There has been much research by the medical communities in Japan and Sweden into the benefits and mechanisms of far infrared radiation on health.
Far infrared light (FIR) penetrates deeply into the tissues of the body, unlike traditional saunas, which penetrate only a few millimeters. Deep penetration creates a more powerful detoxifying influence. Circulation and white blood cell function is enhanced, oxygenation increased, and the hypothalamus (which controls sleep, mood, pain and blood pressure) is stimulated. Since the air temperature remains much lower than in a traditional sauna, far infrared saunas provide a more comfortable, relaxing, and energizing experience.
The FIR sauna at Dynamis Health Centre was chosen specifically for the healing qualities of the range of far infrared radiation it produces.
BENEFITS OF FAR INFRARED SAUNAS (FIR)
1) Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain; Sports Injuries
FIR increases blood supply and oxygen to damaged tissues to promote faster healing. Joint stiffness and muscles spasm are relieved.
2) Regulates Blood Pressure
German medical researchers found that a 1 hour session of FIR therapy reduces blood toxicity, smooths blood vessel linings and improves blood viscosity and circulation. This leads to reduction in high blood pressure and increase in low blood pressure as well as reduction in LDL cholesterol.
By enhancing white blood cell function and improving lymph circulation, FIR aids the elimination of foreign pathogens, metals, cellular waste products and scar tissue. Symptoms such as allergies, sinus congestion, skin conditions, headaches, fatigue, joint and muscle pain may be signs of toxic overload.
4) Respiratory Problems
FIR helps resolve sinusitis, bronchitis and lung infections.
5) Inflammation and Edema
By increasing white blood cell and lymph activity FIR can help to resolve inflammation and edema.
6) Antidotes Effects of Radiation exposure, Burns (including sunburn), toxic EMF’S
7) Raynaud’s Syndrome
The increase in peripheral circulation reduces symptoms of Raynaud’s Syndrome according to a study done at the University of Toronto in 2002.
“The Scientific Basis and Therapeutic Benefits of Far Infrared Ray Therapy” – Dr. Sasaki Kyuo, M.D.
The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology reports medical practitioners make use of infrared radiant heat to treat sprains, strains, bursitis, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis, and muscle pain.
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Dr. Wayne Good, the plant physician at General Motors Flint Assembly, has treated close to 600 patients (with FIR) and achieved positive results with carpal tunnel syndrome in over 70% of patients. He is in the process of submitting his results for publication as further studies continue.
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