(thermal radiation, infrared rays) penetrate deeper into body tissues than other types of light energy, which causes heating of the entire thickness of the skin and partly subcutaneous tissues. Deeper structures are not directly heated.
The field of therapeutic application of infrared radiation is quite wide: non-purulent chronic and subacute inflammatory local processes, including internal organs, some diseases of the musculoskeletal system, central and peripheral nervous system, peripheral vessels, eyes, ear, skin, residual effects after burns and frostbite . The therapeutic effect of infrared radiation is determined by the mechanism of its physiological action - it accelerates the reverse development of inflammatory processes, increases tissue regeneration, local resistance and anti-infection protection.
Violation of the rules of the procedure can lead to dangerous overheating of tissues and the occurrence of thermal burns of the 1st and even 2nd degree, as well as to overload of the blood circulation, which is dangerous for cardiovascular diseases. Absolute contraindications are tumors (benign or malignant) or suspected of their presence, active forms of tuberculosis, bleeding, circulatory failure.