Infrared Saunas And Low Blood Sugar

Infrared saunas have been shown to aid in the fight against a wide range of health conditions, and that includes low blood sugar. Medical experts warn that by the year 2050, roughly 33% of American adults will have diabetes, which is the health concern associated with low blood sugar. Interested in helping combat low blood sugar symptoms? Check out the perks of an infrared sauna!

How Infrared Saunas Can Help With Low Blood Sugar

Using a Good Health Saunas' infrared sauna may help increase blood circulation throughout the body, a fact that is especially important to those with diabetes. Improper blood flow to legs, hands, and feet can lead to sensations such as tingling, pain, cramping, and numbness. Promoting proper blood to the extremities can prevent nerve damage by flushing out toxins, as well as prevent injuries caused by number feet and hands. When used as part of your diabetes management, an infrared sauna may help increase circulation to your hands and feet while helping to rejuvenate cells, bringing relief from the pain and swelling that are all too common in diabetes.

It is important to note that infrared saunas are not a cure to diabetes; no form of treatment, medication, or lifestyle change can effectively reverse diabetes. But, lifestyle changes, medications, and alternative lifestyle adjustments, such as infrared sauna use, can be beneficial in the management of diabetes.


Science Backs Using Infrared Saunas For Low Blood Sugar

Doctors within KIBI International University’s Department of Physical Therapy published their results in the peer-reviewed Acta Medical Okayama (April 2010) showing the positive effects infrared sauna use had on patients with Type II diabetes that had become bedridden due to leg hyperthermia. This study measured the oxidative stress of patients following 15-minute infrared sauna use over a period of two weeks. Oxidative stress is used as an indicator of physiological stress. Following the two weeks, use of the infrared saunas demonstrated significantly decreased oxidative stress levels in the participating patients.

Tips for the Best Sauna Experience

1. Stretch before entering the sauna.

Stretching wakes up your body, gets your blood pumping, and increases your flexibility, and these preparations will ensure that your mind, body, and health will see the greatest results after your infrared sauna session.

2. Hydrate your body.

They say you should drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day, and they’re not wrong! Keeping your body hydrated guarantees that you’ll have the stamina to enjoy an entire session of healthy heat in an infrared sauna.

3. Find the right settings.

Not everyone has the same body, so not everyone should have the same settings when it comes to their infrared sauna experience. If you’re looking to truly relax, then you may want to adjust the chromotherapy lighting to our cool blue, turn the heat to a lower temperature, and play some calming tunes. But, if you’re someone who wants to use the infrared sauna to feel energized, then perhaps a radiant orange, higher temperature, and an inspiring music selection is the way to go.

4. Take advantage of the bench.

Our infrared saunas come equipped with a comfortable bench that’s stationed at just the right height, so use it! The bench gives you somewhere to put your feet up to relax, sit calmly if you want to meditate, or provides an area for you to do that stretching we talked about earlier.

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