The TDP lamp is a  far-infrared heating device. The premise of the lamp is that the far infrared (below visible light) emissions increases microcirculation and loosens fascia to accelerate the natural healing processes of the body. The TDP lamp is used as a therapeutic substitute for moxibustion, a traditional Chinese therapy. It is used by acupuncturists, Asian bodywork therapists, and other medical professionals.  It is a medical device which comes under U.S. Food and Drug Administration Class II for temporary relief from pain and arthritis.