sodium (salt) in the blood because the blood is purified. The blood becomes more alkaline, and keep your body in a more "basic" mode has many advantages.
An interesting observation from studies of skeletal remains from indigenous Africans, who died of natural causes or hunger is that there is no trace of Osteoporosis (brittle bones). It is believed this is due to a natural alkaline food.
We also read that cancer does not live well in an alkaline (alkaline) environment.
Negative ions and allergy.
Experiments by Dr. Albert P. Krueger and Dr. Richard F. Smith at the University of California have shown how ionization affects those who are sensitive to airborne allergens. Our bronchial tubes and trachea are lined with tiny microscopic flagella called cilia. There are two types of flagella, moving and not moving. The moving flagella moves like a whip with around 900 beats per minute. Together with mucus, they keep our airways free of dust and pollen. Krueger and Smith exposed the tracheal tissues of negative ions, and found that the cilia hairs stroke was increased to 1200 beats per minute, and that the movement of mucus was increased and thus a greater cleansing of the lungs and trachea. Doses of positive ions produced the opposite effect: flagella estimate decreased to 600 beats per minute or less and movement flow of mucus was reduced or completely stopped.
How ions affect our mood?
Most experts agree that ions act on our capacity to absorb and utilize oxygen. Negative ions in the blood stream accelerate the delivery of oxygen to our cells and tissues, which often gives us the same euphoric feeling we get from a few breaths of pure oxygen. Positive ions brakes contrast, the supply of oxygen, which gives significant symptoms of oxygen deficiency. Scientists also believe that negative ions may stimulate the reticuloendothelial system, a part of immune system cells in our body that protects our resistance to disease.
Poor indoor air in modern buildings.
Researchers believe one day we will regulate the ion level indoors as much as we now regulate temperature and humidity. Ironically enough, today's air-conditioned buildings, trains and planes often super loaded with harmful positive ions from metal fans, filters and ducts of air conditioning which removes ambient concentrations of negative ions before it reaches its destination. According to Dr. Hansell - It explains why so many people in areas with air conditioning feel tired and have a desire to open a window.
We still have much to learn about ions, and scientists believe that these magic bits of electricity, under artificial control, will soon be helping millions to healthier, happier, more productive lives.