Far Infrared History, Research and Safety
The Finns popularized sauna use for mental, spiritual and physical cleansing. Use of the sauna in their religion stayed with them when they migrated between 5,000 B.C and 3,000 B.C. from an area northwest of Tibet to their present location in Finland.
Native America Indians used sweat lodges for cleansing and purifying, recognizing the health benefits of sweat as well.
In 1965, Dr. Tadashi Ishikawa, a member of the Research and Development Department of Fuji Medical, received a patent for a zirconia ceramic infrared heater. For 14 years the Japanese were the only ones using healing infrared thermal systems.
In 1979, they were fully released for public use and further refined into the infrared thermal systems that have been sold in the United States since 1981.
Japanese Studies Report positive outcomes with Far Infrared heat therapy on a variety of conditions
Japanese researchers, as reported in Infrared Therapy by Dr. Yamajaki, have generated the following results with whole-body infrared heat:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (relieved)
- Gouty arthritis (relieved)
- Arthritis, acute and chronic (greatly relieved)
- Short-term memory loss (improved)
- Brain damage (accelerated repair in brain contusions)
- Cerebral hemorrhage (speeds and significantly enhances recovery)
- High blood pressure (safe in 40 to 50 degrees Celsius, 104 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, regular use helps lower pressure)
- Low blood pressure (sauna trains the body to raise the pressure)
- Menopausal symptoms (relieved chills, nervousness, depression, dizziness, head- and stomach-aches)
- Toxic electromagnetic fields (effects neutralized)
- Cancer of the tongue (improved)
- Burns (relieves pain and decreases healing time with less scarring)
- Weight loss (produced through sweating, the energy expended to produce sweating, and through direct excretion of fat)
Chinese Studies Report Positive Effects of Infrared Heat
The effects of infrared heat therapy have been researched by the Chinese and in summation researchers report more than 90 percent success on the following conditions:
- Eczema with infection
- Post-surgical infections
- Pelvic infection
- Facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy)
- Pediatric pneumonia
- Frostbite with inflammation
- Soft tissue injury
- Lumbar strain
- Pain during menstruation
- Periarthritis of the shoulder
As evidenced by its world wide use Far Infrared heat is very safe. It is the healing rays of the sun without of the harmful UV radiation.
In the Orient over 700,000 whole body infrared thermal systems have been sold.
30 million people in Europe, Australia and the Orient have been treated with localized infrared lamps to address a variety of ailments.
Far Infrared healing panels are used in hospital nurseries in the United States to keep newborn babies warm.
Extensive research by NASA in the early 1980’s concluded that infrared stimulation of cardiovascular function is the ideal way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in American astronauts during long space flights.