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1. Far infrared therapy inhibits vascular endothelial inflammation via the induction of heme oxygenase-1.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2008 Apr;28(4):739-45. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.107.160085. Epub 2008 Jan 17.

Lin CC1, Liu XM, Peyton K, Wang H, Yang WC, Lin SJ, Durante W.

In this study, it was evaluated whether there is an interaction between Far Infrared radiation and HO-1 in regulating vascular inflammation.

These results demonstrate that Far Infrared (FIR) therapy exerts a potent anti-inflammatory effect via the induction of HO-1. The ability of Far Infrared (FIR) therapy to inhibit inflammation may play a critical role in preserving blood flow and patency of AVFs in haemodialysis patients.