Chronic wounds affect 5.7 million Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic wounds are those injuries that still haven’t healed six weeks out from the initial incident. As you’ll see further down in this post, improving your circulation could be the key to your healing process.
Chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, peripheral artery disease or Raynaud’s disease can put a halt to healing these wounds. Even post-surgery wounds may need an added boost when it comes to the healing process.
So, how can you speed up your healing process?
Far Infrared Radiation
In a study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, far infrared radiation therapies have been used to aid in a soothing effect in wound treatment. Though more studies need to be completed on the application of far infrared radiation and the actual sources of wound healing benefits, the use of far infrared technologies can help.
How? Through aiding in circulation improvement.
Circulation is critical for the healing process. If you have a wound that just won’t heal, you can improve circulation by:
- Eating a healthy diet: Consuming high protein, Vitamin C and A and zinc enriched foods will help you reach a well-rounded diet.
- Quit smoking: Smoking is bad for you for a variety of reasons, one being the delay of wound healing. Smoking actually narrows blood vessels which inhibits blood flow.
- Drink enough water: Being hydrated is key for all bodily processes. But you may want to consider a cup of hot water a day to aid in circulation.
- Get a massage: Not only is it relaxing but massages help stimulate blood flow.
Of course, if the above remedies don’t work for you, contact your physician to set up an appointment with a wound specialist.
How Gladiator Therapeutics Can Help Improve Your Circulation
The patented ceramics in the Gladiator Far Infrared Device absorb the body’s heat, converts it into far infrared energy and is then redirected into the body. Resting the device on the wounded area once or twice a day for up to 30 minutes at a time can stimulate vital blood flow. It requires no power cords or an additional heating source, and you only need to use it less than an hour a day.
Ready to try it out?
The Gladiator Therapeutics Far Infrared Device can help you sleep better by improving the flow of nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood to the brain cells that regulate sleep. Simply lay the device on the stomach or lower back as you sleep.
NOTE: Content included here is not medical advice, and only is intended as information for adults. Always consult with your health care professional before making changes to diet, exercise, medication, or before use of any product or device.