Unfortunately, we are still in the middle of cold and flu season. People are looking for healthy. holistic alternatives to fighting colds and flu and Aspen Tree Hypnotherapy and Wellness has options that work well! By offering infrared sauna and salt therapies, we can help.
Part one of this topic covers Infrared Sauna Therapy. Read below to learn about how an infrared sauna can help boost your immunity to help prevent cold and flu.
1. Increased Production of White Blood Cells
The heat generated by an infrared sauna stimulates energy at a cellular level which, in turn, increases the body’s production of white blood cells. These cells form a component of your blood and act as your immune system’s first line of defense when infection strikes. When a harmful substance enters your body, white blood cells detect it and control the immune system’s response. Clearly, these small cells are critical when it comes to the functionality of our immune systems. An increased production of white blood cells, as stimulated by infrared sauna use, can help the body to more effectively fight off illnesses.
2. Triggered Immune System
Hippocrates famously said, “Give me a fever and I can cure any disease.” The idea that increased temperatures trigger the body’s immune system response is certainly not new. Fevers help your body to fight off infection by allowing certain immune cells to work more efficiently and effectively. According to the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, hyperthermia, or the exposure of the body to high temperatures, gives these cells the ability to destroy virus-infected cells and tumor cells.
A typical 20-minute session in an infrared sauna allows your body to flush out these impurities from the inside out so your immune system has less to fight off.
You may even notice a slight glow in your skin after your sauna session. This is visible evidence that your body’s largest organ has been purified and detoxified.
4. Better Blood Circulation
The deeply penetrating heat of an infrared sauna promotes blood circulation throughout your entire body, providing oxygen-rich nutrients to your extremities. This means that any areas that were poorly circulated before your sauna session will be flushed out, and any harmful substances that were building up will be released through sweat. The increase in circulation pumps the blood towards the outside surface of your body, taking with it any bacteria or other illness-causing substances. Better circulation also benefits the heart, muscles, and arteries.
5. Increased Cellular Regeneration
Infrared sauna usage can also strengthen the immune system by stimulating cell regeneration. This kind of regeneration can help your body dispose of cells that might be old, damaged, or ineffective and replace them with new cells. Over time all cells are regenerated, but the heat from an infrared sauna catalyzes the regeneration process and ensures all bodily systems are running as smoothly as possible. This is especially beneficial during the cold and flu season when the body is being attacked more frequently.
Preventive health care is a must if you want to sail through cold and flu season feeling well and to avoid time off of work and the events you enjoy. As you can see, there are many benefits to using an infrared sauna as a part of your preventative holistic health care routine.
Take the time to book your 40 minute infrared sauna session so that you might enjoy these helpful benefits!
Brandy Lance, CH.t
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