Far Infrared Technology
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 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 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
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 between 1977-1987.
List of Far Infrared
products available in Japan today:
FIR sleeping pads and heaters - Instant warmth
even though air temperature remains cool -
FIR plastic plate to keep fish and vegetables
fresher and longer in your refrigerator.
FIR ovens replacing harmful microwaves - Cooks
more uniformly than conventional.
FIR ceramic paper and ceramics.
FIR fabrics - socks, gloves, jackets, car seats -
Wool and cotton impregnated with ceramic
FIR fabric keeps body warm in a cold environment
whilst providing passive FIR health benefits.
FIR hair dryer - Cooler and faster, reduces
damaged hair, now popular worldwide.
FIR clinical treatments - FIR panels for
incubators in maternity wards.
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
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.
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 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), the effectiveness of the actual
elements used to generate the Far Infrared heat,
and the range of microns emitted - 7-11 being the
most beneficial to the human body.
"Far Infrared Potential
Benefits and the Scientific Basis of Far
Infrared Ray Therapy":
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
"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.
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
as well as clinics in Germany can now
"The Scientific Basis
and Therapeutic Benefits of FIR
Therapy." History, Clinical
Effects, Data, Case Studies, Charts,
Graphs, Tables. Foreword from Professor
Piller - only available from HTE Australia - not available in book
"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
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
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!"
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
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
The European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology.
Most of these Far Infrared
resources are found in Asia and Europe.
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.
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
Far Infrared Thermal Therapy
Far Infrared expands capillaries which
stimulates increased blood flow, regeneration,
circulation and oxygen. It also maintains and promotes
healthy lung function.
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.
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.
Food does not contain nitric
oxide, but some foods contain
nitrates, which the body can
turn into nitric oxide. Source: study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-nitric-oxide-foods-benefits-side-effects.html
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
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
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 -
effects and lessening/softening of wrinkles due
to enhanced collagen production.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Hyperthermia using Far
Infrared - Thermal Oncology.
Heat Therapy/Thermal Therapy
- otherwise known as Hyperthermia
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
enemies include Far Infrared Heat, Oxygen
1) Operations remove visible cancer cells. Unseen
malignant cells are left behind, not uncommonly
showing up within 5 years or thereabouts.
2) Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are both unable
to distinguish between healthy cells and malignant
cells thus damaging and killing both, besides
causing the cancer to proliferate even further,
and also damaging respiratory cells in normal
cells, overloading them with toxicity.
All three modalities are considered detrimental to
health and invasive protocols. Thermal
(heat) therapy and immuo-therapy are non-invasive.
America the mainstream thinking on cancer
treatment is slowly but surely undergoing change
due to education of the public via the internet,
and due to the failure of outdated Western
orthodox protocols that are expensive but more
importantly, far too frequently, simply don't
work. Toxic 'band-aids' are no longer acceptable
to thousands of people who are now choosing safe,
non-toxic protocols, with emphasis on a
natural whole food, alkaline
diet which the traditional medical
establishment generally refuses to discuss or
of Toxins: Far Infrared heat is a recognized
method for removal of toxicity from the body for
cells poisoned with heavy
metals (aluminum, mercury, cadmium
etc), environmental chemicals, and toxic drugs.
Cancerous cells cannot exist if circulation is
smooth and continuous. Good circulation in the
capillaries leaves no room for a cancerous cell to
stop and take hold - a malignant cell has to stop
moving to proliferate. Far Infrared heat helps
capillaries to expand, promoting circulation and
increased oxygen, thus providing protection and
prevention against proliferation,
cancerous cell's positioning, or settling down,
is directly related to the capillaries, which
are at the end of the blood vessels. The cancer
cell tries to position itself by going through
the capillary. If it goes through, there could
be no settling down or positioning of the cancer
cell - which is what happens if there is good
blood circulation. If the cancer cell fails to
pass through the capillary because of some
functional disorder in the circulation, the cell
could easily position itself. Healthy
circulation - without functional disorder -
leaves no way for the cancerous cell to settle
down and position itself. The cell may then be
killed by the immunocyte (the immunity cell).
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,
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
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:
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 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
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 to by:
1) The American Cancer Association.
2) The National Cancer Institute (NCI) -
the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer
NCI states that "Hyperthermia is almost
always used with other forms of cancer
therapy, such as radiation therapy and
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 read here:
Hyperthermia promotes the benefits of
chemo and radiation.
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
PubMed.gov for further citations, case
studies and conclusions.