The oldest known medical document, the Ayurveda, appeared in Sanskrit in 568 BC and considered sweating so important to health that it prescribed the sweat bath and thirteen other methods of inducing sweat. Sauna is known to many to clear the head and help with chronic health conditions. Next time you are at the health club or your local YMCA, take some time for a sauna and see how you feel. You may notice the health benefits quickly. It is important to start slowly if you are new to sauna.
According to the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ study by Crinnion WJ, “Sauna therapy has been used for hundreds of years in the Scandinavian region as a standard health activity. Studies document the effectiveness of sauna therapy for persons with hypertension, congestive heart failure, and for post-myocardial infarction care. Some individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic fatigue, chronic pain, or addictions also find benefit.”