Infrared Sauna & Arthritis Pain
Yes you read that right, while the mainstream focuses its attention on pharmaceutical interventions, sufferers and researchers have been looking closely at alternative interventions. Options that provide much-needed relief without the potentially life-threatening side effects. The insights are exciting!
In 2009, a study into the effects of infrared sauna in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis was published. The authors investigated the impact of twice weekly 30-minute sessions over four weeks.
The researchers found that:
- Pain and stiffness significantly decreased during and after therapy
- Mood, physical comfort, and symptoms improved
- Participants said they “felt comfortable during and after the treatment session”
- After treatment, 59% felt comfortable and many felt even very comfortable
That’s a far cry from the daily discomfort that readily accompanies this illness!
There were no markers of disease progression; an important indication that infrared sauna treatment is safe in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). And, unlike many remedies, the treatment was well tolerated.
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