Will Infrared Saunas Help a Sinus Infection?
Few things can knock you out like a sinus infection. The pressure, the congestion, the nose blowing—any symptom is enough to ruin an otherwise good day. But Good Health Saunas® infrared saunas can help you beat a debilitating sinus infection with a one-two punch.
Immune-Boosting Artificial Fever
Fever is part of the body’s natural healing process. It 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). It is our body’s natural way of burning off toxins and bacteria associated with illness.
An infrared sauna creates an artificial fever state that helps the body fight off a sinus infection. Consider how your body feels when a natural fever breaks, hyped up on a fresh boost of your body’s best weapons. You can facilitate that renewed fight the moment you feel the sniffles coming simply by sitting in your sauna.
Strong Sinus Circulation
An infrared sauna’s deep-penetrating heat improves blood flow, pumping the nutrients and oxygen blood delivers to ever single cell in your body. But sinus inflammation caused by the infection impedes that free flow (and makes it tougher to inhale more oxygen). Regular time in your sauna can alleviate that inflammation and give you the circulation boost your sinuses need.