Chronic Pain Sufferers: Infrared Sauna Therapy Shows Pain Reducing Results
The natural health world is buzzing about the growing body of evidence confirming the amazing benefits of this Infrared Sauna in Henderson, Nevada. The heat from infrared saunas is powerful and deep, yet surprisingly gentle and easy to tolerate at the same time.
In addition to deeply heating your tissues and inducing an intense sweat to help detoxify, studies show even more. Infrared sauna therapy causes other health promoting changes in the body that ultimately lead to profound improvement in chronic pain.
Fibromyalgia Pain Reduced up to 78%
Infrared sauna therapy has been shown to significantly decrease pain and other symptoms. Fibromyalgia syndrome, a chronic disorder that is characterized by widespread pain with localized tenderness, has been greatly reduced. Researchers from Kagoshima University Hospital, Japan, studied the effects of infrared sauna sessions in 13 female fibromyalgia patients. Patients received infrared sauna therapy in cabins heated to 140°F once per day for 15 minutes, two or five days a week. After the sauna sessions, the patients went into a warm room and were covered with a blanket from the neck down to keep them warm for 30 minutes.
As a result, all patients pain was significantly reduced by about half after the first session. The effect became lasting after about 10 treatments. At that time, pain was decreased by 20% to 78%.
In another study, 44 female fibromyalgia patients were placed in 3 months of sauna therapy 3 times a week. They also completed underwater exercise twice a week. In conclusion, this decreased pain and other symptoms by 33% to 77%. The improvements lasted: pain was still 28% to 68% improved six months after the end of the study.
Leg Pain in Peripheral Arterial Disease Cut by Almost 70%
Infrared sauna session significantly reduced pain and increased walking distance in people with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Patients were randomly divided into a control group and a study group. Both received standard drug therapy. The treatment group patients also had a daily 15 minute sauna session in a 140° infrared sauna. After the treatment, patients were covered in a blanket to rest and stay warm for 30 minutes.
After six weeks, patients in the infrared sauna group experience an almost 70% reduction in pain, compared to no pain reduction in the control group. On a scale of 1 to 10, pain scores decreased from an average of 8.1 to 2.8 in the sauna group. However, it remained unchanged in the control group.
Infrared Sauna Therapy Doubled Walking Ability
Exercise performance also significantly improved for those in the sauna group. In a 6 minute walk test, they were able to walk twice as far without pain after 6 weeks of infrared sauna use. However, those in the control group experience no change in walking distance.
How to Take Advantage of Infrared Saunas For Pain Reduction
This new research suggesting significant pain reduction. At an increasing rate infrared saunas are being installed in doctor’s offices, spas, wellness centers, and homes around the world. If you have any kind of chronic pain, Infrared Sauna therapy at Elevated could work for you as an excellent, all-natural, non-drug pain treatment.