Immune System Therapy | Far North Infrared Wellness

Submitted by Dr. Cory Hewko

Far Infrared Sauna Therapy (F.I.R.ST.) is one of the most effective ways to naturally boost our immune systems. An immune system is a system of biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease by identifying and killing pathogens and tumor cells. This is especially important during the cold and flu season when a large number of bacteria and viruses are being spread from person to person. With today’s fast paced lifestyles people suffer from acute and chronic stress, struggle to eat healthy, neglect sleep and exercise, and breathe in air full of toxins. It’s no wonder we have compromised immune systems.

Far Infrared Sauna Therapy (F.I.R.S.T.) helps to boost the immune system in many ways. First off, as the far infrared heat raises the body’s core temperature it also induces an artificial fever. A fever is one of the body’s immune responses that attempts to neutralize a bacterial or viral infection. White blood cells also rapidly proliferate due to the suitable environment and can also help fight off the harmful pathogens and microbes that invade the body.

Additionally, as far infrared heat penetrates deep into our body and increases the body’s temperature we sweat out 5-6 times more toxins, fat, and impurities than normal sweat. Every system in our body performs better when it functions in a detoxified state, especially our immune system.

With today’s high stress rate the perfect place to sit and relax is in a far infrared sauna. It helps to increase blood flow and soothe tight achy muscles as well as promoting a rebalancing of the body’s hormones through its effect on the autonomic nervous system.