Don’t take this against me, but I hate (and fear) drugs. And the multi-billion-soul-less industry that makes them. I hate conventional medicine so much that I already have 3 different blogs, obsessing about collecting the best natural alternatives for every drug on the planet.
To be honest, I just don’t get it. Why is it that you’re forced to simply EXPECT and ACCEPT a laundry-list of side effects when a natural aid such as infrared light therapy exists?
It has been clinically proven (over and over) that using any kind of prescription and OTC medication more than a few times can seriously damage your liver, your kidneys and your heart.
Adverse drug reactions are the 4th leading cause of death in the United States… and even put your life at risk in the hospital… affecting more than 1 in 10 patients (!!).
This is exactly why far infrared light therapy has changed my life (and the lives of my loved ones). This all-in-one natural treatment is a safe, drug free alternative for so many health problems that it’s simply unbelievable.
What is Infrared Light Therapy?
Did you ever get in a car on a sunny day in winter? Wonder how it feels so warm inside when the air outside is freezing? That’s the infrared light from the sun.
Far infrared rays, which are completely invisible to the naked eye, are capable of penetrating deep into the human body (literally right down to your bones) where they gently elevate the body’s surface temperature and activate major bodily functions.
These healing and warming rays detoxify and revitalize your cells.
Infrared energy is powerful, yet it’s so safe it’s used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
7 Ways You Can Replace Medication with Infrared Light Therapy
Here are 7 ways you can choose infrared light therapy instead of medication, at home (and out of it too):
#1 – Pain Relief
Not just pain relief, ANY type of pain relief. I pulled a muscle at the gym? No problem. I lay down on my infrared heating pad and after just half an hour my pain is gone for at least 6 hours.
Recently I suffered from major joint inflammation (too much organic gardening…). My neighbor suffered from the same problem, but it took me half the time (and no pills) to heal my inflamed wrist, by treating it with my hand held infrared device.
How Does it Work?
According to Dr. Jeffrey Spencer, a sports medicine expert from the University of Southern California, “infrared wavelengths penetrate the body to create heat, which creates profound therapeutic benefits.
They increase blood flow to the muscles, delivering more concentrated oxygen, which creates more energy to heal.
This makes it an excellent natural treatment for arthritis, fibromyalgia, bursitis, sport injuries, joint stiffness, back pain, muscle strains and spasms, carpal tunnel syndrome and even hemorrhoids.
See my post about how to use light therapy for pain – HERE.
What about Chronic Pain?
A recent study published in Internal Medicine, showed that patients with chronic pain saw their pain levels drop by nearly 70% after their first session of infrared sauna therapy. Pain scores remained low throughout the observation period.
#2 – Full-Body Detox
Most of us are already aware of the amazing health benefits of a good detox (and how we have to help our bodies get rid of all the toxins that surround us, to prevent cancer). I’ll choose my infrared Biomat over any questionable supplement and weird green smoothies.
Infrared heat is incredibly powerful because it helps you cleanse at the cellular level and release toxins stored in your fat cells.
You just lie comfortably on your pad and relax while sweating away your toxins. It’s so much easier than fasting, exercising, colon cleansing and other detox therapies.
Check out my post about using infrared light therapy as a safe and easy full body detox method – HERE.
#3 – Reducing Wrinkles & Anti-Aging
There’s no way I’m going to inject poison between my eyebrows (that goes straight into my blood stream) to reduce a few wrinkles on my face. Nor will I go under the knife, even if you offer to pay me for it.
Again, there’s always a natural and safe alternative. Combining visible and infrared light therapy about 3 times a week (using my Baby Quasar Red Hand held device) is keeping my skin plumped, glowing and has reduced my wrinkles and fine lines by at least 50 percent.
So what if I have to keep doing it to maintain the results? I use it for 30 minutes, in which I sit down and relax while reading my book or surfing the (medical) news sites.
As explained earlier, red light therapy promotes the healing of the body and that includes your skin. It reduces wrinkles, fine lines, redness, blemishes, scars and even age spots (hyperpigmentation).
Check out my post – Red Light Therapy for Wrinkles – Does it Work?
#4 – Burning 600 Calories While Sitting Still
Dieting is as difficult for me as it is for anyone else. Calculating calories, obsessing about what I can eat and how much I can eat is exhausting and stressful for me. Again, why should I desperately look for the latest weight loss spray or tablets which I know nothing about their safety?
But I know that I have to maintain a healthy weight if I want to prevent disease and keep healthy.
Infrared saunas help release fat (and the toxins stored in the fat) like squeezing water out of a sponge.
A 2009 study showed that infrared saunas provide significant results in lowering weight and waist circumference in just 3 months. And for those who are sedentary due to medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, cardiovascular or respiratory problems, results were even more profound.
For this purpose I (happily) use my infrared sauna blanket.
Another study has shown that a 30-minute session in an infrared sauna can burn upwards of 600 calories. During a sauna weight loss session, your core temperature increases and the body works hard to cool itself.
While using an infrared sauna, there is a substantial increase in blood flow, heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.
# 5 – Reducing Blood Pressure
Infrared light therapy is one of the best, natural ways to lower blood pressure.
In a 2005 clinical study by the University of Missouri Kansas City, infrared saunas were shown to lower blood pressure through a program of 30-minute infrared sauna sessions just three times per week.
Infrared therapy dilates your blood vessels and reduces the thickness of their inner lining. This increases circulation and promotes healthy blood pressure.
#6 – Scar Removal (Acne and Other Scars)
My 16 year old niece still thanks me every time she sees me, ever since I let her borrow my DPL Light Therapy. Like many teenagers (and many adults as well), she had a few acne scars on her face that really lowered her self esteem. These acne scars are gone now, after she treated them with combined visible and infrared light from my Baby Quasar Red.
Red light promotes the healing of the skin and so can be used effectively for many skin problems, without medication (we all know their dangerous side effects), and chemical-loaded lotions and creams. You can see my review for the top 2 red light therapy home devices – Right Here.
# 7 – Eczema and Athlete’s Foot
Both visible and invisible red light therapy’s uses include all types of skin problems. I used it for a recurring case of eczema I had. I’ve combined it with anti-inflammatory diet and now my eczema is gone. No pills, no chemical lotions.
My Brother used my home device for athlete’s foot and was so satisfied he refused to give it back to me for 3 months. I had to buy him one too just to get mine back…:)
To your health & happiness,
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