Far Infrared Heat


Pain Modulation

Michael Domeny DNP-c, FNP, MS, L.Ac, CD/N,

Licensed Nutritionist, Licensed Acupuncturist

Board certified Herbalist,

Family Nurse Practitioner


     The gate-control theory of pain inhibition is the basis for one possible explanation for the mechanism of heat's action on the pain. (Melzack & Wall, 1965) When Far Infrared Heat is applied externally, it increases the temperature of the skin and stimulates  thermoreceptors. Thermoreceptor is a term for special nerve endings in the skin. Once they become activated, they will send out signals to block the pain from reaching the brain.