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:
- FIR sleeping pads and heaters -
Instant warmth even though air temperature remains
cool - Infrared sauna.
- 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.
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.
Far Infrared Heat close to the
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:
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,
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
unavailable from HTE Australia.
"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!"
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 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
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 released.
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,
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.
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
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
Source: nitricoxidesociety.org - Nitric
Oxcide Society Website.
FYI: Far Infrared heat
Oxide (PDF format).
5) Far Infrared may
promote the elimination of various parasitical
and non-parasitical invaders.
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." -
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
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 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
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.
In 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
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.
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,
The 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,
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
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.
SCIENTIFIC 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
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
from article written by Dr. Friedrich Douwes,
Klinic St. Georg, Germany - Integrative Cancer
and Japan have multiple organizations, societies
and journals which can be found online.
a) Three online resources include:
esho.info - thermaltherapy.org -
thermal therapy clinical trials worldwide:
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:
"Hyperthermia (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
The entire NCI fact sheet on hyperthermia may
be read here:
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.