Far Infrared Ray (FIR) or Heat Therapy.
History, Benefits and Cancer.
Far Infrared is the 'chi' energy in humans and animals, also emitted from sunlight. The intensity of Far Infrared produced by the human body constantly fluctuates. When its intensity is high, we feel healthy and are able to overcome ailments. When the Far Infrared (FIR) begins to decline, we are subject to disease and illness and tend to age more quickly. We can be exposed to Far Infrared heat for hours and it will never cause our skin to burn. Far Infrared heat is completely healthy and safe for all living things.
Far Infrared heat therapy is know to prevent, combat and kill cancerous cells.
What is Far Infrared therapy (FIR) and what does it do:
Far Infrared Ray are waves of energy, totally invisible to the naked eye, capable of penetrating deep into the human body, where they gently elevate the body's surface temperature and activate major bodily functions.
1) Far Infrared expands capillaries which stimulates increased blood flow, regeneration, circulation and oxygenation.
2) Far Infrared is excellent for detox. Scientists in Japan report that in the FIR treatment of clogged capillary vessels, heat expands the capillaries and then initiates the start of a process to dissolve hidden toxins. Far Infrared thereby promotes elimination of fats, chemicals and toxins from the blood: Poisons, carcinogenic heavy metals - toxic substances from food processing - lactic acid, free fatty acids, and subcutaneous fat associated with aging and fatigue - excess sodium associated with hypertension - and uric acid which causes pain. Furthermore, if sebaceous glands are activated, accumulated cosmetics in pores can be eliminated through the skin (sweat and oil glands) rather than by the kidneys.
3) Far Infrared stimulates enzyme activity and metabolism - One hour under the HotHouse burns over 900 calories by raising the metabolism and body temperature. FIR heat also breaks down cellulite - trapped water, fat and waste.
4) Far Infrared promotes the killing of many pathogenic (disease causing) bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
5) Far Infrared promotes rebuilding of injured tissue by having a positive effect on the fibroblasts (connective tissue cells necessary for the repair of injury). Furthermore, it increases growth of cells, DNA syntheses, and protein synthesis all necessary during tissue repair and regeneration. Excellent for healing burns, scar tissue and skin problems.
6) Far Infrared relieves nervous tension and relax autoneuro muscles thereby helping the body make the most of its intended healing abilities. FIR reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms, as muscle fibers are heated.
7) Far Infrared strengthens the Immune System by stimulating increased production of white blood cells (leukocytes) by the bone marrow and killer T-cells by the thymus.
8) Far Infrared strengthens the Cardiovascular System by causing heart rate and cardiac output increase, and diastolic blood pressure decrease - Extensive research by NASA in the early 1980's led to the conclusion that far infrared stimulation of cardiovascular function would be the ideal way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in American astronauts during long space flight.
The evolution of Far Infrared therapy and the technology available today.
History - How Far Infrared therapy came into being:
Our bodies radiate far infrared energy through the skin at 3 to 50 microns, with most output at 9.4 microns. Our palms emit FIR energy also, between 8 and 14 microns. 'Palm Healing', an ancient tradition in China, has used the healing properties of far infrared rays for 3,000 years. These natural healers emit energy and heat radiating from their hands to heal, much the same as Reiki healers do. Current research conducted in Taiwan has measured significant far infrared energy emitted from the hands of Chi Gong masters. Yogis in India also employ palm healing and recommend it especially for relieving eye strain. Thermal therapy has in fact been in existence for thousands of years, dating back to ancient civilizations such as the Finns, the Romans, the ancient Chinese and the American Indians.
Since ancient times, people have believed that exposure to sunshine can maintain and even enhance health. Sun therapy is a form of natural FIR thermal therapy. Far Infrared Ray are the invisible rays of natural sunlight that have the longest wavelength. However, sunbathing should only be enjoyed in moderation since sunlight contains ultra-violet ray which are potentially damaging. There is also no temperature control and sunshine is only available seasonally.
ELECTRO-MAGNETIC WAVES Invisible Light: Visible Light: Invisible Heat Rays:
Cosmic Ray - 7 Ray - X-Ray -
Ultra Violet Ray. Violet, indigo, blue, green,
yellow, orange, red. INFRARED RAY-
Long waves -
Near Infrared Ray
(intense heat can cause harm)
0.76 - 1.56 microns Mid Infrared Ray
-(intense heat can cause harm)
1.5 - 4 microns Far Infrared Ray
Longer waves beneficial to humans and living things.
4 - 1000 microns
Traditional forms of heat therapy can be hazardous, uncomfortable, unhygienic, inefficient and ineffective. Saunas create exposure to extremely high temperatures causing heat stress which can have detrimental effects on health, especially for people with a heart condition or high blood pressure. Thermal compression's and wraps are uncomfortable, heat is easily lost, temperature does not remain constant and maintaining a thermal compression or wrap is problematic and inconvenient.
Far Infrared Technology 2009:
In the last forty years, scientific evidence has found that deep heat can enhance the beneficial effects of healing therapy. Scientists have looked at ways of how to develop more effective forms of thermal treatment that target specific areas and enable deep heat penetration. Research and development in the sixties, notably most extensively in Japan, introduced the Far Infrared Ray (FIR) thermal technology. This revolutionized thermal technology to an effective, safe, natural, hygienic, and efficient approach to thermal treatment. Today there are multiple health and medical professionals internationally who rehabilitate and treat a multitude of physical problems by using heat therapy. Relief of sports injuries via thermal therapy is just one example of treatment. Cancer is a most significant other.
The Japanese and Far Infrared Products:
During the last decade or so, the Japanese have extensively researched Far Infrared Technology for use in the fields of healing, preservation, cooking, drying and heating. Well over 150 significant patents were granted between 1977-1987.
List of Far Infrared products available in Japan today:
FIR sleeping pads and heaters - Instant warmth even though air temperature remains cool - Infrared sauna.
FIR plastic plate to keep fish and vegetables fresher and longer in your refrigerator.
FIR ovens replacing harmful microwaves - Cooks more uniformly than conventional.
FIR ceramic paper and ceramics.
FIR fabrics - socks, gloves, jackets, car seats - Wool and cotton impregnated with ceramic insulating powder.
FIR fabric keeps body warm in a cold environment whilst providing passive FIR health benefits.
FIR hair dryer - Cooler and faster, reduces damaged hair.
FIR clinical treatments - FIR panels for incubators in maternity wards.
The Scientific Basis and Therapeutic Benefits of FIR Therapy'
Written by acclaimed Japanese medical doctor and researcher Sasaki Kyuo.
Not available in US or Canada.
Far Infrared Medical Healing Worldwide.
Over the last 25 years, Japanese and Chinese researchers and clinicians have completed extensive research on far infrared medical treatments and report many amazing discoveries. In Japan, there is an 'infrared society' composed of medical doctors and physical therapists dedicated to further infrared research. Their findings support the outstanding health benefits of far infrared therapy as a method of healing.
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 healing infrared thermal systems. Medical practitioners in Japan were the only ones using infrared thermal systems for 14 years. In 1979, they were finally released for public use. The technique has been further refined into infrared thermal systems that have been sold in the USA since 1981. One use of infrared heat in the USA has been in the form of panels used in hospital nurseries to warm newborns.
To date, there have been over 700,000 infrared thermal systems sold in Asia for whole body treatments. An additional 30 million people have received localized infrared treatment in Asia, Europe, and Australia with FIR lamps, which emit the same 2-25 micron wave bands as employed in a whole body system. In Germany, physicians in an independently developed form have used whole body infrared therapy for over 80 years.
Far Infrared technology is generating outstanding results and is rapidly gaining worldwide recognition and acclaim: The benefits of FIR technology are truly phenomenal beyond the initial feelings of well being and relaxation. A wide variety of health and fitness systems are available internationally such as the FIR Hothouse (as seen at the top of page). Many traditional saunas now incorporate far infrared, but the benefit is questionable.
In the winter, we feel comfortable with a sweater on when the room air temperature is 70F. In the summer, we feel more comfortable wearing a t-shirt in the same room air temperature of 70F. The explanation is that even though the air temperature is the same, the walls and ceiling radiate FIR waves from the outside sunshine during the summer, which thereby causes our bodies to be warmer.
Couples that sleep together act as transmitters and receivers of FIR waves to each other. If you sleep alone, you act as a transmitter of FIR waves, but you receive none. When people sit together and talk, they are sending out and receiving vibrations of FIR from each other.
Health challenges below, have been reported in Japan and China
as alleviated, reduced or eliminated by the use of Far Infrared Therapy:
Cancer, Leukemia, Prostate Cancer
Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinus problems,
Colds, Flu, Fever.
Excess Body Fat/Weight Loss, Cellulite, Obesity.
High Blood Pressure, Chronic Nephritis.
Circulation problems - Body Odor.
Rheumatism, Chilblains, Gout.
Hemorrhoids and Piles.
Swelling, Inflammation - Arthritis.
Tendonitis, Tumors, Mastitis
Back, Shoulder, Neck and Muscular Pains.
Neuralgia and Abnormal Nerve Functions.
Herpes, Paralysis, Sciatica. Skin Elasticity and Texture.
Chapping, Skin Aging, Wrinkles.
Damaged, Burnt and Scarred Tissue
Clogged Pores, Pimples, Acne
Toxicity, Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Cystitis, Uric Acid.
Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers.
Menstrual problems, PMS, Yeast problems,
Fungus, Viruses, Bacteria, Parasites.
Migraine, Headaches, Nose Bleeds - Earache,
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CANCER AND FAR INFRARED
Far Infrared Therapy and Cancer Treatment:
In the US the mainstream thinking on cancer treatment has undergone great changes. Surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy are considered detrimental to health and invasive treatments. Thermal therapy and immuo-therapy are non-invasive.
1) Cancerous cells cannot exist if blood circulation is smooth and continuous.
A cancerous cell has to stop moving to proliferate.
The cancerous cell's positioning, or settling down, is directly related to the capillaries, which are at the end of the blood vessels. The cancer cell tries to position itself by going through the capillary. If it goes through, there could be no settling down or positioning of the cancer cell - which is what happens if there is good blood circulation. If the cancer cell fails to pass through the capillary because of some functional disorder in the circulation, the cell could easily position itself. Good blood circulation of the capillaries - without functional disorder - leaves no way for the cancerous cell to settle down and position itself. The cell will then be killed by the immunocyte (the immunity cell).
The Klinik St. George Hospital - www.klinik-st-georg.de in Bad Aibling, Germany, has treated 2500 German and 2500 foreign patients each year. Their cancer treatment regime is a week of detoxification and strengthening the immune system with diet and nutritional supplements, followed by 2 weeks of localized Infrared hypothermia treatment and low dose chemotherapy. This regime has produced great success in treating cancers.
2) The cancerous cell has a weakness, heat.
It will die if the temperature goes above 42C/107.6 F.
a) Far Infrared treatment raises body temperature to 42 degrees C.
b) Far Infrared heat penetrates through the body and kills existing cancerous cells.
c) Far Infrared heat enables capillaries to expand, thus enabling good circulation and combating the potential existence of cancer cells.