Many years ago, following the death of her mother, my aunt was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. She sought relief from the extreme discomfort and pain first through medication, then meditation and finally Far Infrared sauna therapy. The pain from this disease is constant, debilitating and disruptive. There is a valid solution. One of the greatest benefits from the use of Far Infrared sauna therapy is pain relief. Can Far Infrared heat help with pain, particularly pain from Fibromyalgia. The answer is a resounding “Yes”!
First a bit of information about Fibromyalgia. This is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that Fibromyalgia exacerbates painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Symptoms can start after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. Conversely, symptoms can also build up over time with no single triggering event. Women are much more likely to develop Fibromyalgia than are men. It is also found that many people who have Fibromyalgia also suffer with tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.
Currently there is no cure for Fibromyalgia, however there are a variety of medications available to control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help. This is where many health practitioners suggest the use of Far Infrared sauna therapy. Far Infrared sauna rays help Fibromyalgia sufferers naturally reduce the pain and inflammation they experience. Infrared sauna heat works by penetrating joints, muscles and tissues. It increases circulation, and boosts oxygen flow to the tissues. By reducing soreness on nerve endings, infrared heat reduces muscle spasms and helps the body heal itself naturally.
Far Infrared sauna heat works by penetrating tissues, joints and muscles thereby increasing efficient blood flow allowing for more productive circulation. There are several studies reflecting the successful use of Far Infrared for the treatment of Fibromyalgia. I highly recommend infrared heat as we now know Far Infrared wavelengths penetrate the body to create heat, which creates profound therapeutic benefits. These infrared rays increase blood flow to the muscles, delivering more concentrated oxygen, which creates more energy to heal and also aids in chronic pain relief.
Don’t believe many of those in the medical mainstream that will tell you that you have to learn to live with the pain and discomfort of Fibromyalgia. I don’t pretend to have all the answers and of course, everybody is different, but you may find, if you do suffer from this disease, by adding Far Infrared sauna therapy into your daily routine, your pain will dissipate, you will feel more relaxed, your sleep will improve and your quality of life can return to normal.