Worldwide Far Infrared Research
The Far Infrared Sauna uses technology from the NASA
space program to make Far Infrared Rays that activate enzymes in the body
to create Nitric Oxide. The action of Nitric Oxide was not discovered
until about 1991 by Dr. Salvador Mondada. And then three Pharmacologists,
Robert F. Furchgott, Louis J. Ignarro, and Ferid Murad, won the Nobel
Prize in 1996. There are over 10,000 Clinical Studies on NO. They are
listed in the American Journal of Hypertension, American Journal of Physiology,
Annals of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Circulation, Hypertension, Journal
of the AMA, Journal of Immunology, Lancet, Nature, New England Journal
of Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science,
and Urology. Recent research shows what Nitric Oxide does: (A Neurotransmitter
that turns things on and off) (The Far Infrared rays from the Portable
Sauna activates Arginine to create Nitric Oxide (NO).
1. "NO (Nitric Oxide) relaxes arteries, thereby
helping to maintain normalizing blood pressure. . .unless NO is otherwise
in short supply in the body.: (Improves Heart function). It directs the
beating of the heart, triggering the heart to beat faster or slower."
Dr. Furchgott discovered NO is the mechanism relaxing the heart known
as the "endothelium-dependent relaxing factor." Lack of oxygen
constricts the heart. ((NO carries oxygen in and carbon dioxide out)
2. "It helps keep open the coronary arteries, preventing angina pain."
3. "It's a free-radical scavenger that helps to lower serum cholesterol
and prevent "bad" LDL cholesterol from oxidizing and becoming
4. "It's a powerful anticoagulant (blood thinner) that helps prevent
blood platelets from clumping together and causing heart attack and stroke.
5. "It enhances blood flow to the penis, helping to boosts erections."
6. "It enhances sexuality for women as well."
7. "It serves as a critical "bullet" by different immune-system
cells that use it to kill bacteria and viruses and even shrink some cancerous
8. "It functions as a "messenger molecule" allowing nerve
cells and brain to communicate with each other." It lasts at most
9. "It is used by the brain to encode long-term memory and ensure
blood flow to brain cells." (Improves memory function)
10. "It helps regulate insulin secretion by the pancreas, reducing
the risk of diabetes.
11. "It helps control the lung airways, allowing one to breathe easier
and avoid lung problems."
12. "It relaxes "hypertonic" spincter muscles, preventing
and healing hemorrhoids."
13. "It stimulates the body into releasing the all-important human
growth hormone, a key to longevity as well as improvement in body composition
by boosting lean muscle mass and bone density while decreasing fat tissue."(Boost
15. "Dr. Jonathan S. Stamler at Duke University Medical found NO
hemoglobin delivering oxygen to our cells, then ferries carbon dioxide
back to the lungs for discharging." "It regulates all cell function
16. "NO helps the body eliminate ammonia that accumulates as a toxic
byproduct of muscles building, sprinting, and other short explosive bouts
of exercise." (anti-aging).
17. "It regulates the intestinal movement."
18. "It directs the muscles of the arms, legs, and all bodily movements."
19. "Diabetes accelerates hardening of the Arteries." "NO
directs the insulin that regulates blood sugar and reduces Lipid peroxidation."
20. "NO triggers the release of Prostaglandins that lower inflammation
21. "Drs. Barbul and Albina found NO reduced inflammation and speeded
up the rate of healing."
22. "It inhibits the growth of Cancer Cells. (Hibbs) (Kwon) It dramatically
reduces the pain associated with Cancer.
23. I have used it and seen it used on hundreds of clients. In twenty-five
minutes I have been able to take the pain away in about 90% of the people.
"It has been recently discovered that Diabetes,
Atherosclerosis, oxygen free radicals, aging of body systems, hypertension,
coronary heart-disease, high cholesterol impairs the ability of your endothelium
to produce nitric oxide when and where is it needed."
Johnstone, M. T., Joffee, I. I., Schmidt, H. H., Pieper, G. M. This being
true you can probably use the portable Far Infrared Sauna to warm the
endothelium (cells in the walls of blood vessel that regulate clotting)
and increase the production of nitric oxide.
L. John Mason, Ph.D. of the Pain and Anxiety program
from the Success Education Center in Cotati, CA had a protocol "by
warming the extremities, the hands and then the feet, you can prevent
or at least, minimize symptoms of stress that manifest, viz:"
1. "Stress caused or Situational High Blood Pressure"
2. "Rapid or Irregular heart Rates"
3. "Migraine headaches"
4. "Panic and Anxiety"
5. "Many Digestive symptoms"
6. "Raynaud's Syndrome"
7. "Many symptoms of Sexual Dysfunction including Infertility, Impotency,
and Lower Libido."
"Some people believe that they are having a heart
attack because often there is chest pain, a shortness of breath, neck
or arm pain, major stomach upset, an adrenaline rush, lightheadedness,
dizziness, and other unpleasant feelings of fear and apprehension."
"In order to lower blood pressure, controlling
panic/anxiety, preventing migraines, reducing stress, decrease digestive
symptoms take a stress card or thermometer and place it on the middle
of one of your index finger and big toe. Wait 1-2 minutes and determine
the temperature of the skin over the middle of this finger. It will range
from 65 degrees to up to 97 degrees. Ideally, you want to have your hands
and big toe at about 93-95+ degrees. This warming will let go of constricted
blood flow and can be enhanced with the use of the Chi Exercise Machine
in conjunction." (L. John Masson)
NITRIC OXIDE (NO)
From the Book, "Nature's Answer to Arthritis, Cancer, & Alzheimer's
"A natural approach to inflammatory disorders - for Doctors and Patients
By Thomas M. Newmark & Paul Schulick
"Picture an inflamed area (of the body) engorged
(with pain). Then through chemical signals you summon for help the cytokines
and chemokines to identify the problem. These summon the angry white blood
cells, firing away with their oxidative ray guns." They are shooting
bursts of free radicals of oxygen at invaders. We mean this literally
- that's one of the ways white blood cells work. They work by producing
free radicals to act as biological thieves, to steal electrons to assist
the breakdown of damaged tissue or invading foreign substances."
What do scientists know about Nitric oxide (NO)?
(1) "Nitric oxide flits about the body at speeds almost too fast
to measure. One researcher finds it difficult to understand, "it
is everywhere and it's nowhere." It appears to travel just below
the speed of light." As soon as it delivers its message by photon
light it disintegrates and is gone.
(2) NO is a free radical creator and identifier determining which bad
cells are to be destroyed. It is involved in the process to oxidize the
bad fats and toxins in the body. Without NO we would have a toxic dump
in our body.
(3) "Nitric oxide (NO) plays a role in regulation of brain activity
and (detection of) inflammation of brain plaque."
(4) "Nitric oxide plays a part in inhibiting and blocking COX 2 inflammation
of wounds and tissues for all diseases with a lot of research for Alzheimer's,
Parkinson, Arthritis & Cancer."
(5) "Nitric Oxide facilitates the changing & maturing of thought
(6) It is thought to be a "messenger molecule." Bredt DS, Snider
SH: Nitric oxide: A physiologic messenger molecule. Annu Rev Biochem 1994;63:175.
(7) "It is at the root of many disease conditions including Arthritis
(8) "L- Arginine and other enzymes convert to Nitric oxide, which
The drug Viagra creates nitric oxide. NO is involved in male erections."
From the Textbook, "Harper's Biochemistry,"
24th edition Chapter 58.
(1) "NO is formed from either the enzyme Arginine or from nitrite
formed from glyceryl trinitrate during metabolism in the body."
(2) "NO is formed in the endothelial cells from Arginine and Calcium
and causes the smooth muscle cells to relax." This means the hot
house is a good preparation before massage or during massage.
(3) "This contraction-relaxation cycle of 3-4 seconds of NO generates
storage of ATP (energy), which provides the energy for the skeletal muscles."
(4) "NO has a very short half-life (approximately 3-4 seconds) in
tissues, because it reacts with oxygen and superoxide. The superoxide
combining with NO decomposes into a highly reactive OH free radical identifying
the bad cells for destruction by T cells and killer cells." If bad
cells are not destroyed, cancer cells accumulate." (Mongada)
(5) "NO causes vasoconstriction, the narrowing and contraction of
(6) "NO is of major importance in maintenance of blood pressure."
(7) "NO causes a resistance to vascular stroke." (Loscalzo)
(8) "NO is a beneficial neurotransmitter in the brain and peripheral
autonomic nervous system." This causes the parasympathetic nervous
system to turn on and all the muscles and body systems to relax causing
the body to become unstressed and relax.
(9) "NO reacts with the primitive immune system" to enhance
the immune system.
(10) "NO inhibits adhesion activation, and aggregation of platelets."
It keeps the individual blood cells from sticking and coagulating together
allowing oxygen and nutrients to get into the cell and wastes to get out.
(11) "NO plays a role in neurotoxicity (of nerve cells), detoxifying
the neuron cells," and all other individual cells of the body.
(12) "Keeps the DNA (cell duplication) and ATP (energy storage &
production) from becoming overrun by toxins and chemicals."
(13) You must do something to enhance processing of toxins and free radicals
by the cells when using the fir sauna by drinking water before and after
and encouraging one to use the bathroom
From the Book, "Doctors' Secrets, The Miracle of
By Donald M. McLeod M.D. & Philip A. White M.D.
"Free radical fighters such as nitric oxide and
superoxide are used as toxins by cells of the immune system to destroy
viruses and bacteria, and free radicals are used as well to kill cancer
cells. Further, nitric oxide is always necessary to the body in helping
regulate blood vessel dilation, and thereby, the circulation of blood.
It is beneficial Arthritis, Inflammatory Disease, the Immune System, and
Lung Disease." p 40, (Hilliquin)(Hamid)
"Nitric oxide is beneficial in Renal Health and
"Nitric oxide assists in regulating the flow of
blood by controlling the constriction or relaxation of muscles in blood
vessels. In a similar way it affects muscles in the digestive tract, thereby
aiding in digestion. It also serves as a signaler in turning genes on
and off, & as a neurotransmitter, where it plays a part in brain cell
communication. p 166.
"Nitric oxide plays a significant role in the immune
system. Some of the immune cells produce nitric oxide with which to destroy
invading bacteria, or rogue cancer cells. Nitric oxide, generated by the
action of nitric oxide synthase, is produced in other parts of the body
including the endothelium (lining artery walls), in central and peripheral
nerve cells, in skeletal muscles, and in the epithelial cells lining the
bronchi, uterus, and stomach. " P. 167.
"Nitric Oxide is important in dilation of Blood Vessels preventing
artery spasms leading to Heart Attacks and in lowering blood pressure."
S. Taddei, et.al. Circulation 97:222-29, (1998)
The H (Homocysteine) Factor Solution by James Braly
"Postmenopausal women experiencing Estrogen deficiency
also have nitric oxide deficiencies."
"Nitric oxide is a potent antioxidant, neurotransmitter & artery
Another big factor in high blood pressure and heart attacks is a deficiency
of nitric oxide in your artery walls. Nitric oxide regulates muscle tone
of the arteries. Nitric oxide prevents arteriosclerosis and injury to
vessel walls. It is also a powerful antioxidant, anti inflammatory, brain
cell protector, neurotransmitter (chemical messages in the brain) memory
and learning enhancer."
"The more nitric oxide produced in arteries, the more the muscles
relax and increase in diameter. Blood Pressure also falls in the process.
Nitric oxide also causes the bladder wall to relax." "Nitric
oxide and high glutithione lowers Homocysteine from the amino acid methionine.
When we eat too much meat, cheese, and protein too much homocysteine is
created from the amino acid methionine. When the methlation process is
going on, our DNA can not repair itself and puts us at risk of cancer,
Heart attacks, and autoimmune disease. High homocysteine causes oxidation
and aging, weakens the immune system, damages the brain, lowers IQ, increases
pain, inflammation, blood clots, creating problems of detoxing, risk of
cancer, heart problems, stroke, diabetes, ages the brain, hormonal problems,
lowers vitamin B's and SAMe."
From the Book "The Natural Pharmicist" by
Steven Bratman, M.D.
"If you are exposed to Nitric Oxide you need extra Vitamin B 12 &
James Braly, "The H Factor Solution"
"Low levels of Nitric Oxide cause high homocysteine. which is associated
with increased risk of Alzheimer's." "Another big factor in
High Blood Pressure & heart attack is a deficiency of Nitric Oxide
in the artery walls. Nitric Oxide regulates muscle tone of the arteries.
Nitric Oxide prevent arteriosclerosis & injury to vessel wall, It
is also a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, brain cell protector,
neurotransmitter (sending chemical messages in the brain)."
"Another big factor in High blood Pressure & Heart Attack risk
is a deficiency of Nitric Oxide in your artery walls. This highly versatile
and important biochemical regulates the muscle tone of arteries. NO also
prevents Atheriosclerosis and injury to the vessel wall. At the same time,
it functions elsewhere in our bodies as a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory,
brain-cell protector, neurotransmitter (chemical messenger in the brain),
and memory and learning enhancer, relaxes the bladder wall and dilates
"The more Nitric Oxide produced in the arteries, the more the muscles
relax & increase in diameter. Blood Pressure also falls in the process
and the bladder wall also relaxes."
"When high methylation, from high homocysteine,
is going on, our DNA can not repair itself and puts us at risk of cancer
and autoimmune disease."
"High homocysteine accelerates oxidation and aging, weakens the immune
system, damages the brain, lowers your IQ, increases pain, inflammation,
blood clots, causes problems of detoxification, increases the risk of
cancer, ages the brain, creates hormonal problems, creates diabetes, and
stroke, dilates the airways, and lowers vitamin B and SAMe."
"High homocysteine (and low levels of folic acid) also affects a
gas that is crucial to arterial flexibility: NITRIC OXIDE." p. 26
"High Homocysteine not only lowers normal Nitric Oxide production
and interferes with magnesium (both of which raise blood pressure), damages
the walls of the arteries, oxides LDL cholesterol, makes the blood stickier
and more likely to clot abnormally. "
"Cardiovascular Disease, poor blood circulation to the brain, silent
strokes, as well as low levels of B Vitamins, methylation, SAMe, NITRIC
OXIDE, and glutathione-all of which homocysteine does cause -are associated
with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. "p 92
(It appears the Far Infrared Sauna can satisfy the need
for extra Nitric Oxide)
"Estrogen-deficient postmenopausal women have B
Vitamin deficiencies, zinc, and magnesium deficiencies, methylation deficiency,
SAMe, Nitric oxide, and Glutathione deficiencies and high homocysteine
PROPERTIES and BENEFITS of USE of FAR INFRARED THERAPIES
(From Research & Commercial Applications in Japan, Europe, & China)
The FAR INFRARED Sauna works ON 2 PRINCIPLES AT THE
DRAMATIC USE OF HYPOTHERMIA
HYPERTHERMIA - (Heating the Tissue and Body Systems
to about 106 degrees.)
It is used heavily in Europe in Conjunction with Chemo Therapy & Radiation
"One of the difficulties with cancer, cancerous
cells are very difficult to target specifically. They can hide among normal
cells. But malignant cells are more sensitive to heat than normal cells.
Raising the temperature of the tumor (with the Far Infrared) is one way
to help identify the cancer cells."
"Hyperthermia can be used by itself, and results
in impressive shrinkage and even complete eradication (10-15%) of tumor.
However, these results usually don't last and the tumors may regrow. However.
In Clinical Studies on transplanted mammary carcinoma, radiation alone
produces no cures (in China), heat alone produced 22% cures, & combining
Hyperthermia with radiation produces 77% cures."
"There is one American phase three, clinical trial
that shows positive results with very difficult cancers like brain, liver,
& advanced kidney. It is well suited in treating small superficial
tumors within (7cm under the skin.)"
HYPERTHERMIA & LYMPHOME IS EFFECTIVE
additional hyperthermia details "available here"
Medline has numerous studies on this issue. The following
Universities are doing research on Hyperthermia: Washington University,
University of Wisconsin, and Duke University.
MEDICAL RESEARCH in CHINA, JAPAN, & EUROPE
Hyperthermia & Lymphoma
A Study in Australia gave "Hyperthermia (42-44
degrees C for 30 min to 1 hr) can induce apoptosis in a variety of cell
types and tumor cell lines. This process is usually, but not invariably
unaffected by RNA and protein synthesis inhibition. C-fos expression has
been expression has been implicated in the regulation of apoptosis. By
heating a Burkeitt lymphoma cell line, for 43 degrees C for 30 min. approximately
60% of cells underwent apoptosis within 6 hours of treatment."
Dr. F. Lehman - "Summary of Heat & Cold,"
4th Edition Chapter 9
1. "Increases the extensibility of Collagen Tissues.
"Study shows 20 people increased 10-18% increase in Tissue length.
"There was valuable work with ligaments, joints, tendons, fascia,
and synoviam that have been scarred, thickened or contracted. It is great
for Training Competitive Athletes by reducing down time.
2. "Decrease Joint Stiffness by 20%."
3. "Reduced Muscle Spasms."
BENEFITS from the FAR INFARED (Research from Japan)
A. Dr. Yanajaki - "INFRARED THERAPY"
Dr. Yanajaki found the following results in Clinics in Japan:
· "Burns - Relieves Pain, Decreased Healing Rate, Less Scaring
· "Lower Blood Pressure
· "Repairs Brain Damage (Contusions) Accelerates repair time.
· "Short Term Memory Improves
· "Cancer of Tongue reversed
· "Neutralizes Electromagnet Fields (Computers, Microwaves,
· "Helps recovery of Cerebral Hemorrhages: - enhanced &
· "Auto Accidents - Reducing Pain - Best Results - repeat
in 3 days
· "Helps Arthritis, Gout, Rheumatic Arthritis
· "Helps Menopause Symptoms - relieves chills, nervousness,
depression, dizziness, head and stomachaches.
· "Creates Beauty - Creates Glowing Skin - Cleanses Cells
· "Weight Loss (Trim Thighs, Hips, and Stomach).
B. USED IN 40 REPUTABLE CHINESE MEDICAL CLINICS: FOR:
* Soft Tissue Injury * Lumbar Strain
* Periarthritis of the Shoulder * Neurodermitis
* Sciatica Pain during Menstration. * Eczema w/Infection
* Foot Surgery * Diarrhea
* Cholecystitis * Neurastheria
* Pelvic Infection * Infection
* Pediatric Pneumonia * Frost Bite
C. Dr. Masao Mahamura of the O & P Medical Clinic
in Japan uses the Fir Infrared for : * Whiplash * Sciatica * Menopause
* Arthritis * Rheumatism * Shoulder Stiffness
* Ear Diseases * Insomnia * Gastrential Problems
* Muscle Spasms* Back Pain * Acne
* TMJ * Adhesions * Repetitive Stress
* Trauma * Gout * Disc Protrusion
* Brain Contusion* Tight Shoulder * Compression Fractures
* Post Exercise Muscle Pain * Bursitis
* Peripheral Vascular Diseases * DJD
CONTRAINDICATIONS: (From 40 Medical Clinics in Japan
- Dr. Yanajaki)
Adrenal Suppression, Lupus, M. S. (Most are Heat Sensitive), Inflammation
(Heat) in the area (Spine) or Joint, Recent Acute Joint Injury, Pregnancy,
Silicone Implants if feel Pain, Hemophiliac, Hemorrhaging, Pace Makers,
and Implanted Devices.
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note: all information on this page is lay-gathered.
You may want to verify its accuracy with your health care providers.
Research information from VosEnergy
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