Venture Heat® White Paper
August 15th, 2017
Surface Heat Vs. Far Infrared Light: A look at the latest heat producing technology that is revolutionizing heat therapy (thermotherapy) pain management and injury rehabilitation
Millions upon millions of people across the United States of America and the world suffer from chronic pain. Some suffer from pain of the joints and muscles caused by overexerting oneself, old age, arthritis or rheumatoid of the joints, or by doing repetitive tasks such as athletes. Many people resort to expensive treatments such as surgery or worse, opioids designed for pain that may be addictive and almost certainly have secondary side effects that might be harmful.
The cost of treating chronic pain is staggering – an estimate by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) put cost of medical treatment for chronic pain at $261 to $300 billion just in the United States. Even greater than the cost of medical care, the costs due to lost productivity because of chronic pain – including loss due to the disabling side effects of drug treatment – adds an estimated $297- 336 billion to the economic burden of chronic pain. [1a]
The cost of chronic pain in terms of suffering, both by those afflicted and those around them, cannot be measured in dollars. The IOM estimates that upward of 100 million Americans have chronic pain. This is more people than all of those patients with diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Yet despite the prevalence of chronic pain and the high costs associated with pain treatment, outcomes in terms of pain relief and disability fall short of producing good value.
Trends in chronic pain treatment for chronic pain include a variety of approaches involving medication, surgery, and other interventions. And yet despite the cost of these treatments – up to $300 billion worth – the outcomes are often disappointing.
Treatment for chronic lower back pain, for example, has seen a dramatic increase in resource use. Expenses in Medicare over the past decade and found, “…a 629% increase in Medicare expenditures for epidural steroid injections; a 423% increase in expenditures for opioids for back pain; a 307% increase in the number of lumbar MRIs among Medicare beneficiaries; and a 220% increase in spinal fusion surgery rates… [however] the studies available suggest that these increases have not been accompanied by population-level improvements in patient outcomes or disability rates.”
As disturbing as it seems for adults suffering from chronic pain, new research has disclosed an alarming increase in hospitalization of children for pain. An article in the July 2013 issue of the journal Pediatrics found an 831% increase in hospital admissions from 2004 through 2010.  The most common forms of muscle and joint pain are ankle pain, knee pain, hip pain, lower back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, wrist pain and elbow pain. Muscle spasms and muscle knots also cause great pain and discomfort and are classified in the category that causes chronic pain if not treated or rehabilitated properly.
Heat therapy (or thermotherapy) has been used for centuries to help alleviate chronic pain and pain management. However all these methods rely on inefficient surface heat that is transferred from surface to surface. Venture Heat® uses the most advanced wearable far infrared radiation technology to produce natural far infrared wavelengths of light that penetrate deep into muscle and joint tissue and converts into heat only when it reaches deep inside the affected tissue. Surface heat gets wasted upon transfer from surface to surface and required a higher rate of heat that can actually burn the surface of the affected area.
Surface heat does not relieve pain nor promote healing as fast as Far Infrared Heat Therapy Products do, nor does surface heat have the health and healing properties that Far Infrared Heat Therapy has. Far Infrared Radiation technology used by Venture Heat® heat therapy products promises to help the chronic pain crisis affecting America and the world.
What is Heat Therapy?
“Heat therapy” also known as “thermotherapy”, is the use of heat to help alleviate common ailments such as muscle spasms or joint pain relief. Heat can be used to improve blood circulation around the affected area and also helps relax muscles. Heat therapy/thermotherapy is a natural and healthy way to get pain relief and rehabilitate from injury – be it in the comfort of one’s home or at a Doctor’s office in a rehab facility.
Most Heat Therapy Products Available Today Rely on Surface Heat and are Inefficient
Heat therapy can take the form of a hot cloth, hot water bottle, heating pad, hydrocollator packs, whirlpool baths, cordless FIR heat therapy wraps, and others. It can be beneficial to those with arthritis and stiff muscles and injuries to the deep tissue of the skin. Heat may be an effective self-care treatment for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
For centuries, medical professionals and physical therapists have used the healing benefits of heat therapy for joint and muscle pain relief and to enhance the recovery process and rehabilitate from sports injuries. Many people have used “Do it Yourself” (DIY) Heat therapy products such as a hot clothes, hot water bottles, rice heating pads, homemade heating pads, hydrocollator packs, whirlpool baths, cordless wraps, items that contain heat absorbing elements such as heat absorbing gel, and other heat absorbing materials.
With these types of surface heat therapy products, all a person has to do is simply heat up the surface with the heat absorbing element with boiling water or simply put it in the microwave and heat up the home made heat therapy wrap or pad. The problem with this is that heat will start dissipating quicker because all it is doing is transferring heat from surface to surface. To even get adequate heat to reach the affected areas of the muscle or joint tissue, a lot of heat may be necessary and may eventually burn the surface of the skin.
These days, heat therapy products come in the form of disposable heat therapy wraps or heat therapy pads that anyone can buy over the counter and use a few times and throw away. Many companies that manufacture surface heat therapy pads use the same old home remedy technology that just heats on surface only. The amount of heat that the element inside the heat pad absorbs is the amount of surface heat that will transfer to the affected joint or muscle that needs pain relief and it is usually not that effective because the heat will never penetrate the affected joint or muscle in the human body.
These home made style surface heat heat therapy products are somewhat efficient but they have to be heated it constantly so that it absorbs heat long enough to be able to transfer to the skin surface. This method of surface heat transfer is very inefficient and very cumbersome to anyone that has had a joint or muscle injury and is in constant pain and is seeking effective relieve and may end up burning the skin or never get the adequate amount of therapeutic heat to relieve the pain and induce faster healing time.
Surface heat dissipates quickly away from the surface of the human skin and barely any surface heat is transferred to the affected area of discomfort. The person will have to microwave the heat pad or heat wrap multiple times and will barely get any heat to penetrate deep into the affected muscle or injured joint by rendering this method of heat therapy pad less effective than direct deep penetrating therapeutic heat technology.
What is FIR – Far Infrared Radiation Rays (Wavelength of light)
Scientific evidence has found that heat can maintain and enhance the wellness of the human body. Scientists have researched different ways of how to develop more effective forms of thermal heat therapy that target specific areas and enable deep heat penetration rather than surface heat.
Traditional forms of heat therapy can be hazardous, uncomfortable, unhygienic, inefficient and ineffective. Traditional surface heat therapy products create exposure to extremely high temperatures causing heat stress which can have detrimental effects on health, especially for people with heart or blood pressure issues. Thermal compression pads and wraps are uncomfortable, heat is easily lost, temperature does not remain constant and maintaining the temperature of a thermal compression pad or wrap can be problematic and extremely inconvenient. With surface heat therapy products, it is necessary to heat that Gel Heating Pad in the microwave multiple times just to get adequate heat.
Research and development in the sixties – notably most extensively in Japan and also Germany – introduced the Far Infrared Ray (FIR) thermal technology. This revolutionized thermal technology to an effective, safe, natural, hygienic, and efficient approach to thermal treatment. Today there are multiple health and medical professionals internationally who rehabilitate and look after numerous physical challenges by using heat therapy for humans. Relief for sports injuries via thermal therapy is one example.
With respect to the complete electromagnetic radiation spectrum, the infrared radiation (IR) band covers the wavelength range of 750 nm–100 μm, frequency range of 400 THz–3 THz, and photon energy range of 12.4 meV– 1.7 eV. It lies between the long wavelength red edge of the visible and the short edge of the terahertz (starting at 3 THz) spectral bands.
In the IR radiation bands, only FIR transfers energy purely in the form of heat which is received by the thermoreceptors in human skin as radiant heat. Not only is FIR absorbed by the human body but it is also emitted by the body in the form of black body radiation (3–50 μm with an output peak at 9.4 μm). Black body radiation simply means that the body absorbs all the radiation fully then emits it back. An example of this would be a house that is baked by the hot sun all day and absorbs the energy as heat and then releases this heat energy at night when the temperature outside is cooler.
The human body is also a “black body” that absorbs all types of infrared rays. This is very good news for people suffering from chronic muscle or joint pain because the human body will naturally absorb all of the deep penetrating rays that will turn to heat once it hits the affected or injured joint or muscles thus more efficiently and more quickly inducing healing and pain relief. Remember the human body is a natural Far Infrared Ray absorber and also produces some FIR.
Venture Heat® uses carbon fiber heating elements and the latest in advanced wearable heating technology to produce the one of a kind deep penetrating therapeutic heat. Venture Heat® Heat Therapy products cannot be compared with the surface heat therapy products in the market because the technology used to deliver heat is different.
Venture Heat® Heat Therapy Products produce deep penetrating therapeutic heat unmatched and unrivaled by any surface heat therapy product available in the market. Surface heat only heats up a very limited surface area of the skin and may penetrate slightly into the skin and muscle tissue but it requires a lot more heat to do so- at those temperatures, a user can actually start to burn the skin.
Venture Heat®’s Far Infrared Ray (FIR) Heat Therapy Products rely on naturally occurring Far Infrared Rays to deliver deep penetrating therapeutic heat to the affected muscle or joints in the human body and are designed to:
- Accelerate healing time
- Reduces stress
- Increase blood flow to tissue and muscles
- Provide extended pain relief
- Increase ease of movement
- Provide relief from muscle spasms
Where is FIR found naturally in the environment?
Our bodies radiate far infrared energy through the skin at 3 to 50 microns, with most output at 9.4 microns. Our palms emit FIR energy also, between 8 and 14 microns. ‘Palm Healing’, an ancient tradition in China, has used the healing properties of far infrared rays for 3,000 years. These natural healers emit energy and heat radiating from their hands to heal, much the same as Reiki healers do.
Current research conducted in Taiwan has measured significant far infrared energy emitted from the hands of Chi Gong masters. Yogis in India also employ palm healing and recommend it especially for relieving eye strain. Thermal therapy has in fact been in existence for thousands of years, dating back to ancient civilizations such as the Finns, the Romans, the ancient Chinese, the American Indians, and the Egyptians 5,000 years ago.
Since ancient times, people have known that exposure to sunshine can maintain and enhance health. Sun therapy is a form of natural FIR thermal therapy. Far Infrared Ray are the invisible rays of natural sunlight that have the longest wavelength. However, sunbathing should only be enjoyed in moderation since sunlight contains ultraviolet rays which can burn the skin. There is also no temperature control, and sunshine is only available seasonally. Pure Far Infrared heat emitted from healing units unfortunately does not contain Vitamin D, but fortunately, if does not contain ultraviolet rays either.
Technological advances have provided new techniques for delivering FIR radiation to the human body. Specialty lamps and saunas, delivering pure FIR radiation (eliminating completely the near and mid infrared bands), have became safe, effective, and widely used sources to generate therapeutic effects. Fibers impregnated with FIR emitting ceramic nanoparticles and woven into fabrics, are being used as garments and wraps to generate FIR radiation, and attain health benefits from its effects by Venture Heat® .
Venture Heat® Far Infrared Ray Heat Therapy products uses a natural heat producing carbon fiber heating elements offering the latest and most innovative technology and heating materials that make wearing the heating pads and heading wraps very comfortable and very easy to use.
The human body is mostly water, so it naturally absorbs all the far infrared rays too. When the FIR Heat Therapy Wrap is used, the human body will absorb that heat very quickly, and the healing process and the pain relief begins. This is the most important benefit of generating heat that can penetrate up to 3 to 4 inches into the human body as it delivers the necessary heat to the affected area.
That is the reason Venture Heat®, the leader in wearable heating technology of Power Sports Apparel and Winter Sports Self Heating Clothing Apparel, now markets the self heating Far Infrared Ray Heat Therapy product line that anyone can simply plug into any electrical outlet and enjoy hours upon hours of deep penetrating Far Infrared Ray therapeutic heat therapy on the neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, elbows, wrists, knees and even the forehead for a migraine.
Are Far Infrared Ray Heat Therapy Products Safer than Surface Heat Heat Therapy Products?
Unlike ordinary heating pads, which only heat the surface of the skin, far infrared heating pads are completely safe – there’s no danger of burns or drying skin. As stated before, Far Infrared Rays are produced and absorbed naturally by the human body and are produced naturally by the sun. The difference between Far Infrared Ray Wavelengths is that unlike surface heat, these rays turn to heat on contact once these rays hit inside the affected tissues. It is there that the wavelengths rays transfer to mild deep penetrating therapeutic heat that aids the human body naturally and induces a response of healing and mild pain relief.
Far infrared rays, are capable of penetrating deep into the human body (literally, right down to the bones) where they gently elevate the body’s surface temperature and activate bodily functions and speed up healing and recovery from injury. (Don’t worry; far infrared rays are 100% safe. They’re NOT the ultraviolet rays which cause sunburn and skin cancer).
What is the difference between surface heat heating pads and FIR Heat Therapy Pads?
Standard heating pads and regular heating wraps only absorb regular surface heat and then release it inefficiently on the surface of the skin and into the atmosphere. The little amount of surface heat that is transferred from the regular heating pad or heating wrap is often not enough to promote healing or reduce swelling in muscles and is definitely not enough to relief pain of arthritis or other joint related illnesses. Many of these surface heat pads and heat wraps only work for a limited number of times and then need to be disposed of.
Surface Heat pads and Heat Wraps are expensive and very inefficient because it has to constantly be put it in hot water or microwave it to get it “HOT”and there is no way to regulate how hot the heat pad or heat wrap will get so there is a danger of getting it too hot or too cold.
The difference between surface heat and far infrared ray wavelengths
The FIR Heat from Venture Heat® Heat Therapy products is produced by utilizing the latest in Wearable Heating Technology and the latest innovation in health care products that utilize natural occurring Far Infrared Rays.
Far Infrared Rays occur naturally and are produced by the Sun and by the human body. Heat is produced when the Far Infrared Rays penetrate the skin tissue, muscle tissue and even bone tissue. It is when the Far Infrared Rays penetrate deep tissues that the light gets converted to therapeutic heat that is good to relieve joint or muscle pain from the ankles, knees, leg muscles, lower back, upper back, shoulders, elbows, neck area and wrist.
Most Heat Therapy Products that are currently sold in stores or that are used at the physical therapist may be relying on old ancient technology that uses surface heat. Surface heat is just that, heat that stays on the surface of the skin and never reaches the affected areas of the body where the discomfort is. Surface Heat also dissipates quickly and is not very efficient at transferring the heat energy from the Heat Therapy wrap or surface heat therapy pad to the affected joints and muscles. Since surface heat will never make it inside the affected muscle or joints it will never be able to help with deep penetrating therapeutic heat like Far Infrared Rays would since light gets converted to heat only when it penetrated into the human body.
How does Venture Heat® Far Infrared Ray Heat Therapy generate its heat?
Venture Heat® is the leader and innovator of wearable heating technology and uses the latest in deep penetrating therapeutic heat that is produced by Far Infrared Rays. As discussed earlier, the big difference between Far Infrared Rays is that this light spectrum stays as lights of rays until it hits the deep muscle tissues and joint tissue of the body that light gets converted to heat.
It is here that this Far Infrared Ray turns to deep therapeutic heat that can speed the healing process by promoting blood circulation and relieving some of that joint pain or muscle pain anyone may be experiencing.
Ceramic Heaters vs Fiber Carbon Heaters
Carbon heaters have the largest surface area, lower temperature and emit rays closer to far-infrared.
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Some ceramic heaters can make it difficult for an individual to lean against, as opposed to Fiber Carbon heaters, which have a lower surface temperature.
For FIR used as a therapeutic modality the alternative terms “biogenetic radiation” and “biogenetic rays” have been coined and widely used in the popular literature. FIR wavelength is too long to be perceived by the eyes, however, the body experiences its energy as a gentle radiant heat which can penetrate up to 1.5 inches (almost 4 cm) beneath the skin. FIR energy is sufficient to exert rotational and vibrational modes of motion in bonds forming the molecules (including the water molecules) as well as resonate with cellular frequencies.
Resulting skin temperature is higher when the skin is irradiated with FIR than if similar thermal loads from shorter wavelengths are used. The prolonged erythermal response due to FIR exposure has been proposed to be due to increased skin temperatures associated with it, but levels of FIR that do not produce any detectable skin heating can also have biological effects.
Carbon Fiber Heaters
Carbon fiber heaters were recently developed as a solution for ceramic heaters issues. Carbon fiber heaters are thin and have a large surface area which heats at a lower temperature. Carbon fiber heaters are created by impregnating carbon ink (carbon in nanometer form) into a fiber glass sheet, which is sealed between two fiber glass sheets to eliminate any gases. The heaters do not use any glues or plastics.
Pros: Low surface temperature, even heat and infrared wave distribution, large heating surface area
Commercial Grade Carbon Fiber Heaters
Commercial grade carbon fiber heaters are similar to carbon fiber heaters except they are built to work continuously for a long period of time (between eight to ten hours). Regular heaters -carbon or ceramic- must be turned off after 90 minutes of use for at least an hour, which make them unsuitable for commercial use.
Surface heat therapy Products rely on ancient old technology of heating the gel, rice or whatever material the heat therapy product is made of and hoping that there is enough heat to transfer as therapeutic heat into muscles and joints!
Adjusting or controlling the amount of heat that the surface heat pad may absorb so as not to burn the person’s skin requires a guessing trial and error where the person has to test if the level of heat is comfortable on his or her skin. This can take a while.
It may be necessary to apply the surface heat pad multiple times and still not get enough heat. When a person is suffering from Arthritis joint pain and can barely move due to the discomfort and due to the pain, something that is efficient is needed that goes right to the root of the problem and not be battling with getting any heat at all.
Venture Heat® Far Infrared Ray #FIR #Heat #Therapy #HeatTherapy Heat Therapy Wraps and Pads produce deep penetrating therapeutic heat that goes directly to the affected area of the joints or muscles and promotes faster healing and a faster recovery from a sports injury or arthritis.
Unlike conventional forms of heat therapy products, which heat up only the surface of the skin, Far Infrared Ray heat penetrates up to 1.5 inches or almost 4 cm into the muscles and bones, optimizing its therapeutic benefits. In addition, FIR’s superior heating efficiency enables users to use a lower overall heating temperature, perfect for sensitive individuals.
- Dilates blood vessels
- Increases blood flow
- Heightens blood oxygen level
- Relaxes muscles spasms
- Loosens joint stiffness
- Speeds up cellular healing
All of Venture Heat® FIR Heat Therapy Wraps and Heat FIR Heat Therapy pads use a battery, USB power bank, or electrical outlet to power the FIR Device to produce Far Infrared wavelength rays that turn into deep therapeutic heat.
The Life-Changing Benefits of Venture Heat® Far Infrared Ray Self-Heating Therapy Wraps and Pads
These are the life changing benefits of using Venture Heat® FIR Heat Therapy for achy joints and muscles. Surface Heat is not even in the same league as Far Infrared Heat Therapy Technology.
- FIR heat may eliminate the need for painkillers or medication to treat muscle or joint injuries and pain and rather uses a natural occurring infrared wavelength to deliver the therapeutic heat therapy to the problematic areas of the affected area of the human body. Only a Doctor can recommend this.
- FIR Far Infrared Rays might help the human body detoxify naturally of harmful elements like free radicals
- Far Infrared Heat Therapy Promotes Blood Circulation
- Far Infrared Rays reduces blood pressure levels where it is applied
- Far Infrared Thermal Therapy does not generate harmful electromagnetic fields or harmful rays. It only produces natural occurring wavelengths that convert to therapeutic, deep penetrating heat.
- FIR Heat Reduces Pain and Stiffness
- FIR Heat Lowers Side Effects of Diabetes
- FIR Heat Improves Quality of Life and Overall Well-Being
- FIR Heat Relieves Back Pain Symptoms
- FIR Heat Treats Some symptoms of Cancer
- FIR Heat Improves Motor Functions
- FIR Heat Treats Allergic Rhinitis
- FIR Heat Stimulates Effortless Weight Loss
- FIR Heat Boosts the Immune System
The all-time champion of benefits is if anyone that has far infrared heat therapy pad, or far infrared ray sleeve, or far infrared heat therapy mat in their home – it is a natural, safe and effective method of pain relief available to anyone whenever it is needed.
As someone uses the FIR heat device, the blood vessels expand, oxygen rich blood flow and healing components rush to heal inflammation and all affected areas, while relaxing the muscles and joints. This means pain relief in about 30 minutes. No wonder Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Athletes and Sports Trainers recommend this efficient and effective heat therapy FIR treatment.
This will work for any type of pain with absolutely no side effects:
- Muscle Sprains
- Joint sprains
- Back and Muscle Aches
- Sore Muscles
- Repetitive Strains
- Joint Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Joint Stiffness
- Leg Pain
- Shoulder Injuries
- Hamstring Tears
- Calf Injuries
- Thigh Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Tennis Elbow
- Muscle Spasms
- Menstrual Cramps
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Venture Heat® is the worldwide innovator and manufacturer of Wearable Heating Technology and specializes in Self Heating Winter Apparel and Power Sports Self Heating Apparel such as Motorcycle Self Heating Clothing Apparel and Gear.
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