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Alternative Therapies and Infra Heat Therapies

Posted Nov 02 2010 7:47am

Instead of taking those awful pain killers for my neck ache, I have decided to seek for other alternative therapies for my neck stiffness. My first visit to this humble chinese bone doctor was a painful one as he found much stiffness on my spine too. But after three therapeutic sessions with him, I can see an improvement on my flexibility.

My bone doctor uses a few alternative therapies to assist his clients. One of them is a heat pack with infra red on it. Infrared heat therapy, also known as radiant heat therapy is a term that simply means a form of energy that heats an object directly, without having to warm the air around it. An example of radiant energy is sunlight, which warms the skin even on a cool day. One can sit comfortably outside on a sunny, cool afternoon, and feel the benefit of the sunís radiant heat or its loss when the sun is obscured by a cloud. This form of heat therapy is often used by physical therapists, physicians, massage therapists and athletes for its benefits of relaxing muscles and its ability to speed healing of injuries.

I was shopping for my nephew’s 1st birthday invitations when I found time to research more on infra heat therapy. Many natural therapy practitioners extol the benefits of radiant heat. It has been used by Chinese medical practitioners for centuries, and new studies have shown that infrared light increases the number of white blood cells produced by the body. White blood cells, the bodyís main defense against infection, are vital to health and the quality of life.

Infrared heat therapy also provides for exceptional calorie burning. Whole body infrared heat therapy, such as can be obtained with an infrared sauna, can routinely burn six hundred to over two thousand calories in a regular half-hour long session. What a perfect way to lose weight.

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