Lyme Disease

Far Infrared Therapy Helps Treat Lyme Disease

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and with more than 30,000 Americans contracting this disease each year, we at Sunlighten have a deep understanding of its devastating effects. In our work with those with Lyme disease, we have discovered that adding infrared sauna therapy to their treatment regimen helps in a variety of ways. Lyme disease – caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi – is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged or deer ticks, and can have lifelong debilitating effects such as arthritis, fatigue and even neurological deficits. Sweating in the infrared sauna flushes fat-soluble toxins (including heavy …

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Using Infrared Sauna to Detox for Lyme Disease Sufferers

We hear regularly from Sunlighten customers suffering from the effects of Lyme disease. They tell us that a good sweat in our infrared saunas helps relax their muscles and joints, providing some relief from chronic pain. Our “Lymies” also tell us that their health care providers are talking about the benefits of infrared heat – to assist in detoxification and even to assist antibiotics. We recently came across this video on YouTube in which Marty Ross, MD shares his thoughts on infrared sauna benefits and Lyme disease. Very interesting to hear his thoughts on the importance of both sweat and …

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Sunlighten Saunas and Lyme Disease

If it’s May, it must be Lyme Disease Awareness Month! Many Sunlighten sauna owners are very aware – first-hand – of the devastating effects that Lyme disease has on so many. We work very regularly with “Lymies”, helping them add infrared sauna therapy to their treatment regimen. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each year, more than 30,000 Americans contract Lyme disease, an illness that can have lifelong debilitating effects such as arthritis, fatigue and even neurological deficits. Lyme disease is caused by the …

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month: Using Infrared Saunas in Your Treatment

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, not that anyone needs to remind us here at Sunlighten about the devastating effect that Lyme disease has on so many people across the world. We work very regularly with “Lymies”, helping them add infrared sauna therapy to their treatment regimen. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each year, more than 30,000 Americans contract Lyme disease, an illness that can have lifelong debilitating effects such as arthritis, fatigue and even neurological deficits. Lyme disease is caused by the …

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Study Suggests Elevated Body Temperature Aids Antibiotics Against Lyme Disease

Fighting Lyme disease? Researchers believe that increasing body temperature may be beneficial, helping prescribed antibiotics do their work in fighting Borrelia burgdorferi – the bacterium which causes Lyme disease. In 1996, Austrian scientists published a study* which suggests that heat may help antibiotics in their tough battle against Bb bacterium.  They cultured Borrelia burgdorferi at different temperatures, alone and in combination with antibiotics. Their data demonstrated that growth of two strains was impaired at 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and inhibited at 39 degrees (102.2 degrees F) and 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees F). Another strain grew well up …

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Diana’s Lyme Disease and Infrared Sauna

Here at Sunlighten, we are so fortunate to be able to help so many. The feedback we receive from our customers is amazing and energizing! In fact, we often share “thank yous” with associates over large screens scattered around the office. Recently, Sunlighten associate Aaron Hetherington (that’s him over there in the photo) received a really great email from customer Diana Carr. Diana suffers from Lyme disease and uses a Sunlighten infrared sauna to help alleviate her painful symptoms. Here’s what Diana had to say: “I am well, thanks to my sauna. I use it every other day, and I …

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Do Infrared Saunas Help Lyme Disease Sufferers?

Sunlighten is a pretty happy-go-lucky place to work. We have a lot of fun here. One thing we take very seriously, though, is helping our customers with pain relief through infrared sauna therapy. And a growing number of those customers seeking pain relief suffer from the effects of Lyme Disease. Lyme is caused by a spirochete, or corkscrew-shaped bacterium, often transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected tick. (The spirochete associated with Lyme is Borrelia burgdorferi, or Bb.) The spirochetes then make their way into muscles, tendons, and other organs. Sufferers of Lyme Disease experience a wide range …

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