Infrared Sauna Therapy: Alzheimer’s Disease

Infrared Sauna Therapy: Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a condition that affects the cognitive regions of the brain. It is degenerative and gradually impairs short- and long-term memory, ultimately preventing the sufferer from completing routine everyday activities. Currently recognized as the most prevalent underlying cause of dementia is Alzheimer's disease (a general term used to describe the loss of cognitive function severe enough to interfere with performing tasks in daily life).

Short-term memory loss will start to affect Alzheimer's patients, typically starting with little, insignificant gaps. Both short-term memory and long-term memory get elusive with age. Conversation becomes impossible as the disease progresses and takes control of the patient's brain since they are unable to respond to their surroundings.

Alzheimer's disease currently has no known allopathic medicinal treatment. Patients and their families get management skills for the degenerative illness that causes brain neuron death and ultimately results in death. Exciting advancements in biomedical research show the potential benefits of broad spectrum infrared sauna therapy as a preventive measure and, ultimately, as a means of symptom eradication.

Where Infrared Therapy comes into play

Dr. Harvey Kellogg created the first infrared light therapy in the late 19th century; he termed it the "Incandescent Light Bath." This cutting-edge device won praise from all across the world for its ability to repair the entire body. Infrared sauna therapy didn't make a clear impact on the field of biomedicine until NASA researched the effects of the light spectrum on astronauts experiencing musculoskeletal atrophy after returning from space in 1965. NASA's study of the light spectrum demonstrated that the infrared spectrum offered significant, long-lasting health advantages for the general public.

Although infrared light cannot be seen by the human eye, it is felt kinetically as heat. The convectional heat experienced in conventional saunas is completely different from the radiant heat coming from the infrared spectrum. Beyond the skin's first epidermis, infrared wavelengths can reach the body's soft tissues. This light's entry into the body's network causes substantial cellular change, setting it apart from other types of heat therapy.

Infrared Light Ignites: Healthy, High Functioning Mitochondria

Alzheimer's disease is thought to have a probable etiology related to mitochondrial dysfunction in the body's cells. The human body is made up of more than 50 trillion cells, each of which has a mitochondrial structure that may be referred to as a "energy plant" and is where ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is produced. The mitochondria are extremely sensitive to all light, but they are especially sensitive to infrared light that penetrates deeply. ATP generation is exponentially boosted as soon as the body is exposed to infrared light.

Nitric acid is released as ATP is produced in reaction to infrared light exposure, hyperoxygenating the hemoglobin. The newly oxygenated blood cells start to circulate like a swift river throughout the body. Lack of oxygen in the wounded part of the body causes inflammation. After only a few minutes in the infrared sauna, ATP generation hyper-oxygenates the blood, improving and speeding up blood flow throughout the body and reducing inflammation, especially in the brain.

Scientists and medical professionals are aware that an inadequate supply of oxygen-rich blood results in inflammation throughout the body.

One of the three main causes of Alzheimer's disease, inflammation, is reduced by infrared sauna therapy by oxygenating the bloodstream.

Scientific studies have firmly suggested that any form of heat therapy lowers the incidence of Alzheimer's disease in males who moderately to frequently use saunas. The advantages of using an infrared sauna also include the healing properties of the infrared light spectrum on the cellular level of the body.

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