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Benefits of Far Infrared Saunas

Weight Loss: Can burn 400-800 calories in just one 30 minute session!

Here’s how many calories a 150 pound person normally burns up in 30 minutes!

ACTIVITY CALORIES
Marathon Running 593
Vigorous Racquet Ball 510
Rowing (peak effort) 600
Swimming (crawl stroke) 300
Jogging 300
Tennis (fast game) 265
Chopping Wood 265
Cycling (10 mph) 225
Golfing (without a cart) 150
Walking (3.5 mph) 150
Bowling 120

Some weight loss authorities believe that our bodies use fat to dilute toxins. Since a Good Health Sauna is an unsurpassed expeller of toxins, it is also a great way to get rid of any fat our bodies are using to dilute toxins we are storing.

Beauty: Excellent for increasing blood circulation to the skin which is essential for beautiful, youthful, glowing skin! A new “inner glow” as the skin is free of accumulated dirt and dry skin cells, due to deep cleansing of impurities!

  • Help acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts.
  • Open wounds heal quicker with reduced scarring.
  • Removes roughness, leaving skin baby smooth and soft again.
  • Firms and improves skin tone and elasticity.

Biological Toxins: Infection plays a role in more conditions than previously thought, from artery disease and ulcers to arthritis and colitis. Many bacteria and fungi produce endo and exotoxins that cause both local and systemic disease. More and more of them are resistant to drug therapy. Bodies weakened by toxic chemicals and heavy metals are more subject to attack by infections. Many infections are chronic, causing nagging complaints that never go away. This occurs especially in parts of the body with poor circulation such as the joints, ears and sinuses. Heating the body is a natural mechanism the body uses to fight infections. Sauna therapy not only heats, but powerfully improves circulation to help fight both acute and chronic infections.

Toxic metals: According to the United States EPA, toxic metals are the second worst environmental problem. Pesticides may contain lead, copper, arsenic and other metals. Fifty million mercury amalgam fillings are still placed in America each year. Tons of it is dumped into the air from coal-burning power plants and paper-making. Aluminum compounds are routinely added to table salt and municipal drinking water supplies. Arsenic and lead used in pesticides and insecticides find their way into the water and food supplies. Everyone has excess toxic metals, whether or not they show up on any test. Some toxic metals replace vital minerals in enzyme binding sites. However, they do not function as well. When they accumulate, they contribute to hundreds of physical and emotional health conditions.

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Cellulite: Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water, and wastes which are trapped in pockets below the skin. A Good Health Sauna can assist with correction of this condition, as profuse sweating helps clear this form of unwanted debris from the body. European Beauty Specialists confirm: a sauna will greatly speed any anti-cellulite program! Due to at least twice the depth of heat penetration into cellulite combined with up to 10 times the level of heating in these tissues a Good Health Sauna can be significantly more effective than any conventional sauna.

Runners: The Good Health Sauna is the perfect solution for keeping up your cardiovascular fitness while avoiding a run on a difficult weather day (days you may want to just skip a workout or when you need a rest to allow an injury to heal). Also, the Good Health Saunas are great for warming up before stretching or starting any vigorous activity. You simply get in the sauna with your clothes on and allow the infrared rays to pour right through your clothing until you just begin to break a sweat. Now you are pre-warmed for stretching, skiing, running in cold conditions, etc. For the stretching benefit from the system you will need a 40 minute sauna session before your stretching. Research indicates that stretching after a 40 minute sauna session should produce a .5 % permanent increase in your flexibility. Even one 20 minute session may create temporary increase in your flexibility of up to 10%. As a warm-up, a Good Health Sauna should help to prevent injuries and enhance your ability to stay with your training program or enjoy any outdoor activity. A Good Health Sauna is also a great cold weather, post-activity, warm-up, especially for any frostbitten areas.

Relaxation & Enjoyment: Stress can affect the body’s motor, neurologic & circulatory systems. Perhaps the most immediate relief a Good Health Sauna can offer is simple stress relief. Just a few minutes in the warmth promotes relaxation, soothing nerves & knotted muscles, helping you to feel rejuvenated and restored in both body and mind.

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COLDS AND FLU

Fevers, Colds, Influenza, and many other common diseases often induce a fever, which is our body‘s natural way of burning off toxins and bacteria associated with the illness. When using a Far Infrared Sauna, skin temperature rises to 40°C (104°F) and internal body temperature rises to about 38°C (100.4°F), thus creating an artificial fever state, a process known as hyperthermia. Fever is part of the body‘s natural healing process. Fever 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). Recent studies also show that symptoms of colds and flu-like illnesses are dramatically reduced if Far Infrared Sauna Therapy is used in its early stages.

ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF

Many people use far infrared heat as a successful treatment for arthritic pain relief, rheumatism and muscle pain (myalgia). Far Infrared heat therapy can substantially reduce the pain and deformation caused by myalgia and certain kinds of rheumatism. Furthermore with each sauna session, the muscle length is increased. Regular use of an infrared sauna may result in a permanent increase of 12%, strengthening and toning muscles for over all better health. For athletes, far infrared sauna therapy can be used very effectively for warming up and cooling down during an exercise workout.

Effects of Infrared Heat on Rheumatoid Arthritis
A case study reported in Sweden worked with a 70-year-old man who had rheumatoid arthritis secondary to acute rheumatic fever. He had reached his toxic limit of gold injections and his Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) was still 125. After using an infrared heat system for less than five months, his ESR was down to 11. The rheumatologist worked with a 14-year-old Swedish girl who had difficulty walking downstairs due to knee pain from the age of eight. This therapist told her mother the girl would be in a wheelchair within two years if she didn’t begin gold corticosteroid therapy. After three infrared sauna treatments, she began to become more agile and subsequently took up folk dancing without the aid of conventional approaches in her recovery.

BLOOD PRESSURE

High Blood Pressure: due to an opening of blood vessels and capillaries, and the increased betterment of circulatory processes within the body, as well as the relaxed environment in a portable home sauna, one can successfully lower blood pressure.

Research into far infrared saunas has shown that patients who used the infrared sauna lowered their blood pressure, using the sauna three times a week at 30 minutes per session. Department of Cardiology, Respiratory and Metabolic Medicine in Kagoshima University took a group of 28 patients who had at least one coronary risk factor and split them into two groups. Fourteen were put into one group to be treated with a far infrared sauna and the other fourteen were put into the non sauna group. The patients in the sauna group used the infrared sauna once a day for 15 minutes, at 60 °C, followed by 30 minutes bed rest with a blanket, for two weeks. Systolic blood pressure levels in the sauna group were significantly lower than those in the non-sauna group at two weeks after admission (110 +/- 15 mmHg versus 122 +/- 13 mmHg). These results suggest that repeated sauna therapy may protect against oxidative stress, which leads to the prevention of atherosclerosis. Low Blood Pressure: when an individual’s blood pressure is too low, the use of a home sauna can help to balance the body’s interior workings and processes. Improvement in circulation and the opening of blood vessels will help to bring blood pressure to balanced and appropriate levels.

DIABETES

Diabetes is a disease that impairs our body’s ability to balance the use of energy (glucose) derived from the foods we eat. Insulin, a natural hormone produced in our pancreas is required for the body to deliver glucose into our cells to bum as energy. If the pancreas doesn’t make insulin or if the body cannot use insulin properly then diabetes results. Common symptoms of diabetics are: frequent urination, excessive thirst and hunger, weakness and fatigue, and nausea and vomiting.

Far Infrared can increase micro circulation, relieving pain, reducing swelling, flushing toxins, and helping to rejuvenate healthy cellular functioning. Its emitting natural far infrared rays deep into your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Actually increasing circulation within the cells. Giving your cells a chance to flush toxins and waste by products while absorbing fresh oxygen and nutrients from the blood stream.

New research has also discovered that far infrared rays inhibit bacterial growth, helping to prevent and reduce the chance of infection.

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ECZEMA AND PSORIASIS

Far Infrared Sauna Therapy greatly alleviates symptoms of both eczema and psoriasis. The deep penetration of far infrared heat increases blood circulation allowing more oxygen and nutrients to be transported to your body‘s cells regenerating and cleansing your skin. Your pores are thoroughly cleansed while you sweat during your sauna session and all kinds of toxins leave your body via transpiration. Regular use of a Far Infrared Sauna helps to clean toxins inside your body and control skin inflammation while eliminating the itching associated with eczema and psoriasis and repairing the skin. Far Infrared Sauna Therapy is also a great reliever of stress – a known trigger for both eczema and psoriasis. Say goodbye the risks and side effects associated with emollient creams, lubricating ointments, and steroid creams traditionally used to treat eczema and psoriasis. These medical ointments often cause thinning of the skin, acne like breakouts, broken blood vessels and stretch marks, but with Far Infrared technology they are no longer necessary.

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. Among those 18 sites are the hips, knees and rib cage. Other symptoms of fibromyalgia include allergies, anxiety, carpal tunnel syndrome, depression, dizziness, headaches, irritable bowel symptoms, numbness, and tender skin. The ACR estimates that fibromyalgia affects as many as 6 million Americans. Most sufferers of fibromyalgia are women of childbearing age, but it has also been known to strike men, children and the elderly. As for what causes fibromyalgia, many theories exist.

The far infrared sauna has been very beneficial in the treatment of fibromyalgia (FMS, FM) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFIDS, CFS). A number of doctors now believe that the “toxic load” of these patients are very high and their detoxification pathways are often compromised. When one is able to reduce the toxins and heavy metals in those with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, their symptoms often greatly improve. A number of people are also suffering unknowingly from mercury poisoning or from other heavy metals such as lead and aluminum. The infrared sauna has been invaluable in accelerating the removal of these toxic metals. By raising the core temperature and creating a ‘hyperthermia’ effect the infrared sauna also improves a number of parameters in the immune system.

The Health Benefits of Saunas
by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Study of 9/11 Rescue Workers

One of the most recent studies of this program is the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project. When the World Trade Center buildings collapsed on September 11, 2001, massive amounts of toxins were released, and the firemen, policemen, and other rescue and cleanup workers bore the brunt of this environmental disaster.

As you might expect, acute respiratory distress was common in this group. However, over the subsequent weeks and months, a significant number of these individuals experienced a wide range of health issues, including gastrointestinal complaints, worsening pulmonary problems, depression, irritability, and cognitive disorders.

From September 2002 through September 2005, more than 500 of these rescue workers, the majority of them firefighters between the ages of 35 and 45, completed this sauna detox program, and the results were astounding. Before treatment, which averaged 33 days, they missed a median of 2.1 days of work per month and had 4.4 days of limited activity. Symptom severity scores—which rated 10 systems, including skin, respiratory, emotional, cognitive, and musculoskeletal—were high, and half of the participants were taking drugs to manage their symptoms.

After treatment, the number of days of missed work or limited activity fell to 0.2, symptom scores dropped dramatically, and 84 percent of participants had discontinued all their drugs because their symptoms had cleared up. They also had significant improvements in thyroid function, balance, reaction time, and even IQ!

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Lyme Disease

The skin is the largest organ in the body. It covers more than 20 square feet in an average adult and accounts for as much as 15% of our total body weight, more than any single internal organ. The average square inch of skin contains about 20 blood vessels, 60,000 melanocytes (which produce pigment), more than a thousand nerve endings, and 650 sweat glands. The skin has multiple functions, not the least of which is simply to hold your body together and prevent entrance of foreign objects and pathogens into the bloodstream and tissues.Often referred to as our third lung, the skin acts as an interface between our internal and the external environments as it regulates exchange processes like absorption and elimination. Skin is a semi permeable barrier through which your body can not only absorb substances but can also release them.

First we will examine the skin as a detoxification pathway, and then we will learn why sauna therapy is so important to the Lyme Disease recovery process.

The skin detoxification pathway Sweating is one of the primary functions of the skin. It accomplishes both temperature regulation (cooling) and toxin removal. Your sweat is made up many different components. These include water (up to 99%), and substances like salt and other electrolytes, sugar, metabolic wastes like ammonia and urea, metals and heavy metals, and drug metabolites. Because our sweat can be as revealing as urine, sweat analysis is becoming an ever more common clinical procedure for detecting a multitude of substances in the body.

Sweat in humans is produced by two types of glands. The eccrine sweat glands are present over the entire surface of our bodies and are especially concentrated on the palms of our hands, soles of the feet, and the forehead. They produce sweat composed mostly of water and salts. Apocrine sweat glands are predominant

in the armpits and genital area. Apocrine sweat contains protein and fatty materials and is the source of the sweat odor which is caused by bacterial breakdown of organic compounds.

When sweat glands are stimulated to increase production, they secrete a substance (sweat) which is synthesized from the fluid which fills the spaces between our body‘s cells (the interstitial spaces). This fluid comes from blood plasma leaked into the tissues by capillaries. Any circulating toxins present in the blood system are carried into the interstitial spaces along with the plasma. In this way toxins make their way into sweat, which is a filtrate of the plasma. Heat stress and exertional activities speed up the circulation of blood and thus accelerate the release of fluid into the interstitial spaces. This in turn prompts sweat glands to produce more toxin-laden sweat.

Most people living in modern times do not sweat very much. Lack of adequate exercise, the prevalence of climate control technology at home and in the workplace, and the nonphysical nature of most jobs contribute to minimal sweating. Unfortunately, decreased sweating means decreased toxin removal.

Nenah Sylver, Ph.D., in her book The Holistic Handbook of Sauna Therapy, cites several published scientific studies which illustrate the ability of the body to detoxify via sweat production. For example, from her book we know that nickel, mercury, and cadmium are eliminated more effectively through sweat than through urine. Also, people with known chemical exposure who have symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and/or multiple sclerosis can obtain between 90 and 99% reduction of symptoms through the skin detoxification pathway.

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Can Cure Mysterious Cases

Sherry A. Rogers reports in her book “Detoxify Or Die” that people with the most severe forms of heart disease and resistant to all medications, tolerated infrared saunas with no side effects. Most importantly, it improved their heart health in a Mayo Clinic study within 3 short weeks. Of course, it is recommended to continue longer, say a year or longer of daily or every other day saunas for an hour or less to more completely lower stored chemicals that cause disease. She also reports that mysterious joint pain in war veterans exposed to Agent Orange also disappeared, as did a host of other pain syndromes. Dr. David W. Schnare, Esq. Ph.D. of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) also showed that not only did a sauna reduce body levels of HCB (hexachlorobenzene) and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in electrical workers, for example, but it did this even though the men were continually exposed at work. This is the only method of detoxification evidenced in current nutritional, medical, and bio-chemical literature capable of significantly reducing or eliminating stored toxic residue with scientifically proven safety, according to Dr. Schnara, Science Advisor to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Appearance of the Infrared Sauna on Oprah

People everywhere are discovering the wonders of infrared sauna therapy. Interest piqued considerably after medical guru Dr. Oz appeared on Oprah’s show and coached Oprah on its use. Its demonstration occurred in one of Oprah’s segments on “High Tech Ways to Extend Your Life.”

While inside the unit, Oprah noticed an increase in the feeling of warmth about her. That’s because the infrared rays can penetrate into the skin and even deeper. They are the same rays that you get from the Sun, but without the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

The Infrared Sauna Effects

During the infrared sauna on Oprah segment it was explained well that an infrared sauna can increase your metabolism to the point where you will burn hundreds of calories without making any physical effort. People who utilize the sauna will experience a drop in their blood pressure, if that’s been a concern for them, and an overall increase in vascular circulation. The caloric burn, estimated to be as high as 600 calories in a thirty-minute session, comes from your increased heart rate. Experts believe that it will bring about a gradual increase in your core temperature as you use it. And as you perspire you will release toxins through the pores of the skin for an overall cleansing effect.

The infrared sauna technology differs from the more familiar saunas that heat the air with steam or rocks. This heat emanates from the light at the far end of the spectrum; it falls between visible rays and microwaves. For this reason it is often referred to as far infrared sauna therapy. Because it does not overheat the air but, rather, penetrates into skin and muscles, it has been put into use by NASA for its astronauts, and the neonatal units in hospitals keep babies warm with it.

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What is Chromotherapy?

Chromotherapy, also called color therapy, is the use of color and light to gently bring about homeostasis. Color and light is applied to specific areas and accupoints on the body.

History of Color and Light Healing

Color and light have been used for healing since the beginning of recorded time. Ancient Egyptians built solarium-type rooms with colored panes of glass. The sun would shine through the glass and flood the patient with color. Some people use colored silk cloths which are placed on the body and then flooded with sunlight. Early color and light healers in the modern world used colored gels and sheets of glass to apply light to the body. Others used color infused water and color meditations to send healing rays to the person.

Today, there are many practitioners who use color and light in interesting ways. Some therapists have a box with a mechanism that flickers light into the eyes. They report success in speeding the recovery of stroke victims and those persons who experience chronic depression.

Some healers recommend the wearing of eyeglasses with colored lenses. Practitioners of Feng bring color into our homes and workplaces for optimum balance of energy.

Why it Works:

The earth, the oceans, in fact every living thing, is dependent upon light for its very existence. A recent scientific study disclosed that each cell in the body emits light. We live in a sea of energy and our bodies are composed of energy.

Color works through and in us, in every nerve, cell, gland and muscle. It shines in our auras and radiates upon us from the sun. Color is an active power, exerting a tremendous influence on our consciousness, soul and spirit.

Within our body, our organs, muscles, cells and nerves all have a level of vibration. When our body becomes out of balance, disease occurs. Each color has its own frequency and vibration. Through extensive research, we know that color and light will help bring our physical and emotional systems into balance.

RED

Brings warmth, energy and stimulation; therefore good for energy, fatigue, colds, chilly and passive people. It energizes heart and blood circulation. It energizes all organs and the senses.

YELLOW

Increases neuromuscular tone. Purifies blood, helps digestion and has a cleansing effect. Strongly stimulates happiness, brings on a sense of security, as well as a strong feeling of well-being.

GREEN

Is a cooling, sedating color, which helps reduce swelling of joints and tissues; it calms the body’s nervous system. It’s the color of the relaxed heart.

 
TURQUOISE

Increases intuition and sensitivity. It mentally relaxes and tackles embodied psychological barriers. It acts as a tonifier and can help regulate imbalances in the lung and large intestines system. It facilitates spiritual growth.

BLUE

Is a cool color that is calming. It stimulates the parasympathetic system, and reduces blood pressure and calms both breathing and heart-rate. It helps treat sleep disorders and headaches.

VIOLET

Promotes awareness and consciousness. It increases effects of medication. It promotes proper functioning of the lymphatic system and very helpful with menopause. It is the color for neutralizing emotional wounds and for spiritual growth.

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EMF Health Concerns & General Recommendations for Saunas

Vitatech Electromagnetics, LLC was commissioned by Good Health Saunas to perform comprehensive AC ELF EMF/EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) testing for two 330 watt 120 V panel heaters. Vitatech

operated the heater under normal electrical load in its regular ON/OFF settings to identify the peak magnetic and electric field emission levels emitted from the heater per full compliance testing. In addition to the normal magnetic and electric field testing at the common power frequency of 60 Hz, Vitatech measured the AC ELF (30 Hz to 3000 Hz) magnetic fields emanating from the Good Health Saunas sauna heaters from 30 Hz to 3 kHz frequency range and the electric field strength levels from 5 Hz to 500 Hz. For this test, two comparable models, ending in model numbers 012 and 006 were tested in a low environment testing location. The survey was performed on April 26th, 2016,

by EMF Technician Christina Vitale and EMI Engineer Jan Heindel.

Executive Summary

The results of the electromagnetic compatibility testing indicate that both heaters tested emitted very low electromagnetic fields (EMF) and not only meet all known federal, state, and industry standards but exceed these standards exhibiting fields as low 0.18 mG. Vitatech recommends 10 mG or less for long term human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). Additionally, the peak electric field strength levels recorded at both panels are within ICNIRP recommended 4,167 V/m human health exposure limit for the general public and fully complies with Vitatech’s recommended exposure threshold.

AC ELF Electromagnetic Inference (EMI)
Electromagnetic induction occurs when timevarying AC magnetic fields couple with any conductive object including wires, electronic equipment and people, thereby inducing circulating currents and voltages. In unshielded (susceptible) electronic equipment (computer monitors, video projectors, computers, televisions, LANs, diagnostic instruments, magnetic media, etc.) and signal cables (audio, video, telephone, data), electromagnetic induction generates electromagnetic interference (EMI), which is manifested as visible screen jitter in displays, hum in analog telephone/audio equipment, lost sync in video equipment and data errors in magnetic media or digital signal cables.

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Purpose

The objective of the AC ELF EMF testing services performed for the two sauna heaters was to identify the peak magnetic flux density levels emanating from the sauna heaters under normal ON and OFF settings and compare the recorded data with both current federal/state/industry standards and Vitatech Electromagnetics’ 10 mG RMS recommended long-term human health exposure as presented in Exhibit A, Recommended 50/60 Hz Magnetic Field Human Exposure & EMI Immunity Standards (July 2015). It should be noted that all recorded time-varying 60 Hz magnetic flux density levels within this report are presenting in peak-to-peak units of mG (milligauss) in the Bx, By and Bz axes and then converted to Br resultant RMS (rootmeans-square) units. All electric field strength levels are presented in isotropic V/m (voltper-meter) units which is similar to the Br resultant for magnetic fields.

AC ELF Magnetic Flux Density Site Assessments
Vitatech recorded timed AC ELF magnetic flux density levels at a separation distance of two (2”) inches from the Good Health Saunas 330 watt 120 volt panel heater for 6 to 10 minutes and at 16” and 25” from the floor and/or base. Vitatech recorded the AC ELF (30 to 3000 Hz) magnetic fields in peakto- peak units as shown in Figures #1 and #2, then converted (see Equation #1 on previous page) into Br resultant RMS units which is normally used when evaluating the potential

impact on long-term human health.

Electric Field Strength Conclusions
The peak electric field strength levels recorded at both panels are within ICNIRP recommended 4,167 V/m human health exposure limit for the general public and fully complies with Vitatech’s recommended exposure threshold.

Recommended 50/60 Hz Magnetic Field Human Exposure & EMI Immunity Standards (July 2015)

Human Exposure Issues & Electronic Equipment Immunity Standards
The last two (2) decades Vitatech has recommended 1 μT RMS (10 mG RMS) and less (see AC ELF EMF Health Issues for details) as the acceptable long-term (6 to 8 hours or more) human exposure standard and EMI immunity threshold for residential, commercial, university, research, and medical occupied areas without EMI sensitive scientific and diagnostic instruments and equipment.

Vitatech recommends applying the appropriate mitigation controls (i.e., magnetic shielding, increased separation distances, etc.) to the extent practicable to achieve acceptable long-term exposure levels to members of the public and occupational workers that are “as low as is reasonably achievable” (ALARA) in environments where they must live and / or work for more than eight (8) hours per day with or without their knowledge or consent.

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However, we do not recommend AC ELF magnetic shielding in transit areas such as sidewalks, lobbies, hallways, parking garages, cafeterias and walkways unless the magnetic field emissions approach 100 μT RMS (1000 mG RMS) which is the 60 Hz EMI magnetic field threshold for implantable medical devices (i.e., pacemakers, defibrillators, insulin pumps, etc.).

The European international 50/60 Hz magnetic field electronic and electrical equipment immunity standard, IEC 61000-6-1.2005-3, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 6-1: Generic standards – Immunity for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments recommends a maximum of 3 A/m RMS (Level / Class 2) magnetic field strength which converts to 3.77 μT RMS (37.7 mG RMS). Note: multiply A/m by 4π to convert to magnetic flux density. In Europe, UK and other countries around the world except the United States, electronic and electrical equipment must be tested and CE certified to the IEC 61000-4-8 EMC Part 4-8 Testing and measurement techniques – Power frequency magnetic field immunity test for residential and commercial locations, industrial installations and power plants and medium and high voltage substations. IEC 61000-4-8 tests and certifies with a CE stamp one of six (6) classifications of Level / Class (1 to x) according to the EMC environmental requirements.

AC ELF EMF Health Issues
VitaTech defines AC ELF magnetic flux density emissions according to six orders of magnitude from low, elevated, high, very high, extremely high to potentially hazardous:

First order of magnitude 0.1 to 0.99 μT (1 to 9.9 mG) as low,
Second order of magnitude 1 to 9.9 μT (10 to 99 mG) as elevated,
Third order of magnitude 10 to 99.9 μT (100 to 999 mG) as high,
Fourth order of magnitude 100 to 999.9 μT (1000 to 9,999 mG) as very high,
Fifth order 1000 to 9999.9 μT (10,000 to 99,999 mG) as extremely high.
Sixth order 10,000 to 99,999 μT (100,000 to 999,999 mG) as potentially hazardous.

Warning: at AC ELF magnetic flux density levels exceeding 5,000 μT (50,000 mG) (10 mA/m2 induced current density threshold used by WHO, ACGHI, CENELEC, DIN/VDE, NRPG & NCRP), the human body experiences physiological and / or neurological responses because of induced currents within body tissues, organs and neurons. The actual biological effect depends on the magnitude, polarization, proximity and exposure time to extremely high and potentially hazardous magnetic field sources. Finally, information about AC ELF EMF Health Issues and Vitatech’s 1 μT (10 mG) recommended long-term human exposure limit are discussed in the next section.

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How to Use an Infrared Sauna

1. Warm up the sauna to the temperature of your choice

For a far infrared sauna , most people set the temperature for anywhere between 100-140 degrees. If you are a beginner, and particularly if you are not in great health, you’ll want to start at 100 degrees or less. This way you’ll give yourself a chance to get used to the heat.

It’s okay to get into an infrared sauna 10-15 min. after you’ve turned it on, even if the temperature is not up to your target temperature yet.

It doesn’t take longer than that for infrared sauna heaters to warm up, and once they do, you’ll be getting the infrared heat effect. The infrared-emitting heaters will be on continuously until the heat gets up to the temperature you set.

For a traditional sauna, most people set the temperature for anywhere between 160-200 degrees. In this case, you’ll probably want to wait until you’re within 5-10 degrees of the temperature you’ve set it at to get the full effect throughout your whole home dry sauna session.

Remember that heat rises, so choose whether to sit on an upper or lower bench (or change positions) accordingly.

2. Drink a glass of water.

Have a glass of water before you enter the sauna. Take some water into the sauna with you, too. This is the most important “how to take a sauna” step!

Other good drinks to take into the sauna with you would be a sports electrolyte replacement drink (or coconut water, which is nature’s electrolyte replacement drink!).

3. Bring towels with you into the sauna

You’ll need a towel to sit on and a smaller towel to wipe down with once you start sweating.

Your body will be sending out toxins, including heavy metals, with your sweat, and you won’t want your sauna bench or floor to absorb these.

4. If possible, take your sauna in the nude

If you can’t, then wear the absolute minimum of clothes that you can—-not more than a bathing suit, for example.

Some people think they’ll sweat more if they enter a sauna with clothes on. This is dangerous and a mistake! When you cover your skin with clothes, your sweat can’t help cool you down by evaporating on your skin. You will quickly overheat and also lose the benefits of wiping away your toxin-loaded sweat. When you wipe away the toxin-filled sweat, the toxins don’t sit in contact with your skin and possibly be reabsorbed.

5. Relax, reflect, listen to music, read a book, or socialilze

This is your time and it’s a time to relax, reflect on your day. Try resting your eyes and mind or meditate for a while.

What you can expect to happen in the sauna?

Don’t expect to sweat right away when you enter the sauna. For someone who has learned how to take a sauna, taken many and sweats easily, it can take a few minutes or more to start sweating noticeably.

As you use the sauna more regularly, you’ll notice that you sweat more profusely. At some point, if you persist, you’ll likely become a really good sweater. The more you sweat, the more you have to drink to make up for the loss.

Some people don’t sweat in the sauna initially

But, if you’re new to the sauna, you might find you don’t sweat at all the first few times, or even the first several times! That may sound strange, but some people have suppressed sweating mechanisms due to past pesticide exposure or other toxic exposures. If that’s the case for you, take things slowly, realizing that you won’t be able to tolerate the sauna as long or get the same sauna benefits from it without sweating. As you keep at it, the problem should correct itself and your ability to sweat will return. Also remember that you have to be well hydrated to get a good sweat going. If you’re not sweating as well as usual in the sauna, try drinking some more water.

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Detox Your Body and Stay Healthy through Sauna Use

By Gerald Don Wootan and Matthew Brittain Phillips from Detox Diets For Dummies

Saunas are great for flushing out the toxins that build up in your body’s fat cells. Your kidneys are detoxification powerhouses, and the intense sweating you can enjoy while spending time in a sauna can clear out about one-third of the toxic material that your kidneys remove from your bloodstream.

Multiple studies have shown that saunas are effective in removing solvents, organic chemicals, PCBs, pharmaceuticals, and heavy metal toxins from the human body.

The health benefits of using a sauna don’t stop at detoxification, although they do fit in with the core values of a detoxified lifestyle. For instance, the high temperatures of a sauna can give your immune system a boost. The number of white blood cells that fight infections increases as much as 58 percent with the levels of increased temperature you get in a sauna. And that’s just the beginning.

Your T cells (another important part of your immune system) and antibodies can increase by as much as 2,000 percent. Also, a lot of microbes just can’t take the heat; many of them die off at temperatures of 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Sauna treatments are often used to help people suffering from the common cold, and the success levels are high.

Increased temperatures also help your body to secrete endorphins, which are the “feel good” chemicals in your brain. Endorphins also make great painkillers, so it’s very common for people suffering from chronic and acute pain to get quite a bit of relief from sitting in a sauna.

Studies have shown sauna to be effective in reducing the symptoms of a range of conditions,

from arthritis to chronic fatigue syndrome to fibromyalgia. Research has also supported the use of sauna to help with glaucoma, anorexia, chronic obstructive lung disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. If all that weren’t enough, saunas can even help people quit smoking and kick drug addictions.

If you spend time in a sauna, your cardiovascular system will also thank you. Here are just a few of the benefits you can get from regular sauna sessions:

  • Stronger heart muscle contractions
  • Improved function of the cells that line your arteries, which are extremely important in helping to keep cardiovascular disease at bay
  • Reduced incidence of abnormal heart beats
  • Lower blood pressure resulting from a healthy enlarging of the blood vessels
  • Increased blood plasma and number of red blood cells, which helps with oxygen distribution and increases exercise tolerance
  • Increased fat metabolism, which leads to weight loss
  • In addition to increased fat metabolism, a second mechanism for weight loss is also related to saunas. When you sweat heavily in a sauna and flush the toxins out of your fat cells, that process • allows the fat cells to reduce in size, which can be a big help with weight loss.

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One of the primary uses for far-infrared heat therapy is to help reduce suffering from chronic pain and injury. Far-infrared heat gets deep into the body’s soft tissue, making it a great source of relief from arthritis pain to backaches. Far-infrared heat also helps to improve the mobility of the joint or muscle in question. Whether you are dealing with muscle soreness from swelling, this therapy can be used to help you improve your condition. Everyone from the elderly to athletes can benefit from this method of loosening sore muscles and stiff joints, without the use of ointments or creams.

Far-infrared heat therapy works to improve the body’s natural healing process; helping to relieve pain by expanding blood vessels and increasing circulation, without increasing blood pressure. This improved circulation allows more oxygen to reach tissues and nerves, helping to reduce pain and speed up the healing process.

This deep penetrating heat gently causes an artificial “fever” without actually being sick. As a result, blood circulation is improved to the treated area bringing more healing oxygen to joints and extremities and speeding healing of injuries. Those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease & Parkinson’s Disease can enjoy an easy to use form of pain relief.

Relieve overworked Muscles, Stiffness, Cramps and Muscle Pains: Far Infrared Saunas use Far Infrared energy wavelengths which penetrate anywhere from 1-2 inches deep into the human body. Far Infrared heat penetrates deep enough to affect the muscles which often become stiff due to everyday activities and stress. Heat relaxes the muscles and allows them to loosen up and regain their elasticity.

Infrared heat also makes muscles more flexible and gives them a larger range of motion, in addition to providing relief from cramps and joint pain.

Furthermore, Infrared heat helps stimulate blood circulation, leading to increased heart rate, dilated blood vessels and overall more movement of blood to different body parts including muscles. Infrared heat also helps break down our body‘s lactic acid deposits. Lactic acid forms deposits in muscles, leading to muscle cramps, muscle tightening & fatigue in the body. Infrared technology has been shown to work well on muscle pain throughout the

back as well as muscle pain caused by arthritis & other joint problems. Daily use of a Far Infrared Sauna will help to totally relax muscles leading to better, undisturbed sleep without anxieties and pain.

  • It produces pain relief
  • Pain may be relieved via the reduction of attendant or secondary muscle spasms.
  • Pain is also at times related to ischemia due to tension or spasm which can be improved by the hyperemia that heat-induced vasodilation produces, thus breaking the feedback loop, in which the ischemia leads to further spasm and then more pain.
  • Heat has been shown to reduce pain sensation by direct action on both free-nerve endings in tissues and on peripheral nerves. In one dental study, repeated heat applications led finally to abolishment of the whole nerve response responsible for pain arising from dental pulp.
  • Heat may both lead to increased endorphin production and a shutting down of the so-called “spinal gate” of Melzack and Wall, each of which can reduce pain.

NATURAL PAIN RELIEF: Far infrared sauna heat is a very effective natural pain relief therapy in the battle against muscle and joint complaints. Far infrared heat relieves pain by expanding blood vessels and increasing circulation.

Better circulation allows more oxygen to reach injured areas of the body and helps reduce pain and speed up the healing process. This natural pain relief approach can result in significant pain reduction and minimizing or discontinuing the use of medication all together.

A study in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics tested 46 patients with chronic pain using a variety of treatment modalities with and without far-infrared sauna. They found a decrease in pain score, pain behavior, self-rating depression and anger score in both groups of patients, but a more significant drop was noted in the sauna group.

Two years after treatment, more of the patients in the sauna group had returned to work than those without sauna treatment. This may be a very promising method for the treatment of chronic pain.

Masuda, A, et al. The effects of repeated thermal therapy for patients with chronic pain. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.
2005; 74 (5): 288-94.

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