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As with any medical device or therapy, there are some contraindications and cautions for the use of Far-Infrared and the Amethyst BioMat™.

Prescription Drugs: If you are using prescription drugs, check with your physician or pharmacist for possible changes in the drug's effect due to an interaction with infrared energy. If you are taking corticosteroids, you may experience some redness of the skin. Should you experience redness, we recommend that you discontinue the use until you have completed your medication. Should your redness continue, consult with the health care professional who prescribed your medication.

Certain Ailments: According to some authorities, it is considered inadvisable to raise the core temperature of someone with severe adrenal suppression such as Addisons's disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, or multiple sclerosis. This caution refers to the use of the highest, sauna level heat settings and not to the lower heat levels. For most patients with mild to moderate symptoms, the BioMat has been found to be safe and effective.
Joint Problems: If a person has a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating is strictly contraindicated in cases of enclosed infections be they dental, in joints, or in any other tissues.

Pregnancy: In pregnancy or the suspicion of pregnancy, discontinuation of far infrared use is recommended

Surgical Implants: Metal pins, rods, artificial joints, or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and are not heated by an infrared heat system. Nevertheless, a person should consult his or her surgeon before receiving such therapy. Certainly infrared therapy must be discontinued if a person experiences pain near any implants.

Silicone: Silicone does absorb infrared energy. Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by infrared rays. Since silicone melts at over 200 degrees Celsius, it should not be adversely affected by an infrared heat system, however. It is still advised that a person checks with his or her surgeon to be certain.

Menstruation: Heating of the low-back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase menstrual flow. Once a woman is aware that this is occurring, she can choose to allow herself to experience this short-term effect without worry. Or she may simply avoid using an infrared heat source at that time in her cycle. For the majority of women, Far Infrared Energy massage helps to relieve and minimize the physical and emotional discomfort experienced during the premenstrual and menstrual period.

Hemorrhage: Hemophiliacs and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid infrared usage or any type of heating that would induce vasodilation that can lead to the tendency to bleed.

Worsened Condition: Should any condition worsen with the continued use of this infrared heat system, the use of the system should be discontinued. Some temporary symptoms, however, may be attributed to the detoxification and the healing process itself. Before making the determination that you or your client are actually worse, please also read the Detoxification and Healing Crisis section below for more complete information .

Pain: Pain should not be experienced when using an infrared heat system, though the heat generated by the rays will go to areas of disease or discomfort. Some people perceive this as painful, others more as a sensation. If pain persists beyond a reasonable integration period (usually 24 - 36 hours), the use of radiant heat is clearly inappropriate for the person at that time.

If you have any concerns at all, do not attempt to self-treat any disease with Far Infrared without direct supervision of a physician.

Detoxification and "Healing Crisis"

You should be aware of possible reactions when adding BioMat™ sessions to your daily regimen

The Amethyst BioMat™ helps the body to cleanse and detoxify. Some users, particularly those who have not experienced internal cleansing before, may have one or more symptoms of detoxification sometimes referred to as a "healing crisis". These symptoms may include more frequent bowel movements and urination, slight nausea, mild headaches, various discharges, mucus, skin breakouts or acne.

As the body receives the constant stream of light wave energetics that it needs to strengthen itself, the body's vital life force increases. This enables the body to liquefy accumulated waste and toxins that have been lodged in the tissues, cells, and organs for many years, and to eliminate them as phlegm, mucus, or other secretions. It is important to go through this detoxification because, although you may feel slightly uncomfortable during the process, afterwards you experience a new level of vitality.

The famous homeopath Constantine Hering, made a clear distinction between the symptoms of a healing crisis and those of a disease crisis. Unfortunately, we often confuse a healing process with a disease process, and suppress it with medication. This only makes the body weaker and more vulnerable to disease. The more symptoms are suppressed, the more medication is required to quell them, and the vicious cycle spirals down into real disease.

When you experience a healing crisis, assist the process by drinking lots of liquids, keeping warm, resting and exercising for lymphatic movement, to promote the rapid elimination of any toxins and disease elements that are manifesting themselves as phlegm, catarrh, mucus, running nose, enlarged tonsils, fever, etc. This is nature's way of righting some internal wrong. It is also known as the reversal process. Whatever has been suppressed in the body for years liquefies and is eliminated through the normal elimination channels.

Initially during a healing crisis, you may feel a lack of energy and require more sleep. This is almost always because your body is cleansing, restoring and renewing itself at deep cellular levels, and is using a lot of energy to do this.

By continuing this cleansing program and drinking lots of liquids, you will assist your body to easily go through the healing crisis. You can further assist this process by exercising (walking, rebounding, yoga, etc.) to increase circulation and flush the lymph system.

After the healing crisis, you should feel more energetic than ever! If the discomfort persists for more than 2 weeks, consult with a Health Practitioner who is experienced in the processes of detoxification and cleansing reactions.

With regular use of the Amethyst BioMat™, the body grows stronger and healthier as its vital life force, also called chi or prana, increases. Remember, though, that the Amethyst BioMa™ may initiate still deeper healing crises over a period of time. Some may also feel the effects of psycho-emotional detoxification, with emotions or thought patterns that have been suppressed surfacing for healing. Keep in mind that each time, after more accumulated and stored physical or mental/emotional toxins are eliminated, you will experience ever higher levels of vitality and well-being. For most people, as their light quotient increases, the symptoms of detoxification decrease in duration. The lasting and wonderful feeling of a detoxified body and mind far outweigh the temporary discomforts of the healing process.

No Apparent Results

Some people might be unaware of the inner work that is being facilitated at deep cellular levels, where there is a priority in the body. Because you may not be consciously aware of what is happening, you may think that this is not working for you. People who at first reported no results later, after having undergone regular medical checkups, report that their cholesterol and blood pressure levels, for instance, have dropped significantly. There are similar accounts regarding the normalization of blood-sugar levels, and improved immune system function, all without the user having been aware of the process.

Highlighting of Weaknesses

Like other light frequency therapies, the lightwaves generated by the Amethyst BioMat automatically pioritize problems in the body, so often some area of weakness is highlighted that you were previously unaware of or thought was resolved. As the work of assisting the body in cleansing, balancing, and restoring begins, you may become aware of this weak point. Many people report being able to gradually decrease medication dosages under supervision of their physician as the body cleanses and becomes more balanced

DISCLAIMER: All information contained on the website and in print is provided for informational and educational purposes only. Over the Rainbow Services and Jan Evans do not provide medical advice or treatment and take no responsibility for the reactions to the use of the BioMat™. This information is not meant to substitute for the advice or treatment provided by your personal physician or any other medical professional. If you have or suspect you have a medical condition, consult with your physician before you use or purchase a BioMat™.

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