Thyroid issues are very common in modern society, affecting all genders and ages to varying degrees. Diagnoses are sometimes missed more often than any other condition and typical treatment/prescriptions for thyroid issues are decades behind the scientific understanding of the condition. Can infrared light therapy and infrared sauna therapy play a role in prevention and treatment of thyroid/low metabolism problems? Some doctors and scientists seem to think so.
Hypothyroidism is essentially the same thing as a slow metabolism. This can come with a whole host of other problems and can ofter be coupled with diseases such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, etc. Many times, low metabolism can be caused by stress and let's be honest, we all have some form of stress. It is uncommon today to find someone whose thyroid is properly functioning 100%.
Some symptoms include low body temperature and heart rate, always feeling cold, dry skin, coarse hair, slow growth of hair, stress or anxiety, moodiness and anger, bad sleep, low libido, and many more. If you have this issue, you may be very familiar with some of these symptoms. But the good news is, you may not have to be. Here are 10 benefits to infrared light for thyroid health.
1. Anti-Inflammatory Agent
Infrared directly stimulates energy production inside the heart of the cells, to trigger growth and regeneration of tissues. When the detoxification, heat and light are combined, a synergistic and powerful therapy is created that leads to amazing health benefits.
2. Heavy Metal Detox
One of the main benefits of using infrared light therapy and infrared sauna is to rid your body of heavy metals that can be found in our air, food, and water like lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, aluminum, nickel and many others. These metals accumulate at high rates in the body and can lead to thyroid dysfunction. Detoxing can be a significant help in maintaining your thyroid health.
3. Stimulates Weight Loss
Burns calories and enhances metabolism, and heat therapy can increase natural HGH levels to help burn fat and build muscle. We could ALL use this.
4. Skin Rejuvenation
The skin is the body’s largest organ. It is also a major organ for eliminating body wastes through sweating. Most people don’t sweat enough. The infrared sauna encourages sweating and unlock toxins stored beneath the skin bringing deeper toxins to the skin for elimination. Infrared light easily penetrates the skin, boosts circulation and brings more blood and nutrients not only to the skin itself but to deeper tissues as well.
5. Light Exposure
If you work indoors, or work the night shift and have little exposure to natural sunlight, light therapy can fight against light deficiency and hypothyroidism. Also, in the wintertime when days are shorter and we all do less outdoor activity, our exposure to light is reduced and this can negatively affect your thyroid heath.
6. Activates “cytochrome c oxidase”
This is an important enzyme that plays a crucial role in energy production. Many things in our everyday environments work to deplete this enzyme. Some of these things include polysaturated fats, stress, estrogen dominance, low thyroid, and lack of light. This enzyme is the same one that thyroid medication (T3) works to activate.
7. Increased Immunity
Infrared Light Therapy enhances white blood cell function by elevating body temperatures by about 3 degrees per one half hour session. This increases the body’s ability to eliminate foreign pathogens and cellular waste products. Find out if you have low body temperature using a thermometer. If so, boosting your body’s temperature may help jumpstart many beneficial processes in your system. Other immunity functions that can be improved by infrared light therapy include improved circulation, improved lymphatic flow, and improved mitochondrial function.
8. Low Levels of EMF’s
We haven't talked about this very much. Electrical frequencies are everywhere around us from cellphones, wifi, and electric appliances. Senstive people can be affected negatively by these frequencies. Infrared light therapy emits very low levels of EMF’s making them much safer than other sauna treatments.
9. Color Therapy
As an added bonus, our lamps emit a red, orange, and yellow visible light that provides a warming a stimulating color therapy. This kind of therapy draws energy downward and assist the digestive organs.
10. Simple and Cost Effective
This therapy is one of the safest, least costly, and most powerful methods of therapy. We strive to keep the price of infrared light therapy and infrared sauna therapy as low as possible. We also offer packages that are waayyy cheaper for those who want to practice continual treatments.
Hypothyroidism is no joke and affects so many of us today. The good news is, with increasing technology there are ways to naturally help our bodies improve. If you or someone you know is struggling with this issue, we hope you will share this article and useful information with them. The great thing about trying infrared light therapy is you have nothing to lose!