By Nathan L. Lipton, M.D., F.A.A.O.
long after obtaining and discovering the wonderful
benefits of the Chi Machine, I became curious
about another device made by the same company,
called the HotHouse™ or the Far-Infrared Dome.
ordered it and found it very pleasant to use
by itself or in conjunction with the Chi Machine.
Around this time, my wife developed arthritis
in her right hip and big toe. A rheumatologist,
who recommended powerful anti-inflammatories
that might have been very effective but can also
cause side effects, saw her. Rather than go the
pharmaceutical route, she began using the HotHouse
for two 20 minute-sessions daily over her hip
and foot. Within one month, all her symptoms
resolved which was very impressive to me. With
continued use, she remains pain-free.
long I brought the HotHouse and Chi Machine into
my office to use with patients. The main surgery
I perform is LASIK laser vision correction and
I have found it extremely helpful to place all
my patients on the Chi Machine and the HotHouse
for 10 minutes before their procedure.
also introduced the HotHouse to patients whom
I felt could benefit from its use. One of these
was Mr. Neil Hendrikson who reported his experience
Dr. Lipton –
Thanks for recommending the FIR HotHouse. I was in terrible pain, gone to every
doctor, MRI, the works. I have bone spurs, and two bulging discs in my back.
I was bedridden, taking pain pills and having terrible back spasms. I had made
an appointment with a pain specialist when I remembered Dr. Lipton’s
FIR machine; I had one airfreighted to my house. What a miracle! In seven days,
no medicine was needed. My wife even started using the HotHouse for sciatica
with great relief. Thank you Dr. Lipton.”
and other patient’s experiences with the
HotHouse demonstrated that far infrared rays
have unique therapeutic properties. How does
far infrared work? There is an excellent article
in the January 2001 issue of Alternative Medicine
magazine that addresses this question.
brief brief, here is a summary of the mechanisms
and benefits of the HotHouse Far ar Infrared
The HotHouse raises body temperature (also known
as hyperthermia) which has many benefits.
a. It promotes the killing of many pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria, viruses,
fungi and parasites.
b. Second, it modulates the immune system by increasing production of cytokines
(special immune cells that play a very important role in disease control).
In Europe and Central America, people pay exorbitant amounts of money to bring
cultivated cytokines in for their health needs.
The HotHouse promotes the production of our very own (biologically safe) cytokine
cells (without fear of external contamination and excessive costs).
c. Third, it coordinates the immune response against mutated cells. (Mutated
cells are genetic variants that occur randomly or because of environmental
changes; they are usually not favorable to the survival of the person in whom
The HotHouse helps athletes recover faster from
athletic trauma; especially the combination of
the HotHouse and the Chi Machine, helps tissues
repair by increasing oxygenation to the tissues
and reducing the production of lactic acid. Also,
through increased lymph drainage, the accumulated
lactic acid from the injury is resolved sooner.
It also promotes rebuilding of injured tissue
by having a positive effect on the fibroblasts
(connective tissue cells necessary for the repair
of injury). Furthermore, it increases growth
of cells, DNA syntheses, and protein synthesis
all necessary during tissue repair.
The HotHouse promotes Chinese meridian regulation.
Far infrared can penetrate up to 4 cm (1 ½ inches)
into the body. This excites the vibrational energy
of the molecules and resonates with the cellular
frequencies, and thus promotes the proper flow
of energy or chi throughout the body. This in
turn promotes all bioprocesses, increasing metabolism,
increasing blood circulation, and the core body
temperature. One hour under the HotHouse burns
over 900 calories by raising the metabolism and
The HotHouse detoxifies the environmentally patient.
Far infrared brings about significant detoxification
of heavy metals including mercury and other environmental
I will share my own personal experience with
far infrared. Several months ago, I woke up and
noticed there was a lump about the size of a
grape on the right side of my neck. It wasn’t
there the day before and I felt fine otherwise.
What was it? It was likely a lymph node which
certainly is a source of concern. When I got
home that evening, I got under the far infrared
unit for 2 hours; when I finished this treatment,
the lump was unchanged. The next morning when
I woke up and looked in the mirror, I was amazed
to see the lump had shrunk 80%; I only wish I
had taken a photograph. After another week of
treatment, it disappeared.
know that far infrared units are used in Europe
and Asia to treat almost every health condition
with therapeutically significant results. As
a physician I am on a mission to help educate
other physicians about far infrared and how this
wonderful modality can be used to help their
patients remain healthy.