One of the concerns our customers come to us with is Lyme Disease. We have seen so many of our customers mitigate if not eliminate many of the symptoms of Lyme and they include an infrared sauna in their healing process. How does this happen? First, some facts about Lyme. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted through the bite of a tick infected with a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi or the more common name, Spirochete. Ticks get the bacterium by biting infected animals, like deer and mice. It’s important to note that not all ticks are infected. Most people who get tick bites do not get Lyme disease. However, the risk for contracting the disease increases the longer the tick is attached to the body.
Lyme disease can cause a wide range of symptoms including sore muscles and joints, dizziness, headaches, muscle weakness and even depression. In many cases, traditional treatment using antibiotics are not entirely effective. As a result, many Lyme disease patients seek relief through alternative treatments like an infrared sauna. The warmth of an infrared sauna has a soothing effect on joint and muscle pain so infrared sauna treatments can provide an effective compliment to traditional Lyme disease treatment. The deep penetrating heat of an infrared sauna also makes the body a far less desirable host for the bacteria and it dies off as the body temperature rises.
Lyme also creates a build-up of toxins in the body. Although skin detoxification is beneficial for just about anyone, there are several reasons why it is helpful for those dealing with Lyme Disease. As we have seen, the bacteria present in the bodies of those with Lyme Disease creates an accumulation of a greater quantity of toxins. Sweating can help eliminate these toxins. Those suffering with Lyme Disease have an over worked liver and kidneys due to the stress incurred by the inflammation and toxic burden created by a chronic infection. Because the liver and kidneys are the primary detoxification organs of the body, detoxification is often stagnated.
Detoxifying through the skin (via sweat) lifts the burden from the liver and kidneys because it completely bypasses them. Sweat production allows toxins circulating in the blood to be excreted directly through the skin. The vast surface area of the skin allows for efficient detoxification without placing a burden on other detoxification organs. We have seen many of our customers with all manner of disease and disorders, including Lyme, add Clearlight Infrared Saunas to their regime to help reclaim their health! We have seen many of our customers with Lyme disease reduce their symptoms greatly and engage in everyday activities again. These reports indicate that for at least some Lyme disease patients, infrared saunas are able to help alleviate the suffering of this condition, including muscle spasms, constant chills, an overwhelming feeling of fatigue and the sensation of being in a mental fog.