Using a Sauna for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia has been called the “aching-all-over disease,” but that description falls short of conveying the true chronic pain of the debilitating illness. Often chronic muscle disorder in which the thin film or tissue holding muscle together becomes thickened or tightened, fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal aches, pains and stiffness, soft tissue tenderness, mild to incapacitating fatigue, and disturbed sleep.
The pain of fibromyalgia is typically felt in the neck, back, shoulders and hands, but it is not exclusive to those areas. Based on criteria set in 1990 by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), a diagnosis of fibromyalgia requires a patient to have experienced widespread pain for a minimum of three months in 11 of 18 tender muscle sites. As for what causes fibromyalgia, many theories exist. If you ask us, that’s enough pain.
Fortunately, far infrared sauna fibromyalgia treatments have proven very beneficial. A number of doctors now believe that the “toxic load” of these patients is very high and their detoxification pathways are often compromised. Infrared sauna fibromyalgia therapy uses invisible light rays that penetrate below the skin to where harmful toxins & heavy metals are clumped together in water molecules. When cells absorb the infrared rays, they begin to break down stored toxic clumps and release them back into the blood stream where they can be properly flushed out of your system. When this pathway becomes clear through the penetration of your tissues and one is able to reduce the toxins and heavy metals through sauna fibromyalgia therapy, patients’ symptoms often greatly improve.