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Heat Therapy
What is heat therapy and how does it work.
Different Types of Heat Pads
Heat pads become essential in every household for initial remedy in relieving pain. Learn what types of pads are available.
Infrared Heat Therapy
How infrared heat therapy works, when to use and not to use infrared lamps, precautions in using infrared lamps and the benefits that can be derived
Paraffin Wax Heat Therapy
Paraffin wax therapy is a safe way to soothe pain. Find out how.
Best Heat Therapy for Different Body Conditions
Discover the heat therapy that works best for each condition of the body
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Discover the heat therapy that works best for each condition of the body
Infrared Heat Therapy

Healing with Infrared Heat Therapy

Infrared heat therapy rooted from ancient Chinese healing called “Palm Healing”. The palms radiate enough infrared energy through the skin. That heat from the hand helps in the healing process. This is the same principle for infrared lamps in radiating heat for different healing purposes.

Infrared heat is a form of energy that radiates heat directly to an object but does not cause the air around the object to get warm. Infrared heat is also called radiant heat. The sun is the primary source of this kind of energy.

Infrared lamps were proven to be effective in warming the body directly. This then allows deep heat that is responsible for good health to be absorbed by the body. Infrared lamps main functions include lessening inflammation, soothing pain, promoting proper metabolism and regulating physiological diseases.

Usually, infrared lamps have round plate that has mineral clay coating that is very crucial to the human body. Once plugged into an electrical outlet, the lamp will heat up and it will emit radiation that would easily be absorbed by the body. These infrared waves usually range from 2 to 25 microns in wavelength.

There are different kinds of infrared lamps that are available in the market, more so in the Internet. Each infrared lamp has its own features. But nonetheless, they all have almost the same purposes. TDP Lamps are available online at HealDirect.com

There are some that provides short wave energy. This provides a direct, penetrating heat transfer. When these kinds of lamps were used the object is exposed to a full-ranged infrared. There is no need for a reflector to direct the energy on the object. There are also far infrared lamps. These lamps have two or more spectrum radiation points. These are important if you will be using the lamp for a larger curing area. They enable adjustment in scope of the wave spectrum and wave structure.

Here are the features of an infrared lamp:

1. They are available in various length, voltage and wattage.
2. They have long life. Usually, they have at maximum 10,000 hours of burning time.
3. They are available in such a way that they can either be used horizontally or vertically.
4. Mostly has high temperature end seals or protective covers.
5. Built in timers differ usually from 60 to 90 minutes.

Infrared heat is very popular in treating muscle and joint pains. Also, you can see infrared lamps in the hospital nursery units to keep the newborn warm. Here is the scope of applications of infrared lamps:

• Conditions our cardiovascular by increasing circulation
• Effective for weight control and burning calories
• For pain relief
• Strengthens the immune system
• Helps in removing body wastes and toxins
• Good for relaxing and managing stress
• Can help in achieving youthful and beautiful skin
• Can provide heat/warm during cold seasons especially for elders.

However, there are times that infrared lamps are not advisable to use. Here are some of these cases:

• If one has high blood pressure
• Have very high fever
• Patients with pacemaker
• Have tuberculosis
• Pregnant women
• Severe arteriole sclerosis
• Have Otitis media
• Have the tendency to bleed

In using infrared lamps, proper precautions should be taken. Here are some tips:

1. Make sure that nothing is touching the lamp when you are using it. You can use a soft brush to wipe off dust in the dust in the radiation plates.
2. Don’t use the lamp if it is wet. Wait for it to completely dry before proceeding with using it.
3. The distance between the lamp and the affected area should be as close as possible but should also be comfortable.
4. Proper supervision is important for patients that have lost skin sensitivity.
5. If lamp will be used for facial treatments, appropriate measures should be done to protect the eyes.

With all the benefits that can be derive from using infrared lamps, many portable models are being manufactured for home use. This can give better convenience for some.

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