Using a Sauna for Colds or Using a Sauna for Flu
Our bodies’ natural response to common illnesses like colds and flu often includes a fever. Fever is part of the body’s natural healing process. It stimulates and boosts the immune system, resulting in increased production of disease fighting white blood cells, antibodies and interferon (an anti-viral protein with cancer fighting capability). It is our body’s natural way of burning off toxins and bacteria associated with illness.
An infrared sauna creates an artificial fever state that helps the body fight off the cold or flu. When sitting in your sauna for flu, your skin temperature rises to 40°C (104°F) and internal body temperature rises to about 38°C (100.4°F), a process known as hyperthermia. Consider how your body feels when a natural fever breaks, hyped up on a fresh boost of your body’s best weapons. You can facilitate that renewed fight the moment you feel the sniffles coming simply by sitting in your sauna for flu therapy. Using your infrared sauna for colds means you can help your body stop them before they even take hold. Recent studies even show that symptoms of colds and flu-like illnesses are dramatically reduced if far infrared sauna therapy is used in its early stages.