Myths And Realities About Far-Infrared Therapy


Been Hearing About The Benefits Of Far-Infrared Therapy? Here’s The Science Behind It

The benefits of using heat in physical therapy are undeniable. In particular, the use of hot stones has been known for centuries. This knowledge has been built upon year by year, but never has heat therapy in the service of functional rehabilitation become as developed and improved upon as in this century.

Today, we know more about how and why certain natural elements in select, precious stones promote a deeper, more effective heat treatment. Jade is one, tourmaline is the other, and both have exceptional qualities that go far beyond other stones in delivering effective, safe, deep heat therapy for chronic pain.


But it’s been discovered that they do so much more than that. These semi-precious stones are known to help break up fat, increase energy, and boost metabolism. They aid in the healing of certain chronic illnesses like diabetes, autoimmune disease, and mood disorders.

How can a couple of semi-precious stones do all this? First, let’s separate the myth from the established facts about the therapeutic qualities of jade and tourmaline.

benefits of jade

The 2 Main Elements Behind Far-Infrared Therapy

  1. Jade

Jade has been one of the most sought after semi-precious stones for thousands of years. Known for its deep green luster, the beauty of this stone has been the pride of royalty throughout Asia and Europe.

But jade’s beauty is more than skin deep. The Chinese held it in higher regard than gold, believing it could bring health, wealth, and longevity. Other ancient civilizations prized it as therapy for kidney conditions and adrenal gland disorders. While claims of ancient miracles can’t be substantiated, modern research does confirm which historical claims of the healing elements of jade actually do fit into modern medicine.

When exposed to far-infrared heat, jade absorbs and then emits these light waves. Far-infrared (FIR) is a longer light wave than typical infrared wave, and the rays of far-infrared are not harmful like those in ultra violet (UV) spectrum. FIR can only be experienced as heat. In fact, you’ve experienced it if you’ve ever laid in the sun and felt its deep-penetrating heat. Far-infrared is an isolated wave with no dangerous effects whatsoever.

FIR is also a valuable quality in the use of therapeutics. Far-infrared has an exceptional ability to penetrate deep into the tissues of the body, speeding the relief of pain both chronic and acute. FIR can even penetrate to the bone. It stimulates blood circulation, and is a proven element in the reduction of tension and stress whether physical or neurological. All this adds up to highly improved flexibility, an essential element in physical rehabilitation.

Far infrared is also known for its mood enhancing capabilities. This is due to FIR’s emissions of negative ions. Negative ions act as natural antidepressants by oxygenating the brain and regenerating the blood. Unlike many man-made pharmaceuticals, negative ions have no negative side effects.

Medicinal qualities of jade that have been scientifically research include:

  • As a detox aid by strengthening the body’s filtration and cleansing systems
  • Immune system booster
  • As an aid in improve heart, lung, and thymus functions
  • As a therapy for back pain
  • As a therapy for sciatica
  • As a therapy for deep muscle tissue
  • As a treatment for hypertension
  • As a treatment for arthritis
  • As a therapy for mood disorders

In fact, jade is an effective treatment for any general acute or chronic body pain that is conventionally treated with painkillers or massage therapy. And the relief lasts for hours, not minutes.


  1. Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a semi-precious mineral related to granite. Within the black background of tourmaline, vibrant colors can range from of magenta, teal, bright green or yellow. Like jade, tourmaline has highly therapeutic qualities related to its ability to absorb and emit heat. This remarkable heat retention quality may account for ancient lore about its supernatural qualities.

Regardless of whether those ancient claims are true or not, what is established is that tourmaline has exceptional conductivity qualities, emits negative ions, and absorbs and conducts far-infrared rays.

Known qualities of tourmaline include:

  • Aiding in detoxification
  • The support of fat loss
  • As an aid in the reduction of water retention
  • Improved circulation
  • As a support for liver and kidney functions
  • As a mood enhancer
  • As an aid in the reduction of lactic acids and free fatty acids

Professional athletes who use tourmaline report greater performance. Among them is Swedish Olympic swim champion Glen Christiansen, who says that tourmaline allows him to recover more quickly after intense workouts. Many people –men and women like- who use tourmaline also report the pleasant side effect of boosted sexual vitality.


The Therapeutic Forms Of Jade And Tourmaline

Physical therapists and functional rehabilitation specialists have begun using jade and tourmaline in a variety of therapeutic methods. Of these, the majority support the use of products and equipment produced by Therasage, a company that specializes in professional physical therapy aids and gear. Below are four primary methods of using the therapeutic qualities of jade and tourmaline.

  1. Sauna

This method uses a portable, enclosed system that fully surrounds the body. This allows the four main qualities of jade and tourmaline –deep heat therapy, detoxification, blood circulation, and blood oxygenation- to fully envelope and penetrate the entire body.

  1. Full Length Healing Pad

This form of therapeutic equipment more directly pinpoints the front, side, or back by positioning the patient in a reclining position. The natural jade emits far-infrared heat that penetrates as deeply as two to three inches into the body. The quality and depth of these jade healing pads far exceed the typical pain relief and flexibility experienced through conventional therapeutic heating pads generally used by physical therapists.

  1. Bio Bands

These therapeutic bracelets are often recommended by physical therapists for patients who need a more constant feed of pain relief. Safe for anyone and any age the bracelets offer effective, consistent treatment for pain and muscle or joint stiffness. They are also known to increase mobility and promote feeling of overall health and wellbeing.

  1. Healing Belts

These specialized belts apply very specific deep-heat therapeutic benefits to the back, waist and stomach/mid abdominal areas. Using the natural qualities of tourmaline and jade the belts not only provide excellent directed pain relief, they excite the body’s cells in these areas. This stimulates the expulsion of toxins that are stored within fat cells. This metabolic action also breaks up and emulsifies fat clusters. These particular healing belts are prized among many rehabilitation professionals as one of the most advanced and effective dual purpose therapeutic belts available today.


Where Is Far-Infrared Therapy Practiced?

Among leading physicians who advocate for more natural and effective therapeutic practices is regenerative medicine specialist Dr. Eric Edgerton of the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI). So much so, that Dr. Edgerton has directed the Institute’s functional rehabilitation department to include the use of far-infrared therapeutic equipment whenever appropriate during physical therapy.

You can learn more about the science behind the therapeutic effects of far-infrared therapy at the site of noted natural medicine expert Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS.

Are You A Candidate For Far-Infrared Therapy?

Wondering if far-infrared therapy is right for your illness, injury, or chronic condition? You’re likely a good candidate if:

  • You suffer from cardiovascular disease
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You have diabetes
  • You have congestive heart failure
  • You have chronic fatigue
  • You have rheumatoid arthritis
  • You suffer from depression
  • You have poor digestion
  • You have chronic muscle or joint pain

But the above are not the only conditions that may be improved through far-infrared therapy. NSI is happy to answer any questions you may have about the long-lasting therapeutic effects of this advanced, yet natural remedy for chronic pain, disorders, and illness.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.


What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

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* Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary. As each patient’s problem is different, each treatment must be tailored around your specific needs.