Many claims are made for saunas in general—that they remove toxins, boost immunity, help in weight loss. Advocates of infrared saunas say they reduce pain, stress, blood pressure and cholesterol. What does the science say?
People often regard hypnosis as hokum, a party trick or some sinister form of mind control. But it actually has its respectable side as a mind-body technique included under the rubric of complementary and alternative medicine.