A healthy organism reacts to pathogenic stimuli with a gradual increase in body temperature - in acute cases it rises to high fever. Fever, from 38°C, induces an extraordinary immune system response.
In the regulation of the immune system, the temperature of the body plays a central role. Fever may be considered a temporary type of "special immunocompetent program" provided by nature.
A corresponding increase in body temperature artificially induced, can unlock self-healing powers in chronic or permanently malignant diseases.
A guided temperature increase has a rational basis and is measurable and adaptable to individual treatments, recalling one of the most ancient healing principles.
It does not act only against symptoms, but it also has an effect on the malfunctioning control symptoms of the whole organism;
It promotes repairing and regeneration in all tissues and organs;
It has a long lasting relaxing effect even on the deep layers of musclesthat are otherwise difficult to treat;
It reinforces many immunological process, in particular it stimulates the migration of lymphocytes to the inflammatory center and the location of degenerative and malignant areas;
It increases the efficacy of ongoing drug therapies.
Hyperthermia therapy is an important curative procedure and can be combined with other therapies to produce a synergistic effect. Two (or in rare cases three) weekly applications are recommended, each one lasting a total of 3 and ½ hours, with continuous monitoring by a nurse. The patient is placed supine in a special hammock with the head away from the heat radiation which takes about an hour to reach the determined temperature. This occurs thanks to infrared lamps softened by a running water filter to avoid thermal stress on the skin.
Once the set temperature is reached the patient is moved to a nearby bed and is carefully wrapped. This develops for over an hour a gradual increase in body temperature. Depending on the patient, the heat may exceed one degree of body temperature.
If, for example, when you turn off the hyperthermia bed, your body temperature is 38.5 °C, it can then rise independently, thanks to the initial stimulation, up to 39.5 °C.
90 minutes are then necessary for the body temperature to return slowly to 37°C.
Tumors (supportive ongoing therapy as a stimulator of the immune system and to enhance the effect of treatment).
Fibromyalgia syndrome, degenerative osteoarticular diseases, osteoarthritis;
Chronic inflammatory process
-of the bronchopulmonary system (ex. bronchial asthma, bronchitis, BPCO)
-of the intestine (ex. ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
-of the skin (ex. neurodermatitis, psoriasis)
Chronic infections (ex. borreliosis, mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus).