Manufactured by Richway, the Original Bio-Mat, made with 17 layers of space age materials, combines state-of-the-art far infrared (FIR) light and negative ion technology with the healing power of amethyst. The Bio-Mat is a revolutionary healing tool, ideal for health care professionals or anyone interested in improving their overall health and well-being. These Bio-Mats are a , FDA-registered Class II medical device. The combination of the amethyst crystals with the infrared generated by the Bio-Mat creates a unique therapeutic response
Supports the immune system
Relieves minor pain
Eases minor joint pain and stiffness
Reduces stress and fatigue
Negative ions energizes the body for optimal health. The negative ions delivered directly to the body through the skin's surface via conduction are optimum. This greatly differs from ambient air ions delivered through popular negative ion generators used for air cleaning, which NASA reported only positively affect 26% of people. The direct conduction of negative ions allows for an immediate response and change in the body's electrical field for all people, assisting them to achieve an optimal physiological state.
When negative ions are applied to the body, the calcium and sodium circulating in the blood are ionized. This increases the blood's pH and has an overall alkalizing effect on the body. Proper blood pH is essential for optimal health. It has been noted that negative ions applied to the body are helpful at regulating blood pH.
When the amount of negative ions in the blood increases, there is an increase in inter-cellular communication. Cellular metabolism is facilitated, and as a result there is an increase in cellular nutrient uptake and cellular hydration. In addition, cellular waste materials are efficiently excreted. With the increase in cellular metabolism, an optimal cell function is rapidly revived.
Indoor environments, city living, automobiles, exposure to electronic devices, EMF's (electro-magnetic fields), and environmental pollution all result in increased positive ions in the body, tilting the ratio of ions towards the positive. This results in a physiological imbalance, which may have detrimental health consequences. Too few negative ions in the body can cause a number of diseases.
Amethyst has been known since ancient times for its calming and healing effects. The "Amethyst Effect" is a change in infrared light when refracted through amethyst crystals. Scientists experimented passing far infrared light through a variety of substances, including various gems, glasses, and plastics. Amethyst was found to be the only substance which clearly changed the spectrum of infrared light. According to scientists, waveforms mimicked patterns similar to the human voice. Crystallography shows far infrared refracted through amethyst crystals organizes far infrared into geometrical patters with higher bio-compatibility. Korean researchers propose that addition of the amethyst allows for greater increase in the utilization of the light by the human organism.
Far infrared rays penetrate six to eight inches into the human body. These rays not only benefit the skin and muscle tissue on the surface of the body, but penetrate into deeper tissues. The rays optimize the health of these tissues in a number of ways. Scientists propose that among the waves within the energy spectrum coming from the sun, far infrared waves are by far the safest and most beneficial electromagnetic energy available for the human body.
The Bio-Mat is a Class II, FDA registered medical device. FDA registration documents give the following indications for use: "The Bio-Mat is indicated for the temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain and stiffness; the temporary relief of joint pain associated with arthritis; the temporary relief of muscle spasms, minor sprains and strains, and minor muscular back pain; the relaxation of muscles; and the temporary increase of local circulation where applied."
Any other health benefit must be consider a "side-effect."