Far Infrared Medical Facts & Research Data

Over the last 25 years, Japanese and Chinese researchers and clinicians have done extensive research on far infrared medical treatments. They have reported some amazing discoveries. In Japan, there is an ‘infrared society’ composed of medical doctors and physical therapists who are dedicated to advancing infrared research.  Their findings support use of far infrared therapy as a method of healing.

  1. Far Infrared therapy increases blood circulation and oxygen supply to damaged tissues (aiding reduction of chronic joint and muscle pain or sport injuries), promotes relaxation and comfort, induces sleep and relieves stress.
  2. German medical researchers concluded that one session of far infrared therapy for over 1 hour can have significant reduction of blood pressure thanks to a persistent peripheral vessel dilation. They also noted that blood viscosity was improved. After 1 hour of far infrared radiance, there is a significant decrease of blood pressure – cardiac ejection resistance – total peripheral resistance – and significant increase of heart rate, stroke volume, cardiac output, and ejection fraction.
  3. Acne – A far infrared lamp treatment appears to open pores that have been malfunctioning for years, forcing out clogging cosmetics, and loosening dry outer skin, healing acne and scars, without pain.
  4. Sunburn – According to Clayton’s Electrotherapy, 9th Edition, far infrared radiation is the only antidote to excessive ultraviolet radiation.
  5. Far Infrared Thermal Therapy and Electromagnetic Fields (EMF): Recently there have been reports detailing the hazards of exposure to certain kinds of electromagnetic fields, such as those from high-tension power lines, cell phones, or from computer display terminals. Far Infrared heating systems have been tested in Japan and found free of toxic electromagnetic fields. The Swedish National Institute of Radiation Protection has also concluded that infrared heaters are not dangerous.  Instead, Japanese researchers have reported that far infrared radiant heat antidotes the negative effects of toxic electromagnetic sources.
  6. CHI energy also known as Qi – the life force energy present within every living thing: The Qi that a Qi gong master releases is called external Qi whereas the Qi that circulates within the body is called internal Qi. When a person is sick, the flow of Qi internally can be interrupted, and various organs might malfunction. If proper information can be delivered inside the body via other media, or if new information can be generated within the body through exercise by patients themselves, the organs that are out of order will resume their proper function and the patients are thus cured. This is how acupuncture, electric treatment, magnetic therapy, and far infrared ray cure various illnesses and keep the body fit. – ‘The Scientific Basis and Therapeutic Benefits of Far Infrared Ray Therapy’, Dr. Kyuo.
  7. The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology reports medical practitioners make use of infrared radiant heat to treat sprains, strains, bursitis, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis, & muscle pain.
  8. Therapeutic Effects of Far Infrared Heat – Chapter 9 of Therapeutic Heat and Cold, Fourth Editors, Justus F. Lehmann, M.D., Williams, and Wilkin. Infrared Heat Therapy does the following:
    • Decreases joint stiffness
    • Relieves muscle spasms
    • Increases blood flow
    • Leads to pain relief
    • Affects soft tissue injury
    • Increases the extensibility of collagen tissue
    • Assists in resolution of inflammation, edema, and rids the body of metabolic waste
  9. Potential Use of Far Infrared in Dental Clinics: Mr. Shu of Ninomiya Yuri Dental Clinic used far infrared ray in his dental clinic for some years. “I have successfully treated many common dental diseases, for instance, pyorrhea alveolaris, gum inflammation, tooth pain, and muscular spasm.” Mr. Shu indicated that the use of far infrared ray is undergoing research. Dr. Akira, Director of the Meitoku Association of Dentists and Dr. Waaataru of the Kawano Dental Hospital also use far infrared treatment on a regular basis for gum inflammation and post dental pain suppression. – ‘The Scientific Basis and Therapeutic Benefits of Far Infrared Ray Therapy’, Dr. Kyuo.
  10. Artificial Body Parts: Far Infrared Ray Light Energy is absorbed into the body. Titanium rods, medal pins, pacemakers, and many other foreign items that have been inserted into our bodies are not affected by far infrared rays.  They do not increase in temperature inside the body any more than the cells of the body.
  11. FIR and Healthy Arteries – When the normally smooth, firm lining of the arteries becomes thickened and roughened by deposits of fat, fibrin, calcium and cellular debris, it lessens the arteries’ ability to expand and contract, and slows the blood movement through narrowed channels. These conditions make it easier for blood clots to form, blocking the arteries and stopping blood flow completely. FIR can neutralize blood toxicity and smooth the walls of arteries, capillaries and veins.
  12. Pneumonia: – A Lymphologist in Utah reported that within 15 minutes of a client being treated with Far Infrared Ray and lymphology therapy, their pneumonia was cleared. Infrared therapy in both Japan and China has proven to be outstanding for asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, sinusitis and congestion as it clears inflammation, swelling and mucous clogged passages, as testified to in Dr. Kyuo’s book below.
  13. Dr. Sasaki Kyuo, M.D. has done extensive research on the therapeutic uses of far infrared therapy. She is the author of “The Scientific Basis & Therapeutic Benefits of Far Infrared Ray Therapy’ – which presents clinical effects of far infrared therapy. Besides cancer, Dr. Kyuo reports successful treatments of many other diseases by use of FIR waves – treatments not only by her but also by many other doctors. The list of diseases – documented in her book – includes stress induced chronic diarrhea, abdominal distention, ulcerated large intestines, gastritis, facial numbness, hemorrhoids, shoulder, back, and knee pain, rheumatism, hypertension, diabetes, weight loss, breast and abdominal tumors, low blood pressure, asthma, anemia, burns and scalds, body odor, early onset of baldness, fracture of cervical vertebra, radiation exposure and related diseases.
    • Far Infrared Therapy:
      • Improves microcirculation by exerting strong rotational and vibrational effects at molecular level.
      • Enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients in the blood cell to the body’s soft tissue areas.
      • Promotes regeneration and fast healing.
      • Increases metabolism between blood and tissue.
      • Enhances white blood cell function, thereby increasing immune response & the elimination of foreign pathogens and cellular waste products.
      • Removes accumulated toxins by improving lymph circulation which are often at the core of many health problems.
      • Stimulate the hypothalamus, which controls the production of neurochemicals involved in such biological processes as sleep, mood, pain sensations, and blood pressure.
  14. How fast are you aging? – Common problems associated with lifestyle and aging, such as hypertension and osteoporosis, headaches and digestive problems, are attributed by some scientists to be the result of excess acidity in our system. The American Medical Journal found that in patients with bone loss, alkalizing their system caused a decrease in bone loss. Their conclusion was that our typical American diet is acid producing. The acids deposited in our blood are often stored by the body in forms of cholesterol, fatty acid, uric acid, and other villains that cause havoc in our system. Sang Whang, the author of “Reverse Aging” claims that these excess acids can be eliminated with the use of far infrared products, along with consuming certain alkaline minerals and foods. The far infrared resonance heats up the internal temperature of the body, increasing circulation, thus enabling the blood to melt out the acidic toxins that have been deposited for years in one’s arteries.
  15. Studies suggest that far infrared light stimulates the production of cell tissue and rapidly promotes the regeneration of skin and blood tissue.