Infrared rays have been used for decades to offer therapy for a number of ailments. First discovered late in the nineteenth century, it wasn't until NASA began researching the uses for Far Infrared Rays (FIRs) that the medical community began to realize how important they were for therapy and treatment purposes.
Luckily, infrared rays are a safe and natural way to treat a variety of ailments. Read on for more information about both long and short waves and how they work to relieve aches and pains and more.
The Difference Between Long and Short Waves
Infrared rays refer to segments on the electromagnetic spectrum. There are three different wave lengths: Near Infrared, Middle Infrared, and Far Infrared. The longest ones, Far Infrared, are the safest, as determined by NASA research in the 1960s.
FIR is what is most commonly use for therapeutic purposes, with a very narrow spectrum (between 4 and 14 microns) being the most beneficial because it most closely resembles human bio-fields (Human Infrared), such as a mother's gentle touch. Human Infrared rays are present in our bodies naturally and used to regulate many physiological functions.
How FIR Therapy Works
By emulating Human Infrared through the harnessing of particular wavelengths of FIR, it is possible to use this gentle heating energy to provide relief for such things as muscle aches and strains, sprains, chronic fatigue, skin disorders and even weight loss. It is also used for soothing, stimulating and detoxifying the physical body. FIR can actually provide healing, as opposed to just pain relief.
Far Infrared Therapy uses FIR energy to slightly raise the body's surface temperature via contact with the skin. With even a slight temperature elevation, body functions are positively enhanced and superficial ailments such as acne and burn scars are diminished.
Our bodies are made to combat toxins, such as chemical-laden fast foods, by creating fatty and lactic acids, which often appear as skin problems. These acids are also found in the liver and kidneys, where the toxins are processed. With FIR Therapy, the heat from these rays increase blood flow, which helps circulate additional oxygen to the organs and throughout the body to carry away hidden toxins. It's fatty acids which are expended as energy to fuel this detoxification process. Not only does that burn calories, it provides a boost to immunity, promotes healing, reduces soreness in muscles, provides relief for arthritis and enhances cardiovascular function.
FIR Therapy has also been shown to speed up the processing of enzymes in our bodies, which increases our metabolism. Just an hour of Far Infrared Ray Therapy breaks down fat, cellulite and other toxins while burning hundreds of calories due to the fact that FIR application makes the body sweat. This also provides relief for any body aches, stiffness or soreness, as reported by the Journal of American College of Cardiology and The Mayo Clinic.
When it comes to a very effective yet non-invasive form of therapy for a variety of ailments, it's hard to beat the gentle power of Far Infrared Rays. It's a very safe and natural way to feel and look better in a minimal amount of time.
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