Current Trends in Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering
With the recent developments of nanotechnology the textile industry introduced health fabrics which emit far infrared energy. FIR energy can penetrate up to4 centimeters (about 1-1/2 inches), exciting the vibrational energy of molecules and resonating with cellular frequencies. It is clinically proven that FIR emitting fabrics promote metabolism and blood circulation in the body.
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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Research on autistic children indicates that they prefer proximal sensory stimulation such as touching. Deep pressure touch has been found to have beneficial effects in a variety of clinical settings. Calming response to deep touch stimulation appears to be most effectivefor autistic disorders.
Chin J Physiol. 2015 Jun 30;58(3):147-55. doi: 10.4077/CJP.2015.BAD294.
Bioceramic beads have natural minerals which carry FIR energy. FIR energy is well known and used by oriental medicine for many generations. An article from Chinese Journal of Physiology in 2015 explains the far infrared ray emitting bioceramic material and its effect on the living cells.
Pediatrics. 2014 Aug;134(2):298-306. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-4285. Epub 2014 Jul 14.
Participants were aged between 5 years and 16 years 10 months, with a confirmed ASD diagnosis and severe sleep problems, refractory to community-based interventions. The interventions were either a commercially available weighted blanket or otherwise identical usual weight blanket (control), introduced at bedtime; each was used for a 2-week period before crossover to the other blanket.