Whole Body Hyperthermia Therapy

The whole body hyperthermia therapy is a type of therapy in which body tissue is exposed to a controlled high temperature. In turn, the controlled high temperature may stimulate the body's immune system and improve the ability to self-heal. Hyperthermia therapy is an adjunct medical treatment. It can be used in conjunction with conventional therapies under the supervision of our GP, Dr Daniel Ho. Body temperature plays a crucial role in the regulation of our immune system. A healthy organism responds to certain illnesses with regulated increases in temperature, which may progress to a high fever during the acute phase of the disease. The onset of a fever triggers an enhanced immune response and is considered a natural temporary "immunological special event".
What are the benefits?
The Hyperthermia therapy is used for the treatment of illnesses associated with rheumatological, chronic inflammatory and oncological disorders. It is an adjunct medical treatment used alongside conventional treatments.
What is whole-body hyperthermia therapy?
We are proud to use the Heckel HT-3000 Whole Body Hyperthermia System. The Heckel HT-3000 Whole Body Hyperthermia System is a specially designed device in the form of a tent made of a flexible, thermally insulating material. While lying comfortably on the treatment table or bed, the tent is placed over the table with the patient inside during the IR radiation phase, with their head outside the tent. Radiation can penetrate the skin to a depth where the blood can absorb the heat and spread it throughout the tissue and organs. Subsequently the body's core temperature is safely heated within 1-2 hours.
Once the desired temperature has been reached, the tent walls can be folded down and wrapped on to the patient to maintain the elevated core temperature.
Hyperthermia therapy is always performed under supervised conditions with continuous monitoring of vital signs, including:
Blood pressure
PO2 (saturation of oxygen in the blood)
Pulse rate
Respiratory rate

Associations

  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Australasian Integrative Medicine Association
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia