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[ARTICLE] Benefits of Far Infrared Therapy
Filed Under: Acupuncture | Published: Aug 16, 2017 | Author: Dr. Ronald Peters, Dr. Leigh Connealy, Alternative Medicine Digest
Although light and heat therapies have been used for centuries, the far infrared wavelength is the most compatible with human tissue because it vibrates at the same frequency as human cells.  It is easily absorbed, penetrating as far as 2.3 inches below the skin, bringing heat to muscles, blood vessels, lymphatic glands and nerves as reported by the Alternative Medicine Digest.

Dr. Ronald Peters of MindBody Medicine Center in Arizona, utilizes far infared saunas in practice primarily for detoxification.  There is no question that toxicity has become a predominant cause of a plethora of health issues in modern time, and Dr. Peters points out, "we've polluted th planet so extensively that evey baby seal pups born in the Artic Circle are born with mercury in their bodies."  Dr. Peters has found success in treating patients with chronic fatigue, depression and fibromyalgia.

Dr. Leigh Connealy of New Medicine utilizes far infared therapises not only for the detoxificaton benfits, but also anti-inflammatory effect.  It helps improve circulation, bring oxygen to tissues, and improve cardiovascular and pulmonary function, and helps resolve inflammation and edema.

Far infrared therapy increases cellular metabolic rates by stimulation the activity of mitochondria, and triggering enzyme activity, therefore promoting the killing of many pathogens:  bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.  FIR energy strengthens the immune system by stimulating increased production of white blood cells by the bone marrow and killer T-cells by the thymus gland.

Collagen and elastin increased after exposure to infrared, and all patients included in the study reported enhanced skin texture, less roughness, and improvement in color.

Some of the other benefits include improvement of blood circulation by expanding the capillaries that carry blood, balancing of the autonomic nervous system, improvement metabolism and removal of waste in blood cells, and a reduction of swelling and inflammation due to improvement in lymphatic flow.

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