The FAR INFRARED RAY Portable Sauna
What is it?
Far Infrared rays are an integral part of the sun's spectrum, and though invisible it has been known for many years as the Light of Life in Korea, Japan and China, where the advantages of the FIR rays in therapeutic use first became common.
Since then Thermal Infrared heating has been used extensively in Europe and USA and the health benefits assessed and reported on. You may at times have used an infrared lamp as an aid to recovery from back pain or sprains and muscle lesions.
The sun emits FIR energy that is absorbed by human cells, causing a physical phenomenon called resonance. FIR rays vibrating at a frequency to that of the human body are thus able to activate cells, and reactivate as well as strengthen resulting in a better blood circulation and an overall improved micro blood circulatory systems.
Japan FIR heaters were used by the medical practitioners exclusively until 1979 when they were released for public use.
The energy radiated by infrared [IR] rays heats objects directly, i.e. the intervening air is not heated, a process known as conversion. The IR segment of the Suns electromagnetic spectrum is divided into 3 parts: the near infrared wavelength: 0.076 to 1.5 microns, medium infrared wavelength: 1.5 to 5.6 microns, and the FAR Infrared wavelength: 5.6 to 1000 microns.
Our suns energy output comes mostly from the IR segment of the spectrum, but it is the wavelength of between 6 and 14 microns that is most beneficial to humans and indeed to all living things on this earth.
How it works:
The FIR rays energy when tuned to the human body is absorbed by the cells invigorating the cellular activities and stimulating the blood vessel allowing increased oxygen to reach the joints and extremities and carrying greater amounts of nutrients to cells and skin.
The heat energy penetrate the body tissues to a depth of 4 to 5cm quickly and efficiently, and instead of using energy to convert air to higher temperatures, as for example in a steam sauna, the energy is converted directly to heat the body. This is one of the reasons for the unprecedented benefits reported for the FIR Sauna system, unavailable from the use of a conventional steam sauna.
The volume of perspiration induced by FAR Sauna may be up to 2-3 times the volume obtained from a conventional sauna, yet the FIR sauna operates a significantly cooler air temperature 55-65oC, against the hot air saunas 80-110oC, so FIR saunas are safer for people with cardiovascular concerns.
When it is desired to enjoy only the FIR ray penetration the front of the sauna cubicle may be left open, i.e. unzipped, for example for the purpose of a pre-activity warm-up, even when fully clothed, then minimal perspiration is likely to be experienced. This approach is useful for a warm-up prior to stretching, working-out, running or before exposure to cold weather, as well as being useful for those competing in international games.
Dr. Tsu-Tsair Oliver Chi observed in his explanation on the mechanism of actions of IR devices tuned to the human body, that the internal production of infrared energy that normally occurs within our tissues is associated with a variety of healing responses and could provide a boost to the fullest healing response possible in a tissue under repair. The phenomenon [also referred to above] is known as resonant absorption.
What are the benefits?
FIR sauna therapy speeds up the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands resulting in substantial caloric loss, i.e. weight loss, during a sauna session.
The increased blood flow speeds healing of sprains and strains and relieves pain. It also helps aching muscles to recover faster because the metabolic and toxic waste products are purged faster from your system and through the skin when perspiring. In fact, the skin is often referred to as the 3rd kidney because it is believed responsible for eliminating up to 30% of the body waste.
With the extra nutrient reaching the skin the sought-after glow is obtained whilst promoting healthy tone and texture, helping the body to ward off invading organisms.
It is well known that a fever is the bodys response to infection because of increased activity of the immune system fighting the invading germs. An increase in the function of the immune system incurs naturally during FIR sauna and this treatment for early stages of colds and flu like virus are known to be successful in stopping the disease before becoming full-blown.
It is clear then, that increased wellbeing and better health can be enjoyed by regular use of the FIR sauna, and below youll find information from a number of eminent people and researchers as well as results of international studies carried out on the use and benefits recorded from the use of IR treatment.
In addition to the health benefits obtainable from the use of a FIR Sauna there are some down-to-earth benefits too. A FIR sauna is easy and comfortable to use compared to the Steam sauna and does not require the extensive warm up period of the latter. It leads to a more regular use of the FIR sauna and the consequent benefits that can be conferred. Hence the running cost is much less, around 5 cents for power compared to a steam sauna costing up to 10 times more to operate.
It is advisable to drink a glass of water before and after use of sauna.
For that low cost you can enjoy the unique and unprecedented benefits of the FIR Sauna.
Excerpts from international reports and published accounts of the health benefits attributed to Infrared Rays.
During the past 25 years researchers and clinicians in Japan and China have carried out extensive research of IR ray treatments and some findings may be seen as provocative. In Japan the Infrared Society among whose members are medical doctors and physiotherapists, was established to further research and to support the health benefits obtained from IR treatment as a healing method.
Over 700.000 IR thermal systems has been sold in Asia for whole-body treatments, and a further estimated 30 million people have received localized IR treatment in Europe, Australia and New Zealand using lamps tuned to the same waveband as employed in the whole-body thermal system such as the unique portable FIR Sauna.
About weight control:
[From Dr. Arthur C. Guytons textbook of Medical Physiology] To produce 1 gram of perspiration requires 0.568kcal
[From the Journal of American Medical Association - JAMA]: A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 grammes in a sauna, consuming nearly 300kcal., which is equivalent to running 2 to 3 miles. While the weight of the water loss can be regained by drinking water, the calories consumed will not be.
Since an IR sauna helps to generate 2 to 3 times the perspiration produced in a hot-air/steam sauna, the implications for increased caloric consumption are quite impressive. Assuming a sauna as mentioned in the JAMA to last for 30 minutes, then some interesting comparisons may be drawn.
Two of the highest calorie consuming forms of exercises are Rowing and Marathon running. The Peak output on a rowing machine or during marathon runs burn about 600 calories in 30 minutes. The FIR Sauna may enhance the loss by burning about 900 to 2400 calories in a 30-minute session - (in other words up to as much as 250% more). Or consume energy equal to that expended in 6 to 9 mile run.
For those who do not exercise or who cannot exercise this is a very valuable and effective way to achieve weight control, or maintain a fitness program and the benefits of a regular exercise.
This may also apply to the elderly, or those who are otherwise unable to exert themselves to achieve a cardiovascular training effect.
"Many of us who run do so to place a demand on our cardiovascular system, not to build big leg muscles. Regular use of a sauna may impact a similar stress on the cardiovascular system, and its regular use may be as effective, as a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories, as regular exercise." - Journal of the American Medical Association 8/7/81.
Owing to the deep penetration, between 4 ~ 5 cm into the skin, of the infrared rays generated by the Infrared Thermal System, there is a heating effect deep in the muscular tissues and the internal organs. This beneficial heart stress leads to a sought-after cardiovascular training and conditioning effect. Medical researches confirm the use of a sauna provides cardiovascular conditioning as the body works to cool itself and involves substantial increases in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. As a confirmation of the validity of this form of cardiovascular conditioning, extensive research by NASA in the early 1980's led to the conclusion that infrared stimulation of cardiovascular function would be the ideal way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in American astronauts during long space flights.
"In the 1980s it was the decade of aerobics classes and high-mileage training. Such strictures insured that most 'real' exercisers were youths and in good shape to begin with. Many Americans got caught up in the fitness boom, but probably just as many fell by the wayside. As we've reported, recent research shows that you don't have to run marathons to become fit - that burning just 1,000 calories a week is enough. Anything goes, as long as it burns these calories." - Wellness Letter, 10/90, University of California, Berkeley.
It should be mentioned here that as our bodies are made of cells of which the water in it is most important. FIR vibrating at a frequency mentioned before is able to activate the cells. This in turn regulates the blood flow and blood vessels which may have been blocked due to cells being trapped by plasma blood proteins - (trapped plasma blood proteins explained in the Medical Textbook on Physiology by Dr. Arthur C Guyton).
About therapeutic effects: - According to Professor Zhang Jian Dong the human body and bodies of animals as well soil and minerals are able to give off FIR rays under specific conditions. A knowledge known to many Chinese Qi-Gong masters who use their own body emissions of FIR rays to ease ailments of others.
The intensity of emission vary with health so that the human body become less able to defend against attacks by ailments and diseases as health status declines, and may accelerate as ones state of health is reduced. When we reach a terminal condition (death) the FIR radiation will also be close to zero.
For that reason the human body needs a continuous supply of FIR radiation from Mother Nature to boost the powers of FIR rays in our bodies. Sunlight exposure makes us feel healthier owing to the Natural Energy contained in the segment of the spectrum that is Far Infrared rays.
It is important to note that FIR in the FAR Infrared segment [6-14 microns] is the right wavelength needed by the human body to activate various biological functions without any harmful effects. To the contrary these rays strengthen the body and help prevent disease. Another effect is the therapeutic effect on the body, increasing the bodys resistance and rendering it capable of assisting in the treatment of various ailments thus reducing suffering and accelerating recuperation.
Doctors in various hospitals use FIR as a form of physiotherapy and FIR is a therapy based on maintaining good health.
To be a bit more specific the generally accepted therapeutics effects resulting from the heat of the FIR rays include:
1. Increases in the extensibility of collagen tissues.
Tissues heated to 45oC and then stretched exhibit a non-elastic residual elongation of about 0.5 to 0.9% that persists after the stretch is removed. It does not occur in these same tissues when stretched at normal tissue temperatures. Thus 20 stretching sessions can produce around a 10 to 18% increase in length in tissues heated and stretched. This effect would be especially valuable in working with ligaments, joint capsules, tendons and fascia.
The cited experiment clearly shows that low-impact stretching can produce a significant residual elongation when heat is applied together with stretching or range-of-motion exercises, which is also safer than stretching tissues at normal tissue temperatures.
This safer stretching effect is crucial in properly training competitive athletes so as to minimize their down- time from injuries.
2. A decreases of joint stiffness directly.
There was a 20% decrease in stiffness at 45oC as compared with 33oC in rheumatoid finger joints, which correlated perfectly to both subjective and objective observation of stiffness.
Any stiffened joint and thickened connective tissues should respond in a similar fashion.
3. Relief of muscle spasms.
Muscle spasms have long been observed to be reduced through the use of heat, be they secondary to underlying skeletal, joint, or neuro-pathological conditions.
This result is possibly produced by the combined effect of heat on both primary and secondary afferent from spindle cells and from its effects on Gogli tendon organs. The effects produced by each of these mechanisms demonstrated their peak effect within the therapeutic temperature range obtainable with radiant heat.
4. Pain relief.
Pain may be relieved via the reduction of attendant or secondary muscle spasms. Pain is also at times related to tension or spasm, which can be improved by the hyperemia that heat-induced vasodilatation produces. 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 eventually led to abolishment of the whole nerve response responsible for pain arising from dental pulp.
5. Increase of blood flow.
Heating of one area of the body produces reflex-modulated vasodilatation in distant-body areas, even in the absence of a change in core body temperature; i.e. heat one extremity and the contra lateral extremity also dilates; heat a forearm and both lower extremities dilate; heat the front of the trunk and the hand dilates. Heating of muscles produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during an exercise.
Temperature elevation produces an increase in blood flow and dilation directly in capillaries, arterioles, and venous, probably through direct action on their smooth muscles.
6. Assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, oedema and exudes.
The increased peripheral circulation provides the transportation needed to help evacuate the oedema, which can help stop inflammation, decrease pain and help speed healing.
7. More recently, it has been used in cancer therapy.
This is a new and experimental procedure. It shows great promise in some cases, when used properly.
American researchers favor careful monitoring of the tumor temperature; whereas the successes reported in Japan make no mention of such precaution.
Cancer Pain: relieved pain in later stages of cancer extremely well.
8. Burns relief.
Relieves pain and decreases healing time, with less scarring.
9. High Blood Pressure
Reported safe in 40oC to 50oC range and regular use helps to lower hypertension. A Case of a diabetic is reported with a systolic decrease from 180 to 125, and a concurrent 10 lbs. weight loss after infrared treatment.
10. Low Blood Pressure
Regular FIR Sauna use assists the body to raise blood pressure to normal levels.
11. Short-term memory
Use is reported to improve short-term memory retention.
12. Cerebral Hemorrhages
Recovery appears to be both sped up and significantly enhanced.
13. Auto Accident: related soft tissue injury
Daily sessions with FIR treatment were used until best healing was attained; then Infrared systems were used to deal with permanent residuals. The pain control effect on the chronic residuals from such injuries lasted three days before another treatment was necessary.
Infrared healing is now becoming the leading edge in the care of soft tissue injuries to promote both relief in chronic or intractable "permanent" cases, and accelerated healing in newer injuries.
14. Arthritis, acute and chronic
Both are reported to be greatly relieved.
15. Gouty Arthritis:
Similar relief reported.
16. Rheumatoid Arthritis:
FIR treatment successfully relieved discomfort.
A Swedish case study reports on the case of a 70-year-old man with Rheumatoid Arthritis secondary to acute rheumatic fever. He had reached his toxic limit on Gold injections and his Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate was still at 125. Within 5 months of undergoing an infrared treatment, his ESR was down to only 11.
In another case of rheumatic arthritis, that of a 14-year old Swedish girl who couldn't walk comfortably downstairs due to knee pain since an eight year old, her Rheumatologist told her mother that her child would be in a wheelchair within 2 years if she refused gold corticosteroid therapy. However, after 3 infrared sauna treatments, she became more agile, and subsequently took up folk dancing, without the aid of the conventional approach in her recovery.
A clinical trial in Japan reported the successful solution in seven out of seven cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis treated with whole-body infrared therapy. These case studies and clinical trials indicate that further study is warranted on the usage of whole-body infrared therapy in the care of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
17. Menopause Symptoms
Treatment relieved chills, nervousness, depression, dizziness, head and stomachaches.
18. Weight Loss
As previously discussed the initial loss occurred through perspiration and the energy use needed to produce the perspiration. Secondly, weight reduction occurred through direct excretion of fat.
19. Radiation Sickness
Relieved signs and symptoms.
All of the following ailments may be associated to some degree with poor circulation and, thus, may respond well to the increased peripheral dilation associated with Infrared application: Arthritis, Sciatica, Backaches, Hemorrhoids, Nervous Tension, Diabetes, Varicose Veins, Children's Over-tired Muscles, Neuritis, Rheumatism, Strained Muscles, Upset Stomachs, Fatigue, Stretch Marks, Menstrual Cramps and Ulcers [failed to heal using conventional approaches].
Post-Operative Oedema: treatment with infrared has been so successful that hospital stays were reported to have been reduced by 25%.
From Japan researchers report success with infrared treatments.
Medical practitioners make use of Infrared Radiant Heat to treat sprains, strains, bursitis, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis and muscle pain - McGraw/Hill Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology, Dr. Masao Nakamura of the O & P.
A Medical Clinic in Japan has reported great success with the use of infrared treatment for Whiplash, Sciatica, Menopause, Arthritis, Shoulder Stiffness, Rheumatism, Acne, Gastro enteric Problem, Ear Diseases and Insomnia, Muscle Spasms and Tension, Low Back Pain, trauma and repetitive stress syndromes, Post-exercise Muscle Pain, Gouty, Rheumatoid ailments, and the list goes on.
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, ARTERIOSCLEROSIS AND HYPERTENSION
Finnish researchers, talking about the regular use of conventional saunas state that there are abundant evidences to suggest that blood vessels of regular sauna users remain elastic and pliable longer due to the regular dilation and contraction of blood vessels induced by sauna use.
German medical researchers reported in 1989 that a group of hypertension patients was studied under the identical conditions of infrared-induced hypothermia, with an eye toward more carefully evaluating the circulatory system effects induced by this type of whole-body heating. During each infrared session, there was a significant decrease of blood pressure, cardiac ejection resistance, and total peripheral resistance in every subject.
There was also a significant increase during each session of the subjects' heart rates, stroke volumes, cardiac outputs and ejection fractions. The researchers cite these last three effects as evidences that the stimulation of the heart during infrared-induced hypothermia is well compensated, while the prior list of effects clearly show the micro-circulatory changes that lead to the desired result of a lowering of blood pressure.
Problems often accompanying Ageing have been reported to be reduced by Infrared Therapy in Japan including Menopause and Cold hands and feet. A physiotherapist reported 20 to 50% improvement was maintained.
1. Rheumatoid Arthritis
7 out of 7 cases successfully resolved in one clinical trial.
2. Sequelae of Strokes
Hemiparaesis relieved over time.
3. Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
4. Duodenal Ulcers
Prevented sleep and/or limited useable sleeping positions: Were relieved.
6. Compression Fracture Pain
Pain gone for 3 days after each treatment in steoporotic compression fractures.
9. Cirrhoses of Liver
12. Asthma & Bronchitis
Cleared up (like moving to Arizona's dry air)
13. Chirons Disease
14. Post Surgical Adhesions
15. Leg ulcers
Healed when previously static and resistant to other care.
Significantly softened and, in some cases, completely gone.
EAR, NOSE AND THROAT
Conditions relieved with Infrared treatments in Japan:
Chronic middle-ear inflammation or infection.
Sore throats: chronic severe case cleared with 10 Infrared treatments.
Conditions benefited by Infrared treatments in Japan and China:
1. Nettle rash.
Clogged pores are unplugged of cosmetics creating a skin texture and tone of unexcelled quality.
2. Michael Aaland's book: Sweat (Capra Press, 1978) quotes a Finnish doctor to the effect that: As a result of the sauna, the skin of any Finnish worker is supple and healthy. Poor skin tone is restored to a more youthful level. Scars and pain from burns or wounds are decreased in severity and extent.
Infrared therapy is also used routinely in burn units throughout Asia.
Heal quicker and with less pain and scarring.
Three or four infrared treatments may open pores that have not been functioning in years, forcing out clogging cosmetics and loosening dead outer skin. The sauna is thus a boon to teenage skin, clearing acne and blackheads.
5. Body odor.
By improving the function of the skin, the infrared treatments may eliminate the cause of offensive body odor. It definitely reduces body adder induced by occupational exposure to odorous chemicals.
6. Eczema and Psoriasis.
Reported to have responded extremely well to infrared treatments.
According to the 9th edition of Clayton's Electrotherapy: "Infrared is the only antidote to excessive ultraviolet radiation."
PROSTATE GLAND SWELLING
It is common for men to suffer from a swollen Prostate Gland, especially in men in their forties and above. It has become an inconvenience to them and common symptoms include weakness and difficulty in the excretion of urine, nutria and in serious cases, inability to urinate. At the same time, it may lead to a decline in sexual functions.
Those who suffer from inflammation or swelling of the Prostate Gland may also suffer from cancer of the Prostate Gland, one of the common killers of men.
The prostate gland is the organ responsible for the production of male hormones and sperm and is very important to men. When the swollen Prostate Gland presses against the urethra, various symptoms of difficulty in urination will occur.
The use of FIR can provide therapeutic effects.
Are all FIR saunas the same?
All FAR INFRARED RAY SAUNAS are not created equal!!
The very heart of the FIR Sauna is its Heating Elements. The majority of FIR saunas are fitted with Ceramic Heating Elements also known as Ceramic Semi Conductors depending on the manufacturer.
Ceramic type / ceramic semi conductor elements can use up to 70% of the available oxygen inside the cabin or enclosure and breathing the oxygen-depleted air may lead to considerable discomfort for the users. Promoters of personal type sauna using the ceramic semi conductor elements would like you to believe that because the users head is outside the cabin you do not breathe the oxygen depleted air, but researchers have stated that the lack of oxygen taken through the skin is still felt significantly, especially as heat causes skin pores to open.
Fortunately new technology deals with this problem. There are patented, ultra-thin, super-conductive FIR emitting heating elements used in the design of space age technology FIR saunas. These elements use just 5% of available oxygen inside the cabin and the user can relax and enjoy the many benefit attached to the use of a FIR Sauna. The new portable personal FIR sauna ED2000 MK2 uses patented, ultra-thin, super-conductive FIR emitting heating elements and is designed to keep the users head outside the enclosure, thus the user is much more comfortable. There is a new ED2000 Mk3. Other than a simpler way of changing the heating panel by using a connector there is no difference between the ED2000 Mk2 and the ED2000 Mk3.
As may be noted the segment of the infrared spectrum emitted by the Infrared Thermal System is reputed to offer an astounding range of possible therapeutic benefits and effects in research conducted around the world. The data presented is offered for reference purposes only and to stimulate further observation. Infrared Thermal Systems creating a cure for, or treating of, any disease is neither implied nor should be inferred.
If you are suffering from a disease be certain to consult with a primary-care physician concerning it.
If you are using any prescription drugs check with your physician or pharmacist for any possible change in the drug's effect likely to result from any interaction with infrared energy.
If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating is strictly contraindicated in cases of enclosed infections, be they dental, in joints, or in any other tissues.
What is Aquanet Hydro Colonics
Colonics irrigate the large Intestine (Colon) with sanitized, filtered, warm water under gentle pressure. It is a painless and rather comfortable procedure with the new Aquanet EC-2000.
Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy include:
* Effective relief of Constipation
* Natural weight loss (taking a series of colonics)
* Improves general well being fast (through toxin removal)
* Helps to eliminate fatigue, asthma, arthritis, psoriasis, Candida
liver conditions, allergies, high blood pressure and more......
* Provides detection and elimination of parasites
* Valuable in preparation of (bowel) surgery
* Helps overcome and ease chemo and radiation treatments
What is Ion Cleanse
The Ion Cleanse Detox Footbath purifies the body through the electrolysis of the water. Relax with your feet in water for about 30 minutes. Healthy individuals can expect to feel lighter and experience a greater sense of well being from each Ion Cleanse session.
Eliminating toxins is the first step in giving the body a chance to heal itself. Detoxification is fundamental to any health building program and detoxifying through the feet is ideal. There are over 360 acupuncture points on the body with more than 60 on the soles of the feet. Acupuncture points and reflexology points reflect the organs and other areas of the body which make the feet ideal for detoxification.
Today our toxic exposure is at an all time high and toxins are one of the primary causes of degenerative diseases in people today like Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Kidney Problems, Autism and Muscular Dystrophy.
Toxins come from: Our foods are sprayed with pesticides, our water has chlorine and fluoride the air we breathe is polluted, our cleaning supplies, soaps, shampoos and detergents are loaded with chemicals and many have sodium laurel sulfate and is know to cause cancer. Our mercury fillings, lead, arsenic, aluminum, vaccinations that are given to us by the doctors and then he have our household adhesives, paints and other home products like plastic used in the microwave, tobacco, drugs and more all contribute to more toxins in our bodies that lead to disease, allergies, mental incapacitation with side effects like swelling, rashes, insomnia, headaches, fatigue and pain.
"The EPA reports that in 2002 24,379 US facilities released 4.7 billion pounds of toxins into the atmosphere.
72 million pounds were known carcinogens. Depending on your size you inhale 3,000 to 8,000 gallons of air each day."
Toxins that enter the body turn to acid which leads to acidosis and disease.
Beginning Symptoms of Acidosis include:
fatigue, headaches, bloating, acne, constipation, food allergies, panic attacks, slow circulation and joint pain.
Intermediate symptoms of acidosis include:
asthma, bronchitis, insomnia, psoriasis, fungus, depression, cold sores.
Advanced symptoms of acidosis include:
cancer, fibromyalgia, weight gain, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, diabetes, lupus, leukemia, heart disease and migraines.
What is Negative Potential Therapy
All cells in the body and their proper balance are governed by the electromotive forces (ions) of the chemical interactions. These voltage forces or micro-charges [of which the cell membranes are measured in pico Farads] are responsible for cellular transfer of oxygen, nutrients, waste elimination, maintenance of the immune system, and the complete operation of the body. Cells measure an electromotive force known as the Zeta (Negative) potential. Healthy cells have a high Negative Zeta potential and efficiently transport nutrients and waste in and out of the cells. Injured cells measure a low Negative Zeta potential and have inefficient transport ability.
When a site is injured and/or the tissue is damaged from trauma or stress (long or short term), the site looses its Zeta (Negative) potential moving toward a Positive state causing swelling resulting in pain because of the cells inability to metabolize properly. The lack of Negative energy sends a Positive stress signal to the brain, which in turn sends healing Negative energy to the site for repair.
In order for healing to take place [which will relieve the pain and swelling], the Zeta potential must be restored. Proper applications of the Negative energy applied correctly to the injured site can instantly increase the Zeta Potential - which has shown in many cases to give instant pain relief and in most cases within hours.
The increased Zeta potential improves oxygen and nutrient transfer as it relaxes capillary walls, surrounding muscle and connective tissues. As the Zeta Potential increases, the cells take on their electromotive vitality and start an accelerated trend to correct metabolization for reorganization back to health.
Instructions for setup: Portable Sauna
Unfold both side walls of the FIR Sauna Hothouse to let it stand upright.
Put the Timer Control Box into the plastic housing, if it is not in.
Close the zipper from the bottom of back wall to the front end, and place the foam floor cushion in place, with the glossy side facing upward.
The wired foot pad, with its footprint facing upward, should then be placed on the cushion near the front end.
Put the folding chair on the rear part of the cushion. The unit is ready for use.
* Please note that while handling the setup or close down, always keep away from sharp objects that may damage the unit.
Instructions For Use
1. Plug the power socket into a proper electrical outlet. If an extension cord must be used, it must be of less than 3 meters long. No other electrical appliances should be connected into the same extension cord.
2. After sitting on the folding chair inside, you can close the zipper all the way up to your neck, and close the Velcro strap on the neck.
3. Extend your hands outside through the hand slots to set the controls.
4. Press the POWER buttons once to activate the LED digital display showing 00 in the display window. Press TIMER button to preset for 10, 20 or 30 minutes. The timer will simultaneously turn on the heater and the FIR. The timer will start to count down until 0 when the power will be shut off automatically.
5. Press the FOOT button to turn on the heating element and FIR on the foot pad. If you start to feel that the foot pad is too hot, you can move your feet to the sides or press the FOOT button again to turn it off.
6. When a thorough sweating has been accomplished, turn off the power from the Timer Control Box and take a warm shower.
7. Wipe off any sweat on the chair and cushion and close down the FIR Sauna Hothouse, using the reverse procedures from above, if required.
Reaches constant temperature of 149 F in 5 minutes.
If lower temperature is desired enclosure can be unzipped.
Low running cost---only about $0.05 for 30 minutes use.
Timer control on thermostat with options of 10, 20, 30 minutes.
Sets up or breaks down in only one minute. The unit can be stored between uses if space is at a minimum as in apartments.
Cleans up with a damp cloth.
Lightweight---only 18 pounds.
Plugs into ordinary 110v outlet. Draws 1030 watts.
Sauna Hot House is made of the following materials: - AEPE (Acetate Expandable Polyethylene) - PVC - Silicone Rubber Sealant (to make the walls and the footpad).
One-year manufacturer warranty.
Important Information about Far Infrared Heat
We call a FIR Sauna a "soft heat sauna" meaning it is not the heat that causes the sweating, but rather the energy penetrating into the body that causes the sweating. For a conventional sauna, the heat (about 250 degrees) generated will heat up the air around (and burning the oxygen in the air) and heat up the body in turn, forcing the skin to sweat. There is a burning sensation and is not very comfortable. In the FIR Sauna, the FIR energy comes out in a radiation form, penetrating 1" directly into the human tissue, invigorating the cellular activities (and producing heat inside), causing the skin to sweat FROM THE INSIDE OUT. The heat is about 150 degrees maximum, with no burning of oxygen, and therefore the user is very comfortable, and this is an excellent way for detoxification.
This sauna is NOT like a sauna you may have used in a health spa ... it's a dryer, more therapeutic type of heat.
To sit comfortably in this portable sauna, we suggest a maximum height of 6' and weight of 195 lbs. Therefore, the Sauna SHOULD NOT BE PURCHASED if the user is over 6' tall and weighs over 195 lbs.
UNIQUE FEATURES portable sauna
UNIQUE FEATURES portable sauna
Low Cost Energy Used.
No Living Space Wasted.
Far Infrared Ray Heat.
The State of The Art New Technology In Super Conductive Heating Elements Coated With heat Activated FIR Material 1030 watt, Equivalent To 1780 watts Thermal Energy!
Suitable To Use Anywhere You Go!
Automatic shut off. It Takes only 5 Minutes To Reach Temperature 145f. ( 65c. ) Constant Temperature.
Equipped With A Timer Control.
Design With Four Super Conductive Heating Elements Coated With Heat - Activated FIR Material.
Only A Minute to Set Up Or To Close Down The Sauna!
You Can Talk On the Phone, Reed A Book Or Watch TV, While Use This Portable Sauna.
WHAT THE RESEARCHERS SAY ABOUT FIR
Infrared energy is not only safe, but highly beneficial for our bodies. Far Infrared lamps actively used for medical treatments by doctors, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, physical therapists, massage therapists for: arthritis, joints pain, stiff muscles, and injuries to tendons and ligaments to promoting faster self body healing effect.
Infrared heat is "radiant" heat. Radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heats objects directly through a process called conversion, without having to heat the air in between.
Radiant heat is also called Infrared Energy (IR). The infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum cannot be seen, but can be perceived as heat. Our sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Our atmosphere has a "window" in it that allows IR rays in the 7 ~ 14 micron range to safely reach the earth's surface. When warmed, the earth radiates infrared rays in the 7 ~ 14 micron band with its peak output at 10 microns.
According to Dr. Tsu-Tsair Oliver Chi, in his summation on the mechanism of actions of infrared devices tuned to the human body. Tissues needing a boost in their output selectively absorb these rays. The internal production of the infrared energy that normally occurs within our tissues is associated with a variety of healing responses and may require a boost to a maximal level to insure the fullest healing response possible in a tissue, which is being repaired. After boosting a tissue's level to its maximum, the remaining rays pass onward harmlessly. This phenomenon is called "resonant absorption."
"Regular use of a sauna...may be as effective as a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories as regular exercise."
----Journal of the American Medical Association 8/7/1981
All Walls And Foot Pad Are Covered With 0.1 mm. Ultra Thin Super Conductive Heating Element Coated With Heat Activated FIR Radiant Materials.
Fir Material Energy Emission . . . . 95%
Time to Heat Up . . . . 5 minutes to optimal temperature.
Automatic Preset Timer Control . . . . 10, 20, 30 min. with automatic shut off.
Low Operating Cost . . . . $0.05 for 30 minutes use
Super Conductive Heating of 1030 watts Plus FIR Radiation Equivalent to 1780 watts Thermal Energy.
Depending On Individuals, the Volume Of perspiration Can Be 500cc With 10 Minutes Use.
Only One Minute To Set Up Or To Take Down
Light Weight . . . . 4.6 Kgs.
Power Cord . . . . 6 feet.
110 volt, 14 amp
Sauna size - height 38", width 27", depth 32"
Portable, can Be Used Anywhere !
Always consult with your physician before using Sauna Heat Therapy! Ozone Asia Co. does not make any diagnosis or give medical recommendations.
Consulting with a Doctor is always recommended
Always consult with your physician before using these products. Ozone Asia Co. does not make any diagnosis or give medical recommendations. These products are not intended to cure, heal, or prevent diseases.
Do not use magnets if you are fitted with pace maker, DEFIBRILLATOR or during pregnancy. The medical evaluation of your physician is advised at all times. Any self-help application is the responsibility of the user. Magnets can erase video, music, and computer data. Ozone Asia does not make or imply any medical claims on products described.
Consulting with a Doctor is always recommended.
Far Infrared (FIR) Reported Health Benefits
Far Infrared (FIR)
Reported Health Benefits:
Reduces fatigue and stress
Removes toxins and wastes
Improves the immune system
Relieves pain and joint stiffness
Burns calories, controls weight
Improves skin quality and tone
Increases blood circulation
REDUCES STRESS AND FATIGUE
Perhaps the most immediate relief our infrared sauna offers is simple relaxation as it melts away the stresses and tension of "modern" life. Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of our Infrared Sauna gives you an overall massaging effect, soothing nerves and muscles. You'll feel rejuvenated and renewed, restored in both body and mind.
REMOVES WASTES AND TOXINS
Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, releasing stored toxins and wastes. Daily sweating will help detoxify your body as it rids itself of an accumulation of highly toxic heavy metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other compounds.
IMPROVES THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
The infrared sauna's deep heat raises your inner body temperature, inducing an artificial fever (mild hyperthermia). Fever is the body's natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection. This enhanced immune system, combined with improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.
RELIEVES PAIN AND JOINT STIFFNESS
The deep heat of our infrared sauna helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. In Europe, radiant heat therapy is widely used to treat patients suffering form many forms of arthritis. It has been proven effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other musculoskeletal ailments. For athletes who push their body's to the limit, creating lactic acid build-up, which often results in stiffness and pain, the Infrared sauna offers sweet relief as it gently metabolizes and disperses the lactic acid. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles so they recover faster. Muscles relax most readily when tissues are warm, promoting greater flexibility and range of motion. Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that come with aging is reduced or eliminated.
BURNS CALORIES, CONTROLS WEIGHT AND REDUCES CELLULITE
As you relax in the gentle heat, your body is actually hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. According to The Journal of the American Medical Association, "in a single 30 minute sauna session you may burn as many calories as you would doing two hours of aerobic exercise. Saunas have traditionally been used by European beauticians to help eliminate cellulite. Since the radiant heat of the Infrared Sauna warms three times as deeply as conventional saunas, it is significantly more effective at reducing cellulite.
The profuse sweating achieved in the infrared sauna carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Increased circulation draws your skin's own natural nutrients to the surface. You will see improved tone, elasticity, texture, and fresh color. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions, and cuts. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly, reducing scarring.
INCREASES BLOOD CIRCULATION AND STRENGTHENS THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder pumping blood at a greater rate to boost circulation, providing the conditioning benefits of continuous exercise. Heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase, while diastolic blood pressure drops, thus boosting overall cardiovascular fitness.
ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE -
THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER DETOXIFICATION
Air pollution and water pollution are only a small part of the toxicity story. There are thousands of harmful environmental toxins, some of which were aware of -- such as pesticides, chemicals, household cleansers, fertilizers -- and others, which seem perfectly innocent, such as those ubiquitous plastic water bottles, styrene cups, dental fillings, and plastic wrap. These are just a few small examples of the alarming amount of harmful toxins our bodies are absorbing every day.
"We are all a toxic cesspool of the lifetime accumulation of chemicals from our air, food, and water. U.S. EPA studies of chemicals stored in the fat of humans show that 100% of people had dioxins, PCBs, dichlorobenzene, and xylene while another analysis of the exhaled breath of humans showed carcinogenic benzene in 89% and perchloroethylene in 93%. And these chemicals are just the tip of the iceberg. For now we have the proof that it is the steady silent accumulation over a lifetime that produces most diseases, including cancer. But medicine merely sees every disease as a deficiency of some drug or surgery, or tells us there is no known cause or cure".
"There is now no question that these accumulated toxins are behind nearly every disease, symptom, injury and malfunction of the body. But get ready for the greatest medical discovery of the decade. If we get these ubiquitously unavoidable toxic chemicals out of the body, we can reverse and even cure the most hopeless diseases".
"It no longer matters what you call your disease. The label your doctor gives you is meaningless. What matters is what caused it. Learn how to find the underlying causes and get rid of them with the only proven way to reverse disease and slow down aging."
-Sherry A. Rogers, M.D., ABEM, ABFP, FACN, FACAAI.
A 10 micron Far-infrared light wave reaches up to 2 inches deep inside the body's tissue
where cellular vibration occurs when the light waves penetrate the cells and reach the large water molecules
this vibration reduces the ion bonds of the atoms that are holding together the molecules of water, resulting in a release of toxins
Contraindications for NOT using Far Infrared Therapy
As you can see, the segment of the infrared spectrum emitted by an infrared sauna, offers an astounding range of therapeutic benefits and effects in research conducted around the world.
However, the data presented in this article is offered for reference purposes only and to stimulate further observation. No implication of Infrared Sauna creating a cure for or treating any disease is implied nor should it be inferred. If you have a disease, be sure to consult with a primary-care physician concerning it.
Prescription Drugs: If you are using prescription drugs, check with your physician or pharmacist for possible changes in the drug's effect due to an interaction with infrared energy.
Certain Ailments: According to some authorities, it is considered inadvisable to raise the core temperature of someone with adrenal suppression, systemic lupus, or multiple sclerosis.
Joint Problems: If a person has a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating is strictly contraindicated in cases of enclosed infections be they dental, in joints, or in any other tissues.
Pregnancy: In pregnancy or the suspicion of pregnancy, discontinuation of sauna use is recommended.
Surgical Implants: Metal pins, rods, artificial joints, or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and are not heated by an infrared heat system. Nevertheless, a person should consult his or her surgeon before receiving such therapy. Certainly infrared therapy must be discontinued if a person experiences pain near any implants.
Menstruation: Heating of the low-back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase menstrual flow. Once a woman is aware that this is occurring, she can choose to allow herself to experience this short-term effect without worry. Or she may simply avoid using an infrared heat source at that time in her cycle.
Hemorrhage: Hemophiliacs and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid infrared usage or any type of heating that would induce vasodilatation that can lead to the tendency to bleed.
Pain: Pain should not be experienced when using an infrared heat system. If one does, the use of radiant heat is clearly inappropriate for the person at that time.
Aquanet EC2000 Features
Aquanet EC2000 Features:
The Aquanet EC2000 is the only professional colon hydrotherapy instrument available that is capable of performing pressure and gravity treatments during the same treatment using the same unit.
Dual Operation Mode Gravity and pressure treatments in one unit
Can be switched at any time during treatment to accommodate clients level of tolerance and sensitivity.
Uses Applied Pressure Sensing Technology (APST )
APST is a newly invented treatment system for Colon hydrotherapy. It senses the applied pressure as it builds in the colon and automatically reduces the flow of water as pressure in the colon increases. This provides for gentler and longer colon fill cycles. With the use of APST the most comfortable and effective treatments are now possible. The Aquanet EC-2000 does not depend on the operator's alertness because it automatically delivers safe water pressure to the colon.
Fully Integrated Disinfecting System
Features the most advance double safety components that will place the operator and patient at ease.
Automatic Temperature Control
Thermostatic precision valve lets you set desired temperature.
Precision Flow-Control with Flow-Meter
Increased Therapist control and abdominal massage indicator during treatment.
Comes Standard with 3 Stage Treatment-Water Purification System
Double Filtration (Sediment & Carbon) plus Ultra Violet Sterilization. Filtration expandable depending on local water conditions. Filter change indicator included. Built-in UV operating monitor.
Full Spectrum View Tube Lighting
Provides high penetration viewing and long bulb life.
Wide Angle Viewing of Waste-Pathway
Allows easy viewing of expelled material.
Complete Easy to Follow Instruction Manual.
Comes with all hoses and plumbing parts required for installation.
Operates on Low 12 Volt Power
Comes with AC/DC Power Adapter that can be used anywhere in the world.
Compatible with all Industry-Standard Disposable Treatment Kits
Standard Wall-Mount or Optional Movable Stand
1 Year Warranty
Health professionals concerned about safety, quality, effectiveness and individual client needs, consider the Aquanet EC-2000 to be the best colon hydrotherapy instrument to provide peace of mind and control.