Since there is no “standard” protocol for infrared
sauna usage, we have provided several different protocols used
by different physicians that utilize infrared saunas in treating
their patients. You and your physician must ultimately decide
what’s best for you. The inclusion of these various
protocols does not necessarily imply an endorsement of their
individual medical or religious philosophies.
Dr. Sherry Rogers’ Sauna Detox Protocol
Dr. Rogers, M.D., Northeast Center for Environmental Medicine - internationally
known expert in environmental medicine and author of many books including “Detoxify
or Die”, and “Tired or Toxic?” She specializes in treating
the cause of disease without the use of dangerous drugs. This excerpt
provides just the very basics. Dr. Rogers’ entire detox recommendations
can be found in her book “Detoxify or Die” from which this
basic protocol was taken. Hers is the most comprehensive of all the protocols
we’ve come across.
The 3DOCS.ORG web site is put together by physicians to help educate
other physicians on alternative and complimentary medicine.
Wilson’s Sauna Protocol
This is a pretty typical sauna protocol and it fits within the principles
of a “true remedy”
Dr. John Harvey
Kellogg’s Sauna Protocol
Dr. Kellogg not only invented Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, he was also
the inventor of the world’s first electric infrared sauna (powered
by 50 light bulbs). These saunas became famous the world over as one
of the most effective medical therapies known. (We at Lifestyle Laboratory
believe that this is still the case because of its utilization
of one of the most basic healing principles - heat). Kellogg
successfully treated many diseases on many thousands of patients
with this “electric light bath cabinet”. Today’s infrared
saunas are simply the modern version of his light bath cabinets. The
therapeutic principles apply.
The protocol here is derived from the timeless principles
laid out in his book “Light Therapeutics” (1910
and 1927). Keep in mind that the patient’s head was
outside the sauna. See IR
Sauna History on this web site. His protocol is very scientific
and emphasizes the medical use of saunas to treat all sorts
of health conditions. He believed the sauna’s chief
value rested in its influence upon the circulation rather
than detoxification. Therefore, his protocol de-emphasizes
external sweating and focuses on what happens internally.
However, upon reviewing the list of generally accepted benefits
of sauna usage, it’s apparent that both may be accomplished
at the same time. This protocol is, of course, ideal for those
who actually use an electric light bath.