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Far Infared Sauna

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by meeKO, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. meeKO

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    stridor Senior Member

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    I am not convinced that FIR saunas are a big gun in terms of detox. As one facet of a comprehensive plan they may be of value bit even then the cost/benefit ratio is up in the air.
    Which toxins in particular are being targeted? I am not sure that I know of any particular toxin that saunas constitute the best treatment. Doesn't mean that there aren't any....nickel perhaps?
    (As a matter of principle I have learned to ignore Drs spending my money on hunches and taking yet another shot in the dark. I have blown a ton of money on tests and other to help Drs test their current hypothesis).

    I you proceed, it would help if your wife found it easy to sweat. And she will need good adrenal function as this puts significant stress on the system.
     
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    Kyla ᴀɴɴɪᴇ ɢꜱᴀᴍᴩᴇʟ

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    @meeKO
    Does she have any reaction to extreme temperatures?

    As someone with POTS and orthostatic hypotension I personally have a very bad reaction to both extremes of hot and cold. Since a hot shower sometimes makes me hypotensive and dizzy, a sauna would be a very bad idea for me. (and I know both saunas and hot-tubs are frequently on the list of things to avoid for anyone with autonomic issues)

    I know that doesn't apply to everyone, but maybe something to consider.
     
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    If your wife has poor adrenal function and is thus losing a lot of electrolytes, I suggest not sweating by any method. This will cause you to lose further electrolytes and cause bad consequences, possibly heart rhythm issues or worse. Even if you're supplementing with electrolytes, this could still be an issue. I've had it happen to me.

    Depending on what her toxin issues are, she can do methylation treatment, and/or slow, gentle chelation for lead, mercury and other metals via supplements.

    If you're generally healthy, FIR or other sauna would probably be ok for maintenance.
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    There are several threads on FIR which might interest you. Here, and here.

    Personally, I use an FIR sauna mat that has 8 temperature settings which is important for me to prevent overheating. It helps me with pain and I generally feel better after using it, but I don't have any evidence as to what it is actually doing!
     
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    I think some people would disagree with this. i also was told that IR saunas remove 10x the toxins as a steam bath?

    BL and RS: Proven to work are chelation therapy and sauna therapy. Ionic footbaths and colon cleanses have no detox effectiveness.

    http://www.lef.org/magazine/2014/11...icals-out-of-our-bodies-and-our-world/page-01
     
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    Ha! True! @stridor Thanks for the tips. I think her adrenal function isn't very reliable...
     
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    Yeah she is very sensitive and she also has POTS and OI but the specialist recommended lying down and doing it on low at first. While she scrubs herself with some brush... She doesn't have the endurance to do that so presumably I would like I'm grooming a horse...
     
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    hmm yes @caledonia she does have problems there. I wonder why a CFS specialist might recommend it...I will ask at the next appointment. Thanks!
     
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    As long as it helps @Sushi . It think something like that would be what we're looking at too and she can't use it maybe I will...
     
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    Buy t h e h e a t e r p a n e l …

    Your cost can be low. For my Tippi tent sauna: carbon FIR panel heater (80 €).

    All other items in my sauna were used (and they are not costly). My tent (4 person) was used, blankets – smal extra heater and thats about it. I was able to use my wooden Bed pannel. It folds in 3 parts. This easily formed the 3 walls needed for my little sauna tent.

    The Cabin saunas in wood – I would not buy. For all medical treatment the temperature is so easy to reach. -
    32 Celcius with my smal extra heater. (I let the FIR panel heater warm up about 5- 7 min befor use.) You are advised to leave this sauna – befor you reach the swetting point. After sauna -the skin can be washed carefully. Than rather relax after sauna. Not forget the replacement of Minerals 1 day befor (& maybe 2 days after) sauna. This Sauna can be used very early in your treatment. It is an easy additiv of the detoxing. It will support important pathways (and it is very unlikely to interfer with any of your other therapies).

    student
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    Do not take these words as an advice. I am not in medical profession. Always check with your doktor.
     
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    student Senior Member

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    If I had to change anything – in what I have tried so far for my treatment…

    Yes, I would b u y t h e s a u n a – verry verry early.
     
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    Very pleased I see @student ! Great news. For our budget and her needing to lie down we think the blanket/mat one. Thanks for the encouragement! We might just try it
     
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    Sherpa Ex-workaholic adrenaline junkie

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    For those who live in areas with hot summers - I have made my own "Infared Sauana" by simply pitching a small dome tent in my back yard. Sit in it at noon with a beach towel underneath - it's warmed by the sun's rays - and I break a good sweat within 20 mins.
     
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