Near Infrared Sauna Treatment

As you continue to consider all the therapeutic options that are available to you during your cancer treatments, you should remember to keep an open mind. At the same time, however, you should remain skeptical about the options that you learn of, seeking to get to the bottom of things for yourself, soaking up as much knowledge as you can and asking all the tough questions. Where did this therapeutic option come from? How long has it been in use? Why does it work? How does it work? These questions are all excellent jumping-off points to help to pick up all the details that you need before you make the decision to move forward with any of your options.

Take near infrared light sauna therapy for example. Maybe you have heard of this therapy, and maybe not. If you know nothing about it, if you are starting with a blank slate, then you need to start at the beginning: where did this therapy come from? Infrared light sauna therapy is a type of heat treatment, and humans have used heat treatments to heal the body for thousands of years. Many cultures have passed down long and rich traditions of sweat lodges for enhancing relaxation, relieving stress, and clearing out toxins. Native Americans, Eastern Europeans, and the Ancient Chinese all supported such treatments, using saunas by building fires directly underneath enclosed seating areas or heating rocks to create smoke within a lodge.

Everything has changed within the last century. Rapid advances in technology have made it possible to establish much more effective and efficient saunas, and basing his ideas on these advances, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg pioneered what he called “light-near infrared lamp saunas.” Holistic practitioners, healers, and scientists have honed the technology that Dr. Kellogg introduced to the world, producing a therapy unlike any other, a therapy the uses and applications of which are so widespread as to make it ubiquitous in the healing world.

The premise is straightforward: using heat and light, infrared saunas optimize the body’s ability to relax and detoxify. Exposed to near infrared light waves, you will find yourself sweating like you have never sweated before, and releasing toxins that your body has pent up. Research into near infrared light sauna therapy is ongoing, but to many it is something of a wonder therapy. Reliable, affordable, safe, and ultra-powerful, a near infrared light sauna set-up requires just a small device, making the therapy extremely convenient as well. You sit in front of the light sauna, which activates your cells, in turn speeding up your healing, boosting your metabolism, and dispelling toxins.

The effects of near infrared light sauna therapy vary from person to person, but in general you can expect heavy sweating, a faster heart rate, clarity of mind (as you would expect from any exercise that causes you to sweat), and enhanced relaxation. Be sure to drink plenty of water with added selectrolytes to replenish lost body fluids.  Some of the many ailments for which near infrared light therapy experienced and knowledgeable healers recommend are cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, congestive heart failure, poor digestion, depression, anger, chronic muscle pain, chronic joint pain, and surprisingly enough, cancer.

Yes, you read that correctly: there is evidence that near infrared light sauna therapy can affect cancer cells. Seemingly targeting these cells selectively, the infrared radiation destroys only the malignant cancer cells. Miraculously, the therapy will leave your regular cells unharmed while killing off and even eradicating the cancer cells inside your body.

Maybe you are asking yourself, How could that possibly be? It’s fairly simple actually: your regular cells are immune to infrared radiation, while your cancer cells are not. Thus, the cancer cells cannot withstand the hyperthermic effect of the infrared radiation. You can expose your whole body to infrared light sauna therapy, and only the cancer cells will suffer. You get to relax, feel healthier, and even give your metabolism a leg-up, all while fighting off the cancer cells that threaten your survival.

Science seems to back this therapy up. In Japan, one study concluded that hyperthermia as a result of infrared treatments causes inhibited breast cancer cell growth in mice – without any negative effects on the mice themselves. Another study in the Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy reported cancer mass reductions as high as 86% in mice, even when the temperature of the infrared light was exceptionally low (77 degrees Fahrenheit / 25 degrees Celsius).

It bears repeating: you need to do your homework before you ever enter into any therapy in the hopes of attacking cancer. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to become educated in these matters. There is, however, tremendous promise that near infrared light sauna therapy is exactly what you have been searching for. If it sounds right for you, give it a try!

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