May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
More than 30 thousand Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year. Typically, this starts when the weather is getting warmer, occurring from a simple tick bite. The disease triggers fatigue, arthritis, body ache and pains, and weakens the immune system.
The creator of Glow’s sauna technology, Sunlighten, worked hard to understand these devastating effects. Sunlighten worked with people diagnosed with Lyme disease, and discovered that including infrared therapy into their treatment regimen was greatly beneficial in multiple ways.
Far infrared is the longest wavelength the penetrates through skin and muscle tissue, all the way to the body’s core. This gives the body the deepest detox, and aids the immune system in becoming stronger. Infrared helps the cells in your body remove chemicals and heavy metals out of your body, released through your skin.
According to Donna Zaken, RN, MSN, APRN, at Integrative Center for Chronic Diseases in Providence, RI, “Heavy metals and chemicals deplete your immune system, which makes it a perfect breeding ground for infections. Another way that far infrared saunas work is by raising your core body temperature, which, in turn helps kill bacteria and viruses that may be living in your body.” Zaken doesn’t only help heal others, but she suffers from Lyme disease herself.
If you or anyone you know has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, there are local associations to turn to for answers, support and treatment. Some well-known associations in North Texas are Texas Lyme Disease Association and North Texas Lyme, which has monthly groups focusing on providing education and support to those affected with Lyme disease.