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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Benefiting from Far Infrared Sauna

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) as suffering from new, unexplained, persistent or relapsing chronic fatigue that is not a result of exertion, not resolved by bed rest, and burdensome enough to markedly diminish daily activity. Additionally, a person would have at least four of the following symptoms (for at least six months): new or unexplained headaches, short-term memory or concentration impairment, muscle pain, pain in multiple joints unaccompanied by redness or swelling, unrefreshing sleep, post-exertion malaise lasting more than 24 hours;,sore throat, and tender lymph nodes in the armpits or neck.

Far Infrared Sauna

Far Infrared Sauna

Some doctors and researchers suspect a build-up of toxins may be at the root of CFS. Authorities like Dr. Michael R. Lyon recommend far infrared sauna therapy.

“Through extensive research, it has been shown that saunas greatly assist in the elimination of accumulated toxins,” Lyon adds. “Toxic metals including mercury, as well as organic toxins such as PCBs and pesticide residues, are excreted in high quantities in the sweat during properly conducted sauna therapy sessions.”

We know the goal of sauna bathing is to sweat which rids the body of dangerous toxins.

In their studies of far infrared saunas, researchers in Japan have concluded that perspiration induced by far infrared sauna use contains as much as three times the amount of toxins contained in sweat expelled during exercise. In Japan, there is an “infrared society” composed of medical doctors and physical therapists dedicated to further infrared research. Their findings support the health benefits of infrared therapy as a method of healing.

We invite you to stop in at either one of our locations to learn more about Finnleo Saunas and how they address various health issues.