Infrared light is part of the sun’s invisible spectrum. We can, however, feel this type of light, which we perceive as heat. Our sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Our atmosphere has a “window” in which it filters infrared rays ranging between 7 to 14 microns to safely reach the earth’s surface.

Our bodies radiate infrared energy in the 3-50 micron range, where the output is at 9.4 microns. Our palms emit infrared energy at 8-14 microns. Palm healing is a 3000 years old tradition in China and is based on the healing properties of these natural infrared rays. One of the characteristics of the Far-Infrared Ray (FIR) is how easily this light is able to penetrate through human tissue.

When this occurs a natural resonance is created, which has many beneficial properties. Dr. Toshiko Yamazaki, M.D., author of “The Science of Far-Infrared Therapies” reports that one of the reasons FIR has such beneficial results in a variety of illnesses is its ability to remove toxins, which happen to be the core of many health problems.

For example, when toxic gases such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide or toxic substances such as lead or mercury meet large water molecules, they are encapsulated by clusters of water in the body. When these toxins accumulate, blood circulation is blocked and cellular energy is impaired.

However, when a 7 to 14 micron FIR wave is applied, the water begins to vibrate breaking the ion bonds of the atoms held together by the water molecules. As the breakdown of the bond occurs the encapsulated gases and other toxic substances are released.

FIR therapy has been used for over thirty years to treat patients with various health problems and have exhibited positive results. These conditions include but are not limited to: TMJ, arthritis, high blood pressure, benign prostrate hypertrophy, high cholesterol, pain, hemorrhoids, cystitis, gastritis, asthma and bronchitis, sore throat, muscle tension, muscle spasms, adhesions on cold hands and feet, poor skin tone, acne, body odor, eczema and psoriasis.

FIR light therapy is considered to be harmless and can be found on the market today. Studies have shown that the patients have displayed minimal to almost no side effects and produced various positive results.

It does so by reducing the sensitivity of the neural pathways of the nervous system, triggering the body to release endorphins, natural morphine-like substances known to block and reduce pain.