Can Infrared saunas help in the treatment of Lyme disease?

For those suffering with this, you are already likely aware that Borrelia Burgdorferi is the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.  You have also likely undergone antibiotic therapy using antibiotics as a treatment.

So we will jump right into how infrared saunas can possibly provide benefit for you, then later discuss what the disease actually is.

Infrared Sauna Therapy for Lyme Disease

Saunas are not technically medical devices and therefore cannot be said to cure anything.  We have stated previously these prodcuts do not cure anything- medication and surgeries perform that function.

However they are tremendous at healing from many ailments.  The difference is that healing uses the body’s own functions to repair itself.  This is a primary benefit of heat.

One of these ailments is contracting this disease after contact with Ixodes Ticks, which are the primary vectors for Lyme disease transmission.  This is a serious infection that can strongly affect someone’s life , even debilitating them. Providing relief from this is one of the benefits of far infrared sauna.

Tick Carrying Lyme Disease

Infrared Saunas Managing Symptoms of Lyme Disease

.The heat warming the body can reduce some inflammation and discomfort allowing for more mobility with less discomfort.

Due to the seriousness and disabling nature of chronic Lyme disease, we wanted to share information form a couple sources dedicated to  this and other disabling illnesses.  Sharing hope.

Heavenly Heat Infrared Sauna Ultra Pure for Chemically Sensitive People

Disabled World covers many topics including these thoughts on this illness:

Infrared Saunas: Can They Relieve Symptoms of Lyme Disease – Disabled World

Quote: “Lyme disease patients who were previously unable to engage in everyday activities such as taking a walk reported improvement after regular infrared sauna sessions.” Main Document

And now, people who are afflicted with Lyme disease are beginning to understand how their traditional treatment regimens can be enhanced by using infrared saunas on a regular basis. It makes sense, if you stop and think about it.

These reports indicate that for at least some Lyme disease patients, infrared saunas are able to help alleviate some of the troublesome symptoms of this condition, including muscle spasms, constant chills, an overwhelming feeling of fatigue and the sensation of being in a mental fog.

When coupled with the proper pharmacological treatments (IV or oral antibiotics and so forth), the deep, penetrating heat of infrared saunas makes the body be a far less hospitable environment for the spirochetes. Infrared Saunas: Can They Relieve Symptoms of Lyme Disease – Disabled World

Increased Temperature Creates Hostile Environment for Spirochete

Coupled with pharmacological treatments, the infrared heat is another control method to control and remove the bacteria.

We have seen that heat can greatly benefit those with this condition.  The reason is partly due these people having an even greater toxin burden than they normally would have.

Increased Sauna Sweating can Increase the Sufferer’s Immune System

Woman Sweating from Infrared Sauna

There can be an increase in the immune system and circulatory system.  Some believe this allows the pharmaceuticals to have more reach into tissues and more beneficial effect.

Secondly, when recovering from this aliment, the kidneys and liver can become easily overburdened.  Sweating allows a portion of the toxins to be released through the skin via sweat.  This takes a portion of the burden off the rest of the body’s elimination systems.

Bryan Rosner’s exhaustive book on this illness offers some great insight on the benefits of heat:

Saunas and Lyme Disease – Ozone, FIR, Steam, Dry Heat

Unlike most healthy people, Lyme Disease patients have burdened livers and kidneys due to the stress incurred by the inflammation and toxic burden created by a chronic infection.

As a result, Lyme Disease patients often have very weak livers and kidneys.  Because the liver and kidneys are the primary detoxification organs of the body, detoxification is often stagnant.  This can lead to overwhelming symptoms of poisoning by the Lyme Disease neurotoxin.

By increasing both circulation and lipid (fat) metabolism, the heat generated by a sauna causes the release into general circulation of a wide range of toxins stored in fatty body tissue.  This process has been well documented in medical studies.  Sauna therapy is so effective that the U.S. government recommends it for detoxification of dozens of poisons.

The vast surface area of the skin allows quick, efficient detoxification without placing a burden on other detoxification organs. Saunas and Lyme Disease – Ozone, FIR, Steam, Dry Heat

However caution need to be taken when using this therapy for those with this condition.

When heat is used, the dead spirochetes release a large amount of toxins.  For this reason, sufferers should begin infrared therapy at a much slower pace than normal users.  Begin with 10-15 minutes sessions at most.  And slowly build up the quantity of sessions as well.

This is not a time to begin daily sessions for 30 minutes each immediately.  Be slow and cautions for reasons the following post points out:

Detoxification is just as equally important in healing from Lyme Disease as an effective treatment protocol is.

Those treating their Lyme Disease know that toxins released from dead spirochetes flood their bodies once they [the spirochetes] are killed.

Though this debilitating experience is a great indication of an effective treatment protocol, the process itself occurs many times throughout treatment.

As a result, toxins build up in the body, and the process of removing them becomes too much for passive or non-aggressive detox methods.  Infrared saunas compensate or pick up the slack by helping to bring the over all toxin load down in an incredibly efficient manner.  Infrared Sauna And Lyme Disease.

Infrared Sauna Benefits Herxheimer Reaction

The Herxheimer Reaction, or Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction is the sufferer having a reaction to endotoxins released when the harmful microorganisms die off in large numbers due to the antibiotic treatments.

Infrared Saunas can help by helping to quickly remove the toxins resulting form the die off.

Saunas Are One of the Alternate Treatments for Lyme Disease

Please seek medical help from a qualified doctor and consult regarding using this method.  Be advised most doctors are unfamiliar with the power of healing heat.

People who have contracted this often debilitating illness welcome any verifiable helpful solution.  Recent studies and medical books have explored the idea of infrared sauna offering benefits for suffers of this illness.

Fortunately, the results are positive.  When used correctly, this healing heat therapy can greatly benefit the users.

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