Amethyst Bio Mat Contraindications and Cautions
Prescription Drugs: If you are using prescription drugs, check with your physician or pharmacist for possible changes in the drug’s effect due to an interaction with infrared energy. There is a possibility of greater uptake by the body so adjustments to medications may be necessary.
Certain Ailments: According to some authorities, it is considered inadvisable to raise the core temperature of someone with adrenal suppression, systemic lupus erythematosus, or multiple sclerosis.
Joint Problems: If a person has a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating is strictly contraindicated in cases of enclosed infections be they dental, in joints, or in any other tissues.
Pregnancy: In pregnancy or the suspicion of pregnancy, discontinuation of far infrared use is recommended and therefore should not proceed with Amethyst Bio-Matt Sessions.
Surgical Implants: Metal pins, rods, artificial joints, or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and are not heated by an infrared heat system. Nevertheless, a person should consult his or her surgeon before receiving such therapy. Certainly infrared therapy must be discontinued if a person experiences pain near any implants.
Silicone: Silicone does absorb infrared energy. Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by infrared rays. Since silicone melts at over 200 degrees Celsius, it should not be adversely affected by an infrared heat system. It is still advised that a person checks with his/her surgeon to be certain.
Menstruation: Heating of the low-back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase menstrual flow. Once a woman is aware that this is occurring, she can choose to allow herself to experience this short-term effect without worry. Or she may simply avoid using an infrared heat source at that time in her cycle. For some women a session on the Amethyst Bio Matt will help to decrease physical and emotional stress experienced prior to and during the menstrual cycle.
Haemorrhage: Haemophiliacs and anyone predisposed to haemorrhage should avoid infrared usage or any type of heating that would induce vasodilatation that can lead to the tendency to bleed.
Worsened Condition: Should any condition worsen with the use of an infrared heat system, the use of the system should be discontinued.
Pain: Pain should not be experienced when using an infrared heat system. If one does, the use of radiant heat is clearly inappropriate for the person at that time.
Disclaimer: Please consult with your physician prior to using the Amethyst BioMat if you have any concerns. The Amethyst BioMat is not a substitute for appropriate medical/emotional treatment. If you have any health concerns you should always contact your physician.