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Benefits of Infrared light

Discover The Supernatural Relationship Between Infrared Wavelengths And The Human Body

The wavelengths of the full infrared spectrum of light interact with the human body in a phenomenal manner that creates a cascade of health benefits. This astonishing dance between the cellular makeup of the body and the infrared light spectrum is entirely unique, thus making infrared light therapy unparalleled as a healing modality.

The benefits of infrared light therapy on the body are widespread because of the very particular nature of human cell engagement with these light wavelengths. In addition to the merits of infrared light therapy, the radiant heat raises internal core temperatures as well and thus stokes biochemical responses that create positive benefits of health and vitality. The coupling of the infrared light and its associated radiant heat create a tandem healing modality like no other.

The synchronistic dance orchestrated between human physiology and the infrared light spectrum fosters:

· Youthful vitality
· Cellular and neurological regeneration
· Augmented human growth hormone secretion
· Increased collagen production
· Improved insulin sensitivity
· Detoxification
· Fortified immune response
· Heightened autonomic nervous system function
· Bolstered cardiovascular health

What Is Infrared Light?

Infrared light is a type of radiant energy existing in the invisible spectrum of light and cannot be observed by the human eye, yet can be experienced kinetically as heat. Within the visible light spectrum violet emits the shortest wavelengths and on the far end of the color light spectrum exists red light that emits the longest wavelengths. The infrared light spectrum occurs between the microwave and visible light spectrum. Near-infrared light is found closer to the visible light spectrum and far infrared is found just after microwave frequencies. It is the proximity to the visible light color red, that infrared owes its namesake. Infrared light frequencies range from shorter wavelengths (the near-infrared light) and as wavelengths elongate mid and far infrared light becomes detectable.

Infrared light is found in the sun’s radiant light and has in recent history been isolated for its healing properties. Dr. Harvey Kellogg originally used infrared light as a healing modality near the end of the 19th century in his internationally famous: ‘Incandescent Light Bath’ that was displayed at the world’s fair in 1891. This incandescent light bath became reputable all around the world for its ability to cleanse and heal the body. Monarchs across Europe incorporated this light technology into their palaces. At the time, it was not known that it was the infrared light within the incandescent light bath that was enabling healing to occur.

The incandescent light bath fell out of fashion and it was not until 1965 when researchers from NASA were able to isolate the near, mid, and far infrared light spectrum and begin to identify the healing capacities of this invisible spectrum.

In the mid-1960s as astronauts returned to earth from space, they were experiencing musculoskeletal atrophy from lack of gravity. Researchers investigated ways to regenerate the lost muscle and bone mass in astronauts and it was during these searches that the infrared light spectrum was found to provide awe-inspiring healing capacities.

Under the influence of near, mid, and far infrared light astronauts were able to regenerate lost muscle and bone mass quickly. Once this occurrence was observed the same application of infrared light was applied to individuals suffering from serious burns. Under the auspice of the infrared light, previously burned and scarred skin was regenerate at astounding rates.

It was in this context that infrared light as a potential healing modality that specifically encouraged the regeneration of cells was born. If infrared light was able to stimulate cellular regeneration in astronauts and burn victims, why not apply it to a variety of ailments where increased cellular regeneration was needed?

Eventually infrared light evolved as a technology into infrared saunas as well as handheld devices, and even into anti-aging instruments.

Infrared light is the expression of elongated wavelengths just on the other side of the visible red light. Although invisible to the human eye, infrared light is a radiant heat that can be experienced tactfully as a mellow and relaxing heat.

So, how do cells respond to infrared light?

How is this invisible spectrum of light able to have such a powerful effect on the human body?

Infrared Light And Cellular Biology

Human cells in the body can benefit from infrared light therapy.

In order to understand the full scope of benefits derived from the infrared light spectrum, it is important to take a closer look at the cellular response to this light spectrum. The human body is composed of roughly 50 trillion cells: Physiology can thusly be considered a community of cells living and operating in harmony together. With this perception, it becomes imperative to examine the cellular response to its environment. Cells thrive under certain environmental factors when the cellular network thrives so does overall vitality and health.

What environmental factors will cause a cell to thrive? There are the obvious factors of clean air, plenty of water, sunshine in moderation, nutritious food, relaxation, and rest. In addition to these basic factors, there is another key environmental factor that produces astonishingly powerful results on the cellular structure: The infrared light spectrum.

So, what happens at the cellular level when the body is exposed to the infrared light spectrum?

Each cell within the human body is composed of several key elements that are mirrored at the macroscopic level in the human body. Contained within each cell of the body are mitochondria, essentially an energy plant. This microscopic ‘energy plant’ is the key element that makes infrared light so special for the human body. Examination of the interaction between the full infrared spectrum of light and the mitochondria opens the gateway to biochemical changes in the body that produce exponential health benefits!

As the infrared light seeps beyond the initial membrane of the skin to penetrate into the soft tissue of the body, the cellular mechanism responds in excitement. The human form is comprised of 50 trillion cells, each cell in the body has what could be considered an ‘energy plant’: the mitochondria, where ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate) is produced. The mitochondria are very sensitive to all light, particularly sensitive to deeply penetrating rays of the infrared light. As soon as the body is exposed to the broad spectrum of infrared light, ATP production becomes exponential.

As oxygen levels are increased in the body, circulation improves. Improved blood circulation delivers oxygen and nutrients at faster rates to the vital organs, brain, joints, muscles, skeletal structure, and skin. A heightened level of oxygen running through the body reduces the occurrence of inflammation and therefore pain.

Human anatomy viewed from the perspective of an active living organism constantly in conversation with itself gives way to an appreciation of the dance with its external environment. When the body is exposed to the healing rays of the infrared spectrum, the living anatomy invites the light into its network system creating a domino effect of health originating with improved blood circulation.

A Wealth Of ATP: Regular Exposure To Infrared Light Therapy Creates A Body Rich In ATP

Begin to appreciate ATP production as health currency and consider the analogy of economic currency. In order to become financially wealthy, there need to be regular deposits of money into the bank account that is greater than the withdrawals made. Similarly, the greater the production of energy in the body compared to the energy output, the greater the health will be.

For most of us, every day we go to work and earn money that is then deposited into the bank, wealth is accumulated because the deposits are greater than the withdrawals.

So, how does currency relate to the infrared light spectrum?

Remember that ATP production is heightened by exposure to the infrared light. This molecular response is the primary mover into health from illness. As the body is exposed to the broad spectrum of infrared light ATP production is augmented, and physiology becomes stacked with ATP to produce a wealth of health.

Infrared light therapy is effective when sessions are regular and sustained consistently over time. In order for health benefits to be endured, continued exposure to the infrared light and therefore more ATP production is necessary.

Make regular deposits of ATP wealth into the biochemistry of your body by exposing the community of cells that make up the human form to near, mid, and far infrared light regularly.

The magic doesn’t stop at improved ATP production in response to the infrared light spectrum, but rather this is just the tip of the iceberg of a chain of biochemical reactions occurring in the body in response to infrared light.

Infrared Light Is Radiant Heat: The Body Is Better Able To Increase In Core Temperature For Detoxification With Infrared Light

Infrared light as experienced in the contained space of an infrared sauna is the optimum choice for detoxification protocol because of its radiant heat. There are three primary types of heat: Radiant, conductive, and convection.

Heat is transferred via conductive heat by warming solid materials, for example, heating rocks in a traditional sauna or by convection heat by heating the air or liquid. For example, a steam room uses convection heat to warm water into vapor. Infrared light, however, uses radiant heat. This means that the heat experienced through infrared light moves directly into the body without needing to raise the ambient temperature.

The result of using radiant heat is that the core body temperature rises without needing to find skyrocketing heat externally, as is the case with traditional saunas. As the body absorbs the radiant heat from infrared light the sweat glands are engaged to lower body temperatures and profuse perspiration occurs. As the body rids itself of liquid through sweat it also releases harmful toxins from the body such as mercury, cadmium, lead, and other unwanted substances within the body.

The powerful detoxification protocol that occurs under the influence of radiant heat relieves stress from the internal organs, namely the kidneys and liver. As stress is relieved from within, individuals will experience heightened levels of energy.

The most effective means of detoxification occurs with the use of radiant heat found in the infrared light spectrum.

Health Benefits Of Using Infrared Light Therapy Regularly

· Youthful vitality
· Cellular and neurological regeneration
· Augmented human growth hormone secretion
· Increased collagen production
· Improved insulin sensitivity
· Fortified immune response
· Heightened autonomic nervous system function
· Bolstered cardiovascular health

As infrared light stokes the cellular network within the body radiating into the soft tissues, a cascade of biochemical changes occurs to promote health and vitality. Each wavelength of infrared light has a different effect on the cellular structure of the body.

The near-infrared light spectrum encourages increased collagen production and therefore elasticity throughout the body. Collagen is an important protein that maintains the youthful appearance of the skin, but it is also important for bone marrow health as well as for the connective tissues of the body. Regular exposure to concentrated levels of near-infrared light will promote a youthful glow from the inside out.

As the core temperature of the body rises when exposed to infrared light, the heat shock encourages vasodilation (the dilation of blood vessels), which lowers blood pressure. The result of exposure to radiant heat also fosters better blood circulation and decreased inflammation when used regularly over time.

Human growth hormone secretion is enhanced under the influence of infrared light, which makes muscle recovery occur at faster rates. Insulin sensitivity rises to create a better internal environment for anyone predisposed to Type II diabetes. As was discovered by researchers at NASA, cellular regeneration occurs at faster rates when exposed to infrared light, this includes neurogenesis (the process by which new neurons are created in the brain). Exponential neurogenesis is important for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.

The radiant heat of infrared light also has a soothing and calming capacity. Finding states of relaxation is imperative in our modern world. It is well understood that chronic states of stress response lead to disease. The ability to transfer out of stress response back into states of relaxation where growth and nourishment occurs is a lifeline for the modern day individual. As states of relaxation are reached under the influence of the infrared light homeostasis is found and health improves.

When states of homeostasis are regained in the body immune response is improved and the body is better able to ward off the unwanted bacterial and viral infection. The entire glandular system improves as the body can easily exit out of states of the stress response and project energy inward to reparation, growth, and nourishment.

The Dawning Of A New Era For Health And Well Being: Infrared Light Ushers In Unparalleled Opportunities For Healing

The isolation of the infrared light spectrum as discovered by researchers in the mid-1960s opened a door to unparalleled cellular healing. As perception moves from a Newtonian model into a quantum one, the body can be viewed as a community of 50 trillion cells, by improving the quality of each cell and promoting cellular regeneration the entire body will experience greater degrees of health and vitality.

It is the unique dynamic interplay between the human cells and the infrared light spectrum that creates physiological, as well as emotional transformation. While the infrared light is naturally radiated out from the sun when it is isolated and intensified without the detrimental effects of UV rays the possibility for profound healing becomes a reality.

Different technological instruments, from handheld devices to infrared saunas, have captured and isolated the infrared light spectrum and when individuals are exposed to these dynamic wavelengths magic occurs to foster health, vitality, and emotional wellness.


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