Portable Far Infrared (FIR) Saunas can assist in the treatment of autism in children. A study found that children with autism often show the inability to produce cellular energy over children without autism. The study also found that cumulative damage and oxidative stress in mitochondria, your body’s life sustaining process and cell energy producer, can effect both the arrival and difficulty of autism; finding a strong statistical relation between autism and mitochondrial defects.
Jill Harrison, in an article in Health Freedom News, talks about how a far infrared sauna can be of benefit to those with Autism:
“Far Infrared (FIR) sauna therapy for individuals with autism is FIR waves’ ability to trigger the release of nitric oxide (NO) from the endothelial lining of the blood vessels. NO helps preserve blood-vessel elasticity and enhances blood circulation. This has significant implications, because optimal blood circulation is a key factor for healing virtually all health issues – but especially for people with autism.”
Ms. Harrison also discusses the ability of the Far Infrared Saunas to increase the circulation in the body also helps the release of Nitric Oxide. This increase of Nitric Oxide will help your body in many of its functions. This is very beneficial to those with Autism Spectrum Disorder:
“Research indicates that regular far-infrared-sauna use increases micro-circulation, which enables blood to flow more easily throughout the body, thereby improving the exchange of oxygen and nutrients for waste products in the cells. Also, individuals with autism can have diminished blood circulation in certain areas of the brain. This is known as hypo perfusion. Extrapolating from research done on FIR and congestive heart failure, and research on FIR sauna therapy and the release of NO, it is likely that increased perfusion in the brain would be expected in any individual who is exposed to FIR waves. FIR waves’ ability to trigger the release of NO may also play a role in enhancing memory, learning, and behavior modification along with improving neurotransmission and immune functions.”