Phone: 480-699-7400
Follow Us

Hyperthermia

by Dr. Andrew Dickens,  NMD

Over 2,000 years ago, the famous Greek physician Parmenides said, “Give me the power to create fever, and I will cure any disease.”  This incredible statement is about a truth very important to cancer therapy.

Hyperthermia means raising the body temperature.

The body, in its wisdom, sometimes initiates a fever – a rise in body temperature – in response to disease or illness. It is the immune system’s tool to gain the advantage over infectious agents. A fever makes the body a less favorable host for replicating viruses and bacteria, which are temperature sensitive.

There is a clear rationale for using hyperthermia in cancer treatment. Research has shown that high temperatures can damage and kill cancer cells, usually with minimal injury to normal tissues. Treatment at temperatures at 104 F or above is cytotoxic for cells in an environment with low oxygen levels and low pH, conditions found specifically within tumor tissue, due to insufficient blood flow.  [1]  The heat of hyperthermia therapy also weakens the fibrin protective coating over the cancer cells and helps restore the normal structure of the cell wall.  [2]

  • Re-establish the ideal vibrational balances and harmonic energy state of each individual cell in the body.
  • Devitalize pathogens (yeast, fungus, mold, viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc.), slowing infections, and reversing processes that generally lead to disease.
  • Breakup blockages and barrier tissues through re-polarizing cells and molecules; dissolving lumps, clots and mineral deposits.
  • Detoxify the body by moving and balancing the lymphatic, circulatory and other fluid systems through all the channels (blood vessels, lymph, capillaries) for more efficient transport of nutrition, vital energy and infinite intelligence throughout the cells of the body, brain and nervous system.
  • Systematically and electronically influence the balance of all fluid systems of the body from the inside “master control level,” the energy control of the cells.
  • The elimination of toxins, especially organic solvents such as benzene that are hard to excrete in other ways. These toxins are preferentially stored in fat cells and high heat will help release these toxins.
  • Circulation is stimulated, bringing blood flow and oxygenation to oxygen starved/acidic pH tissues. Paradoxically, by stimulating blood flow to the body, this may decrease blood flow to the tumor and therefore starve the tumor.
  • Relieves stress upon the kidneys. The old German doctors called the skin the third kidney as it will take up the slack if the kidneys are not able to handle the demand.  Sweating is the way that the skin helps the kidneys.
  • Decongests the internal organs from being burdened with cellular wastes and debris.
  • Boosts immunity

You will sweat – sweating is nature’s way of dispelling large quantities of metabolic waste that have been freed from tissues and organs. Infrared heat penetrates deep into the muscular tissues and into the internal organs resulting in greater detoxification without negative side effects.

Far Infrared Heating Bed

We like the far infrared heating bed because it is reasonably comfortable for the patient to lie down and relax while warming up to the detox level. Having the head out of an enclosure is much easier for many patients than a closed system

Bottom line: cancer cells are not as adept at self-protection from heat as healthy cells.

Hyperthermia typically involves multiple sessions and is usually applied as an adjunct therapy.

 

[1] van der Zee J. Heating the patient: a promising approach? Annals of Oncology 2002; 13(8):1173–1184.a

[2] Hildebrandt B, Wust P et al. The cellular and molecular basis of hyperthermia. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology 2002; 43(1):33–56. hnologies of virtually any known protocol in existence. It is an impressive aid for healing many diverse conditions.

Top