I am constantly amazed at the level of anxiety I see in the people I know. In the articles I read I also see that thousands are on heavy anti-anxiety medication such as Xanax, Paxil, Valium, Ativan, Lexapro and Zoloft. I certainly know that Far Infrared sauna therapy is as a tool to fight daily stresses, a blue mood, even depression. Could it also be effective battling anxiety? I found the answer to my question was yes.
There is a preponderance of evidence linking anxiety, with our overly stressed lives. Also, some of the many toxic chemicals stored in the fat cells within our own bodies. Most of these chemicals are fat-soluable. These deposits leak into the bloodstream slowly some remaining there our entire lives. It is basically impossible to rid the body of these chemicals trapped in fat cells. Far Infrared sauna therapy de-tox’s the body and rids it of these chemicals and toxic metals. A toxic body is even more susceptible to anxiety. Whatever the reason a 2005 Psychosomatic Medicine study reveals results from a group of 28 mildly anxious and depressed patients with appetite loss and other subjective symptoms. “Twenty-eight mildly depressed inpatients with general fatigue, appetite loss, and somatic and mental complaints were randomly assigned to thermal therapy group (n = 14) or non-thermal therapy group (n = 14). Patients in the thermal therapy group were treated with 60 degrees C far-infrared dry sauna for 15 minutes and were then kept at bed rest with a blanket for 30 minutes once a day, 5 days a week for a total of 20 sessionsin 4 weeks.”
Patients given Far Infrared sauna treatment displayed noteworthy improvement in both anxiety and depression, bodily complaints, as well as hunger and relaxation scores as compared with the control group. These findings suggest that repeated Far Infrared sauna therapy may be useful for anxious/depressed patients with appetite loss and subjective complaints. As with many of the benefits of Far Infrared saunas, science proves what consistent users already know. Adding Far Infrared sauna therapy into a daily routine elevates mood. Infrared therapy will not cure anxiety/depression however it has been proven to attack some of the underlying issues causing them. Added to your other healthy, daily activities a session in your Far Infrared sauna can surprisingly elevate either temporary or long term improvement in levels of anxiety and depression.
Utilizing Far Infrared sauna therapy and adding it into your daily routine will find you enjoying profoundly positive effects on your overall mental and physical health. Far Infrared sauna users continually point to their experience as less expensive than anxiety drugs and as an holistic approach to mental wellness accessing the body’s own properties to strengthen health. Ditch those anxiety drugs, take a Far Infrared sauna instead!