Far infrared wavelength range and types

In terms of the constant temperature of mammals, each animal has a different body temperature, but the difference is not big. Scientists further studied and classified the wavelengths of light according to their functionality and named them as follows:

Infrared rays are the essence of solar energy and were developed into solar water heaters because they are easily absorbed by moisture and store thermal energy. Because special attention has been paid to the development of things with application value, infrared rays are subdivided into:

  • 0.8~1.4µm infrared ray

Near-infrared ray: The characteristic of the near-infrared ray is that it can penetrate the skin and reach deep muscle locations1. It can be used to relieve muscle soreness. For example, in the case of muscle soreness, the near-infrared rays may relax muscles, dilate blood vessels, increase blood flow, etc., which can help relieve muscle soreness1. In addition, near-infrared rays are also widely used in the detection of agricultural and livestock products.

  • 1.4~3m mid-far infrared ray

Mid-infrared ray: Mid-infrared ray is very commonly used in surveillance cameras. Its invisible light characteristics make it very suitable for providing auxiliary lighting for surveillance cameras at night or in dark places without being noticed. The image sensor of the surveillance camera is sensitive to infrared rays. With its unique photosensitivity, it can obtain clear and bright images even in the absence of visible light, providing 24-hour uninterrupted surveillance for many important places3.

  • 3~1000µm far infrared ray

Far-infrared ray: Far-infrared rays can regulate the autonomic nervous system and maintain it in optimal condition, and all the above symptoms can be improved or eliminated4. The physical therapy effect of far infrared rays can increase the heat energy in the body and activate cells, thereby promoting the metabolism of fat tissue, burning and decomposing it, consuming excess fat, and thus effectively losing weight4. In addition, far infrared rays are also used in skincare and beauty, making the skin smooth and tender4.

  • 8~14µm fertility light

"Fertility light waves" refer to far-infrared rays with a wavelength of 8 to 14 microns1. This kind of light wave plays a particularly important role in human health and is called "fertility light wave" or "life ray" by scientists1. It can promote the miniaturization of water molecule groups to achieve the function of active cells1.

  • 9~10µm light energy wave

"Photon energy wave" refers to the wavelength energy of 9~10μm, and the human body emits photon energy of 9.35μm (micron). This photon energy comes from the vibration of the molecular structure in the human body1. When the photon energy of 9-10 μm from the outside comes into contact with the molecular structure of the human body, the molecular structure will produce synchronous resonance, and then the two energies will merge into one, so the external energy is converted into energy in the body, and is received and utilized by the body1. The body slowly activates hibernating stem cells in the body to regenerate zero-year-old new cells, which is one of the key factors in the body's ability to reverse aging.

Classification of far infrared products on the market

  • Far-infrared lamp: The wavelength range is 2~200µm. Due to the high temperature, the use time is usually 15 minutes. If the temperature is high, it needs to be used according to the guidance of professionals.
  • Photonic energy wave medical equipment: The wavelength range is 9~10µm, the temperature is mild and suitable for long-term use, and it can activate stem cells in the body.
  • Graphene products: Mostly used in textile products, with wavelengths of 8~14µm, which are very suitable for keeping warm.

When choosing the right infrared therapy device, you should consider the following factors:

  • Treatment purpose: Select the appropriate wavelength range and energy intensity according to the parts and problems that need to be treated.
  • Treatment time: According to the product instructions or the doctor's advice, appropriately control the exposure time each time and every day to avoid skin burns or other side effects caused by excessive exposure.
  • Treatment distance: According to the product manual or physician's advice, appropriately adjust the distance between the irradiator and the skin to obtain the best treatment effect.
  • Treatment frequency: According to individual conditions and responses, the number of irradiations per week or month can be appropriately adjusted to achieve the best treatment effect.
  • Treatment safety: Choose products that comply with national standards and specifications, and pay attention to product quality and warranty. Before use, you should carefully read the product instructions and precautions, and follow your physician's instructions. When using it, avoid direct exposure to sensitive parts such as the eyes, heart, and head, and avoid interference with other electronic devices or metal objects. After use, the power should be turned off and the product properly stored.

(Far) infrared therapy is an effective and safe physical therapy method. If you can correctly select and use the (far) infrared therapy device, you can enjoy the various health benefits brought by (far) infrared rays.

The above is an introduction to the types of infrared medical equipment. I hope it will be helpful to you.