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Infrared Heat Therapy Supports Treatment of Lyme Disease

This is a collaborative guest post between Dr. Nick Zyrowski and Robby Besner, CEO and Chief Science Officer of Therasage. Therasage is the gold standard in energy healing. Their infrared heat products range  from infrared heating pads to personal infrared saunas, to full wooden infrared sauna home units.


Infrared Heat Therapy

What are InfraRed Frequencies?

Infrared (IR) is the healthy energy contained in sunlight that is responsible for photosynthesis, which is the process used by plants to produce energy and without there would be no life on earth. The sun energies has profound health effects on us. IR are invisible wavelengths of light that are longer than that of visible light. When these invisible wavelengths of light are absorbed by the cells of the body, the effect is a feeling of heat.

InfraRed History Lesson

Over mankind’s history, heat therapy has taken different forms. The first documented use dates back to the medicinal evolutionary, Hippocrates in the fifth century. Known as the Father of Western Medicine, he taught Greek physicians that if one could create a fever, one could cure all illness. The early Romans built on this principle, using elaborate hot baths and bathhouses. Even Native Americans have used “sweat lodges” for both physical and spiritual cleansing practices. At the start of the 19th century, the English astronomer Sir William Herschel studied the infrared light wavelength. His experiments with this radiant heat triggered wide scientific interest, an interest that continues today. Utilizing the early exploratory work of some of the greatest scientists of our time, such as Albert Einstein and Nicholas Tessla, modern studies have researched the positive effects of the sun’s energy on our own atmosphere and human life. NASA’s own scientists studying the positive attributes of Infrared frequencies determined it is so important to maintaining health that they incorporated infrared technology into the Space Shuttle systems. The Journal of American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine, and many other technical and scholarly publications have discussed the positive effects of infrared heat therapy on a variety of health conditions. Recently studies suggest that using Infrared frequency therapy can benefit more than 40% of all modern health challenges.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Prize Winner and the discoverer of vitamin C, believed that all energy from the “Sun has profound effects on us”. His research showed that light can literally stimulate the body’s basic biological functions. Modern research is showing that Infrared does indeed stimulate metabolism. IR warms the body from within. IR are invisible wavelengths of light that are longer than that of visible light. When these invisible wavelengths of light are absorbed by the cells of the body, the effect is a feeling of heat.

Summary of Health Benefits

IR is rapidly gaining popularity as a safe therapy for natural health care. Infrared heat is safe and can benefit most of us in a number of powerful, therapeutic ways. It raises our body’s core temperature, inducing an “artificial fever” that helps us naturally detoxify. It supports our immune system and improves our body’s ability to absorb essential nutrition. It eases pain and relieves inflammation. Most of all, Infrared heat is all natural; we cannot get too much of it and it sets the stage for our body to heal naturally on its own.

The Natural Positive Effects of Infrared Heat Therapy

  • Help improve blood circulation
  • Strengthen the cardiovascular system
  • Enhances Metabolism – Burn calories and controls weight
  • Remove toxins and mineral waste
  • Speed up repair of body cells
  • Improve the immune system
  • Improve nutritional absorption
  • Improve body core temperature
  • Prevention of bacteria growth
  • Produces nitrous oxide and supports blood oxygenation
  • Improve nervous system
  • Ease joint pain and stiffness (without toxic side-effects)
  • Maintain warmth and better sleep
  • Relax muscles and increase flexibility
  • Relieve pain
  • Deep cleanse skin
  • Improve strength and health
  • Reduce stress and fatigue

Infrared Heat Therapy and Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is probably the most mis-understood diseases of the 21st century. What makes matters worse is Lyme travels with a host (family) of other “Co-Infections” that any one by themselves can cause havoc to our body’s health, but collectively is a living nightmare. Modern medicine and science has progressed in their understanding of Lyme disease but as quick as research, new applications and protocols are being developed, the Lyme disease is advancing at exponential growth rates. Many Lyme literate health professions are suggesting that Lyme has infected most of the regions of US, has spread outside the United States borders, and is at a pandemic proportion currently. So what is to be done and how can the natural healing energies from the sun play a key role to curtail and possibly eradicate this insidious disease?

Hyperthermia – Lyme Cannot Thrive in Elevated Core Body Temperatures

Lyme and Borrelia prefer temperatures below that of the body. Using hot showers, baths, or saunas at temperatures of up to 102 degrees F for 20-30 minutes daily to raise the body core temperature is a helpful therapy for treating Lyme. Lyme species are especially sensitive to the combination of antibiotics and heat. Raising the body temperature also dilates the peripheral circulation and increases the permeability of the blood vessels throughout the body. These physiological changes assist in the delivery of antibiotics and all nutritional supplementation to all areas of the body, increasing the amount of medicinal protocols able to penetrate and reach the source of the health challenge. Hyperthermia improves the effect of all therapies by approximately 16 times.

Source: Dr Scott Taylor, DVM, from the works by Dr. Trevor Marshall, research director at the Autoimmunity Research Foundation in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Infrared Heat Raises Your Body’s Core Temperature

Detoxifying and Excreting the Toxins of Lyme

Lyme during its life cycle produce numerous toxins. These toxins are important because they trigger many harmful responses in the body, including the inflammation that is damaging to healthy tissue and causes the dysfunction of the immune system. These toxins are fat-soluble lipoproteins and are very difficult to rid the body of. The body normally detoxifies fat-soluble substances in the liver and excretes them from the bile. Unfortunately, the toxins appear to be reabsorbed from the gut and circulate back into the body. Treatments designed to aid the body in eliminating these toxins is a very important part of a complete and comprehensive Lyme disease therapy.

Source: Dr Scott Taylor, DVM, from the works by Dr. Trevor Marshall, research director at the Autoimmunity Research Foundation in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Infrared Heat TherapyDr. Toshiko Yamazaki, MD owns an infrared therapy clinic in Japan where she has done extensive research on the uses of Infrared Therapy or Infrared Light Therapy. In her book, “The Science of Far- Infrared Therapies,” she explains that one of the reasons IR (Infrared Therapy) has beneficial results in a variety of illnesses is the ability of IR waves to remove toxins along with heavy metals.  Infrared Therapy also has beneficial results with mercury detoxification, which is often at the core of many health problems. Since humans are bio-accumulators, numerous toxins that disturb natural body healing and cannot be removed immediately after entry are stored in our bodies and prevent future natural body healing. InfraRed therapies are simple, inexpensive natural way to FIGHT BACK.

Immune Modulation – FIR Heat Therapy Helps Your Body’s Natural Immune System

Therapies to improve or repair the dysfunction in the immune system are important remedies when dealing with chronic disorders such as Lyme disease. Raising body core temperature, improving metabolic rate, enhancing nutritional absorption, detoxifying neurotoxins will all support natural immune system. The hope of this type of therapy is to tilt the balance of the immune system in favor of defending the body from chronic borrelia infection.

Source: Dr Scott Taylor, DVM, from the works by Dr. Trevor Marshall, research director at the Autoimmunity Research Foundation in Thousand Oaks, CA.

InfraRed Heat Increases Your Blood Circulation (Enhanced Metabolism) Without Increasing Your Blood Pressure

Because infrared rays penetrate the body over 1- 3 inches, there is a deep heating effect in the muscle tissue and internal organs. The body responds to this heat with a hypothalamic-induced increase in both heart volume and rate, leading to a beneficial heart stress and sought-after cardiovascular training and conditioning effect. Medical research has confirmed that the use of a sauna provided cardiovascular conditioning as the body tries to cool itself. Extensive research by NASA in the early 1980’s led to the conclusion that infrared stimulation of cardiovascular function would be an ideal way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in American astronauts during long space flights. Improved circulation improves blood oxygenation and nutritional absorption. This is another huge advantage for the healing process, for Lyme is anaerobic, thusly Lyme hates oxygen AND increasing nutrition gives the body the building blocks to rebuild any of the depletions or imbalances in the body’s chemistry caused by Lyme……BIG WIN for personal health.


At the end of the day Infrared frequencies and applied sciences will help the body recover form most chronic health challenges especially Lyme disease.  I personally use two different types of Infrared Heat Therapy products, the heating pads and personal saunas.  There are also beautiful wooden saunas to install in your home.  See below for further details or to order one of these infrared heat products for your home.

Infrared Heat Therapy for Lyme Disease

At home wooden sauna units. Easy to install. Comes in 2 or 3 person sizes.

Infrared Heat Therapy for Lyme Disease

Deep penetrating “Healing Pad” that features infrared heat and natural jade.

Infrared Heat Therapy for Lyme Disease

Portable Natural Detoxification Device. Experience all of the healing benefits of Infrared Saunas with this compact, portable infrared sauna.