Whole Body Hyperthermia
Hyperthermia is a medically recognised adjunct therapy that is widely used in Mexico, Germany and the US. The therapy involves an artificially induced fever to temperatures of up to 40 degrees C, in order to stimulate the body’s immune response and promote self-healing, particularly in cases involving malignant or chronic disease.
- Immune support for chronic disease and cancer
- Chronic pain and inflammation
- Lung conditions
- Fibromyalgia and CFS
- Bowel inflammation
- Chronic infections including Lyme disease
Benefits of Hyperthermia
- Enhances the immune response
- Decreases pain and inflammation, stimulates self-healing
- Support during chemotherapy, radiation and IV therapies
- Promotes blood flow, repair and regeneration in cells
Support for Cancer Therapies
Hyperthermia can be used as an adjunct to conventional treatment of cancer by exposing the body to high temperatures to stimulate the immune system.
This therapy can be used with other forms of cancer therapy, such as low dose radiation therapy, chemotherapy and IV nutrients including IV Vitamin C. Hyperthermia can also enhance the effects of certain anti-cancer drugs.
Research has shown that high temperatures can damage and kill Cancer cells, usually with minimal injury to normal tissues.
The Hyperthermia Unit
The Hyperthermia unit was developed as a way to more efficiently supply thermal heat energy to the body and deeper tissues using infrared (IR) radiation. It is a specifically designed device in the form of a tent made of flexible, thermally insulated material. While lying comfortably on the treatment bed, the patient is placed inside the tent (with their head outside of the tent) during the IR radiation phase. Radiation is able to penetrate the skin to a depth where the blood can absorb the heat and spread it throughout the tissues and organs. Subsequently the body’s core temperature is safely heated. Once the desired temperature has been reached, generally 1-2 hours, the tent walls are folded and wrapped around the patient to maintain the elevated core temperature.
Hyperthermia therapy is performed under medically supervised conditions with continuous monitoring of vitals including:
- Blood pressure
- Respiratory rate
- Pulse rate
- Blood oxygen saturation
Our practitioners can discuss your suitability for Hyperthermia support.