Infrared – called the energy of life – is used in medicine. We give ourselves a treatment with infrared quite unconsciously, when we put our hand on a painful area or cover our tired eyes. Treatment with hands that emit infrared rays has been used for centuries by Indian yogis. The positive effect of infrared radiation has been widely used by Chinese natural medicine. Its beneficial features were known as many as 3000 years ago in China, where the tradition of hand-healing goes back.

In the early 19th century, infrared radiation was discovered by William Herschel.

In 1800, the physicist astronomer William Herschel placed a mercury thermometer in the optical spectrum obtained from the prism. This experiment allowed him to measure the amount of thermal energy transmitted by individual colours of light. To his surprise, it turned out that the thermometer warms up most when it is on an unlit field below red colour. He came to the conclusion that there was an invisible “infrared” radiation that transmits heat in form of an invisible light wave. Scientifically, infrared radiation is called electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 780nm to 1mm.

There are three types of infrared:

type A – near-infrared,
type B – mid-infrared,
type C – far-infrared.

Some people are not aware that every physical body that has a temperature higher than absolute zero emits infrared radiation. Infrared is used in scientific and medical industry. Used in night-vision and astronomical devices, it allows to observe objects obscured by interstellar dust. Infrared cameras detect heat losses in insulated premises. Blood flow changes in the skin can be examined with infrared medical devices. Bulbs emitting infrared rays have multiple applications, among other things, in animal husbandry (heating of chicks). A large infrared dose applied in a sauna causes local overheating of the skin, which leads to increased blood circulation. Photo-biomodulation is used to treat ulcers and wounds difficult to heal.

All living creatures have water molecules

Human body consists of 70% or more of water. For all animals, fish, birds, insects and plants, water is an indispensable part of the body. Fruit and vegetables consist mostly of water. Good water makes coffee or tea tasty. High quality of water determines its taste and health. Water exposed to radiation in far-infrared will activate its particles, resulting in the water becoming “fresh”. Water exposed to such radiation changes its taste and the structure of its particles. When fruits are exposed to infrared rays of the appropriate wavelength, then, they become ripe faster, become sweeter, the sugar content increases in them. This fact testifies to the miraculous influence of this radiation.

What can infrared rays do to our body?

Infrared rays penetrate our body from the inside when being heated by them. The heat spreads out through conduction in the bones and body fluids. The heat expands blood vessels and improves circulation, its action facilitates the removal of impurities from the body. Infrared radiation is the “energy of life”, constituting a part of visible light that is invisible to the human eye. Infrared is beneficial for respiratory and cardiovascular systems, water and electrolyte balance, renal function and many glands, it reduces muscle tension. It also reduces excessive stimulation of nervous system, has a calming effect. Furthermore, infrared radiation cleans the skin and subcutaneous tissue from toxins, supports weight control. Physiotherapeutic therapy helps to increase immunity, reduce pain and contributes to faster recovery. The healing effect of infrared radiation consists in the introduction of thermal reactions in the biological tissue. This beneficial radiation soothes or eliminates muscle pain, heals injuries, inflammations, circulatory disturbances. Infrared rays can be used to treat skin, muscles, sciatica, high blood pressure, stress, fatigue, rheumatism, headaches, arthritis, insomnia, and colds. Where to treat yourself with infrared rays? Staying in the sun, because they are part of the sun’s rays. But we must not forget that when we are bathing in the sun, we are also subject to ultraviolet radiation, which is not beneficial for the body. Therefore, there must be balance and it is not advisable to overdo your tanning. It is recommended to move a lot and supplement liquids. This radiation is called the “energy of life” because it brought life to the Earth. Up to now, the development and reproduction of all life beings on the Earth have depended on the far-infrared which makes up a part of visible light. For example, sea turtles lay their eggs on sandy beaches and then, bury them in the sand. After some time, small turtles would be hatched from them, owing to the radiation and the light heating the eggs. If sunlight did not reach the Earth, none of the above processes would occur. In consequence, infrared radiation is called the energy or the “source of life”. Infrared reaches us not only, coming from the Sun. Many live beings such as animals and non-live as well as such as soil or minerals) under certain conditions, emit rays that are the “source of life”. Poultry and many other birds brood their eggs, from which the chicks hatch later. In this process, not only heat but also infrared radiation produced by hens’ bodies are used. For any organism to have such properties, it must have absorbed the “energy of life” from the sun earlier.

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