Improving Crohn’s Disease with Infrared Saunas

Infrared Saunas Improve Crohn's Disease

Quality of life while living with Crohn’s disease can be maintained with regular use of an infrared sauna. The light waves improve circulation and stimulate healing, reducing inflammation.

Far infrared saunas use light waves to heat cells under the skin. The heat soothes inflammation and stimulates muscle recovery. Irritation in the body, like what happens with Crohn’s disease, leads to inflammation which is part of the body’s natural method for healing itself. However, inflammation can be uncomfortable and should be treated along with the root cause to keep the body healthy and balanced.

Crohn’s disease involves irritation in the intestinal tract leading to a variety of symptoms ranging from annoying to incredibly painful, including cramping and diarrhea. The inflammation caused by long term irritation can result in permanent damage internally. While right now there is no cure for Crohn’s disease, there are ways to reduce symptoms and even put it into remission.

Healing root causes of inflammation helps relieve the uncomfortable and actually painful symptoms of Crohn’s disease. When the intestinal tract has a chance to heal from irritation, this in turn allows the inflammation surrounding the tract to subside. Though diet can play a large role in the initial irritation of Crohn’s disease, addressing the discomfort of the inflammation after symptoms start is important to enable people to live better quality lives with the disease. Regular use of an infrared sauna can be an effective treatment for Crohn’s disease.

As the light waves heat the body’s core temperature, it in turn increases blood flow, boosts metabolism, and also eliminates environmental toxins through sweat. Because the light waves heat the cells underneath the skin and not the air around you, it is more comfortable to use than some other types of saunas. Using the infrared sauna for about 15 – 30 minutes a day can provide many health benefits and relief from the painful symptoms of Crohn’s disease ( ). Consult your doctor before starting your infrared sauna routine.