Benefits Of Sauna Therapy

Sometimes, like today, I have a tip for you that's not part of the traditional Chinese way of health.

Although I mostly follow the Chinese way I do use other methods too, like saunas, to improve and maintain my health. Up until recently though I only used saunas occasionally for things like sore muscles and backache.

But after reading a book on sauna therapy I learned how saunas can be used for so much more than aches and pains. In fact there's a long list of health conditions for which sauna therapy is considered by doctors who use it to be crucial for healing.

Respiratory problems, digestive and bowel problems, emotional problems, infections, skin problems, weight issues and more can, apparently, be treated with sauna therapy.

Basically, it's because saunas boost blood circulation (good circulation is vital for good health), boost white blood cell production (which fights infections) and cause profuse sweating (which eliminates toxins from deep within the body).

The book says very few diseases are not caused by or at least worsened by toxins produced within the body via things like poor diet and drugs, or absorbed from the environment, from chemical exposure, pollution, etc.

Regular saunas can help maintain good health too which is why I started having them a couple of weeks ago. I'll keep you posted on my progress. So far I've especially noticed feeling very relaxed and more emotionally balanced after each session.

Meanwhile, if you're interested in getting a copy of the book it's called The Holistic Handbook of Sauna Therapy, by Nenah Sylver, PhD. I don't know her, by the way, and I receive no remuneration if you decide to get the book. There are ebook and hard cover versions.

I hope sauna therapy is one more thing that can help you in your quest for better health. Saunas are not suitable for everyone though so if you've never had one or it's been a long while since you've had one you should check first with a health professional who knows about sauna therapy.

All the best,


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About the Author

Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in private practice, Matthew went to China to further his studies for a few months. He’s been there ever since, immersed in the culture, raising a family and showing people worldwide the Chinese way of health.


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