Far-Infrared Heat Therapy
What is Far-Infrared Heat?
Far-Infrared is a therapeutic heat delivered by infrared light, which is the invisible portion of the sun’s light spectrum. Infrared means “below red” and pertains to the light waves just below the visible color red, at the far end of the light spectrum. The “far” part of infrared light indicates the infrared light waves that have longer wavelengths. Far infrared heat therapy emits these same wavelengths within a comfortable enclosure where you can rest your way to better health.
UTK far infrared therapy technology
The UTK far infrared heating pad combines far infrared technology with the conductive properties of natural jade and tourmaline stones, to enhance the healing properties of the infrared energy—which are emitted through a mat that you lie down upon during the day, or sleep on at night. The UTK infrared heating pad is a registered FDA medical device approved for muscle relaxation and the increase of local circulation. It can effectively provide relief from muscle pain, minor joint pain and stiffness, joint pain associated with arthritis, muscle spasms, minor sprains and strains, and minor muscular back pain. UTK has been shown also to be effective in reducing stress and fatigue, improving mood, improving sleep, reducing inflammation, and increasing tissue oxygen level by improving circulation. On a more global level, it has been shown to support and regulate the body’s endocrine, immune, lymphatic, and nervous systems–and so tends to improve overall health.
Reducing Inflammation, Pain, and More
It may seem counterintuitive to use a heat-based therapy for inflammatory conditions, but a majority of inflammatory and pain conditions are caused or made worse by impaired circulation. The use of far infrared heat therapy is an exceptional way to improve blood flow, and has helped our patients with the following conditions:
Joint pain, muscle pain and arthritis
Nerve pain, numbness and tingling
Edema, water retention, bloating
Withdrawal from drugs, chemotherapy, and medications
Chronic fatigue, brain fog
High blood pressure
Wrinkled, weak, and dull skin
The Far-Infrared Experience
Once your practitioner determines that your condition would benefit from far-infrared heat therapy you will be directed to either a sit-in enclosure or a lie-down dome. Before you begin your heat session you’ll be given vitamin C, electrolytes, and water to hydrate before and after. After a 20-minute session of infrared heat temperatures ranging 115-150 degrees, you may feel a temporary flushed feeling, or flushed look with red patches on the skin. These are considered normal, especially if you take niacin (vitamin B3) to help the smallest blood vessels expand for enhanced cleansing.
Why Cleanse this Way?
Many inflammatory diseases like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, and many others develop in large part because of exposure to toxins. The many sources of toxins include car exhaust, food, clothing, bedding, furniture, office supplies, and countless others in the air, the water supply, and the environment. Toxic buildup can negatively impact the circulation of blood, with its rich source of oxygen and nutrients, starving organs or other body parts of these needed life-giving materials. What’s more, toxins accumulate and can overpower the immune system, and along with ineffective circulation of blood, allow disease to develop or be made worse.
Far infrared heat therapy is wonderful when used alone. Yet, consider its use as part of our Cleansing and Detoxification Program. This is a truly holistic cleansing protocol consisting of far infrared heat therapy, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional therapy, InfiniChi energy therapy, and mind-body movement therapy. These therapies, when used together, are designed to quickly guide the toxins released through the infrared heat therapy out of the body via enhanced metabolic activity, increased urine and bowel function, and highly supportive foods. Learn more about the Cleansing and Detoxification Protocol.