Can Using a Himalayan Salt Lamp for Migraine Help or just a Gimmick?
Is there a relationship between a Himalayan salt lamp and migraine? I know it sounds crazy, but I’m interested in trying anything natural, so I thought I’d try. I know it’s ridiculous to rid the symptoms of my neurological disease, but it’s pretty so why not?
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Himalayan Salt Lamp and Migraine
Several months ago I bought* a Himalayan salt lamp. I read about them and the possible benefits. From what I read, it could possibly purify the air, reduce allergens, increase mood, and more. My hope with the Himalayan salt lamp and migraine is to help decrease symptoms, triggers, or allergies.
I placed my lamp on my nightstand and left it on all the time. With it next to my bed, theoretically, I would be sleeping in better air and would wake in less migraine pain. I almost always fall asleep with a migraine and wake up with one. My lamp has the ability to brighten and soften with a dimmer which is nice since I’m very sensitive to light. The color is beautiful and calming!
Does Salt Therapy Help Migraine?
I did not feel a difference in the way I felt waking up after sleeping next to the salt lamp. I gave it a chance for a while and never felt different. Then moved it into my son’s room. I noticed a difference with my son’s allergies fairly quickly after using the Himalayan salt lamp. I placed it in his room and a few days later I noticed his cough had decreased. He coughs and has allergies through different parts of the year and I saw a difference in his breathing. It’s a nice natural night light in his room. Yes, it is real salt, so I remind him to keep his hands off and no licking!
Are Himalayan Salt Lamps a Gimmick?
The jury is still out on this, but I do believe it holds benefits. Did it help my migraine symptoms or allow me to feel a difference when rising in the morning? No. But I do think it’s pretty and loved it as a nightstand lamp that is dimmable with a gentle soft glow. As far as benefits, I did see my son’s breathing and coughing at night get better. There are always a lot of factors that come into health so I can’t be sure that the Himalayan salt lamp healed him. Overall, it’s worth a try. I love trying natural ways to increase my health and this was a simple and pretty switch. It’s worth a try but I wouldn’t expect a cure to whatever ails you.
Interested in learning more about the benefits of salt therapy?
I have also tried salt caves!