September 3rd, 2014
Long Term Solution for Chronic Stress
Dr. Ginger and Dr. Rachel Young share the Benefits of Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
You may not be a soldier in combat, but today we are all “warriors” in our own lives dealing with the stressors in our daily routine of financial difficulties, high-demanding jobs, overburdened schedules, and challenging relationships. Additionally, the overload of technology—cell phones, computers, tablets, TVs and video games— has contributed to our daily stress load and to modern disease.
“All these chronic stressors have turned our nervous system completely upside down,” says mind-body and nutrition expert, Dr. Ginger. Where we should have the parasympathetic nervous system (the “Rest and Digest” side of the equation) operating most of the time, we now have the sympathetic nervous system, often called “Fight or Flight,” operating throughout most of our day. For many, chronic stress and anxiety have become an accepted way of life, so much so that many modern-day diseases and syndromes such as heart disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, depression and even cancer find roots in this constant sympathetic (Fight or Flight) stressed-out mode – not at all what Nature intended.”
Dr. Regina Young shares her dramatic story
Dr. Regina Young of St. Louis, Missouri, contracted Epstein-Barr virus from a work-mandated vaccine and this led to severe exhaustion, chronic fatigue and panic disorder. She explains it this way, “The symptoms would subside until I was under a lot of stress, and then the virus would get reactivated. It led to systemic yeast, which affected my thyroid, which led to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I was so ill I became disabled and couldn’t work anymore. Earlier this year, I purchased a Clearlight Infrared Sauna and I love it! I feel so much better from using the sauna that I am now planning to return to work in the months ahead. I no longer feel that hopeless exhaustion. The sauna has given me hope because I’m getting real results.”
Dr. Young and so many others who suffer from a wide range of health issues, have found the sauna’s deep, penetrating, soothing, infrared heat to be very balancing for their nervous systems, promoting the “Rest and Relaxation” state that is required for true healing and recovery. With a heart-felt smile, Dr. Young added, “My infrared sauna is like a forklift – lifting me up and infusing me with energy and well-being.”
An Infrared Sauna Study
Exposure to thermal therapy has been known to produce profound, stress-busting physiological effects. A Czechoslovakian study reported by Kaiser Permanente showed taking a sauna for 30 minutes doubled the blood’s beta-endorphin levels, reducing pain and producing a sense of euphoria, well-being and that “sauna-bather’s high.” The infrared sauna heat has a great effect in pacifying the “Fight or Flight” and stimulating the “Rest and Digest” by lowering blood pressure, relaxing the muscles and detoxing the body; yes with heat, but with a comfortable, breathable, therapeutic heat that allows a calm, unwinding relaxation to occur. Changes in the brain have also been noted in heat therapy, which has been found to diminish harmful stress hormones and increase the powerful relaxation hormone, serotonin. In addition, studies of brain waves have noted a deeper, more serene sleep.
Every year, millions of us spend small fortunes on treatments, products and doctor visits to help alleviate stress-related symptoms. At the same time, we scrimp and save to afford all-too-brief vacations during which we will hopefully enjoy a few fleeting moments sharing a pool, beach or hot tub with travelers every bit as anxious as we are to escape the strains of our everyday lives. Some of us, like Dr. Young, have discovered a better, more permanent daily solution to our stresses, aches and pains that also satisfies our periodic need to simply get away from it all and stimulate our parasympathetic nervous system. That solution: our very own low-EMF, far infrared sauna.
The best is that I can use my sauna in the privacy of my own home. I don’t have to go anywhere or depend on anyone. I just turn it on, warm it up and say, “Let the healing begin!” – Dr. Regina Young
Less expensive than you might think and an instant way to make an ordinary house feel like a vacation home, a Clearlight Infrared Sauna is a passport to greater health, better sleep, and many would say – a longer, happier, stress-free life.