Tourmaline Far Infrared Therapy is known in Asia, but few people in the West know about it. Here are some FAQ’s.


First of all, jewelers use the semi precious mineral tourmaline to make jewelry. A new chemical process enables it to store heat. As our body emits warmth, the tourmaline collects, stores and reflects back the heat. Tourmaline Far Infrared Therapy is the result of this phenomenon. More below on its effects.


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What does FIR stand for?


FIR stands for Far Infrared Ray.


What are Far Infrared Rays?


Far infrared rays are a part of the sunlight spectrum that is invisible to the human eye. The complete spectrum of sunlight consists of visible and invisible rays. The visible rays are red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, blue, and violet. The invisible rays are Ultra Violet, X-rays, Gamma, Cosmic, Microwave, Long Wave, Electrical Wave, and Infrared.

Electromagnetic waves between visible light and the microwave are called infrared waves. The wavelength of infrared waves ranges from 0.76 micron to 1,000 microns. This range is further subdivided into the ranges of Near, Medium, and Far-Infrared Rays with following wavelengths: 0.76 to 1.5microns; 1.5 to 4 microns; and 4 to 1,000 microns respectively.


How Can A Fiber Emit Far Infrared Ray?


How can the bio-ceramic emit far infrared? Will there be any side effects? Actually, the principle is very simple. It is a well-known fact that the human body constantly emits thermal energy. When your body heat stimulates the bioceramic tourmaline, it converts it into the far infrared rays and reflects it back into the human body. So our own body powers far infrared rays emitted by the far infrared fiber, and there are no known side effects. This is similar to a luminous dial on a watch. When light hits the dial, the dial will send out light, which we can see in the dark. When body heat hits the bioceramic, the bioceramic reflects heat back.


What does FIR do?


We call FIRs whose wavelength falls between 4 to 50 microns  Biogenetic rays. Research suggests that biogenetic rays promote the healing and growth of living cells especially in plants, animals and human beings. All of the FIR products  emit FIR with wavelength concentrated between 8 to 15 microns.


How can FIR heal human body?


One of the reasons that FIR has beneficial results in a variety of illnesses is because FIR can deeply penetrate skin and underlying tissues. When FIR penetrates the skin, they come into contact with protein, collagen and fats. By stimulating micro-vibrations, FIR can elevate tissue temperatures. The human body then can be revitalized because of the improved micro circulation.

Another reason is that FIR has the ability to remove toxins in the body, which are often at the core of many health problems. The buildup of toxins in a healthy body could block the normal blood circulation and impair cellular energy.

When FIR waves are applied, the water molecules that encapsulate the toxins heat up, and start to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion bonds of the atoms that are holding together the molecules of water. As the breakdown of the water molecules occurs, encapsulated gases and other toxic materials are released and the body gets rejuvenated. This is the essence of Tourmaline Far Infrared Therapy.

For more details, go here: A National Institute of Health US government report gives details


In addition, Tourmaline Far Infrared Therapy also improves human health through the following functions:


· Rejuvenates the skin and muscle tone.
· Increases oxygen in the blood cell
· Promotes regeneration and fast healing
· Improves the autonomic functions of the nervous system
· Reduces fatty acids in the tissues
· Increases metabolism between blood and tissue.


What symptoms do FIR products alleviate?


Studies show that FIR products have therapeutic effects on many chronic health symptoms. the following list contains some of the symptoms that  respond well to FIR products:

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle pain and spasm
  • Shoulder or joint stiffness
  • Raynaud’s syndrome

With long sleeve shirts and long john bottoms, FIR products may also speed up weight loss, improve the immune system and overall health.


What is microcirculation?


Microcirculation refers to the flow of blood through the vascular network lying between the arterioles and venues; includes capillaries, metarterioles and arteriovenous anastomoses. The main function of microcirculation is to bring in oxygen and nutrition, and ship out carbon dioxide, lactic acid and metabolic production.


How long does it take to feel the effects?


Time taken to feel the effect varies depends on the symptom one has, the products one uses and personal health condition. One may start feeling the pain relieving impacts of a knee band immediately, while others wearing our garments may take several weeks to notice the profound whole body results.
Is it possible that one may not feel anything using these products for Tourmaline Far Infrared Therapy?
That depends on the individual’s health needs; sometimes, the effects of our products are more subtle. If you do not feel anything by using our FIR products, your body may be healthier than others. In such case, using FIR garments will provide the benefits of long term preventative therapy.


How often can I use FIR products?


Use FIR health products  as often as you like, and as long as you like. Tourmaline Far Infrared Therapy products are very comfortable to wear and many people use them for 8 – 10 hours a day.


Are there any side effects of FIR products?


There are no side-effects from using FIR products. As the body gets rid of old toxins in the body, some individuals may experience some initial detoxification symptoms. This is usually a good sign that healing effects of the FIR garment is working, and may be expected. If you continue experiencing prolonged symptoms, discontinue using the product and contact your physician.

Will FIR product interfere with my Heart Pace Maker?
No, FIR products are non-magnetic. FIR product will not adversely affect your pace maker.


What are FIR products made from?


Our FIR products are made from man-made fibers impregnated with micro-particles of bio-ceramic powder. All of our FIR products are made from fibers with this advanced technology.


What specifically are “bio-ceramics”?


The bio-ceramics used in the FIR production are a special kind of natural lead free stone, and minerals (like Silica Oxide (SiO2).


What is the FIR wavelength such products?


The recommended length of the Far Infrared wave length is 8-15 Microns. This is the wave length that can easily be absorbed by the body.


Is there any medical proof?


There have been numerous studies on the therapeutic effects of Tourmaline Far Infrared Therapy and FIR products. One clinical study done by Dr. Gordon Ko and Dr. David Berbrayer at Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Science Centers at the University of Toronto, published in the August 2002 issue of Alternative Medicine Review “Journal of Clinical Therapeutics”, showed that there are significant improvements in both subjective measures of pain and discomfort associated with Raynaud’s Syndrome.

Hideyoshi Toyokawa and others in Japan using rats as subjects,  published  a study in the journal, Experimental Biology and Medicine; it showed that the FIR can improve wound healing significantly.


Are FIR products washable?


Yes, FIR health products are washable: Please hand wash or wash in gentle cycle with cold water. Use detergent or mild soap . Air dry in room temperature and avoid drying in dryer or direct sunlight. Do not dry clean, iron or bleach.


Is there any age limit for using FIR products?


There is no age limit for using this product. In fact, FIR is essential from birth until old age.


How do Tourmaline products relate to far infrared sauna?


Far Infrared Sauna and Far Infrared Clothing are two complementary products. While a far infrared sauna gives people a short period of intensive far infrared therapy, the far infrared clothes  give people an extended period of low dose of far infrared energy. It allows people to benefit from far infrared any anytime anywhere. You could use both products together to obtain the maximum benefits.


How long does the product last?


The product can last anywhere between 12 to 18 months depending on how often you wear and wash it. After that, the FIR effect of the fabric starts to fade away.