FIR infrared ray energy is a part of the natural light spectrum of sunlight, minus the skin damaging UV, which is why NASA spacecraft have utilized this heat. In Asia and Europe it has already revolutionized health and beauty products.
Far Infrared ray is a form of light energy form the sun. It falls within the same family of Infrared Rays in the light spectrum, but due to its longer wavelengths the human eye, cannot see FIR. The energy is ESSENTIAL & BENEFICIAL for all human beings.
FIR has the ability to penetrate, refract, radiate & reflect. The human body can absorb FIR because of its deep penetrating ability. When FIR penetrates through the skin to the subcutaneous tissues, it transforms from light energy into heat energy. The thermal effect within the deep layers of tissues cause blood vessels in capillaries to dilate, promoting better blood circulation, and the heat produced helps to get rid of body toxins and metabolic wastes through sweating.
What are the benefits of far infrared heat?
If there was a way to increase bodily energy, lose weight, decrease stress, detoxify the body, improve circulation and purify the skin while elevating the immune system to fight off everything from the common cold, asthma, bronchitis (and other respiratory conditions) to serious life quality threatening illnesses, what would it be worth?What if all a person had to do to receive such benefits was relax and lay down for 15 to 30 minutes a day, three or four times a week, listening to music- what would that be worth?
Hundreds of years ago, people discovered and turned to heat therapy as a source of natural healing for many illnesses and discomforts. FIR heat is simply and naturally rising to the top of health regime requirements.
Activated by heat, the FIR material emits FIR energy that is absorbed by human cells, causing a physical phenomenon called “RESONANCE”. Thus, the cellular activities are instantly invigorated, resulting in better blood circulation and an overall improved metabolism.
FIR heat therapy can aid in weight loss by speeding metabolic processes of vital organs and endocrine glands resulting in a substantial caloric loss in a heat session.
It also increases heart rate and blood circulation, both crucial to maintaining one’s health. The heart rate increases as more blood flow is diverted from the inner organs towards the extremities of the skin without heightening blood pressure.
In a case of injury, heat stimulates vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels, bringing oxygen to joints and extremities, relaxation of stiff muscles, speeding the healing of sprains and strains. The increased blood flow helps aching and injured muscles recover faster because of the stronger blood flow and the quicker metabolic and toxic waste productions purged from the body through the skin during perspiration. The skin is known in Chinese medicine as the third kidney because it is believed to be responsible for eliminating up to 30% of body waste.
FIR Heat Therapy allows increased blood circulation to carry great amounts of nutrients to the skin, thus promoting healthy tone, texture and mild cleansing of the skin.
What the Researchers say about FIR
Infrared energy is not only safe, but also highly beneficial for our bodies. Far Infrared lamps are actively used for medical treatments by Doctors, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists for: arthritis, joint pain, stiff muscles, injuries to tendons and ligaments to promote a faster self-body healing effect.
Infrared heat is “RADIANT” heat. Radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heats objects directly through a process called conversions without heaving to heat the air in between
Radiant heat is also called Infrared Energy (IR). The infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum cannot be seen, but can be perceived as heat. Our atmosphere has a “window” in it that allows IR rays in the 7-14 micron range to safely reach the earth’s surface. When warmed, the earth radiated infrared rays in the 7-14 micron band with its peak output at 10 microns.
According to Dr. Tsu-Tsair Oliver Chi, in his summation on the mechanism of actions of infrared devices turned to the human body. Tissues needing a boost in their output selectively absorb these rays. The internal production of the infrared energy that normally occurs within our tissues is associated with a variety of healing responses and may require a boost to a maximal level to insure the fullest healing response possible in a tissue, which is being repaired. After boosting a tissue’s level to its maximum, the remaining rays pass onward harmlessly. This phenomenon is called “RESONANT ABSORPTION”.
What is Infrared?
Radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heats objects directly through a process called conversion, without having to heat the air in between. Radiant heat is also called infrared energy (IR). The infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum is divided into 3 segments by wave length, measured in microns or micrometers (a micron = 1/1,000,000 of meter): 0.076 – 1.5 microns = near or close; 1.5 – 5.6 = intermediate; 5.6-1,000= far or long wave infrared. The infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum occurs just below or “infra” to red light, which we perceive as heat. Our sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Our atmosphere allows IR rays in the 7-14 micron range to safely reach the earths surface. When warmed, the earth radiates infrared rays in the 7-14 micron band with its peak output at 10 microns.
The sun is the principal source of radiant energy that we experience daily. Have you ever been outside on a partly cloudy spring day of about 50 deg? And felt quite comfortable when suddenly the sun was obscured by a cloud? Although the air temperature had not had time to drop, you felt chilled, as the cloud would not let the warming infrared rays through to reach you. The infrared heat in your FIR heat sauna is just like the heat from our sun or that which our own bodies produce as they burn fuel to keep us warm.
Recent books such as Cross Currents, by Robert O. Becker, M.D., have detailed the hazards of exposure to certain kinds of electromagnetic fields such as those encountered under high tension power lines or while working at computer display terminals. Researchers have reported that infrared radiant heat antidotes the negative effects of such toxic electromagnetic sources.
Infrared sauna saunas use infrared radiant energy to directly penetrate the bodys tissues a depth of over 11/2″. Its energy output is tuned to correspond so closely to the bodys own radiant energy that our bodies absorb more than 90% of the infrared waves that reach our skin.
A conventional sauna must rely only on indirect means of heat: First, on convection (air currents) and then conduction (direct contact of hot air with the skin) to produce its heating effect on us. In infrared sauna less than 20% of the infrared energy heats the air, leaving over 80% available to be directly converted to heat within our bodies. Thus an IR based system can warm its user(s) to much greater depth and much more efficiently than a conventional sauna, as its energy output is primarily used to convert energy directly to heat in us and not create excessively hot air that then only heats the skin superficially.
This crucial difference explains many of the unprecedented benefits reported to be available through an infrared sauna. The infrared energy applied in these thermal systems may induce up to 2-3 times the sweat volume of a hot-air sauna while operating at a significantly cooler air temperature range of 110 to 130 F. vs. 180 to 235F for hot air saunas. The lower heat range is safer for those concerned about cardiovascular risk factors that might be adversely affected by the higher temperatures encountered in old-style saunas. Researchers report beneficial effects from hour-long whole-body infrared exposure in two groups of hypertensive patients that they studied in 1989 including 24-hour long increase in peripheral blood flow and decreases in the blood pressure.
An infrared sauna is easier as well as more comfortable to use than old-fashioned hot-air saunas. Hot-air saunas require extensive warm-up periods of 30-60 minutes, making them much less practical than the modern infrared sauna, which warms up in only 5-10 minutes from room temperature. Consistent and convenient at home use is thus, much more likely with an infrared sauna. Significantly lower operating costs makes your infrared sauna more desirable than a regular sauna. A 20-minute session, including a 10 minute warm-up in your infrared sauna, costs about 5 cents of electricity. A comparable session with a full warm-up in a conventional sauna costs about $.75 – $1.00. Daily usage of an infrared sauna will raise your electricity bill by only $1.50 a month compared to $22.50 to $30.00 a month in a conventional sauna, if each is used for 20 minutes after warm-up.
Your infrared sauna brings you the same infrared rays experienced in the traditional American Indian sweat lodge and bring them to you in a much more convenient and easily used form, the privacy or your on home. The cleansing and purifying benefits attributed to the traditional sweat lodges are now available for daily purification without the time-consuming and extremely labor-intensive set-up process that a sweat lodge requires.
Passive Cardiovascular Conditioning Effect
Your infrared sauna makes it possible for people who are otherwise unable to exert themselves or who wont follow through on an exercising and conditioning program to achieve a cardiovascular training effect. This also allows for more variety in any ongoing training program.
“Many of us who run do so to place a demand on our cardiovascular system, not to build big leg muscles. Regular use of a sauna may impart a similar stress on the cardiovascular system, and its regular use may be as effective, as a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories and regular exercise.” As reported in the Journal of American Medical Association, August 7, 1987.
Due to the deep penetration, over 1-1/2″ into the skin, of the infrared rays generated by your infrared sauna there is a heating effect deep in the muscular tissues and the internal organs. The body responds to this deep-heating effect via hypothalamic-induced increase in both heart volume and rate. This beneficial heart stress leads to a sought-after cardiovascular training and conditioning effect. Medical research confirms the use of a sauna provides cardiovascular conditioning as the body works to cool itself and involves substantial increases in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. As a confirmation of the validity of this form of cardiovascular conditioning, extensive research by NASA in the early 1980s led to the conclusion that infrared stimulation of cardiovascular function would be the ideal way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in American astronauts during long space flight. Blood flow during whole-body hypothermia is reported to rise from a normal 5-7 pints per minute to as much as 13 pints per minute.
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