Living with Fibromyalgia

As we reach out to fibromyalgia charities and support groups to increase the awareness of infrared therapy as a treatment possibility, we come across a lot of great initiatives and support websites. One of these, with which we recently worked together is fibromyalgia-support.net. The site is run by Maurice S Clarke and contains an impressive amount of good unbiased information on Fibromyalgia. (more…)

Far Infrared Therapy and Detoxification (Video)

When researching the benefits of far infrared therapy the topic you come across most often is detoxification. There must be thousands of different ways to detox and rid your body of toxins and one of the more effective methods is through sweating. (more…)

Infrared Therapy and Arthritis

Multiple studies have been done on the impact of whole body hyperthermia therapy in the form of dry infrared heat on the symptoms of arthritis. A few of those will be discussed on this blog, or have already been discussed. The positive effects seem to apply for both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. For rheumatoid arthritis this seems to be counter intuitive but studies focussing on this particular type of arthritis indicate that there is significant benefit in regular use of infrared whole body therapy.

What does it mean when a medical study indicates significant benefits? It means that during these studies improvement was found in 3 areas. First of all, the people who used an infrared sauna reported significant improvement in their pain levels. The same can be said for stiffness which improved during and after the sauna sessions. And last, there was improvement in fatigue. (more…)

Infrared Therapy and Rheumatoid Arthritis

In July 2008 researchers  – Fredrikus G. J. Oosterveld , Johannes J. Rasker, Mark Floors, Robert Landkroon, Bob van Rennes, Jan Zwijnenberg, Mart A. F. J. van de Laar and Gerard J. Koel – published an article in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology in association with the International League of Associations for Rheumatology. The title of the article was “Infrared sauna in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis”

The goal of the study was to investigate the effects of infrared (IR) Sauna, a form of total-body hyperthermia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). (more…)

Infrared Therapy for your Skin

Following on from my recent blog post about ‘Natural remedies for healing acne’ I would like to share how my home infrared sauna cabin has also helped my skin.

My husband and I received our Health Mate far infrared sauna cabin last December. As we live in an apartment in central London, we haven’t got ample space – so for now we have the smallest model, the 1 seater (1m square) which sits comfortably in our spare bedroom. Yes, our guests love us! (more…)

The Effect of Far Infrared Therapy on Fibromyalgia

In 2008, 3 Japanese professors, Kakushi Matsushita, Akinori Masuda and Chuwa Tei  from the department of internal medicine of Kagoshima University Hospital performed a study of the effects of soothing warmth pain therapy (Waon therapy) on patients with fibromyalgia.

The warmth was applied in the form of a 15 minute session in a dry far infrared sauna at a temperature of 60 degrees. This was done 5 times a week for two weeks. After the infrared session, the patients were wrapped in a blanket and rested in a warm room (27 degrees) for 30 minutes.

The test group contained 13 women in the age range of 25 to 75. (more…)

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