exactly is infrared, or radiant heat? No need to worry - it has nothing to do
with either ultraviolet radiation (which gives you a sunburn and damages your
skin) or atomic radiation (the kind from a nuclear bomb).
Far Infrared Therapy Technology Comes of Age
Friday, 07-Mar-2014 13:48:16 CST
Radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heats objects directly through
a process called conversion, without having to heat the air in between. Radiant
heat is also called infrared energy (IR). Our sun is the principal source of
radiant energy that we enjoy daily (some more so than others).
Have you ever been
outside on a partly cloudy spring day of about 50 degrees F. and felt quite
comfortable until the sun was suddenly obscured by a cloud? Although the air
temperature had not had time to drop, you felt chilled, as the cloud would not
let the warming infrared rays through to reach you.
Infrared light is an important energy force that promotes healing - a raising of
the white blood cell count. Why is that good? Because more white blood cells
mean greater immunity. Greater immunity means greater health and a better
quality of life.
Today we're seeing new technologies employing far-infrared energy in health
care products an din clinical protocols such as hyperthermic therapies for
detoxification and cancer treatment.
Energy medicine is an ancient practice and Chinese health practitioners
would use healing touch therapies for improved cell growth, DNA synthesis and
protein synthesis in cells. Although these ancient practitioners did not know
the technical terms as to why their therapy improved health, they were sure
their patients got better.
Yes, the human heat from their touch increased immune defense response in which
white blood cells surround and ingested small living things (like bacteria) and
Far-infrared heat follows the same principle: warm the injury site to speed
healing. Why is infrared heat better than say, a heating pad? Because the
vibrational energy of far-infrared light is unlike that of the heat energy we
use for everyday functions, like cooking. Boiling water could actually damage
our skin but it doesn't heat internal organs.
Sunlight heats us in a
profound way, however, because it contains penetrating far-infrared rays as well
as the full range of energy in the electromagnetic spectrum.
I know what you must be thinking - how can I benefit from the sun's
infrared rays? I don't live near the equator. Besides, I thought the sun's rays
were damaging to my skin. While it's true the sun's rays should be used
judiciously, especially by fair-skinned people, the fact remains that infrared
radiation promotes health.
A few companies have captured the essence of this healing energy by creating
spruce saunas and smaller wraps for localized healing in specific areas of the
body. Some of these spruce saunas have been created using wood that contains no
pesticides for better tolerance and detoxification.
Over the past 25 years, Japanese and Chinese researchers and clinicians
have done extensive research on infrared treatments and reported many
provocative findings. Whole-body infrared therapy has been used for over 80
years by German physicians in an independently developed form.
Among other benefits, whole-body infrared thermal systems make it possible
for people in wheelchairs, or those who are otherwise unable to exert
themselves, or who won't follow through on an exercising and conditioning
program to achieve a cardiovascular training effect. This also allows for more
variety in any ongoing exercise program.
As for infrared's outstanding effect on caloric consumption and weight
control, we find that burning from 600 to 2,400 calories in a 30 minute session
to be quite routine. The infrared thermal system might then simulate the
consumption of energy equal to that expended in a 6 to 9 mile run during only a
single session. This would be invaluable for those who don't exercise and those
who can't exercise yet want an effective weight control and fitness maintenance
Evidently the flushing of toxins from the lymph areas and from the largest
organ of elimination, the skin, are the source of many these health
improvements. Toxemia has been targeted as the number one reason so many of us
are ill. With the elimination of these poisons from deep within the body, the
organs can then do their job unhindered.
Although any health-restoring strategy involves some type of cleansing diet
and supplements, infrared therapy would definitely be called for to augment the
process more efficiently.
The list of health enhancements through the use of infrared therapy is
impressive and it includes: relief from all forms of arthritis, increase in the
extensibility of collagen tissues, relieves muscle spasms and joint stiffness,
increases blood flow, assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, edema
and exudates, weight control, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, coronary artery
disease, blood circulation, ear, nose and throat conditions, skin conditions
(including cellulite) and all-around beauty treatment.
Is infrared therapy a cure-all? Well, I don't believe that. But its value
cannot be ignored. Especially in view of the fact that millions suffer from
toxic overload and its vast array of symptoms. Perhaps many more will come to
view it as the body care system of the future just like NASA's astronauts and
newborn babies have.
Where to find the far infrared saunas that supply your body with a micron level
of 9.4 for optimal radiation and therapeutic benefits here: Smarty
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