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PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD can be hard to understand for yourself, family, and friends. Everyone lives with events and circumstances in life and your response is different for each event. Some events you cannot control, some you will get through, just fine. Others, not so much.

When any event occurs, you experience an emotional response. Each person will have their own response. You have probably heard someone talk about the “fight” or “flight” response. In the case of PTSD, the response is different than normal. The event exceeds your emotional ability to cope.

So, why is PTSD different? Your body gets trapped in the sensory experience you felt during the event. The medical community use the term.

"Trauma Response"

Beneath a trauma response, is the loss of control. It can include trust, safety, and how you actually respond to the event. Not everyone develops chronic or acute (short-term) PTSD. The list of events or circumstances is long.

There are hundreds of research findings and actual experience dating back hundreds of years for the benefits of heat therapy using a sauna. New research and findings are exciting for the psychological health benefits of regular sauna use. These findings indicate heat can improve mental health, relieve depression and exert calming effects on people with anxiety.

PTSD is a mental or psychiatric disorder.

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The Science

What About the Science for Far Infrared Heat Therapy or Sweat Therapy?

The health benefits of Sweat Therapy or Heat Therapy (Hyperthermia) date back hundreds of years and have been well documented. The first psychologist to research and investigate the use of sweat therapy with PTSD patients was John P Wilson, an internationally recognized expert in the field of PTSD. As part of a comprehensive treatment program, he incorporated sweat therapy for veterans with PTSD.

"It appears neurophysiological mechanisms can be altered with sweat therapy."

Say What??

The temperature of a far infrared sauna induces an altered state of consciousness, pointing to a changed state of neurophysiology in the brain. Specifically, there is a positive mood state; a greater sense of emotional stability and expressiveness; low levels of anger, anxiety, fear, and depression. Patients experience an increased sense of calm and relaxed well-being, and have a greatly enhanced sense of vitality. Dr. John P Wilson

There are hundreds of studies for Far Infrared Sauna Heat Therapy ; Kagoshima University Hospital in Japan, Infrared Heat Therapy Study published by JAMA Psychiatry to name two.

Patients also found it easier to relax after Far Infrared Sauna treatments. The study suggests, regular hyperthermia treatment therapy using far infrared saunas could be helpful for treating mildly depressed individuals with appetite loss and other subjective symptoms.

"Researchers think using infrared heat, activates serotonin-producing cells in the mid-brain, which then produce a change in how the brain functions. Heat makes the brain feel happy."

Other studies use Far Infrared Heat Therapy (hyperthermia) saunas or lamps. These treatments improved depression scores by an average 5.67 points. The results lasted for as much as 6 weeks.

Consistent use; daily or multiple times per week, significantly improve results and symptoms.

Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, Columbia University completed 2 studies. First study shows a 50% improvement in symptoms after one treatment. He concluded, these treatments hold promise for a safe, rapid-acting, antidepressant treatment.

Treatment in an Infrared Sauna, whole body therapy has been shown to reduce depression in Cancer patients. Other research studies found sweating increases mental satisfaction and energy.

Patients who received treatments in the Relax Far Infrared Sauna showed the most consistent improvement in symptoms.

If the blood doesn't flow... nothing goes!

How can Heat Therapy in a Sauna Help?

Specific research in the use of saunas for Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Fatigue, and Appetite Loss show improvements with regard to psychological health benefits.

Helping individuals who suffer with the symptoms of mental health can require a combination of powerful techniques. Combine psychotherapy, counseling with the sweating process in a Relax Far Infrared Sauna. This sauna has been shown to have the most positive long-term results with consistent use.

Portable infrared saunas are very practical. They can be set up in the home and can be used regardless of the weather. They heat up in a couple minutes, unlike the wooden saunas, which take 30 minutes or more. Portable Infrared Saunas should be designed with an air circulation, and provide a consistent level Far Infrared heat, 14 microns.

Vascular Endothelial Disfunction

The entire circulatory system is lined with vascular endothelial cells; including your heart, right down to the smallest capillaries. Endothelial cells play a pivotal role in blood flow throughout your body.

A disfunction within your blood flow can cause numerous conditions, diseases, and ultimately lead to imbalance in your body, which really, is your health. What causes vascular endothelial disfunction?  Smoking, Hypertension, Diabetes II, Metabolic Syndrome, lack of regular physical exercise, to name a few.

How Does a Relax Infrared Sauna Help?

When your body starts to heat up; your body temperature rises, you sweat, blood vessels dilate, your heart works a little harder to increase blood flow throughout your body. Sweating regularly can improve blood flow pathways to remove toxins and waste.

 Your mental and physical well-being are all linked to the blood flow in your body. Regular use of a Relax Infrared Sauna will help improve your immune system to fight infections and disease.

What is Squalene?

A component added to vaccines enhancing immune response.

Active Duty personnel may have been given Malaria tablets containing Squalene. Tests have determined the toxins of Squalene can cause neurological disorders. Dr Asa’s tests show 36 of 38 (95%) sick veterans tested positive for squalene antibiotics.

What are the Side Effects of Squalene?

Side effects of Squalene can be similar to toxicity in the body and can be like PTSD symptoms.

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