Hyperthermia Healing Process How do you feel when you are outside in the sun? Warm? Healthy? Alive? But are you afraid of the damage the sun can do to your body? Infrared energy is the deep heating energy from the Sun that heats our bodies directly, without heating the air between, and makes us feel warm and healthy. It penetrates deep into our skin to benefit our cells and tissues.
Far infrared energy improves our circulation, aiding in removal of toxins from our tissues, and facilitating entry of nutrients to our cells. Each day our bodies are inundated with a barrage of chemicals and toxins from the environment. These come from the air around us, the water we drink and bathe in, the soil, foods, and household products. Chronic disease and cancer are on the rise, and it is these toxins in our environment, that we store in our tissues and cells, that have been implicated as the cause.
Heavy metals impair our immune systems and neurological functioning. Organic solvents and pesticides increase our risk of cancers. Carbon monoxide is increasing with more cars and vehicles on the road, affecting our nervous system, our immune system, our respiratory functioning, and increasing the toxic burden on our cells. Numerous other chemicals have been demonstrated to cause havoc on our bodies, building up in our cells and tissues, causing organ dysfunction and damage. Treating the damage alone cannot stop the process though. We need to address the cause, namely the toxic build-up in our tissues.
Far infrared hyperthermia therapy, through its deep heating effects, mobilises the toxins in our tissues and cells, increases circulation, and promotes perspiration. Elimination of toxins is facilitated, and cell functioning and metabolism is enhanced. Sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol, urea, lactic acid, cadmium, lead, zinc, and other toxins and heavy metals are mobilized and eliminated from the body. As a result of these effects, far infrared therapies are useful in many chronic disease states, focusing on the causation of the illness - the toxin load in our bodies affecting our cell and tissue functions. Additional effects of the treatment also facilitate improvement in numerous health conditions.
Hyperthermia (Heat) Therapy This is the controlled transference of heat into the body for therapeutic effects, including many direct and indirect effects on the body. One of the key effects is to produce a body fever (again, in a controlled environment).
As the body temperature elevates, the body attempts to dissipate the heat and reacts by causing an acceleration of the heart rate, causing a profound enhancement in blood flow (A PASSIVE EXERCISE).
The body attempts to dissipate heat through the skin, causing the body to open up the skin pores and gives a good sweat (AN ACTIVE SWEAT).
The heat sensitises viruses, bacteria, while boosting the immune system.
The heat regulates hormones and the metabolic rate.
Fat cells become mobilised, along with their stored chemicals.
The heat stress causes an internal adaptation and production of endogenous antioxidant system.
AN ACTIVE SWEAT!
THE PASSIVE WORKOUT
AN ACTIVE SWEAT! What is Far Infrared Therapy? This is the use of far Infrared Heat (deep heating energy from the sun) to transfer its heat within the human body, giving all the benefits of far infrared hyperthermia therapy. This is all done in a chair or bed. The full therapeutic name is “Far Infrared Therapy.” Of importance here is that only the therapeutic heat energy of the sun is used during this process, and there are NO ultraviolet rays or any other of the dangerous sun rays that can sunburn or damage the skin. It is for this reason that this therapy provides a very safe form of transferring heat energy from the sun to give a powerful human ‘hyperthermic’ effect.
Unlike a conventional sauna, which heats our bodies indirectly (first through warm air currents, and then by contact of that hot air on our skin), the Far Infrared mat gives more than 80% of its far infrared energy to directly heat our bodies. This far infrared radiant energy directly penetrates the body tissues to a depth of from 0.5 to 1.5 inches. Less than 20% of the energy from a far infrared sauna is used to heat the air around us, which means more heat going to our bodies. Also, unlike conventional saunas, far infrared mats use a drier heat at lower temperatures. This increases tolerance to the treatment, and as a result, allows for deeper, longer heating, promoting perspiration and providing more beneficial effects than standard sauna treatments.
Traditionally, sweat is 97-99% water. Sweat induced by a far infrared blanket setting is only 80-85% water; the rest is environmental toxins that are being mobilized, and some heavy metals, as well as urea, cholesterol, and lactic acid. Removal of such toxic loads from our systems provides us with increased and improved cellular functioning, and enhances our overall health and wellbeing.
Health Benefits Circulation: Get the blood pumping!
The Passive Workout and Cardiovascular conditioning: After the lungs exchange oxygen into the blood, the heart receives the rich and oxygenated blood and pumps it throughout the body. What is quite interesting is that the heart pumps this rich circulation to itself first. Therefore, in a FIRS, we are really conditioning the heart and its muscles (as athletes do) without the harmful effects of oxygen debt that is created during active exercise. In other words, this is a passive exercise and if done in a repetitive manner (i.e., daily) the heart and its muscles can be rehabilitated. This can be of significant impact particularly following heart attacks, where the heart needs to be rehabilitated. In addition, the passive exercise produced by the FIRS allows more circulated oxygen to be delivered to end circulatory pathways and damaged tissues. FIRS has actually, in recent medical journals, been shown to create new blood vessels to areas that are low in circulation and are in desperate need of this circulation.
Detoxification: Sweat out those chemicals!
Remember: our bodies are ridden with toxic chemical and metabolic wastes that accumulate in our bodies and cause major disease and ill health. A toxic body is common in today’s society. We become slow, sluggish, fatigued, and begin developing chronic health conditions. Detoxification is the process of actively removing harmful chemicals out of the body. These harmful chemicals have clearly been associated with adverse health effects. As harmful chemicals accumulate in the body, our energy can go down, along with our moods; anxiety increases, sleep can be affected, etc. More severe symptoms can be seen, from neurological diseases like tremors and memory loss, to hormonal imbalances, and even to certain cancers. Chemicals that have accumulated in our bodies have been shown to be extremely dangerous and have a major impact on our health. (Whether minor or major, it does.) Therefore, we need to effectively be excreting these harmful chemical toxins.
By its direct heating effects on the body, far infrared therapy mobilizes toxins from our fat cells where they are stored, increases circulation, and thus aids in elimination of these toxins through perspiration (SWEAT). 30-50% of the population does not adequately perspire (SWEAT), not effectively mobilizing and eliminating the toxins in their bodies which they are exposed to each day. In the FIRS, detoxification of the skin via sweat is significantly enhanced. Since the skin is the largest organ of excretion, it only makes sense that we promote the sweat functioning of the body. Far infrared therapy improves thermo regulation capacities of the hypothalamus. This increases perspiration, and removes perspiration interfering products to further stimulate excretion of toxins from our body. However, it is important to note that it is not only the skin that is enhanced in its excretory process. Also, significant increase in chemicals released in the bowels, urine, and lungs will be noticed during/following sauna therapy