Sunlight consists of different wave lengths of light. The complete
electromagnetic spectrum consists of visible and invisible rays.
The visible rays are red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, blue, and violet in color, known as rainbow colors.
When combined they produce the "white light" that we
experience every day. The invisible rays are Ultra Violet, X-rays, Gamma, Cosmic, Microwave, Long Wave, Electrical Wave, and Infrared.
Infrared waves are between visible light and the microwave
Infrared light is in this spectrum's
lower range, and although its rays aren't visible to the naked
it generates the warmth we feel on bright sunny
The wavelength of infrared waves vary from 0.76 micron to 1,000 microns.
Near infrared (0.76 to 1.5microns), mid infrared
(1.5 to 4 microns), and far infrared (4 to 1,000 microns).
While these rays share the attributes listed below, they
are most noticeable in far infrared waves.
Radiation: Infrared rays radiate or spread from a
Penetration: Unlike visible light, infrared rays can deeply penetrate skin and the underlying tissues up to 3.75 - 7 cm (approx. 1.5 to 2.8 inches)
Resonance: Infrared rays naturally generate heat by
causing the body's molecules to rapidly vibrate against each
|Infrared & health: The
When far infrared rays (FIR) penetrate the skin, they come into
contact with proteins, collagen, fats and water molecules. By stimulating
micro-vibrations far infrared cause a thermal reaction which
elevates tissue temperatures. The human body then reacts by
dilating all the blood vessels regardless of size. Tissues are
revitalized because of the improved (micro & macro)
FIR can actually increase the regenerative ability of the body tissue. It also reduces abnormalities in nervous system and helps the autonomous system function
at optimum level. Scientists continue to study
infrared wavelengths of light improve their understanding of
its therapeutic effects on our bodies. FIR is rapidly gaining worldwide recognition and
acclaim as a complimentary medical and alternative therapy
promotes good health
An important principle of
traditional Chinese medicine is that good blood circulation
promotes good health. Conversely, an obstructed blood flow
will increase the likelihood of disease and pain. Other
ancient Asian therapies such as the Japanese "Palm
Therapy" and China's "Qi GongTherapy" are also
based on the premise that the human body itself, is capable of
radiating Far Infrared rays.
Infrared therapy has proven to be effective because its
"hot rays" exhibit analgesic, anti-inflammatory and
anti-spasmodic capabilities. Therefore, Far
Infrared products are useful in the treatment of sub-acute or
chronic inflammations, and for trauma, scar adhesions and
|Fabrics that radiate Far
By impregnating natural and man-made fibers with
ceramic-insulating powder, new fabrics have been developed.
These materials are now being used in chairs, mattresses, and
blankets. Research shows these unique materials are very
effective in relieving soreness and swelling,
Specially-designed products help accelerate the body's
own natural healing process and may actually minimize
scarring. Such Far Infrared wraps worn during exercise
help increase sweating, removal of lactic acid, and breakdown
of fats and toxins.
Athletes previously used wraps made of myelin or rubber to
achieve similar benefits. However since such materials fail to
breathe well, skin inflammations often resulted. In contrast, Far
Infrared wraps maximize body sweat, while simultaneously
preventing muscles from feeling over-worked. In time these
wraps will noticeably improve muscle tone. By using an
assortment of body Far-Infrared wraps during competitions or
training, athletes have been able to eliminate soreness and
muscle spasms while reducing the likelihood of future
injuries. Far Infrared wraps help mend injured or over-used muscles,
tendons and ligaments.
For decades, doctors and physical therapists have
recommended Far Infrared lamps and thermal systems to
relieve a variety of problems. With the development of soft
fabrics emitting FIR there are now a wide range of
products available for your specific need at a much lower
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|Does poor lighting risk health?
Yes, according to renowned photo biologist John Ott, who is
a pioneer in the study of the biological effects of light. He
has discovered that light containing the full wavelength
spectrum found in natural sunlight is necessary for our
optimum well-being. In fact, he contends that inadequate light
poses a serious health threat.
Most artificial lighting, such as incandescent or
fluorescent, doesn't have the complete balanced spectrum of
natural sunlight, Dr. Ott believes poor light causes a
condition which he calls, "mal-illumination." He
suggests insufficient light, could be as devastating to the
body as malnutrition.
Whenever vital wavelengths are missing in the light we
receive, our bodies are unable to completely absorb certain
nutrients. Consequently, our body is malnourished, even though
we are eating properly. Dr. Ott thinks "mal
illumination" can cause depression, fatigue and impaired
immune function. Other symptoms may be skin damage and loss of
Dr. John Downing, of the Preventative Medical Center in San
Rafael, California has been conducting clinical studies on the
effects of light for 20 years. He states, "We cause or
worsen a wide range of health problems by spending 90% of our
lives indoors under inadequate lighting conditions."
The author, Dr. Jacob Liberman, of LIGHT MEDICINE OF THE
FUTURE, describes the body as a living photocell, stimulated
and regulated by light. "Our lives, our health and well-being
are truly dependent on the sun. The human body is nourished
directly by the stimulation of sunlight or indirectly
nourished by eating foods, drinking fluids, or breathing air
that's been vitalized by the sun's light energy."
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centuries, scientists have known that plants are
dependent upon sunlight for photosynthesis. However,
only recently have they recognized similarities
between humans and plants in their dependence upon
rays affect vital processes in both people and plants.
In humans, photons are the catalyst for the production
of sugars, fats, and proteins.
stimulate our endocrine system, our metabolic
processes and enzyme reactions as well as activities
in the brain. When this connection is disturbed,
disorders follow. Enzymes in the body's cells, which
should normally be activated, fail to receive the
proper wave lengths of light. Instead, the cells
remain dormant, and are unable to begin normal,
cellular metabolic reactions. This results in lower
cellular energy, glandular insufficiencies and a
lessened ability to burn fats and eliminate toxins.