As a medical device, the FDA has approved the following
statements for the Amethyst Biomat:
- The temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain
- The temporary relief of joint pain associated with
- The temporary relief of muscle spasms;
- Minor sprains and strains, and minor muscular pain;
- The relaxation of muscles;
- And the temporary increase of local circulation where
More info on the statements below:
Arthritis and the Biomat
The Biomat is a safe, alternative treatment approved by the FDA for arthritis pain relief. It delivers warm infrared heat to the affected areas, penetrating into areas that are difficult to reach with creams or patches. This therapy effectively reduces the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis, and deeply relaxes the body and increases mobility.
The warmth of the Biomat also increases blood circulation. This boost in blood flow brings oxygen and nutrients to injury sites, reducing inflammation and promoting the body's natural healing process.
"I had been suffering from Osteoarthritis for 10 years. I strongly dislike taking medication and was willing to try anything to get rid of the pain. I immediately began to feel relief within the first week... I am totally sold on the healing power of this wonderful product and am recommending it to others." -K. Allen
"By my fourth [Biomat] session, not only was I walking up the stairs easier, I was actually able to walk up a steep hill in my neighborhood! The Biomat sessions really helped to reduce the pain and inflammation I was feeling so I have no problem recommending it to anyone with arthritic problems." - Allison
Health Benefits of Far Infrared Technology
Circulation & Cardiovascular Function
Far Infrared Rays
raise body temperature, warming the blood and expanding
the blood vessels. There is an increase in peripheral
blood flow and volume, resulting in improved circulation and heart
2. Improves Immune
Far Infrared Ray's
(FIR) deep heat raises your body temperature, inducing an
artificial and healthy fever. As the body works to combat
the fever, your immune
system is activated and strengthened, which in
turn produces a detoxification of harmful toxins and
waste products. With the continual use of the
Amethyst Bio mat, your overall health and resistance to
disease can be improved greatly.
The deep heat of Far
Infrared helps peripheral blood vessels dilate,
bringing relief and
healing to muscles and soft tissue injuries.
Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste
products and delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen
depleted muscles, so they may recover faster.
4. Burns Calories
As you relax in the gentle heat of the Far Infrared, your body is actually hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. According to the 8/7/81 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association report, a single 30 minute far infrared session burns as many calories as rowing or jogging for 30 minutes. This can be helpful for disabled persons who are unable to move, as well as those looking to increase metabolism and burn calories via alternative means.
5. Eases Joint Pain
Far Infrared heat
therapy is widely used to treat patients suffering
from many kinds of arthritis and musculo-skeletal
disorders. In addition, it has been proven
effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle
spasms, joint stiffness, and many other
Stiffness, aches, and soreness that come with aging can
be reduced or eliminated by using Far Infrared heat therapy
6. Reduces Stress and
The gentle warmth of the Far Infrared Rays help to
soothe nerves and relax
tight or knotted muscles. The end result is
reduced stress and improved energy. Receiving massages
while on the Biomat can be especially beneficial, as the
far infrared heat warms and relaxes the muscles to better
receive the healing touch of your practitioner.
Far Infrared and Negative Ions penetrate the skin deeply, helping to cleanse impurities from the skin and lymph. In addition, exfoliation is greatly enhanced by the far infrared, rapidly removing dead skin cells. Increased circulation draws your skin?s own natural nutrients to the surface, rejuvenating its health and appearance.
8. Assists in elimination
Far Infrared rays helps to cleanse the body in several important ways. Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands and lymph system, releasing built up toxins and waste. Daily sweating can help cleanse your body as it rids itself of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid, cholesterol, and uric acid. In addition to sweating, far infrared is capable of mobilizing toxins and acidic waste, allowing for their removal via several other bodily systems.
Health Benefits of Direct Conduction Negative Ions
1. The Truth about
Negative ions have
a positive effect on people. Positive ions have a negative
effect on people. An atom that has one of it's normal,
orbiting electrons removed is called a positive ion. An
atom with an extra electron added is called a negative
ion. A bit confusing, no? It’s a misnomer that we
can thank Benjamin Franklin for. Back in his time,
electrons (with a "negative" charge) and atoms were not
understood correctly. So we're stuck with the 18th
century terminology, and that is why the good ions are
called "Negative Ions."
2. Blood Alkalization
and Blood Purification
When negative ions
are applied to the body, the calcium and sodium
circulating in the blood are ionized. This changes the blood pH into an
alkaline state and has an overall alkalizing effect on
the body. The normal pH of human arterial blood is
approximately 7.40 (normal range is 7.35 – 7.45), a
weak alkaline solution.
Blood that has a pH below 7.35 is considered acidic,
while blood pH above 7.45 is alkaline. Proper blood pH is
essential for optimal health. It has been noted that the
negative ions applied to
the body are helpful in regulating pH.
3. Reviving the
When the amount of negative ions in the blood
increases, there is an increase in inter-cellular communication.
This occurs as the cell membranes are opened, and
cellular metabolism is facilitated. As a result, there is
an increase in cellular
nutrient uptake and cellular hydration. In
addition, cellular waste materials are more efficiently
excreted. With the increase in cellular metabolism,
optimal cell function is rapidly revived. For more
information, research the Nobel Prize
in Physiology (1991) for the discovery of the ionic
4. Diseases Associated
with Ion Deficiencies
Indoor environment, city living, auto exhaust, exposure
to electronic devices, EMF’s (electro-magnetic
fields), and environmental pollution all result in your
body's increased exposure to unhealthy "positive" ions.
This results in a physiological imbalance, which may have
detrimental health consequences. Too few negative ions in our body can
cause a number of diseases. Some of the health
problems associated with an imbalance of ions in the body
include: anemia, allergies, shoulder pain, lumbago,
rheumatism, neuralgia, headaches, kidney problems,
imbalanced autonomic nervous system function, insomnia,
and fatigue. By using the Amethyst Bio mat, your
exposure to streams of "negative" ions can aid in
for your body to counteract the unhealthy "positive" ions
in your environment.
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