Discover how infrared lamps can reduce pain in fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is no fun. If you are here, you understand that all too well. This condition is often accompanied by pain, stiffness and fatigue in muscles and joints. People who suffer from this often look for ways to alleviate their complaints. You probably recognize that. A fascinating approach that is becoming increasingly noticeable is the use of infrared lamp. But how do these lamps work and what makes them effective for fibromyalgia? No frills, just the facts about how they can potentially help reduce pain.

“Infrared Lamps: A Source of Relief for Fibromyalgia, Where Warmth and Hope Come Together in the Search for Comfort and Relaxation.”

What is Fibromyalgia?

Before we delve deeper into the relationship between infrared lights and fibromyalgia, it is important to understand what exactly fibromyalgia is. The reality is harsh: it is exhausting. That muscle and joint pain cannot be ignored. This condition affects the nervous system and mainly affects the soft parts of the body, such as the muscles and tissues (the soft tissues). For this reason, fibromyalgia is also called 'soft tissue rheumatism'. Sometimes fibromyalgia is compared to rheumatoid arthritis, in which the joints become inflamed. But this is not the same. Those who suffer from fibromyalgia feel pain and tenderness, especially in the neck, shoulders, hands, pelvis, legs, feet and back. Not only physical symptoms are a problem, fatigue and sleep problems are also common. This combination is debilitating and has a major effect on daily life. More information about fibromyalgia? Click here.

The most common complaints of fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia brings with it a combination of unpleasant complaints. Let's list the most important complaints in an understandable way. Then we will discuss how to reduce pain using infrared lamps:
  1. Pain all over the body: From sharp to dull aches, which are made worse by movement, stress, and even the time of day.
  2. Stiffness: A similar experience to arthritis, but worsened by exercise, making daily activities more difficult.
  3. Sensitive places (tender points): Eighteen places on the body that hurt when touched. They are located in symmetrical places, from the head and neck to the buttocks, hips, and knees.
  4. Fatigue: Not just tired, but a debilitating exhaustion that affects everything from work to social life.
  5. Sleep problems: Falling asleep is a challenge, with frequent waking during the night. Sleep quality is not optimal, with an increased risk of restless legs and sleep apnea.
  6. Depression, stress, and anxiety: Depression, stress, and anxiety are often present, possibly as a result of living with chronic pain every day.
  7. Cognitive problems: Problems with concentration, sustaining attention, and remembering new information, also known as "brain fog" or "fibro fog."

How infrared lamps work

Infrared lamps emit warm, invisible infrared rays that penetrate deep into body tissue. In addition to the well-known heat lamps, there are also advanced LED therapy lamps (a combination of red and infrared light) with specific nanometer wavelengths. Although these LED lights do not heat up, they have proven effective in reducing pain and inflammation.

Infrared is not only used for pain relief. The radiation also helps muscles recover faster by stimulating blood circulation and transporting more oxygen to the muscles. It is also used for joint problems because of its anti-inflammatory properties. You also see infrared in cosmetics, where it is used to reduce cellulite, stimulate collagen, and for relaxation and a detox effect. In short, infrared lamps have a variety of applications that go beyond just pain relief.

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How infrared can help with Fibromyalgia

Infrared can help in several ways. Below you will find more information about what infrared can do for complaints of fibromyalgia.

Whole-body relaxation: Infrared therapy relaxes your muscles, reducing that annoying constant stiffness. A big deal for people with fibromyalgia.

Better blood circulation: It ensures healthier circulation, allowing oxygen and nutrients to travel to different parts of your body more efficiently. This can aid healing and reduce fatigue.

Better sleep : Fibromyalgia patients often experience sleeping problems. Infrared therapy can have a relaxing effect, which can ensure a better night's sleep and less fatigue during the day.

Improving cell activity : Infrared radiation boosts the activity of your cells, which helps repair damaged tissues in the long term.

How often and for how long should you use an infrared lamp?

If you want to tackle fibromyalgia with an infrared lamp, regularity is important. Think about three times a week, daily is also fine. Keep sessions short and sweet, between 12 and 20 minutes for best results. But before you start any treatment, we recommend consulting with a doctor first. Safety first! In principle, infrared therapy has no side effects. However, there are situations where it should not be used, especially with certain medical conditions.

Conclusion

So, in summary: infrared lamps really seem to make a difference for people with fibromyalgia. They can help with pain, relax your muscles and activate your cells. This makes these lamps suitable as a supplement to other treatments for fibromyalgia. If you are looking for a natural and non-invasive way to reduce your complaints, infrared therapy is definitely worth considering. As usual, talk to your doctor before trying anything new, especially if you have other health concerns.

Wondering whether infrared lamps can help you with the challenges of fibromyalgia? Discover the relaxing effect, improvement of blood circulation and cell activity with infrared therapy. Consider it as an addition to your fibromyalgia treatment. Start exploring your options today and talk to your doctor to see if infrared therapy is right for you. On to a more comfortable life with less pain and more relaxation!

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