Sauna as a means of detoxification and heart aid
Type of Spiritual Experience
A xenobiotic is a foreign chemical substance found within an organism that is not normally naturally produced by or expected to be present within that organism. It can also cover substances which are present in much higher concentrations than are usual. The term xenobiotics is very often used in the context of pollutants such as dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls and other substances foreign to an entire biological system, i.e. artificial substances, which did not exist in nature before their synthesis by humans. The term xenobiotic is derived from the Greek words ξένος (xenos) = foreigner, stranger and βίος (bios, vios) = life, plus the Greek suffix for adjectives -τικός, -ή, -ό (tic)
A description of the experience
Altern Ther Health Med. 2007 Mar-Apr;13(2):S154-6. Components of practical clinical detox programs--sauna as a therapeutic tool. Crinnion W. Environmental Medicine Center of Excellence, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, USA.
Saunas can be used very effectively for certain cardiovascular problems and as a means to enhance the mobilization of fat-soluble xenobiotics. When saunas are used to reduce blood pressure and enhance blood flow and cardiac functioning, only short sauna sessions (15 minutes) are necessary. When one wants to enhance the mobilization of heavy metals and chemical xenobiotics, longer sessions are needed and those should be medically monitored. But, for either use, saunas are safe and effective and should be used more frequently to benefit the health of our patients and ourselves.
The source of the experiencePubMed
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Heart failure and coronary heart disease
Heavy metal poisoning