What is Far-Infrared/Chi?
In ancient medical text, there have been many recorded instances of practitioners performing healing using energy or “Chi” (or Qi). With the advent of modern medical science in the early 20th century, such healing has been relegated it as pure superstition or at best having a placebo effect. However, recent clinical studies have confirmed the existence of “Chi” or what we call vibrational frequency in the realm of physics. Further research has proven the positive effects it exerts on health and recovery.
Central to ancient Chinese belief, the word Chi is the vibratory nature of phenomena – the flow and movement that is happening continuously at molecular, atomic and sub-atomic levels. Ancient medical practitioners were already aware of the existence of this energy and it’s only in the last 30 years that “Chi” is verified as electromagnetic waves with vibrational frequencies corresponding to about 15.5 microns, commonly known as Far-Infrared (FIR) radiation in mainstream science.
Numerous clinical studies have proven that FIR has a direct and positive effect on health by promoting cellular regeneration and improving blood microcirculation. Studies have shown the following specific effects
Specific Effects of Chi
1. Stimulates Blood Flow, Cellular Regeneration and Oxygen
FIR expands capillaries leading to improved blood flow, regeneration, circulation and oxygen. It also maintains and promotes healthy lung function.
2. Detoxification and Lymphatic Cleansing
FIR is excellent for detoxification and assisting lymphatic cleansing. Studies have shown the application of FIR on clogged capillary vessels to have the effect of heating and expanding the capillaries which then initiates the process of dissolving hidden toxins. It thereby promotes elimination of fats, chemicals and toxins from the blood: poisons, heavy metals – carcinogenic substances from our environment – lactic acid, free fatty acids, and subcutaneous fat associated with aging and fatigue – excess sodium associated with blood pressure – and uric acid. Furthermore, if sebaceous glands are activated, accumulated cosmetics in pores can be eliminated through the skin (sweat and oil glands), as opposed to the kidneys.
3. Stimulates Enzymes Activity
FIR emits photons and photons help release enzymes, enzymes stimulate macrophage activity increasing the elimination of damaged and unhealthy tissues – nitric oxide (NO) is released which further expands capillaries and increases circulation, which carries toxins to the lymph system and out of the body.
4. Promotes Creation of Nitric Oxide
FIR promotes creation of Nitric Oxide (NO). The action of nitric oxide was not discovered until about 1991 by Dr. Salvador Mondada. Then three Pharmacologists, Robert F. Furchgott, Louis J. Ignarro, and Ferid Murad won the Nobel Prize in 1996 for “for their discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system”. – www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1998/
Nitric Oxide has proven to help in conditions such as Erectile Dysfunction, Muscle Soreness, Lower Blood Pressure, Improved Exercise Performance, Type 2 Diabetes.
5. Eliminate Foreign Body Invaders
FIR may promote the elimination of various parasitical and non-parasitical invaders.
6. Cellular, Collagen and DNA Repair
FIR promotes rebuilding of injured tissue (tissue regeneration), by having a positive effect on the fibroblasts (connective tissue cells necessary for the repair of injury). Furthermore, it supports cell growth, DNA syntheses, and protein synthesis all necessary during tissue repair and regeneration. Excellent for healing burns, scar tissue and skin problems such as acne and skin breakouts – anti-aging effects and lessening/softening of wrinkles due to enhanced collagen production.
7. Nerves Relaxation
Far Infrared relieves nervous tension and relax auto-neuro muscles thereby helping the body make the most of its intended healing abilities. FIR reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms, as muscle fibers are heated. As a result, rapid reduction of swelling, inflammation and associated pain occurs. Relaxation of muscles and relief of muscular aches – reduces back, shoulder and neck pains.
8. Strengthens Immune System
Far Infrared strengthens and supports the Immune system by supporting increased production of white blood cells (leukocytes) by the bone marrow and killer T-cells by the thymus.http://www.chimachine4u.com/soqi-world/mysoqi2.jpg“Natural killer cells in the immune system are crucial to effective immune defence. Hyperthermia releases a bunch of zytokines and heat shock proteins which make cancer cells more immunogenic that means they are better recognized by the natural killer cells. NK cells are essential in killing virus-infected cells and destroying cancer cells. The nutrients selenium, ß-glycan and zinc increase circulating levels of natural killer cells and boost their cancer-killing activity.” – Extract from article written by Dr. Friedrich Douwes, Klinic St. Georg, Germany.
9. Strengthens Cardiovascular System
Far Infrared strengthens the cardiovascular system by causing heart rate and cardiac output increase, and diastolic blood pressure decrease – research by NASA in the early 1980’s led to the conclusion that far infrared stimulation of cardiovascular function would be the ideal way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in American astronauts during long space flight.
10. Destroys Cancerous Cells
Far Infrared thermal therapy – commonly known as hyperthermia across Europe and Asia – provides support in the destruction of malignant cells which cannot survive if the temperature of the cell becomes 107.6F/42C and above.