Far Infrared is part of the electromagnetic spectrum of light. The electromagnetic spectrum contains all light that you can see and light that you cannot. Far Infrared falls within the category of light that we cannot see. It has a wavelength longer than that of visible light. Far infrared is part of the spectrum of light that is emitted from sunshine and is part of our natural environment. Approximately 80 per cent of sunlight is made up of Far Infrared light.
Far Infrared is often referred to as the “Light of Life”. It is the source of energy in our world that makes all life grow, including us. Although you cannot see Far Infrared, you can feel it. It is a warm emitting wave of light that can travel quickly over great distances. It is also known as radiant heat and is more penetrable than visible light. Because of this quality, FIR has many health applications.
Far Infrared was discovered by Sir William Herschel, an English Astronomer, in 1800. FIR produces waves of heat that can easily warm objects that absorb it. There are many applications of Far infrared that includes Thermography, Communications, Tracking (GPS), Spectroscopy, Heating Systems, Space Exploration, and Thermo Medical Therapy and Practices.
The secret to the healing effects of Far Infrared energy has been known for many years and is now being adopted within allopathic medicine practices in North America. The Journal of Science of Nephrology studied Far Infrared Therapy to improve blood circulation.