Far infrared radiation (FIR): Its biological effects and medical applications

  title={Far infrared radiation (FIR): Its biological effects and medical applications},
  author={Fatma Vatansever and Michael R. Hamblin},
  booktitle={Photonics \& lasers in medicine},
Abstract Far infrared (FIR) radiation (λ=3–100 μm) is a subdivision of the electromagnetic spectrum that has been investigated for biological effects. The goal of this review is to cover the use of a further sub-division (3–12 μm) of this waveband, that has been observed in both in vitro and in vivo studies, to stimulate cells and tissue, and is considered a promising treatment modality for certain medical conditions. Technological advances have provided new techniques for delivering FIR… 

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