Update on Infrared Sauna and ME/CFS

It’s been six years(2013) since my earlier review on Infrared Sauna and autoimmune conditions. As stated earlier, it is my hypothesis that this alters the microbiome — how, has still to be reported. It kicks start changes whose benefit appears not the same day, but in the week following.

The following additional studies have come out:

Perceived fatigue significantly decreased after therapy, although no significant reductions were observed during therapy. In addition, a negative mood, including anxiety, depression and fatigue, and the performance status significantly improved after therapy. However, the levels of pain and vigor did not change significantly. No patients reported any adverse effects during the therapy.

Effects of Waon therapy on chronic fatigue syndrome: a pilot study. [2015]

Bottom Line

I continue to still use my infrared sauna at least once a week (and likely should do more often). The evidence suggests that it does help with CFS, and potentially may reduce brain fog.