When applying the Air Ion Theory in the paranormal field it is important to know what an ion is. An Ion is an atom, group of atoms, or molecule that has acquired or is regarded as having acquired a net electric charge by gaining electrons in or losing electrons from an initially electrically neutral configuration.
It is also important to know the types of affects an ion can have on the human body as well. Ions can be both positive and negative, scientists have discovered that negative ions have a positive affect on humans and positive ions have a negative affect on humans. When in an area that contains a high amount of positive ions there can be such side affects as violent behavior, road rage, depression, dizziness, chills, tremors, sleeplessness, fatigue, irritability, nausea, lethargy, respiratory symptoms, headaches/migraines, increase in heart attacks, high blood pressure, increase in optical disturbances, anxiety, body pains/aches etc.
There are two theories that are used when using a meter that detects the ions in the air.
Theory #1: If there is a ghost/spirit present, it may have an effect on the ions in the air, by disrupting the natural or manmade ion counts in the air.
Theory #2: When a ghost/spirit tries to manifest it needs to take in some form of energy. By drawing either positive or negative ions out of the air the ghost may be able to manifest.
The meter that we use to detect the air ion count is listed below. There are other air ion counters available, but we feel that this is one of the better ones.