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Infrared Sauna for Cancer

The UK’s leading Infrared Sauna clinic

In the UK, there are about 375,000 new cancer cases annually, or about 1,000 cases every day. In the UK, there are more than 182,000 new instances of cancer in women each year. In the UK, there are about 193,000 new instances of cancer in men each year.

The most difficult aspect of fighting cancer is that the majority of regularly advised treatments deteriorate the body’s immune system. In certain situations, these treatments actually promote the development of cancer. Pure Medical’s holistic approach uses detoxification techniques, including infrared sauna therapy, to strengthen the immune system and improve treatment outcomes.

The central nervous system generates pain and other general discomfort sensations when the body is in distress. The body does this to draw attention to an issue so that it can be given higher priority. As a result, biological processes including digestion, immunological response, and elimination are inhibited in order to focus resources on the top-priority issue. Basically, chronic pain can cause:

  • Fewer nutrients reach tissues
  • Blood is drawn into the centre of the body to reduce the blood’s exposure to attack
  • Acid accumulating in the body (and cancer thrives in acidic environments)

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy frequently result in this. Through the removal of toxins that irritate tissues and cause discomfort, infrared sauna treatment aids patients in overcoming the pain response.

The cooling response after the therapy induces also reverses the nervous system’s action to draw blood toward the centre of the body. Detoxification helps the body cope with stress by making it less acidic, which lessens the likelihood of cancer developing, spreading, or returning.

What Is an Infrared Sauna?

In saunas, heat and steam are used to create an environment that boosts your body’s internal temperature. You’ll perspire, and your heart rate will rise as a result of the increased blood flow to your skin. Your body is attempting to cool you down with this. This process is meant to mimic the benefits of exercise and provide comparable health benefits.

Unlike traditional saunas, which use heating systems to raise the temperature of the air within, infrared saunas heat your body while keeping the air around you at a constant temperature. As a result, your core temperature rises without the need to sit in a space that is 90 degrees Celcius or higher. Some people find this more pleasant than traditional saunas.

How Does Infrared Sauna Therapy Help Treat Cancer?

NASA-developed infrared sauna technologies effectively lessen the unpleasant side effects of radiation and chemotherapy for cancer patients.

The idea that infrared therapy has a dual effect on human health is supported by a number of research studies. The hypothermic activity of infrared not only combats harmful and malignant cells but also heals and regenerates our bodies at the cellular level.

Using high temperatures to treat cancer on body tissue is known as hyperthermia. Infrared is the best cancer treatment because it targets weaker cells while sparing good tissue from damage.

Regularly using an infrared sauna also improves blood circulation since the thermal radiation transforms the body at the cellular level by penetrating deep into the body. Then, as ATP production increases, freshly-oxygenated haemoglobin rushes throughout our bodies.

This effect is also related to the reversal of malignant cell growth since cancer cells cannot survive in highly oxygenated environments. Along with the oxygenation they offer, infrared saunas have great detoxifying properties that lure people in.

Infrared saunas have a number of detoxification benefits, such as eliminating toxins from one’s internal organs and causing cutaneous flushes.

Additionally, an infrared sauna generates a lot more sweat than other heating methods since infrared heat directly permeates the human body.

People may spend more time in the sauna thanks to infrared heating, which also makes it possible for at-risk populations to use this therapy.


The benefits of using Infrared Sauna for Cancer & Chemotherapy pain releif

Heat makes cancer cells appear dissimilar from healthy cells, evoking an immediate reaction. Macrophages are immediately sent to the tumour after the immune system is notified by the damaged proteins on the outer membranes of tumour cells, which stand out sharply from healthy cells. The heat-damaged proteins are subsequently delivered to T cells when dendritic cells (DC) have been activated. In lymph nodes, where T lymphocytes are activated to combat cancer cell proteins, hyperthermia promotes the maturation and translocation of DC. Then, the T cells that have been activated go after and kill the tumour cells.

According to some research, the aforementioned benefits are real benefits. A small group of people with chronic fatigue syndrome found that daily use of an infrared sauna reduced their symptoms and improved their mood.

Another study discovered that using a sauna after hard exercise could help reduce muscle discomfort and aches. A study also showed that people with high blood pressure can benefit from using infrared saunas. Rheumatoid arthritis sufferers who use the sauna report less discomfort and improved joint mobility.

Infrared saunas have also been shown to delay ageing and enhance immune system performance. For instance, regular sauna therapy has been shown to lower the risk of contracting a cold throughout the winter. Red light treatment is used in infrared saunas to encourage the production of collagen and elastin, which enhances the texture of the skin.

Infrared saunas can help the body achieve a state of relaxation, to summarise. They could be a crucial part of a plan to lessen stress. Finding workable techniques to lessen or manage daily stress is essential for a happy existence because stress can increase your chance of developing other ailments if it is not managed. You can benefit from infrared saunas in this aspect.


1, Chronic Pain Relief

The use of an infrared sauna can significantly reduce the amount of discomfort experienced by those who are suffering adverse effects of chemotherapy. The infrared sauna’s radiating heat relaxes the muscles by penetrating several inches below the skin’s surface. The warming effect of infrared heat makes muscles and ligaments more elastic and less stiff while also assisting in opening blood vessels to give nutrients to the muscles and ligaments.

Clinical studies have proven that lower back pain can be lessened by infrared saunas. Additionally, it has proven to be quite a low-risk therapy. The second phase in the pain-relieving process after over-the-counter pharmaceuticals is the use of muscle relaxants, to which the heat of the sauna has an effect that is comparable. The back pain loop is broken by muscle relaxation. Therefore, a sauna provides the benefit of drug-free muscle relaxation. Additionally, it does more than merely ease your muscles. It relaxes you.

2, Direct Cancer Cell Death

According to the hyperthermia theory, compared to healthy cells, cancer cells are far more sensitive to and intolerant of the negative effects of excessive heat. The ability of tumours to adjust their blood circulation to the impacts of high temperatures is hampered. Simply put, cancer cells are more vulnerable to heat damage than regular cells because they are weaker than normal cells. In truth, cancer cells can be killed by high temperatures, typically without harming healthy cells.

Body tissue is exposed to extremely high temperatures as part of hyperthermia, also known as thermal therapy or thermotherapy. High temperatures can harm and destroy cancer cells, usually with little harm to healthy tissues, according to research. Numerous studies have demonstrated that when hyperthermia is used in conjunction with other therapies, tumour growth is significantly reduced.

Researchers examined the effects of far infrared on human cancer cells in vitro and on cancer cells in mice in a clinical trial that was published in 2009 in the Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy. In just 30 days, far-infrared therapy cut tumour volumes by 86%.

Researchers from Japan found that whole-body hyperthermia combined with far infrared radiation significantly slowed the growth of breast cancer tumours in mice without causing any negative side effects. This technique is viewed by researchers as a viable noninvasive breast cancer treatment.

3, Improved Circulation

Increased circulation helps deliver vital nutrients, oxygen, and other chemicals to the body’s cells. Infrared saunas do this. Since cancer cells can not flourish in an environment with high oxygen levels and since cancer frequently develops in tissues with poor circulation, which also results in poor nourishment and oxygenation, increasing circulation can aid in the reversal of the cancer process.

The heart can pump much more blood per minute when the pulse rate increases by 30% or more during an infrared sauna. The skin is where the majority of the increased blood flow is focused. In an effort to dissipate heat, saunas vigorously push blood away from the internal organs and toward the body’s extremities. They also improve oxygenation by increasing circulation to the lungs. Cancer patients, many of whom cannot or should not exercise much, especially older or physically challenged people, can benefit greatly from this combination.

4, Elimination of Toxins

Without effective circulation, waste products cannot exit our cells and neither do nutrients and oxygen that are beneficial to our health. Infrared saunas aid in the removal of hundreds of pollutants from the body, including pesticides, chemicals, and heavy metals. By neutralising the body’s overly acidic chemistry, sauna treatments can help remove lead, copper, mercury, arsenic, and cyanide while balancing the pH of the body.

Perspiration, which is produced by the heat produced by saunas, cleanses the skin from the inside out. Although the skin is intended to be a key organ for removing bodily wastes, most people don’t sweat enough for it to be active. Toxins are released from the fat layers just beneath the skin by the deep penetration of infrared heat, and they are then eliminated through sweat. A pint of toxic sweat can be produced in just a few minutes in a sauna due to the dry heat, which can raise skin temperature to about 40° C. Many people, especially those who drink several glasses of water prior to entering the sauna, will also sweat out a lot while there.

Infrared saunas not only help to cleanse the skin but also decongest and remove toxins from the interior organs. Estrogen, toxins, and harmful metals can accumulate in the liver, kidneys, and other internal organs. These eliminatory organs’ overload, slowness, and congestion severely impede the detoxification of all hazardous chemicals in our systems. For those who are fighting cancer, this is a very serious issue. To remove heat, blood is moved in saunas from the body’s centre to its extremities. Infrared saunas also aid in the decongestion of the body’s internal organs by causing blood to migrate toward the surface of the body.

Researchers examined the perspiration from both conventional and infrared saunas to determine how this functioned. Traditional saunas produced sweat that was roughly 97% water and 3% pollutants. Only 80–85% of the perspiration produced in infrared saunas was water. Heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia, uric acid, and fat-soluble toxins made up the remaining 15–25% of the sample.

5, Weight Loss

Obesity is a recognised risk factor for both developing cancer and dying from it. There are several causes for this, including the fact that hormones and carcinogens that cause cancer are lipophilic, meaning they stick around in fatty tissue and are difficult to metabolise out.

Clinical studies have demonstrated that using infrared saunas can significantly speed up weight loss and help burn fat. Infrared saunas significantly reduce weight and waist circumference in just three months, according to a 2009 study. The results were much more significant for people who are sedentary as a result of illnesses like cardiovascular or respiratory issues. In his paper on the several advantages of far-infrared saunas, renowned integrative cardiologist Dr Stephen Sinatra makes the following claims: Their deep-penetrating infrared rays promote blood flow, which quickens metabolism and increases calorie burning by up to a few hundred calories per session. The body works hard to cool itself during a 30-minute sauna session as the core temperature rises, frequently burning 300–500 calories in the process.

6, Immunity Activation

While traditional cancer treatments frequently inhibit immune function, hyperthermia has the opposite effect thanks to a variety of immune cell reactions. German academic Rolf Issels, MD, PhD, of the University of Munich, claims that hyperthermia results in the production of “heat shock” proteins on the surface of cancer cells, leaving those cells more vulnerable to the immune system attack.

In Fort Langley, British Columbia, doctor Gurdev Parmar of the Integrated Health Clinic concurs. He argues that heat makes cancer cells stand out from healthy ones, causing an acute and persistent immune response. Because the damaged proteins on the surfaces of tumour cells differ noticeably from those of healthy cells, the immune system becomes concerned and macrophages and natural killer (NK) cells are swiftly dispatched to the tumour. These cells subsequently stimulate dendritic cells (DC), which then give T cells the proteins that have been degraded by heat. The development and migration of DCs to the lymph nodes, where T lymphocytes are activated against the cancer cell proteins, are facilitated by hyperthermia. The Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes produced by the activated T cells subsequently go for and kill tumour cells.

Doctors agree that heat treatments, particularly whole body hyperthermia, “may boost and reinforce the operation of the body’s immune system” at Clifford Hospital Hyperthermia Clinic in Guangzhou, China, which is conceivably the largest hyperthermia centre in the world. It can activate long-acting T cells at a core temperature of 41.8 °C, or around 107 °F. Whole body hyperthermia “can increase the activity of T- and B-lymphocytes and the anti-tumour activity of…NK cells, and can facilitate the redistribution of the body’s white blood cells to improve the monitoring function of the body’s immune system” at a body temperature of 39.8 °C (about 104 °F) sustained for a period of six hours.

Although there are numerous ways to induce hyperthermia, infrared saunas are undoubtedly among the simplest and safest. “Materials emitting electromagnetic radiation in the far infrared range, which are widely used in Japan for cosmetic therapeutic… purposes, appear capable of potentiating leukocyte functions without promoting oxidative injury.

7, Relaxation & Stress Relief

Therefore, treatments that block the sympathetic nervous system, such as infrared saunas, are beneficial for the treatment of cancer. When the parasympathetic nervous system, which encourages rest, relaxation, and recovery, is dominant, the body heals.

In numerous different ways, infrared saunas can encourage parasympathetic activity. Normal heat production, a sympathetic process, is significantly slowed by sauna heat. Saunas move blood away from the body’s centre and toward the extremities to disperse heat. This works against one of the sympathetic nervous system’s key functions, which is to move blood to the body’s core as a defence mechanism against an assault. Additionally, saunas rid the body’s tissues of toxins that irritate it and keep it in a sympathetic state. By aiding in the reduction of excessive acidity in the body, inhibiting the sympathetic nervous system can also aid in the healing of cancer. We all know that cancer thrives in an acidic environment.

The influence of saunas on the nervous system may also have an impact on cancer patients’ propensity for depression, pain, and appetite loss. In a study published in Psychosomatic Medicine, 28 people with mild depression were the subject of the investigation. For four weeks, one-half of the patients used an infrared sauna once daily, while the other half received only bed rest. Comparing the sauna group to the control group, a considerable improvement was seen.

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Cancer is commonly linked to poor blood flow. Since the heat encourages the blood to flow closer to the skin in an effort to cool down, an infrared sauna can help with this. This boosts pulmonary oxygenation and circulates blood more effectively throughout the body.

Cancer patients who are unable to exercise and have tumours that are inoperable can benefit significantly from infrared saunas.

For the best-infrared sauna treatments for your cancer therapy, visit Pure Medical in Milton Keynes. We are happy to assist you in battling invasive cancer and enhancing your quality of life.

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