During treatment for chronic illness, the body may begin to accumulate toxic waste that needs to be removed from our bodies. For example, when we are improving liver function, there may be residual byproducts of healing that can hinder the body’s optimal restoration.

The removal of normal metabolic waste products that collect in our bodies from its normal functions is part of a proper detoxification process. Cleansing and detoxifying programs at the Stram Center are ways in which we can help patients refine and improve this process to reduce the toxic burden created by exposure to everyday life, which can delay recovery from chronic illness.

The benefits of enhanced detoxification extend beyond a reduction of the toxic load. It can yield improvements in energy, sleep, digestion, mood and overall sense of wellbeing, all of which can lead to the efficacy of treating chronic illness.

Our cleansing and detoxifying programs may include a combination of dietary regiments, along with herbal and nutritional supplementation which supports the body’s natural "detox" processes, homeopathic and naturopathic solutions, and several types of IV therapy treatments.


The Stram Center’s state of the art far infrared sauna is an additional therapeutic tool to aid in the detoxification process.


The heat of far infrared sauna penetrates the exterior layer of the body in order to effect the targeted internal organ systems directly, without causing undue heat stress to the body; the actual heat benefit is directed to your inner core rather than felt by your skin. On the other hand, higher temperature saunas such as those found in health clubs can often stress the body, which actually limits the detoxification process.

The sauna promotes lipolysis which is the breakdown of fat tissue. Toxins, which are stored in fat tissues, are released into the blood stream and can then be eliminated from the body through normal routes of elimination such as the skin, urinary and digestive systems. Theses saunas also increase heart rates and circulation - it’s like working out without exerting your muscles.

To learn more about our cleansing programs at the Stram Center click here.


If you are a new patient and would like to inquire about how our treatment would benefit your journey with chronic illness, or someone you know, please feel free to call and speak with one of our new patient advocates at the Stram Center at 518-689-2244, or click here to send a message!