Digestive Disorders

Using a Sauna for Digestive Disorders

Common digestive disorders including chronic heartburn, GERD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and more come with a slew of embarrassing and painful symptoms. Sometimes, the best patients can do is manage the symptoms when no cure is available. Sauna digestion therapy can be a reliable way to manage the inflammation and toxin build-up commonly associated with these disorders.

So how do saunas and digestive disorders treatment plans mix? By adding regular visits to an infrared sauna, digestion disorder management can prevent dietary irritation along the digestive track, relieve symptoms when irritations do occur, and rejuvenate your body for the day ahead.

As the far infrared rays penetrate the body, they cause a brief but beneficial increase in body temperature inducing an artificial fever and mimicking the body’s natural mechanism to boost the immune system. This induced fever is one of the best ways to rid the body of unwelcome visitors such as toxins, viruses, and bacteria.

And, as the body‘s temperature rises, circulation also improves. Better blood flow can mean decreased pain and inflammation—the symptoms responsible for much of the discomfort caused by these disorders. That means, just by sitting, you can be easing the pain of IBS, IBD or GERD and reducing the inflammation that causes it.

Plus, when patients make time for regular visits to their saunas and digestive disorders are acting up, they can reverse some of the resulting fatigue. Because the air temperature in an infrared sauna is lower and less humid than traditional saunas or steam baths, a session will have you feeling energized in no time.