Who knew that raising the body’s core temperature just a few degrees could completely eradicate cancer cells!
That’s just one of the claims put forth by Japanese and Chinese alternative health doctors who assert that far infrared is a near miraculous, non-invasive way to cure some of the most troubling diseases humanity faces.
What is Far Infrared?
When we step into the sun, we are experiencing far infrared.
The range of electromagnetic energy emitted by the sun is known as the solar spectrum, and lies primarily within three regions: ultraviolet, visible, and infrared. The solar spectrum extends from about 0.29 µm (or 290 nm) in the longer wavelengths of the ultraviolet region, to over 3.2 µm (3,200 nm) in the far infrared.
The far infrared range is the light that is just beyond the spectrum which our eyes can see, but we can feel it – and it feels amazing!
Far infrared is why a cat won’t leave a room lit by a fireplace, or warmed by the sun’s rays. It is also why people are instinctively drawn to a bonfire. Animals and humans alike bask in that light because it is extremely therapeutic.
More specifically, far infrared light is the light on the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum of radiation that is beyond what our eyes can see, or visible light, and just before microwaves.
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The electromagnetic spectrum of radiation includes every type of light (a form of energy), including gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet light, visible light, infrared, microwaves, and radio waves — and visible light actually only makes up a small portion of the EM spectrum.
Though we could feel these light waves as far back as we can remember, the nature of far infrared was unknown until English astronomical scholar, William Herschel discovered that there is a part of light that can warm things.
In 1800, when Herschel experimented by shooting solar light through a prism, he discovered invisible infrared rays. By raising the indicated value of the thermometer which was placed outside of red we see in our 7-colored visible rainbow, he found that there was far-infrared light.
The Benefits of Light from the Other End of the Rainbow
The benefits of the light from the “other end of the rainbow” or far-infrared (hyperthermia) are amazing. You should know that this therapy is:
7 Times More Effective at Detoxing Heavy Metals
Far infrared detoxifies heavy metals like aluminum, mercury, nicotine, alcohol, sulfuric acid, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),and other environmental or metabolic toxins 7 times better than regular heat or a conventional sauna.
With studies proving that heavy metal exposure is one of the biggest culprits in the rising neurological disorders in children (while also lowering their IQs), we can benefit from far infrared therapies when we are as young as two years old.
Part of the reason that far infrared works so well at detoxing the body is that the we don’t detox very well while our bodies are in fight-or-flight mode. Though it may sound strange, when we are involved in an intense workout, sweating profusely, the body is creating high levels of cortisol and other stress hormones, and the sympathetic nervous system is on high alert.
When we finish our workout, we go into the parasympathetic mode, and we can “rest and digest.” This also just happens to be when we detox most effectively.
Far infrared heats the body and may cause us to sweat, but while we are deeply relaxed, and since our tissues and organs are reached by the far infrared spectrum, we are likely to detox layers of junk we haven’t been able to get at, possibly, for years.
Deeply Healing to the Cells and Tissues of Our Bodies
Far infrared light penetrates the top layers of our skin without burning them to take far-infrared spectrum rays deep into our damaged organs and tissues – the heart, liver, colon, lungs, etc. are all positively affected.
Far infrared is extremely healing to the skin for the same reason. It just so happens to boost elastin and collagen production, too. Far infrared also warms the skin without burning it, causing a boost in the body’s own healing mechanisms, which can help eradicate acne, reduce lines, cellulite, and even reverse eczema and psoriasis.
Sleep-inducing, Stress Relieving, and Creates Energy in the Body by Boosting Dopamine and Serotonin
Far infrared boosts these two feel good chemicals that our bodies create to keep us happy and healthy. When we get better sleep and are more relaxed the body can clean itself up better, freeing up energy for things besides “takin gout the trash.”
Brain Power Boosting
Far infrared helps in the creation of new brain cells, called neurogenesis. It safeguards existing neurons against potential damage while improving norepinephrine levels. This results in your feeling more relaxed and alert simultaneously.
Far infrared also boosts the production of prolactin hormone that promotes the growth of myelin (nerve fiber insulation in the brain) that is responsible for how quickly your brain processes things.
Far infrared heat reduces chronic inflammation – a process whereby the immune system starts to attack itself. Instead, the radiant heat soothes sore muscles, increases circulation, and acts as a natural pain reliever.
Not only does far infrared increase cellular regeneration, and DNA synthesis, it also promotes protein synthesis – all incredibly important for healing repair, and even keeping you looking and feeling young.
Incredibly Immune Boosting
Far infrared strengthens our immunity by increasing production of white blood cells by the bone marrow and killer T cells by the thymus, an important endocrine gland.
Simply sitting in a far infrared sauna or on a far infrared mat when you feel a cold or flu coming on has been known to stop it – cold.
This therapy also improves blood and lymph. Circulation is stimulated, and mood-boosting endorphins are increased. Far infrared also lowers lactic acid, can kill some bad bacteria, viruses, and parasites and even helps to burn calories. Because far infrared raises our core body temperature, it helps fight infections and even cancer.
The principle of hyperthermia is that cancer cells are very sensitive to and intolerant of the effects of excessive heat compared to normal cells. Tumors have an impaired ability to adapt their blood circulation and to the effects of high temperatures, thus hyperthermia can cause a reduction of blood flow to a tumor.
Dr. David Jernigan explains that most cancer patients have a lowered body temperature.
The ability for far infrared, also called “thermotherapy” to kill cancer cells has been documented well. In Japan, the former director of Yokohama General Hospital, Dr. Nobuhiro Yoshimizu, M.D., has conducted extensive research into the benefits of far infrared ray thermotherapy in treating cancers that are resistant to conventional radiation treatments. He’s even written a book on the subject — ‘The Fourth Treatment for Medical Refugees: Thermotherapy in the New Century.’
There is a hospital in Germany just outside of Munich called the St. George Hospital that has treated more than 5,000 different patients with far infrared therapy for cancer. They travel to this hospital from around the world, seeking thermotherapy because of its rumored success treating cancer better than chemo or radiation.
Even North American clinics use hyperthermia or far infrared, but only as an adjunct, since much of the U.S. and Canada are still in the grips of Big Pharma’s propaganda surrounding cancer and its treatment with expensive chemo-drugs.
The chemo/cancer drug trade is expected to be a $150 billion-dollar industry by 2020, after all.
In brief, far infrared is another amazing cure for cancer, and other common ailments that Western medicine hardly ever mentions. There are vast numbers of doctors throughout Asia, and parts of Europe that swear by the efficacy of this treatment. You owe it to yourself to try it.