The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Pain is not just a physical sensation. It is influenced by attitudes, beliefs, personality and social factors, and can affect emotional and mental well-being. The experience of pain is different for everyone, and there are different ways of feeling and describing pain. Pain can be short-term or long-term, it can stay in one place, or it can spread around the body.
Researchers have learned a great deal about pain and its physiological and psychological basis, leading to pain management treatments that can provide complete or partial pain relief. Untreated pain can interfere with the healing process by affecting the immune system.
The fresh sea breeze, spray of seawater on our face or the fresh mountain air is like food for our body, right? Science has an explanation for that refreshed, revitalized feeling – negative ions.
Research shows that exposure to negative ions increases alertness and relaxes people who are in severe pain. Serotonin in the blood plays a large role in the sensation of physical pain. When negative ions reach the blood, they are believed to start biochemical reactions, which increase our natural serotonin levels, which often lead to a decrease in stress, an increase in energy and a decrease in depression. They also increase the level of oxygen flowing to the brain which has similar effects of increasing serotonin.
There is a scientific data that suggests serotonin in the blood increases pain sensation. Burn victims who were exposed to negative ions reduced the feeling of discomfort and even work against infections. It seems they do so by speeding up oxidation of this neurotransmitter in the blood, converting it into a biologically inactive form. This may be one of the reasons why so many studies have found a pain-relieving quality to negative-ion therapy.
It has also been reported that negative ion therapy has significant effects on rheumatism. A serious rheumatism patient tried 6-10-minute negative ion therapy several times. The pain completely disappeared and the symptoms got better and better after the 4th trial. This therapy is also said to be good for sciatic neuralgia and neuritis.
In other countries, more and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of negative ions. Such awareness has brought forth negative ion necklaces. Our necklace Oxy-Angel is the perfect accessory for a cleaner air around you.