Last week I lost my uncle to the effects of lung disease. They have recently labeled this COPD. This covers a variety of lung issues from asthma to emphysema. I truly wish he could have utilized Far Infrared Sauna therapy, FIR, as it would have potentially healed his condition; at least it would have eased his discomfort.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is an illness becoming front and center in terms of the number of people currently afflicted. It is an ever increasing problem and one of the major health disabilities cited by a growing number of patients. NIH states COPD is the third leading cause of death currently in the United States. COPD presents with some common symptoms such as shortness of breath, inability to properly breathe and a persistent, chronic cough. The long term effects of COPD include deterioration of the tissues in the lung and air passages.
However there is positive news from the infrared sauna industry. Far Infrared Sauna therapy has a proven track record of assisting COPD sufferers manage and deal with these chronic issues. Researchers have found that adding repeated far infrared sauna therapy, to a patient suffering from COPD, assists greatly in improving airway obstruction. In the 2013 study published in the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, they also state conventional therapy is greatly enhanced when the addition of Far Infrared therapy is included. They saw a positive change in vital capacity and peak expiratory flow as well as forced expiratory flow. These were tests performed on two groups. The group receiving treatment benefited demonstrating greater improvement over and above the control group, in terms of final test results.
COPD sufferers can benefit greatly from Far Infrared Sauna therapy especially in conjunction with conventional therapy. Call your health care practitioner before beginning any new therapy and then look into using the gentle, healing warmth of a Far Infrared Sauna. It will relax you as it eases your discomfort.