Fibromyalgia is a painful, debilitating condition that affects millions of people around the world. Its cause unknown, it can also be difficult to treat effectively. Common symptoms of fibromyalgia are extreme fatigue, depression, and diffuse, full-body muscle or joint pain which can become slight severe. Many sufferers of fibromyalgia have to take pain medications regularly and struggle with fatigue and stiffness. However, there is another method of relieving the pain and symptoms of fibromyalgia. Infrared heat therapy, such as that in an infrared sauna, can help to relieve the debilitating symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Studies have shown that treating the pain of fibromyalgia with deep heat is more effective than pain medication. Infrared saunas envelop the sauna bathers body in soothing, deeply penetrating heat which evenly affects the entire body. Also, the detoxification effect of infrared sauna therapy helps to keep the body healthier in general, and can even augment pain management drug treatments. It aids the body in getting rid of lactic acid build-up, which can greatly reduce muscle stiffness and soreness.
Infrared sauna treatments can also help to treat the fatigue and depression symptoms that so often accompany the physical pain of fibromyalgia. The relaxing effects of infrared sauna therapy can rejuvenate the sauna bather, often resulting in an energy increase better than a nap. The bather will often find that their sleep is deeper and more restful after an infrared sauna treatment. There is also some research which indicates that the infrared waves can help to alleviate depression by stimulating the pituitary gland and stimulating healing in both peripheral nerves and the central nervous system.
Regular infrared sauna therapy can greatly relieve fibromyalgia symptoms and give relief to many without the use of medications. When added to all the other health benefits of regular sauna bathing, the use of infrared sauna treatments is a wise move for overall health.