Observation Chart
for the Far Infrared HotHouse Dome
on various muscle aches and stiffness.

This was done independently by a physical therapist and is not to be used as a treatment guide.

Of 150 patients given clinical treatment for sciatica, tri facial neuralgia, articular rheumatism, and stiffness in the shoulders. 70 percent experienced improvement or complete relief.

Very good results were achieved and pain was relieved in cases of shoulder stiffness, bursitis, and lumbago after as few as one or two treatments. Speed of effectiveness and range of applicability are much better than for other heat therapies.

Information below is given in the following four categories:

Conditon | Area to Treat | Treatment Time | # of Treatments | Remarks

Aches and Pains,(Muscular)
Locally and along the nerves toward the vertebra for 30 to 40 minutes; 3 to 10 times; Soft tissue pain, such as in muscles, tendons, and ligaments can have many causes. The symptoms can also be varied: tenderness, referred pain, muscle spasm, stiffness, and painful cramping. Heat treatment is appropriate.

Arthritis
Locally, in the vicinity of the joint for 30 to 40 minues; 3 to 10 times; Use medium or low dosage for acute arthritis to reduce pain and swelling. With repeated treatments, the pain will go away.

Bed Wetting
Along the 12th thoracic vertebrae to the 3rd lumbar vertebrae, the lower abdomen near the bladder and the perineal area for 30 to 40 minutes; 3 to 10 times; Apply occasionally to the inner thighs.

Bronchitis (Chronic)
Locally (from neck to chest); 30 to 40 minutes; 5 to 20 times; In general, use radiant therapy to encourage the discharge of phlegm from the bronchi.

Edema of Joints
Locally; 20 to 30 minutes; 3 to 12 times; Some get relief of edema of the knee in as few as 3 to 4 treatments.

Frost Bite | Chillblains
Locally; 10 to 20 minutes; 3 to 12 times; Far Infrared radiation markedly improves blood circulation and results are achieved without resort to medication due to enhanced circulation and metabolism.

Headache (Temporal)
Locally; 20 to 30 minutes; 1 to 6 times; Apply a little radiant heat in conjunction with relaxation therapy.

Inflammations of Shoulder Area
Locally, toward the lower cervical vertebra and on the stellate ganglion; 20 to 40 minutes; 10 to 20 times; The effects of treatment on this malady are particularly striking. Both pain from motion and pain at rest go away as treatments continue. Subjective symptoms abate and the X-ray picture improves.

Itching
Locally; 20 to 40 minutes; 5 to 10 times; When used for itching of the female genitalia (rashes, etc.) it should be used the same way radiant heat treatment is used in dermatology.

Lumbago
Along the spine from the 3rd lumbar vertebra to the 1st coccygeal vertebra and the spinous processus; 20 to 40 minutes; 2 to 10 times; Muscular pain due to overexertion will be relieved by treatment. But with degenerative bone and nerve pathologies, a combination of therapies should be used. For severe pain, use a corset.

Neuralgia (Intercostal)
Along the ribs and vertebra; 20 to 30 minutes; 5 to 10 times; Intercostal nerves run near the surface, so local heat treatment works well. Effectiveness is judged by diminished tenderness in the area of the nerves. Irradiate the spinous processus from time to time.

Neuralgia (Post Herpetic)
Along the vertebra and the nerves serving the afflicted areas; 20 to 30 minutes; 3 to 10 times; Herpes occurs in areas that control sensory nerves. Eliminate the herpes and in many cases the neuralgia will be cured.

Neuralgia (Tri facial)
Locally; 20 to 30 minutes; 10 to 15 times; When the cause is known, treat the cause. Radiant therapy is effective for idiopathic problems. Treat locally as well as the locus of pronounced tenderness. For Hypersensitivity, reduce the dosage.

Rheumatism
Locally and along the nerves to vertebra; 20 to 30 minutes; 10 to 20 times; Causes expansion of local blood vessels, increases circulation and so increases metabolism and reduces pain and inflammation, whether for muscular rheumatism, or lumbago.

Rheumatism (Muscular)
Locally, along the nerves toward the vertebra; 30 to 40 minutes; 10 to 20 times; Appropriate for fascia is non-articular rheumatism. The objective of the treatment is pain relief and muscle relaxation.

Sciatica
Along the nerves toward the 3rd lumbar vertebra through the 1st sacral vertebra, along the ischium; 20 to 40 minutes; 5 to 20 times; Irradiate along the sciatic nerve for 5 to 10 minutes and then finish by illuminating the lumbosacral plexus for a short duration.

Sprain
Locally; 5 to 15 minutes; 5 to 15 times; Use low radiation while swelling is severe and after the tenderness subsides, apply moderate heat to the joint and surrounding areas.

Tendinitis
Locally; 5 to 10 minutes; 5 to 20 times; Inflammation of the tendon sheath is categorized as being either acute or chronic. Suppurative tenosynovitis should be treated surgically promptly. Depending on the cause, radiant heat is useful in lessening the pain of chronic tenosynovitis.

Upper Arm and Shoulder Pain
Locally and along the nerves toward the vertebra; 20 to 30 minutes; 3 to 10 times; Degenerative diseases associated with aging, such as shoulder stiffness and scapulohumeral periarthritic syndrome, are improved and pain lessened through a combination of heat therapy and exercise.