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THEORY OF SWEATING

SWEATING is one of the body's healthiest reactions. Sweating by overheating the body produces these effects:

  1. Speeds up metabolic processes of vital organs and endocrine glands.

  2. Places demands upon the cardiovascular system, making the heart pump harder and producing a drop in diastolic blood pressure.

  3. Create a "fever" reaction that kills potentially dangerous viruses and bacteria. Increases the number of leukocytes in the blood, thus strengthening the immune system----which is important for fighting colds, flu and cancer and bolstering resistance to infections.

  4. Excretes toxins from the body, including cadmium, lead, zinc, nickel, sodium, sulfuric acid and cholesterol.

  5. Stimulate vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels, which relieves pain and speeds healing of sprains, strains, bursitis, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis and muscle pain.

  6. Promotes relaxation, thereby lending a sense of well-being.

"GIVE ME A CHANCE TO CREATE FEVER, AND I WILL CURE ANY DISEASE," said Parmenides, 2500 years ago.

Nobel prize winner, Dr. A. Lwoff, a French Virologist, believes that high temperature during infection helps combat the growth of viruses. "Therefore, fever should not be brought down with drugs," he says. (Prolonged high fever should not be ignored, however. Consult your physician when in doubt.)

Two medical doctors, Zabel and Issels, have this to say about fever: "Artificially induced fever has the greatest potential in the treatment of many diseases, including cancer."

Ward Dean, MD, a U.S. Army Flight Surgeon who has researched the physiological effects of sweating in the sauna, finds that it can be effective in conditioning the cardiovascular system and burning calories. Sweating in a sauna is a good "workout" for people unable to exercise, such as disabled people in wheelchairs or immobilized athletes recovering from injuries, according to Dean.

Sweating stimulates the body's own healing systems. The healing of many chronic and acute conditions, such as colds, infections, rheumatic disease and cancers, is accelerated by the body's own curative forces. The body is thoroughly cleansed and rejuvenated inside and outside.

Many toxins, accumulated in the system as a result of metabolic wastes and sluggish elimination, are thrown out of the body with perspiration. The sauna increases the eliminative, detoxifying and cleansing capacity of the skin by the stimulating action on the sweat glands.

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Updated on March 03, 2010!
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