Infrared sauna use is perhaps the most effective method of prompting hyperthermia (rise in body temperature) for detoxification. Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, quickly expunging built-up toxins and waste, through the skin, the body’s largest organ.
Hyperthermia (rise in body temperature) is the body’s natural way to eliminate bacteria, viruses, and toxic organisms by sweating them out through the skin.
Infrared sauna use is perhaps the most effective method of prompting hyperthermia (rise in body temperature) for detoxification. Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, quickly expunging built-up toxins and waste, through the skin, the body’s largest organ. Daily sweating can help detoxify the body as it rids itself of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals (lead, mercury, nickel, cadmium, aluminum) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid, arsenic, cholesterol, ammonia, uric acid, hydrocarbon residues, narcotic drugs and hormone-disrupting chemicals (dioxins, PCBs, formaldehyde, agricultural chemicals, industrial chemicals, gasoline, pesticides, food additives, etc.). These toxins may be deposited deep beneath the skin in the body fat and around the internal organs. Infrared can penetrate deep into the body and cause resonance in the water molecules that surround the cells. Because the far-infrared frequency matches that of the body, this resonance allows the water molecules to move more freely in and out through the membrane of the cells. As sweat, oils, and toxins dissolve they are secreted.
Far infrared rays are effective at penetrating the skin and pushing heat into the body. This penetrating heat makes human cells vibrate, spin, and move as toxins are removed. Our bodies can then secrete these toxins through our normal detoxification processes.
Dr. Aundrea Adams of the International Institute of Holistic Healing compared the detoxification findings of FIR and steam saunas. She found that sweat generated using a steam sauna was composed of up to 97% water while sweat released after FIR sauna therapy was composed of only 80-85% water. The remaining 15-20% of sweat was composed of heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia, uric acid, and fat-soluble toxins.*
Infrared Saunas have a good amount of clinical research to prove their safety and effectiveness.
It turns out that controlled hyperthermia (raising the temperature of the body) through FIR Sauna therapy helps all of the body’s tissues to get activated and function better*. Here is a list of health benefits in alphabetical order. For more information, please see the listed citations.
Three or four infrared treatments may open pores that have not been functioning in years, forcing out cosmetics which were clogging the pores and loosening dead outer skin. The sauna is thus a boon to teenage skin, clearing acne and blackheads.
Post surgical adhesions (scars) may be reduced
This condition is marked by over-activity and/or strenuous exercising. FIR sauna therapy leads to disappearance of hyperactivity and progressive recovery.* *Gutierrez E, Vazquez R, Heat in the treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa. Eat Weight Disord. 2001 Mar;6(1):49-52
Artery Disease (peripheral)
Thermal therapy is a successful treatment method for serious peripheral artery disease.* *ei C, Shinsato T, Kihara T, Miyata M, Successful thermal therapy for end-stage peripheral artery disease, J Cardiol. 2006 Apr;47(4):163-4.
May be cleared up (like moving to Arizona’s dry air)
A case study* was reported in which a 41 year old male suffered from toxic occupational asthma, headaches, depression and other complaints. Serum analysis revealed an extremely high level of toluene (a toxin) and antibodies to isocyanate, TMA and formaldehyde (toxins). He was placed on a FIR therapy program and his lungs cleared up within 3 days. After 52 days, his health had improved by 85%. Post treatment analysis revealed no detectable levels of any volatile compounds.
*Zane R. Gard, MD & Erma J. Brown, BSN, PhN, TLfDP, October 1992
FIR Infrared Saunas have been shown to help increase circulation and release Nitric Oxide. FIR waves’ ability to trigger the release of NO may play a role in enhancing memory, learning, and behavior modification along with improving neurotransmission and immune functions. NO helps preserve blood-vessel elasticity and enhances blood circulation. This has significant implications, because optimal blood circulation is a key factor for healing virtually all health issues – but especially for people with autism*. Find out more about Autism Treatment with Far Infrared Saunas.