Far Infrared rays (FIR) are the same kind of heat from our sun or that which our own bodies produce as they burn fuel to keep us warm. Far infrared rays (FIR) have the longest wavelength of any kind of infrared light, and thus are the only kind of infrared light that can deeply penetrate the human body. In fact, panels that produce similar infrared rays are used in hospitals to warm newborn babies. Even NASA has used infrared heat to keep their astronauts warm. Infrared energy has nothing to do with either ultraviolet radiation (which gives you sunburn and damages your skin) or atomic radiation (the kind from nuclear energy).When emitted by the sun or the special strip in our Gift pads, FIR penetrates through the skin to the subcutaneous tissues, transforming light energy into heat energy and is thought to bring about many beneficial effects.
FIR was first discovered through spectroscopes by a German scientist in 1800. Since then, many researchers from Italy, America and Germany have discovered its profound health benefits. Since the 1980's researchers and experts from the USA, Japan, Korea and China have started to accumulate scientific proofs on the contributions of FIR waves to human health. The knowledge and use of FIR waves are more prevalent in China, Japan and Korea and recently numerous research papers on clinical experimentation and application of FIR waves have been published. In depth research by Japanese experts has shown that FIR waves is similar to the average ‘qi’ or ‘chi’ (8 micron) wavelength emitted during ‘qi gong’ therapy which has been practiced by the Chinese for 3000 years. Nowadays, FIR can be found in Far-Infrared Saunas, Far-Infrared Treatment Lamps, Far-Infrared wraps, Far-Infrared clothing, Far-Infrared ovens, and a variety of Far-Infrared and many other treatments.
At its normal core temperature, the human body emits heat energy at a wavelength of 5-15 microns. A FIR energy wave of similar length is emitted when natural stone - such as tourmaline is heated. Some studies have shown that Anion & FIR energy emitted from tourmaline stone can penetrate organic matter 80 times deeper than other heat waves. That’s why we use tourmaline to produce our Anion, FIR strip for Gift sanitary pads.