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Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain with an Infrared Sauna

Heat therapy has been used since Hippocratic times to treat varying ailments.   Now the Saxion University of Applied Sciences has shown how patients suffering with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) can benefit from infrared sauna treatment.  The study conducted on 17 patients suffering with RA and 17  patients suffering with AS showed very positive results with a decrease in pain, stiffness and fatigue.

Joint with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joint with Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: www.nih.gov)

During the infrared sauna treatment both pain and stiffness were significantly decreased.  Importantly, the results were shown to be ‘statistically significant’.  Furthermore, the infrared sauna treatment showed no adverse effects and did not exacerbate the disease.  Other positive effects showed a lowering in blood pressure and weight loss.

Infrared saunas are compact, affordable and offer a practical option for whole body heat treatment within your own home.  For more findings from this study please read the full article: http://www.divapor.com/sauna-articles/sauna-treatment-rheumatoid-arthritis.php