We recommend anyone who is currently taking medications to consult their physician before the use of the Biomat. The use of the Biomat’s far infrared rays may interfere with certain medications.
We recommend anyone experiencing a high fever to use the Biomat with no heat and negative ions only.
Joint Injuries –
We recommend anyone with recent (acute) joint injuries to use the Biomat with no heat and negative ions only. Injuries should not be heated within the first 48 hours, as joints that are hot or swollen may respond poorly to heat.
Insensitivity to Heat –
We recommend anyone with diseases associated with a reduced ability to sweat or insensitivity to heat to use the Amethyst BioMat™ with no heat and negative ions only.
We recommend anyone with difficulty moving or changing positions while seated or in bed to use the Biomat with low heat only (95F-104F) or negative ions only, for no more than 8 hours per day. Persons with generally poor health or weakness, paralysis, injuries or illnesses that requires bed rest or wheelchair use, sedation, or coma are more at risk for bedsores (pressure sores) or possible low heat burn.
Internal Pacemaker / Defibrillator –
We recommend anyone who uses an internal pace maker and/or defibrillator to consult their physician before the use of the Amethyst BioMat™. In general, infrared heating pads have not been shown to interfere or damage pacemakers/defibrillators. However, there may be a small chance of causing interference occasionally. We recommend anyone who uses a pacemaker and/or defibrillator to use the Biomat on low heat only (95F-113F). The use of the Amethyst BioMat™ increases circulation of the blood, which can cause an increase in heart beat. Some people who use a pacemaker, experience discomfort since their heart beat is being controlled. If you are experiencing continued discomfort, discontinue use immediately and seek medical attention. For persons with a defibrillator, do not lay the Biomat directly over your device.
Certain Ailments –
We recommend anyone with the following ailments to use the Amethyst BioMat™ on low heat (95F – 113F) or negative ions only. It is inadvisable to raise the core temperature to high levels of persons with the following conditions: Adrenal Suppression Disorders, Addison’s Disease, Adrenal Insufficiency, Systematic Lupus Erythematosus, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Brain Tumor –
We recommend anyone with a brain tumor to use the Amethyst BioMat™ on low heat only (95F-113F).
Bypass Surgery –
We recommend anyone who has undergone bypass surgery to use the Amethyst BioMat™ on low heat only (95F-113F). The use of the Amethyst BioMat™ increases circulation of the blood, which can cause normal blood vessels to expand. Some people who have gone through bypass surgery, experience discomfort since their blood vessels can’t expand.
We recommend anyone with Diabetes to use the Amethyst BioMat™ on low heat only (95F-113F). Diabetics’ skin is weak, which can cause low heat burn from the use of the Biomat. Once the skin is damaged, it may be difficult to recover.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) –
We recommend people with chronically high blood pressure (hypertension) to use the Amethyst BioMat™ with caution before and after use, and on low heat only (95F-113F). Sudden changes in body temperature and/or weather temperature may cause an increase in blood pressure.
Newborn Babies –
We recommend parents with newborns to wait until their baby is at least 6 months old before using the Amethyst BioMat™ on low heat only (95F-104F) or negative ions only, with adult supervision. Please use with caution.
We recommend that infants using the Amethyst BioMat™ should use it on low heat only (95F-113F), with adult supervision. If temperature is too high for the child, the temperature can’t be controlled without an adult. Please use with caution.
Pregnancy / Expectant Women –
We recommend women in their pregnancy or those who are expecting to use the Amethyst BioMat™ on low heat only (95F-113F). Excessive temperatures have a potential for fetal damage during early months of pregnancy so it is important to consult your physician before use of the Amethyst BioMat™.
Radiation Therapy/Chemotherapy –
We recommend anyone that has currently received radiation treatments or chemotherapy to use the Amethyst BioMat™ on low to medium heat (95F-131F).
Surgical Implants –
Recipients of Titanium, Metal, Ceramic, or Plastic implants can use the Amethyst BioMat™. Surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and are not heated by an infrared heat system. Anyone who experiences pain in those areas should check with their physician.
Silicon implants may be warmed by infrared rays. Silicon is known to melt at over 200 degrees Celsius / 392 Fahrenheit, so it should not be adversely affected by infrared rays. It is advised that you consult your surgeon before use.
Pain should not be experienced when using the Amethyst BioMat™. However, the infrared heat will go to areas of disease or discomfort so some people may perceive this as pain and others as a sensation. If pain is persistent, discontinue use.
Worsened Condition –
If there are any worsened conditions when using the Amethyst BioMat™, discontinue use. Some temporary symptoms may occur, which can be attributed to the detoxification and healing process. For more information, please see the stages of improvement in Richway’s Ions and Infrared Rays booklet.
Information on this website is not intended to replace medical advice. It is purely a guideline for contraindications and not a complete list. Consult with your physician as to what’s right for you and your individual health needs. Site content may change without notice.
Important Messages from Richway:
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The Amethyst BioMat™ is not a device to cure cancer or any other disease.
The Amethyst BioMat™ does not claim any medical benefits and does not claim to cure any disease or medical condition. It does not claim any diagnosis or treatment and only claims the statements in the Medical Device of the FDA’s regulation.
Specific medical advice should be obtained from a licensed health care practitioner.
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