Whole Body Hyperthermia

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Whole Body Hyperthermia Therapy refers to the medical use of heating the whole a body to achieve an elevated core temperature for therapeutic purposes, mostly used as complementary treatment for Cancer. Other terms used are Systemic Hyperthermia, Systemic or Whole Body Thermal Therapy and some call it Hyperpyrexia.

The objective of hyperthermia therapy is to reproduce the beneficial effects of fever, at temperatures in the range of 41 to 42 ºC over a period time of 60 to 90 minutes or at 39 to 40 ºC for a period of 4 to 8 hours.

Contrary to local or regional hyperthermia, systemic hyperthermia aims to alleviate systemic disease conditions. Some of these are:

Fibromyalgia.

Degenerative diseases of the locomotor system.

Chronic inflammation like sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma, prostatitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and rheumatic conditions.

Chronic and recurrent viral infections.

Conditions requiring detoxification.

Infectious diseases.

Whole Body Hyperthermia Therapy is founded on solid physical and biological principles. Modern Whole Body Hyperthermia devices utilize heat input techniques with skin-compatible and depth-effective water-filtered IR-A-radiation (wIRA) directly into blood-streamed tissues. We measure and monitor the body’s core temperature, heart rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory frequency to achieve the best therapeutic effect with minimal patient toxicity. The effects that can be achieved include:

Immune system stimulation.

Direct killing of targeted cells (through short bouts of maximally tolerated temperatures).

Indirect curative effects (through longer duration treatments at lower temperatures).

Synergistic effect with other treatment modalities such as biological immune therapies or immunotherapy, orthomolecular therapies, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, etc.