Far Infrared Technology Today
For 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
Traditional 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
Research 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 Infrared
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 Japan today:
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.
Infrared Medical Healing Worldwide.
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.
Dr. 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 newborns.
There 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 Heat close to the body
for maximum health benefits.
Far 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:
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,
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:
Here is 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 therapy:
"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
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.
FIR can 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 electric current.
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."
NOTE: PubMed.gov as well as clinics in
Germany can now substantiate this.
"The 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 book stores.
"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
We all 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!"
Source: HTE AUSTRALIA, NZ,
EUROPE - Volume 1, Issue 88, Feb/March 2005
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 including:
1) The European Society for
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.
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
"Give me the
power to produce fever and
I'll cure all disease.” - Parmenides, 500 BC.
heat and the elimination of toxins:
Elimination 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
1) Far Infrared expands
capillaries which stimulates increased blood flow,
regeneration, circulation and oxygen. It also maintains and promotes
healthy lung function including decongestion.
2) Far 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.
3) 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
FYI: Food does not contain nitric
oxide, but some foods contain nitrates, which
the body can turn into nitric oxide. Source:
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
Note on nitric
"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.
FYI: Far Infrared heat and
Oxide (PDF format).
5) Far Infrared may promote
the elimination of various parasitical and
6) 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 Dome Therapy.
Hippocrates Health Institute, Florida.
7) 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.
8) 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 thymus.
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.
9) Far 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.
10) 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 releases
stress in both body and mind.
Infrared radiation (FIR): its biological
effects and medical applications. -
PubMed, first published online Oct 16th, 2012
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.
Hyperthermia is 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.
The 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.
Note: Radiation burns the
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
SCIENTIFIC FACT: Far
Infrared heat above 40C (107.6 degrees F)
weakens and kills cancer cells:
"Targeting the 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
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.
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 to by:
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
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:
Research PubMed.gov for further citations,
case studies and conclusions.