Repeated Far Infrared (FIR) Thermal Therapy may help improve cardiac function and nervous (autonomic) system function in patients with Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) .(J Cardiol 2011).
CHF is often characterized by:
nervous system dysfunction; excessive sympathetic nervous activity and reduced parasympathetic nervous activity.
The study described the treatment mechanism as helping improve nervous system function; reducing excess sympathetic activity and boosting parasympathetic activity in patients with CHF - or normalising nervous system activity.