The National Institutes of Health states that diabetes is one of the leading and major risk factors for both heart attacks and strokes. Though it is considered to be a manageable illness, over time it can be the cause of a great deal of debilitating damage to the body. Diabetes and its resulting high blood glucose can lead to heart issues, blindness, bad circulation, limb amputation and kidney problems. However, hope is on the horizon in the form of infrared sauna therapy.
Over the past few years there have been many studies conducted on the benefits of far infrared therapy. Two studies from 2010 cite new findings in terms of aid to those suffering from diabetes. In April of 2010, Japanese researchers studied the effects of far infrared on patients suffering with type II diabetes. The results published in Acta Medica Okayama, were encouraging.
They discovered that a bedridden patient with type II diabetes mellitus, given 15 minute infrared treatments over a two week period had their oxidative stress levels greatly reduced.
In June of the same year another published study found that infrared saunas aid in a diabetics management of several of their chronic symptoms. Dr. Richard Beever stated in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine that after using an infrared sauna three times a week for at least twenty minutes (over a three month period) it decreased symptoms such as fatigue, blood pressure, weight gain, cholesterol and sugar levels. It also measurably improved quality of life as seen in reduced stress, greater relaxation and general well being by decreasing chronic pain, depression and fatigue.
Last but not least are the findings regarding those individuals not yet diagnosed but who present indicators that they may be at high risk for diabetes. The compilation of these symptoms are called Syndrome X. Symptoms of this syndrome include increased blood sugar levels, high cholesterol, elevated blood pressure and weight gain.
SaunaCloud Infrared Saunas provide the infrared therapy that can assist to reduce some of these symptoms leading to diabetes. As several studies have shown, those at risk for developing diabetes all favorably respond to the healing far infrared in our saunas.