As many of you know that have been following my blog, my daughter has been looking into traditional and non-traditional therapies to find a cure for her neuropathy. The latest research has led us to infrared light. And, what an amazing discovery that has been.
Infrared for Detoxing, Treating Cellulite, Beautiful Skin, and Pain Relief!
Did you know that infrared light has been used in weight loss, improving the immune system, curing skin diseases, strengthening the cardio-vascular system, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, treating burns, scars, gout, and tissue damage, and for relieving joint and muscle pain as well as arthritis. And, if that were enough, when received through an infrared sauna, it can relieve stress, increase energy, remove toxins from the body, and treat cellulite! Please note that all saunas are not created equal. One liter of sweat from an ordinary sauna released only about 3% of toxins compared to 20% of toxins released when using an infrared sauna.
How Does Infrared Get Rid of Heavy Metals?
According to http://www.infrared-sauna-reference.com/body-detoxification.html, “Human body fat starts to liquefy at 110 degrees Fahrenheit. When fat leaves your body through transpiration, it takes heavy metals along on the way out. The deep penetration of infrared energy in your skin makes this happen. This does not occur in a traditional sauna, only in an infrared sauna.
Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste. Daily sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals (lead, mercury, zinc, nickel, cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and cholesterol.”
What Exactly Is Infrared Light?
If you are like me, you might not understand what infrared light actually is. How is it possible for it to do so much? Well, everyone has seen the colors in a prism of sunlight if they’ve ever seen a rainbow. The colors go from violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, and finally red light. Sir Frederick William Herschel, an 18th century astronomer and musician became curious about how much heat passed through the different filters he was using to observe sunlight. So, he devised an experiment to see how much heat was associated with each separate color in the sunlight. He noticed that each color got progressively hotter, with red being the hottest. But then he discovered something else, that there was an region invisible to the eye beyond the red color that was the hottest of all. This became known as infrared light and it also had a longer wavelength than the visible light. Infrared light is so safe that today it is even used in hospital incubators. It is also used for night vision, thermography, photography and tracking. To learn more about this fascinating therapy, check out the links below.