Input wanted on the BioMat

Chris

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Hi, Dreambirdie;
I did buy a BioMat, based on my very pleasurable first experience on one, and supported by Sushi's report of improving on it. I used it a bit too long at too high a temperature at first, and felt rather tired as a result; Sushi and others advised a slower approach, and I think that was wise. It did seem to help a bit, and 20 or 30 mins on one of the low (green) settings still help me sleep.

I only tried once at a high (colour coded red) setting, and that again induced considerable after fatigue. Meanwhile I have been exploring PEMFs (look under the Bemer thread) and following the news on XMRV while having a bit of a crash, so I would say that Sushi has more and longer experience, take her advice and go slow at first if you try one, and see what happens. I have never broken into a sweat using it, but have not yet given it a fair chance.

I did post a reference to a small Japanese study using a FIR sauna with a small group of CFS people that reported significant improvement over a month, but of course a FIR sauna is not quite the same as a BioMat, though I suppose one could obtain the same effect if one were to spend long enough at a high enough temperature.

So I am afraid my report has to be only a temporizing one--I have not given it a fair trial, and still do not know how much it could do for me. When things settle down a bit I shall focus on it again, and report then.

Good luck any or either way! Best, Chris
 
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I borrowed one from a friend once. Five years ago. It was very pleasant and soothing. Didn't keep it though. It's a bit cumbersome and I like my bucky heating pads and sunlight just as well.
 

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those Mats...

Hi, sunlight does include Far Infra Red, along with lots of UV and general goodness, but up here in Canada its not too common to get a lot of it outside the June- early Sept window. I don't think Bucky heating pads deliver FIR, and there does seem some evidence that FIR does some good things. I did not mean my post as a put-down for the BioMat--just a holding post until I can explore it further.
Best, Chris
 

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Thanks, both of you, for your comments about the BioMat.

I am going to be able to try one out in a couple weeks and see for myself if it is REALLY worth its $1000 discounted price. :eek: Yikes!