Irradiation with infrared rays (IR) and visible light is called therapeutic treatments involving the exposure of a part of the body or – sometimes – the whole body, to these rays in order to use their properties – mainly thermal and to induce health-beneficial reactions of the body. The types of radiation and their therapeutic applications are discussed together, since most therapy lamps are so-called light emitters emitting infrared radiation and visible light.
What are far infrared rays?
The electromagnetic waves of light perceived by the human eye, passing through the prisms refracted in it, are divided into the spectrum of colors violet, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. Light rays that lie in the spectral region beyond the red end of the visible color and have a wavelength of 0.77 µm to 1000 µm are called infrared rays or longwave IR radiation.
What wavelength of infrared radiation is useful for health?
Space research aimed at examining the state of the spacecraft in vacuum and weightlessness under the influence of ultra-low temperatures and overloads has shown that infrared radiation with a wavelength of 9~14 microns is an essential factor for the vital activity of the body. Therefore, infrared rays of a given wavelength are called “rays of life”. These infrared rays in their wavelength are very similar to the infrared radiation released by the human body and can form the most effective resonance with water molecules in the cells of living organisms, and also have a good penetrating effect .
What effect does long-wave IR radiation have on the body?
Infrared radiation has powerful penetrating power and high radiation power, obvious thermoregulation and resonance effects. It is well absorbed by any physical objects and transformed into their internal energy. After being absorbed by the human body, infrared rays cause water molecules to resonate and activate them, strengthening them. Intercellular compounds, thus increasing the activity of proteins and other bio macromolecules, bring cells into a state of peak activity. Due to the resonating effect in the cells, the thermal energy of infrared radiation can be transferred to the deep subcutaneous layers, increasing their temperature, and the generated heat is dissipated from the inside to the outside. It contributes to the expansion of small blood vessels, thus supporting blood circulation, improving metabolism between tissues, increasing their regeneration and immunity.
What is the wavelength of the infrared radiation released by the Fohow Thermo Infrared Massager?
The wavelength of infrared radiation released by TIM is 9-14 microns, it helps in deep cleansing of toxins and improving the patency of energy channels (meridians).
Treatments using lamps emitting IR radiation are most often used in:
post-traumatic conditions of the musculoskeletal system (e.g. after sprains and dislocations of joints),
degenerative changes in the joints,
low back pain,
painful shoulder syndrome,
tennis elbow syndrome and other inflammations of muscle attachments,
increased muscle tone,
peripheral circulation disorders.
Irradiation is also used to prepare patients for electrotherapy, massage, therapeutic exercises and manual therapy treatments.
Visible light is mainly used in the treatment of people in a depressive mood.