BENEFITS OF FAR INFRARED THERAPY
Supports Core Body Temperature
Enzymes are responsible for nearly every chemical and biological process in the body, and they are very sensitive to temperature. A small decrease in temperature can cause a large decrease in the activity of an enzyme. Many people have low body temperatures without considering if this could be related to other health problems.
The BioMat is more relaxing than most other infrared therapy modalities because you can lay down. We also recommend using headphones with ambient music to further the relaxing effects. To read a published study on the stress-relieving effects of the BioMat, click here or click here to read a more general scientific study, showing the anti-depressive and anti-anxiety effects of infrared therapy, using an animal model.
Heals Soft Tissue
For brand new injuries that involve swelling, ice is usually the best treatment, in order to relieve swelling. However, for existing injuries, such as strains or sprains, or other soft tissue injuries, heat is the best treatment. The BioMat allows you to deliver heat deeply to the injury site, rather than just on the skin. It produces far infrared light without becoming hot to the touch, so you can use it very near to the injury as well. Click here for a study showing rapid and improved wound healing, using infrared therapy.
Infrared therapy is known to relieve chronic pain. Click here for one interesting study, focusing on back pain. However, many infrared devices offer no way to easily target that therapy on the affected area for long spans of time. The BioMat produces a significant amount of far infrared light, without being hot to the touch. So it can be used close to the body, and can be used in a variety of ways. Infrared light offers a powerful and natural form of pain relief, with no unpleasant side effects.
Whole-body infrared therapy, also called waon therapy, can increase the temperature of the body, and improve circulation greatly. The capillaries expand, and the hands and feet become warm, in the effort to shed excess heat. This extra blood flow allows more nutrients and oxygen to reach the cells, allows wastes to be rapidly exported, and allows rapid drainage of accumulated lymph. Click Here for a study showing the circulation benefits of waon therapy.
Allows Artificial Fever
Hippocrates said that if he had the power to produce a fever, he could cure all disease. This is a bit of an overstatement. But still, it’s amazing that even in his time, he understood the body uses fever to fight off disease. It is possible to use the BioMat in order to raise body temperature in a controlled manner, by using the high settings, and putting a blanket over yourself. This technique essentially creates a mild artificial fever. There is a fascinating book by Dr. Nobuhiro Yoshimizu, called The Fourth Treatment for Medical Refugees, which describes this technique in detail, and the breathtaking results that were achieved.
Breaks a Sweat
Sweating is healthy, and it serves several important biological functions. Aside from cooling us off and unclogging pores, sweating allows our body to excrete accumulated toxic compounds. This study even finds that certain toxins are preferentially excreted through sweat. Going through life without sweating every day is unnatural, at least compared to the rest of human history. Of course, not everyone can exercise vigorously every day. But far infrared therapy does involve some of the same biological processes.