The far infrared sauna has been very beneficial in the treatment of fibromyalgia (FMS, FM) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFIDS, CFS). A number of doctors now believe that the “toxic load” of these patients are very high and their detoxification pathways are often compromised. When one is able to reduce the toxins and heavy metals in those with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, their symptoms often greatly improve. A number of people are also suffering unknowingly from mercury poisoning or from other heavy metals such as lead and aluminum. The infrared sauna has been invaluable in accelerating the removal of these toxic metals. By raising the core temperature and creating a ‘hyperthermia’ effect the infrared sauna also may improve a number of parameters in the immune system.
Infrared Treatment for Fibromyalgia; By Nicole Murray, eHow Contributor: The symptoms of fibromyalgia are most commonly treated by over-the-counter drugs for pain relief. According to the Food and Drug Administration, long term use of over-the-counter drugs can be harmful to your health. You can now treat symptoms of fibromyalgia, such as swelling and discomfort, with an infrared sauna.
How It Works: Fibromyalgia causes fatigue, headaches, stiffness or soreness in your joints, muscles or tendons. An infrared sauna uses invisible light rays that penetrate below the skin. Harmful toxins & heavy metals in your body are clumped together in water molecules. Infrared light goes deep into your muscles and fat, where it begins to detoxify the tissues of your body. An infrared sauna allows your body to produce three times as much sweat as a traditional sauna does. It also allows your blood vessels to dilate, which may improve pain relief. This works to treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia when the detoxification pathways that release toxins & heavy metals from your body are compromised. The cells absorb the rays which allow toxic clumps to be broken down & released back into the bloodstream. The toxins are then properly flushed out of your system. When this pathway becomes clear through the penetration of your tissues and toxins and heavy metal are reduced the symptoms of fibromyalgia will subside. The release of these toxins may aid in the bodies return to its natural state of well being.