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Benefits of Himalayan Hot Stones for Anxiety

Anxiety and its associated disorders; Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder), Specific Phobias and General Anxiety Disorder, are generally associated with Mental Health Illnesses and are usually treated with Psychotherapy and Medication. 

Anxiety is an unrealistic and over-reactive feeling of fear, apprehension, worry, and uneasiness, to a danger, stress, or future uncertainty. It is often accompanied by restlessness, fatigue, problems in concentration, and muscular tension.

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Women with Anxiety For many people, Anxiety is a daily reality!  We live in a fast pace world filled with a lot of Stress and Hardship.  Our Jobs, the Economy, our Families/Spouses, Injuries and Illnesses….can all potentially lead to Anxiety. 
Based on facts compiled at Harvard University, an ability to reduce anxiety translates to a capacity for improving some of our culture’s most widespread physiological ailments, as more irrefutable evidence links anxiety disorders to arthritic, heart, respiratory and digestive diseases. 

Himalayan Hot Stones help to reduce Anxiety by increasing the concentration of Negative Ions in the air, by promoting the production of serotonin in the body, and by reducing the effects of adrenaline.

We have all experienced the Peace and Calm of being in the country, beach, woods, or mountains.  One of the reasons for this is because these natural settings all expose us to a large concentration of Negative Ions.  Positive Ions are created by the Electromagnetic Radiation from our computers, cell phones, tablets, televisions, microwaves, and all electronic appliances. Positive Ions increase stress levels, cause fatigue, decrease the body’s immune response, and contribute to disease. When Himalayan Stones are heated by light, the moisture that the salt naturally attracts from the air is evaporated and Negative Ions are created, reducing the Stress and Fatigue caused by positive ions.  Dr. Pierce J. Howard, author of “The Owners Manual for the Brain” and director of research at the Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences in North Carolina, claims that Negative Ions increase the flow of Oxygen to the brain, resulting in increased concentration and more mental energy.

In addition to the atmospheric benefits of Himalayan Hot Stones, when the stones come in contact with our skin, because the minerals contained in the stones exist in colloidal form, they are small enough to be easily absorbed by the cells of our bodies.  The mineral Magnesium specifically works to relieve anxiety by promoting the production of Serotonin, a  mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.   Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, and reduce the effects of Adrenaline.  Magnesium also plays a critical role in the production of energy in cells, helping us to feel invigorated without causing feelings of restlessness or anxiety.

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References: |Mayo Clinic| |Pacific College| |Medicine Net| |Natural Living| |Healthy World|
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