What is Far Infrared Sauna/Hot House?

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Infrared heat provides all the healthy benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation. FAR Infrared heat therapy uses the wavelength of the visible and non-visible light spectrum of sunlight that heats the body normally.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support immune health 6 1
Muscle and joint pain 4 0
Doctor recommendation 2 0
General health 2 0
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 1 1
Circulation problems 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Far Infrared Sauna/Hot House

Side effect Patients
Tiredness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Far Infrared Sauna/Hot House

Dosage Patients
30 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Far Infrared Sauna/Hot House

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 4
Did not seem to work 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently using Far Infrared Sauna/Hot House

Duration Patients
2 years or more 1

Stopped using Far Infrared Sauna/Hot House

Duration Patients
1-3 months 2
3-6 months 1
1-2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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2 patient evaluations for Far Infrared Sauna/Hot House

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nacona
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nacona
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See nacona's full Far Infrared Sauna/Hot House history

Jan 15, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Support immune health)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 hr Monthly
Advice & Tips: Dr. determined that due to a decline in my mobility it was not advisable (from a liability perspective) to continue treatment.

  • 0 helpful marks
HappyPhysicist
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HappyPhysicist
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See HappyPhysicist's full Far Infrared Sauna/Hot House history

May 15, 2012 (Started Jan 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 45 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped because sauna broke. It did seem to help me sleep a little better but did not seem affect my progression at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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