As a semiconductor element, Germanium has a small band gap that allows it to efficiently respond to infrared light. The two important characteristics of Germanium that brings about healthy function effects are its natural ability to balance the body's ions (bio-electricity) and the penetration of Far Infrared Rays into the human body.
Balancing Body's Ions and Removing Excessive Positive Ions
Germanium atom has thirty-two electrons with four of them constantly moving unsteadily along its outermost shell. These four electrons are negative-charge carriers. When approached by a foreign substance, one of these four electrons will be ejected out of its orbit once the temperature is above 32 degrees Celsius. This famous semiconductor phenomenon is known in electronics as 'the positive hole effect'. The remaining three electrons will seize an electron from other atoms in order to maintain balance.
In essence, once in contact with the human skin, the negatively charged ions from the millions of Germanium atoms will attract the harmful positively charged ions from the body. This process is also known as the dehydrogenation effect where oxygen atoms combine with hydrogen ions which have accumulated in the body to remove them. This is described in much details in Dr Asai's book - Miracle Cure - Organic Germanium. He made a hypothetical supposition that the physical semiconductor phenomenon is similar to the physiological effect of dehydrogenation.
Our current urban lifestyle exposes the human body to harmful positive ions generated from mobile phones, computers, electronic and electrical equipment, chemicals, acid rain and ultraviolet rays. Hence, the negative-charge ion from Germanium will help in blood purification and balancing the positive and negative ions within the body. This also achieves muscle relieving effects as well as reducing fatigue and tiredness
Effect of Far Infrared Rays from GermaniumWhat is FIR and Human Body FIR
Far Infrared Ray (F.I.R.), an element of Sun Light, is a form of energy wave. The wave length ranges from 4 μm to 1,000 μm. It contains extremely low energy that causes no harm to human bodies. It does not belong to the radioactive ray category.
The human body itself is organic and it is also an F.I.R. source with the wave length of approximately 9 microns. This is similar to the Chinese Ancient Art of "CHI".How Far Infrared Ray Transmits
Radiation – Far Infrared Ray, just like normal light source, they have the same activity characteristics. Light energy does not require other mediums to transfer its energy to objects. For example, the light source of the sun can travel a very long distance without any medium to the earth, This is the radiation characteristic, just as Far Infrared Ray.
Penetration – The difference between F.I.R. and normal visible light is that F.I.R. has the characteristic of penetration. It could travel as deep as 4 to 10 centimeters from human skin and warm the body from the inside.Far Infrared from Germanium
Germanium has the ability to emit a high percent of Far Infrared Rays of between 4 to 14 microns. As it overlaps the same wavelength of 9 microns emitted by the human body, this results in resonance with the water molecules in our body. Since our body is 70% water (by weight), it also activates the water molecules in living cells which enhances blood circulation. When Far Infrared Rays are absorbed into the various organs of the human body, it activates, revitalizes, develops and strengthens them. It also increases temperature under the skin as well as promotes micro circulatory flow within the human body, thus improving one’s overall health condition.
All information is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice or care. Should you have any specific questions or concerns about your health, please consult your health care provider.