It is essential
Our tissues normally produce infrared energy and burn it as fuel to keep us warm and use it for tissue repair. Tissue production of infrared energy is associated with a variety of healing responses. At times, the infrared energy in our tissues may require a boost to a higher level to insure the fullest healing possible for tissue repair.
Dr. Tsu-Tsair Oliver Chi, when summing up how infrared devices are attuned to the human body, reported that body tissues that need an infrared boost selectively absorb infrared rays. After boosting a tissue's infrared energy, the remaining rays pass onward harmlessly, a phenomenon called "resonant absorption."
You can see from this that Far Infrared is a natural energy the body uses to heal, repair and balance itself. We simply need more of it to counter the invasive effects of our environmental toxins, daily stress, injury and the aging process. This is why the Far Infrared Sauna is such a valuable and essential heath tool for people of all ages.
As we have explained, the body produces Far Infrared which resonates from the body including the palms of our hands. Palm healing, an ancient tradition in China, has used the healing properties of infrared rays for 3,000 years. Yogis in India also employ palm healing and recommend it especially for relieving eye strain.
The Finns popularized sauna use. Their ancient religious ceremonies used it for mental, spiritual, and physical cleansing. Use of the sauna in their religion stayed with them when they migrated between 5,000 and 3,000 BC from an area northwest of Tibet to their present location in Finland.
Native American Indians have use sweat lodges for cleansing and purifying, long recognizing the health benefits of a good sweat.
Dr. Tadashi Ishikawa, a member of the Research and Development Department of Fuji Medical, received a patent in 1965 for a zirconia ceramic infrared heater used in the first infrared thermal systems. For 14 years medical practitioners in Japan were the only ones using infrared thermal systems. They were finally released for public use in 1979. Further refined systems have been available in the United States since 1981. Have you ever been in a newborn nursery in a hospital? Infrared heat is used to keep the babies warm in hospitals around the world.
How it works in the human body
The human body absorbs Infrared quickly and easily. The water molecules in the body begin to vibrate which causes heat reaction through resonant absorption. When the temperature under the skin increases, our capillaries expand which promotes increased blood circulation. This response eliminates obstacles that hinder metabolism and activates the tissues which in turn produces certain enzymes.
The water molecules in the blood are likewise changed into micro-molecules, and rid the body of toxic waste as well as increase the body's metabolic rate. Far Infrared in the blood stream is able to neutralize blood toxicity as well as smoothen the walls of arteries, capillaries and veins.
A research conducted by Japanese medical Professor (Tanji) on white mice with cancer cells showed that application of FIR (Ceramic Heater Rays) could also help enhance the cancer cells back to normal healthy cells.
Toxins have been accumulating in our adipose or fatty tissue over the course of our lives. The far infrared waves vibrate and break the ionic bond between the fat and toxins, releasing both into the lymphatic fluids and subsequently into our sweat, to be showered away. They by-pass the blood stream, so there is no risk of being poisoned by the release of these unwelcome toxic chemicals
World wide clinical reports
Over the past 25 years, Japanese and Chinese researchers and clinicians have completed extensive research on infrared treatments and report many provocative findings. In Japan, there is an "infrared society" composed of medical doctors and physical therapists dedicated to furthering infrared research. Their findings support the health benefits of infrared therapy as a vital method of healing.
To date, there have been over a million and a half infrared thermal sauna systems sold in Europe, Asia and North America for whole-body treatments. The bulk of these far infrared saunas have been embedded with the same Crystal and Zirconium emitters used in all Solarus Saunas. An additional 30 million people have received localized infrared treatment in Asia, Europe, and Australia utilizing lamps, which emit the same 2 to 25 micron wave bands as employed in a whole-body system.
In Germany, physicians in an independently developed forum have used whole-body infrared therapy for over 80 years.
Infrared is being used as a valuable whole body healing modality in many countries at this time. Unfortunately the majority of the population is still unaware of this essential tool for health and quality of life.
The natural resonant frequencies of water and organic substances are within the FIR frequencies. Therefore water and organic substances absorb energy easily from the radiated FIR wave. The normal absorption of this resonant frequency for the human body is 8 to 15 microns. This is within the absorbable range all organic matter on our planet.
When an electronic wave of many different wave lengths is radiated on a substance, some waves are reflected away and some waves just pass through the substance. The visible light spectrum is comprised of very short wave lengths, which are generally reflected away from a substance. The radio frequencies are comprised of long wave lengths which generally pass through a substance and out the other side. Other frequency wave bands are absorbed by a substance and the temperature of that substance rises.
We live in an environment of FIR waves and our body receives and radiates them. The FIR waves coming from the sun are the safest and the most beneficial electromagnetic energy source available.
To prove that infrared supports life consider the following. Only few creatures can survive under the extreme conditions of the North and South Poles due to the lack of infrared rays from the sun. This clearly indicates that the warmth generated by infrared rays is key in promoting metabolism and subsequently supporting life.
Material adapted from article by Dr Aaron M. Flickstein