Far Infrared Technology Today
many decades, scientific evidence has found that
heat can maintain and enhance the wellness of the
human body. Scientists have researched different
ways in how to develop more effective forms of
thermal heat therapy that target specific areas
and enable deep heat penetration.
forms of heat therapy can be hazardous,
uncomfortable, unhygienic, inefficient and
ineffective. Traditional saunas create exposure to
extremely high temperatures causing heat stress
which can have detrimental effects on health,
especially for people with heart challenges or
needing to sustain blood pressure. Thermal
compression's and wraps are uncomfortable, heat is
easily lost, temperature does not remain constant
and maintaining a thermal compression or wrap can
be problematic and inconvenient.
and development in the sixties - notably most
extensively in Japan and also Germany -
introduced the Far Infrared Ray (FIR) thermal
technology. This revolutionized thermal technology
to an effective, safe, natural, hygienic, and
efficient approach to thermal treatment. Today
there are multiple health and medical
professionals internationally who rehabilitate and
look after numerous physical challenges by using
heat therapy for humans and as well as animals. Relief
for sports injuries via thermal therapy is one
example, whilst detoxification is another (research
PubMed.gov for worldwide medical citations).
The Japanese and Far
The Japanese have extensively researched Far
Infrared Technology for use in the fields of
healing, preservation, cooking, drying and heating.
Well over 150 significant patents were granted
List of Far Infrared products available in
1) FIR sleeping pads and heaters - Instant warmth
even though air temperature remains cool - Infrared
2) FIR plastic plate to keep fish and vegetables
fresher and longer in your refrigerator.
3) FIR ovens replacing harmful microwaves - Cooks
more uniformly than conventional.
4) FIR ceramic paper and ceramics.
5) FIR fabrics - socks, gloves, jackets, car seats -
Wool and cotton impregnated with ceramic insulating
6) FIR fabric keeps body warm in a cold environment
whilst providing passive FIR health benefits.
7) FIR hair dryer - Cooler and faster, reduces
damaged hair, now popular worldwide.
8) FIR clinical treatments - FIR panels for
incubators in maternity wards.
Far Infrared Medical Healing
Japanese and Chinese researchers and clinicians have
completed extensive research on far infrared heat
therapy and report many amazing discoveries. In Japan,
there is an 'Infrared society' composed of medical
doctors and physical therapists dedicated to further
Far Infrared heat research. Their findings support the
outstanding health benefits of Far Infrared thermal
therapy as a natural method of healing.
Tadashi Ishikawa, a member of the Research and
Development Department of Fuji Medical, received a
patent in 1965 for a zirconia ceramic infrared
heater used in the first healing infrared thermal
systems. Medical practitioners in Japan were the
only ones using infrared thermal systems for 14
years. In 1979, they were finally released for
public use. The technique has been further refined
into far infrared thermal systems that have been
sold in the USA since the 1980's. One use of Far
Infrared heat in the USA has been in the form of
panels used in hospital nurseries to warm
have been well over 700,000 far infrared thermal
systems sold in Asia for whole body treatments. An
additional 30 million plus people have received
localized far infrared treatment in Asia, Europe,
and Australia with FIR lamps, which emit the same
2-25 micron wave bands as employed in a whole body
system. In Germany, physicians in an independently
developed form have used whole body Far Infrared
therapy for over 80 years.
Infrared technology is generating outstanding
results and is rapidly gaining worldwide
recognition and acclaim: The benefits of
FIR technology are truly phenomenal beyond the
initial feelings of well being and relaxation. A
wide variety of far infrared units are available
to the public internationally.
saunas now incorporate Far Infrared, but
the accuracy of the benefits must be taken into
consideration due to factors such as 1) the distance
from the source of Far Infrared to the body - FIR waves need to be
close to the body as the further away from the body,
the less effective -
2) the effectiveness of the actual elements used to
generate the Far Infrared heat, and 3) the range of
microns emitted - 7-11 microns being the most
beneficial to the human body.
Infrared Potential Benefits and the Scientific
Basis of Far Infrared Ray Therapy":
an article written well over a decade ago by
Professor Neil Piller - team leader of the
Lymphoedema Assessment Clinic, Flinders Medical
Center and Flinders University, Adelaide, South
Australia - regarding Far Infrared thermal
"Early in the awareness about FIR
it was realized that Far Infrared Ray are released
from the hands (palms) of Qi Gong masters and that
this, in part, explained how they could improve
people's health" most likely through re-balancing a
disrupted physiological mechanism.
2005: "There is still some uncertainty
about the benefits of Far Infrared Ray (FIR) use
because there have been no large scale clinical
trials detailing its benefits. However, countless
anecdotal observations, experimental work and
small scale clinical trials have strongly
suggested a range of benefits.
penetrate deeply into the tissues, generating the
sensation of warmth as they do so. There is a
belief that the Far Infrared Rays set up a
resonance in the body, thus generating this
feeling of gentle warmth and repair. It was later
discovered that certain ceramic substances could
emit FIR naturally and when stimulated by an
There have been many studies about the benefits of
various wavelengths of laser, of intense polarized
and non polarized light on the human body, but it
is those of the Far Infrared Rays which seem to
have the widest and most systematic effect, and
more work is underway to substantiate this."
as well as clinics in Germany can now substantiate
Scientific Basis and Therapeutic Benefits of FIR
Therapy." History, Clinical Effects,
Data, Case Studies, Charts, Graphs, Tables. Foreword
from Professor, Flinders
University, Australia - Currently unavailable in
"Some recent good quality
experimental and clinical scientific studies
(2003) from Japan have shown FIR to result in more
rapid wound healing which was independent of
changes in blood flow and skin temperature. FIR
helped this healing by stimulating a group of
cells called fibroblasts to make more collagen
which is a very important part of good wound
healing and tissue repair. FIR and the gentle
tissue warming has also been shown to help improve
the 'health' of the cells that line our blood
vessels, which if left untreated may increase the
risk of heart disorders. Some other exciting work
in progress in Japan strongly suggests that when
certain herbal plants are subjected to FIR that
their anti-cancer activity is enhanced.
We have a long way to go in terms of our knowledge
and understanding of the beneficial effects of
FIR. It does seem clear however, that there are
good benefits in the use of FIR on the skin, blood
circulation and other conditions where the
homeostatic mechanisms of body balance have been
disrupted. FIR is what is believed to be the basis
of the healing powers of Qi Gong masters but now
there are some aids which can uniformly deliver
FIR, which can be used in your home.
have a responsibility to ourselves to ensure good
health, but to do this we must be well informed
about the best ways we can attain and maintain
this and its associated vitality. A search of
"PubMed" and a reading of the booklet
"The Scientific Basis and Therapeutic Benefits of
Far Infra Red Ray therapy" by Dr. Kyuo, which our
team helped translate (exclusively for HTE), will
help you in this quest. Wishing you Good Health!"
HTE AUSTRALIA, NZ, EUROPE - Volume 1, Issue 88,
Professor Neil Piller, Flinders
University, Australia, also headed the clinical
trials for HTE's Sun Ancon Chi Machine.
Far Infrared thermal therapy clinical studies have
steadily progressed worldwide - numerous medical
citations are available on PubMed. There are many
hyperthermic associations, numerous journals, and
a growing number of hyperthermic oncologists
European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology.
Most of these Far Infrared
resources are found in Asia
2) The International Clinical Hyperthermia
3) Journal of Clinical Oncology.
4) International Journal of Hyperthermia.
"Give me the
power to produce fever
and I'll cure all disease.”
- Parmenides, 500 BC.
Far Infrared heat and the
elimination of toxins:
When toxic gases such as sulphur dioxide and carbon
dioxide or toxic substances such as lead, mercury, or
chlorine meet large water molecules, water clusters
encapsulate them. Where these toxins accumulate, blood
circulation is blocked and cellular energy is
begins when a 8-10 micron Far Infrared wave is
applied to these large water molecules and the water
begins to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion
bonds of the atoms that are holding together the
molecules of water. As the vibration continues,
breakdown of the water molecules occurs and
encapsulated gases and other toxic materials are
Far Infrared Thermal
Infrared expands capillaries which stimulates
increased blood flow, regeneration, circulation
and oxygen. It also
maintains and promotes healthy lung function.
Infrared is excellent for detoxification and helps
lymphatic cleansing. Scientists in
Japan report that in the FIR treatment of clogged
capillary vessels, heat expands the capillaries and
then initiates the start of a process to dissolve
hidden toxins. Far Infrared
thereby promotes elimination of fats, chemicals
and toxins from the blood: poisons, heavy metals -
carcinogenic substances from food processing -
lactic acid, free fatty acids, and subcutaneous
fat associated with aging and fatigue - excess
sodium associated with blood pressure - and uric
acid. Furthermore, if sebaceous glands are
activated, accumulated cosmetics in pores can be
eliminated through the skin (sweat and oil
glands), as opposed to the kidneys.
Far Infrared emits photons, photons help release
enzymes, enzymes stimulate macrophage activity
increasing the elimination of damaged and
unhealthy tissues - nitric oxide (NO) is
released which expands capillaries and increases
circulation, which carries toxins to the lymph
system and out of the body.
FYI: Food does not contain nitric
oxide, but some foods contain nitrates, which
the body can turn into nitric oxide. Source:
4) Far Infrared promotes
creation of nitric oxide. The action of nitric
oxide was not discovered until about 1991 by Dr.
Salvador Mondada. Then three Pharmacologists, Robert
F. Furchgott, Louis J. Ignarro, and Ferid Murad won
the Nobel Prize in 1996 for "for their discoveries
concerning nitric oxide as a signalling molecule in
the cardiovascular system". -
on nitric oxide:
"From diabetes to hypertension, cancer to drug
addiction, stroke to intestinal motility, memory
and learning disorders to septic shock, sunburn to
anorexia, male impotence to tuberculosis, there is
probably no pathological condition where nitric
oxide does not play an important role." -
Source: nitricoxidesociety.org - Nitric
Oxcide Society Website.
Far Infrared heat and Nitric Oxide
Far Infrared may promote the elimination of
various parasitical and non-parasitical invaders.
Far Infrared promotes rebuilding of injured tissue
(tissue regeneration), by having a positive effect
on the fibroblasts (connective tissue cells
necessary for the repair of injury). Furthermore,
it supports cell growth, DNA syntheses, and
protein synthesis all necessary during tissue
repair and regeneration. Excellent for healing
burns, scar tissue and skin problems such as acne
and skin breakouts - anti-aging
effects and lessening/softening of wrinkles due to
enhanced collagen production.
Far Infrared Therapy - Source:
Hippocrates Health Institute, Florida.
Far Infrared relieves nervous tension and relax
auto-neuro muscles thereby helping the body make
the most of its intended healing abilities. FIR
reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle
spasms, as muscle fibers are heated. As a result, rapid reduction of
swelling, inflammation and associated pain occurs. Relaxation
of muscles and relief of muscular aches -
reduces back, shoulder and neck pains.
Far Infrared strengthens and supports the Immune
system by supporting increased
production of white blood cells (leukocytes) by
the bone marrow and killer T-cells by the
"Natural killer cells in the
immune system are crucial to effective immune
defence. Hyperthermia releases a bunch of zytokines
and heat shock proteins which make cancer cells more
immunogenic that means they are better recognized by
the natural killer cells. NK cells are essential in
killing virus-infected cells and destroying cancer
cells. The nutrients selenium, ß-glycan and zinc
increase circulating levels of natural killer cells
and boost their cancer-killing activity." -
Extract from article written by Dr. Friedrich
Douwes, Klinic St. Georg, Germany.
Infrared strengthens the cardiovascular system
by causing heart rate and cardiac output
increase, and diastolic blood pressure decrease -
research by NASA in the early 1980's led to the
conclusion that far infrared stimulation of
cardiovascular function would be the ideal way to
maintain cardiovascular conditioning in American
astronauts during long space flight.
Far Infrared thermal therapy - commonly
known as hyperthermia across Europe and Asia -
provides support in the destruction of malignant
cells which cannot survive if the temperature of
the cell becomes 107.6F/42C and above.
11) Far Infrared soothes tension and stress in both
body and mind.
Infrared radiation (FIR): its biological
effects and medical applications. -
PubMed, first published online Oct 16th, 20120
using Far Infrared
- Thermal Oncology
Cancer enemies include Far
Infrared Heat, Oxygen and Alkalinity.
Heat Therapy/Thermal Therapy - otherwise known
or Thermotherapy - promotes pain relief,
promotes circulation, eliminates toxins,
accelerates healing, and supports health and life quality where
conventional toxic Western protocols fail.
Doctors that specialize in hyperthermia for
cancer are called Thermal Oncologists, a
growing community around the world.
is used worldwide by hospitals and thermal
oncologists. Here are just a few countries that is
can be found in use: Belgium,
Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands,
Poland, Russia, Ukranine, Hungry, Turkey, Iran,
India, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Japan.
used extensively in Asia and Europe - especially
Japan and Germany - but is only fairly recently in
comparison, being researched and utilized within
the USA, acknowledged and attested to by the
American Cancer Association and the National
Cancer Institute on their respective websites.
American Food and Drug Association has even
approved an American microwave hyperthermia system
(BSD-2000 - made in Utah), to be used specifically
for cancer management, which is required to be
used in tandem with radiation or chemotherapy.
Radiation burns the body.
Thermal Oncology in Germany:
The Klinik St. George Hospital in Bad
Aibling, Germany, has treated 2,500 German and 2,500
foreign patients each year. Their cancer regime is a
week of detoxification and strengthening the immune
system with diet and nutritional supplements,
followed by two weeks of localized far Infrared
hyperthermia therapy and low dose chemotherapy. This
regime has produced great success in combating
various cancers. - www.klinik-st-georg.de
FACT: Far Infrared heat above 40C (107.6
degrees F) weakens and kills cancer cells:
disease and its macro environment is a modern goal.
One of these targets is the blocking of tumor
angiogenesis (the growth of blood vessels that feed
tumors). Blocking the formation of vessels is
slowing down cancer growth, facilitating apoptosis -
the programmed cancer cell death - and preventing
tumor metastases respectively cancer spread
throughout the body.
We could show almost ten years
ago, that hyperthermia has also a marked
anti-angiogenetic effect. The tumor vessels are not
as well built as normal capillaries; they are less
organized and cannot constrict and relax as normal
capillaries. In the early phase of hyperthermia,
when the temperature in tumor tissue is rising, the
vessels relax to increase the blood flow to the
tumor tissue, but as soon as the temperature goes
higher then 40°C the constriction of the blood flow
stops, it comes to formation of micro thrombi
causing hypoxemia in the cancer tissue, which
together with other important mechanisms induce
apoptosis and cancer cell death. So hyperthermia is
an elegant form of anti-angiogenesis." -
Extract from article written by Dr. Friedrich
Douwes, Klinic St. Georg, Germany - Integrative
Cancer Therapy Concept.
Both Europe and Japan have
multiple organizations, societies and journals which
can be found online.
a) Three online resources include: esho.info -
thermaltherapy.org - hyperthermia.com
b) Current thermal therapy clinical trials
The use of hyperthermia is attested
1) The American Cancer Association.
2) The National Cancer Institute (NCI) - the
U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer
research. The NCI
states that "Hyperthermia is almost always used
with other forms of cancer therapy, such as
radiation therapy and chemotherapy."
The NCI fact sheet states:
(also called thermal therapy or thermotherapy)
is a type of cancer treatment in which body
tissue is exposed to high temperatures (up to
113°F). Research has shown that high
temperatures can damage and kill cancer cells,
usually with minimal injury to normal tissues
(1). By killing cancer cells and damaging
proteins and structures within cells (2),
hyperthermia may shrink tumors.
The entire NCI fact sheet on hyperthermia may be
Hyperthermia promotes the benefits of chemo and
countless medical citations attesting to the use of
hyperthermia with chemo/radiation on PubMed.
Evidence worldwide shows that hyperthermia is
effective in promoting the benefits of chemo and
radiation. Here are two citations - presented for
research and interest only:
PubMed.gov for further citations, case
studies and conclusions.