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Far Infrared is the same technology used in the personal dry saunas you may have seen at 20131113_150302_resizedthe State Fair or in the back of health and wellness magazines. The benefits are incredible and this heat is a much needed valuable tool to achieve health, vitality and detoxification. Every heart disease, cancer, weight loss, or diabetic patient should use it and use it as often as possible, even daily! This technology for heating the body is the same infrared heat that is used in the world’s best Saunas!

Your body is the unfortunate repository of hundreds of the 80,000 chemicals and metals currently in use in our air, water, food, cosmetics, and soil, many of which can remain in the soil for hundreds of years and can be transferred from mother to baby.

These are some of the symptoms caused by toxicity:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • muscle and joint pain
  • fatigue
  • fibromyalgia
  • infertility
  • digestive problems
  • frequent viral or bacterial infections
  • acne
  • depression and anxiety
  • insomnia
  • allergies
  • eczema
  • cancer

FIR THERAPY FOR ARTHRITIS PAIN

What is arthritis? Arthritis refers to more than 100 different muscle/skeletal conditions. The most common diseases of those more than 100 are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout and increasingly, fibromyalgia.
Most of the symptoms of arthritis are characterized by joint inflammation, pain, and stiffness. For most people arthritis pain and inflammation cannot be avoided as the body ages. In fact, most people over the age of 50 show some signs of arthritis. Joints naturally degenerate over time. Fortunately, arthritis can be managed through a combination of therapy, medication, exercise, rest, nutrition, and, in some cases, surgery.
Far Infrared therapy has proven to be one of those therapies that can effectively help you manage the pain of arthritis. Far Infrared Ray (FIR) can penetrate up to [3.5] inches beneath the skin and directly apply to the area that cause the pain.
Among Far Infrared (FIR) healing benefits are its ability to:

  • improve blood circulations;
  • enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the body’s soft tissue areas;
  • remove accumulated toxins by improving lymph circulation;
  • relax muscles and spasm.

In the end, those effects all work towards relieving arthritis and pain caused by it.

HOT YOGA SWEAT AND DETOX

The best way to eliminate metals and chemicals is through SWEAT. When your body temperature is increased 2 to 3 degrees in a hot yoga sauna session, cancer cells are slowed down and can die, and white blood cells and killer T cells are produced and hyper-mobilized. The natural healing mechanisms of the body are optimized through hyperthermia or an “artificial fever” that raises body temperature 2 or 3 degrees. The heart is strengthened, and calories are burned at about the rate of a moderate run!

WHAT IS FAR INFRARED (FIR)?

This very special type of sauna uses the same type of “radiant” energy the sun produces 20131113_150153_resizedthat gives life to the entire plant kingdom; it’s the wavelength that allows plants to make energy. It is NOT ultraviolet radiation. It’s the positives of the sun without the dangerous effects of solar radiation. (In fact, some evidence indicates it heals sun damage on the skin, including diminishing wrinkles and fine lines.)

FIR is a narrow band of energy that travels up to 3” into the body to increase blood flow and, thereby, regenerate damaged tissues, as well as activate immune cells.

The unique requirement for Hot Yoga of 95-105°F is easily attained with long wave Far Infrared Radiant Panels…without any noise, dust, air movement or temperature fluctuations associated with other forms of heat.

It safely and quietly heats thousands of practitioners, not the air, just as comfortably as the sun heats the earth.

The health benefits and relaxation experienced in the non-allergenic, far infrared radiantly heated environment is a hallmark of the Far Infrared Hot Yoga environmental design experience. Here’s why:

Far Infrared Radiant Heat works with the laws of physics – not against them.

This is a PASSIVE heat, rather than heating the air like a furnace, Radiant heat heats objects in its path which reradiate the heat to other objects, which then reradiate heat to the air.   This is how the sun heats the earth.  (Notice how much warmer you feel standing in direct sunlight, as opposed to a shaded area under a tree.)  This is different from a convective system, which heats air.

Glass is opaque to Far Infrared long wave radiance.  This means FIR heat is radiated back into the studio.

Advantages of thermotherapy:

  • Body defense mechanisms strengthened
  • Immune functions improved (against infection)
  • Blood flow improved (aids drug efficacy)
  • Physical capacity improved
  • Body temperature increased (higher metabolism, healthier cells, more breakdown of fatty acids)
  • Increased detoxification as waste materials are excreted with sweat
  • Endorphin production is stimulated (pain is alleviated)
  • Prevents aging

Far infrared heat penetrates deeply into the body, which affects skin but also organs, blood vessels, lymph, nerves, and more.

Dr. Yoshimuzo references reports of cancer cured after a high fever, as well as research that one-third of people whose cancer is cured naturally showed symptoms of high fever.

PREVENTING AND TREATING CANCER

Dr. Nobuhiro Yoshimizu, M.D. states that a 2% increase in body temperature results in a 40% increase in immunity. At 109 degrees, cancer cells die. And in repeated hot yoga sauna treatments, resistance of cancer cells becomes weaker and weaker and immune function gets stronger as tumor cells die away.

In his book The Fourth Treatment for Medical Refugees, which is about helping cancer patients who have failed traditional medical treatment, Dr. Yoshimizu lists:

CARDIAC BENEFITS, WEIGHT LOSS, AND CONDITIONING WITH FAR INFRARED SAUNA HEATED YOGA

Heavy metals and toxic chemicals accumulate primarily in fat cells, and those toxins can keep the body from eliminating the fat itself. Possibly the best way to quickly eliminate chemicals, through the body’s largest organ of elimination, plus other pathways such as lymph and blood circulation, is through infrared sauna treatment! Heart rate is increased, and blood flow increases which pushes blood to capillaries and extremities. Sauna treatment is excellent for reducing stress levels – high stress levels cause cortisol production that results in belly fat. You will feel calm and peaceful after being in the far infrared heat, especially if you use essential oils as aromatherapy.

A 30-minute FIR sauna session has been documented to burn 300 to 600 calories! How many other ways can you sit still and read a book and burn as many calories as you would in a 45-minute jog? Now imagine doing yoga in this amazing heat!

CALORIES BURNED WITH FAR INFRARED SAUNA HEATED YOGA

A reasonably fit person will perspire about 250 grams in a 20-30 minute FIR sauna session, which is approximately as much as she would sweat in a 6-mile run!

The American Journal of Medicine conducted a meta-review of all the studies on sauna use from 1966 to the present and concluded that sauna use is safe and has therapeutic value for healthy people as well as heart disease patients.

Dr. Imamura in Japan put 25 men with heart disease in a FIR sauna 15 minutes a day for two weeks. The results were:

  • Significantly lowered blood pressure
  • Significant weight loss
  • Significantly lowered blood sugar
  • Significantly increased blood flow
  • Lowered cholesterol
  • Lowered triglycerides

*These results were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in 2001.

FAR INFRARED HEAT TREATMENTS IMPROVE CARDIAC PERFORMANCE

According to Mark Hyman, M.D. in UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Weight Loss. Infrared treatments Improve Cardiac Performance by varying the rhythmic beating of the heart.
Sources:
http://greensmoothiegirl.com/favorite-things/tools/far-infrared-saunas/

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