Over the years I have come across many people in need of relief from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Witnessing firsthand the relief that Far Infrared sauna therapy provided for sleep disorders of all kinds I looked into how Far Infrared might alleviate symptoms of one of the most serious fatigue disorders; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Far Infrared sauna therapy comes highly recommended by most health practitioners and those who have knowledge of how helpful Far Infrared can be at alleviating most of the symptoms of CFS. According to the CDC, “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating and complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity. Symptoms affect several body systems and may include weakness, muscle pain, impaired memory and or mental concentration, and insomnia, which can result in reduced participation in daily activities.”
Some physicians and scientists specializing in CFS believe there is a strong connection between the disease and toxins, especially heavy metals and chemicals. These chemicals and metals reside in the body’s cells. One of my clients with CFS completed a mitochondrial function test and discovered her body was filled with toxins. Her health practitioner immediately had her begin Far Infrared sauna therapy, as the gentle heat from the infrared is quite successful in detoxifying the body, through the effective sweat produced by the infrared heat.
The more a CFS sufferer can comfortably sweat the greater quantity of toxins will be released from the body. This eventually reduces symptoms from the disease and in some cases, after retesting, toxicity has all but disappeared. One of the concerns I have addressed is the low tolerance for heat some CFS sufferers have as sweating tends to add to the fatigue. The good news is Far Infrared heat is gentle, you can begin slowly, at a low temperature and, even though the detox may take a bit longer, the faster you begin to tolerate the heat the more quickly you will reap the benefits. For those who suffer with CFS there is increasing evidence that regular Far Infrared sauna therapy greatly improves the symptoms and eventually the toxicity levels in the body.
It is heartening to know, for those who suffer from CFS, that the consistent and daily use of Far Infrared sauna therapy may include benefits such as reductions in common symptoms of CFS, including fatigue and mood symptoms. Currently, many natural health practitioners and integrative physicians recommend Far Infrared sauna therapy for their patients with CFS. If you or someone you care about suffers from CFS, I truly believe regular use of a Far Infrared sauna can be a gentle and effective natural therapy that is an excellent complement to traditional medical protocols.