Sauna Use Has Profound Health Benefits Say Medical Experts
Many medical professionals have weighed in on the health benefits of saunas. Their focus may vary as to the treatment of particular diseases and conditions, but sauna use is considered a must for well-being by many.
For example, Ward Dean, MD, a former US Army flight surgeon who has researched the physiological effects of sweating in a sauna, finds that it can be as effective as regular exercise in conditioning the cardiovascular system and burning calories. Sweating in a sauna, he says, is a good workout for people unable to exercise, such as disabled people in wheelchairs or immobilized athletes recovering from injuries.
Dr. Paavo Airola, an authority on holistic health, says that sweating in a sauna stimulates the body’s own healing systems. The healing of many chronic and acute conditions, such as colds, infections, rheumatic diseases and cancer, is accelerated by the body’s own forces. “Many toxins, accumulated in the system as a result of metabolic wastes and sluggish elimination, are thrown out of the body with perspiration,” says Airola. “The sauna increases the eliminative, detoxifying and cleansing capacity of the skin by stimulating the action of the sweat glands.”
He and other scientists are of the opinion that it is necessary to sweat profusely at least once a day to maintain good health.
Nobel‐Prize winner Dr. Andre Lwoff, a French virologist and microbiologist shared the 1965 prize in physiology and medicine. He reported that high temperatures during infection help combat the growth of a virus. High temperatures can be induced artificially and cause heavy sweating. He believed that high temperature during infection helps combat the growth of virus. “Therefore, fever should not be brought down with drugs,” he said.
Dr. Sat Dharam Kaur, N.D., in her book “The Complete Natural Medical Guide to Breast Cancer” recommends the regular use of saunas, specifically to remove environmental chemicals that may disrupt hormone function or initiate breast cancer.
Doctors Werner Zable and Josef Issels, have this to say about fever: “Artificially induced fever has the greatest potential in the treatment of many diseases including cancer.”
There is overwhelming evidence: regular sauna bathing helps with some diseases AND it helps you maintain wellness in a natural way. The Finns have been on to the benefits of sauna bathing for centuries. Would you like to experience a higher level of wellness ? Would you like to stem the effects of aging without effort or drugs?
Author: Don Riling
Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 20 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through hot water & sauna therapy.