Hyperthermia with Far-Infrared for Cancer and Pain

Killing Cancer Cells & Diminishing Pain Quickly with Heat

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What does the National Cancer Institute say? “Hyperthermia (also called thermal therapy or thermotherapy) is a type of cancer treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures. Research has shown that high temperatures can damage and kill cancer cells, usually with minimal injury to normal tissues. Many studies have shown a significant reduction in tumor size when hyperthermia is combined with other treatments.”

Hyperthermia may make some cancer cells more sensitive and enhance the effects of other anti-tumor medicinals. Western medicine combines hyperthermia with radiation and chemotherapy. Natural Allopathic Medicine combines hyperthermia with natural chemotherapy medicinals that are much safer and more effective than orthodox methods because of their tragic side effects.

What does the American Cancer Society say? “Hyperthermia means a body temperature that is higher than normal. High body temperatures are often caused by illnesses, such as fever or heat stroke. But hyperthermia can also refer to heat treatment—the carefully controlled use of heat for medical purposes. When cells in the body are exposed to higher-than-normal temperatures, changes take place inside the cells. These changes can make the cells more likely to be affected by radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Very high temperatures can kill cancer cells outright.”

There are many anti-cancer agents and therapies that contribute to changing the entire physiological profile of the tissue in which cancer cells exist (paying attention to what’s going on with the healthy and semi-healthy cells). Change the level of oxygen in the tissues and you change the outcome of cancer and other diseases. One way of course is to heat the body.

The principle of hyperthermia is that cancer cells are much more sensitive to and intolerant of the effects of excessive heat than normal cells. Tumors have an impaired ability to adapt their blood circulation to the effects of high temperatures and thus hyperthermia can cause a reduction of blood flow to a tumor.

Murray Pearson flew 25 hours and spent $25,000 to pay for three weeks of hyperthermia treatments, a new cancer treatment seeing great success overseas. Hyperthermia is a life-saving cancer treatment used in many European countries but one does not have to fly anywhere. This treatment can be implemented safely and effectively at home for a tiny fraction of the cost with the use of a BioMat, costing approximately $1,500 for a full body professional far-infrared mat, and $500 for their Mini Mat.

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The BioMat is a high-end far-infrared pad available in various sizes, even king and queen size  for larger areas and can be used on the top of a mattress. Pillows are also available. BioMat heat mats combine far-infrared, amethyst crystals and negative ion therapy. You experience a deep, penetrating heat energy that can provide a heightened sense of wellbeing and healing.

You are basically getting a massage on the molecular level while experiencing better lymph and blood circulation, increased enzyme activity, decreased acidity, improved pH balance in your body and easy detoxification.

The vascular disorganization of a solid tumor results in an unfavorable microenvironment inside tumors. Consequently, the tumor cells are already stressed by low oxygen, higher than normal acid concentrations, and insufficient nutrients, and are thus significantly less able to tolerate the added stress of heat than a healthy cell in normal tissue.

Add a second mini BioMat ($500) so treatments can be applied from both front and back simultaneously and one has the most serious far-infrared anti-cancer healing system available anywhere. The Advanced Cancer Treatment Institute offers treatments at the bargain price of $18,000 if you don’t want treatments in your own bedroom.

Serious Medicine

When the body (immune system) loses control we get sick from one of a host of viruses, bacteria and fungi that already live within our body but are dormant. Change pH, oxygen levels, CO2 levels, cell voltage and hydration levels for the worse and these pathogens are ready to jump all over our bloodstream and tissues. They love the conditions that healthy cells abhor so we have to overwhelm them with healthy conditions to win the war on cancer. And don’t forget, as cancer patients’ CO2 levels drop, and as they breathe faster and faster, their body temperature drops.

Dr. David Jernigan wrote:

“One of the very common findings I have noticed in cancer sufferers is a low body temperature or at least a much deregulated distribution of temperature in the body. I am not here promoting the hyperthermia treatments that are being used to “kill cancer cells.”

Where a fever can be viewed as an active developmental and corrective process of the healthy body, a low body temperature can never be viewed as a normal or healthy condition, nor is it a mechanism for a learning or developmental process in the body. A low body temperature creates a happy home for viruses and chronic infections, and is a sign of degeneration and gradual cellular death.

Low body temperature is the plague of the 21st century. People with low body temperature have a weak reaction to even the most ideal medicines and therapies. As the body’s core temperature decreases all cellular energy also decreases. The cooperative and collective intelligence of the human organism is short-circuited as the body temperature cools. As a result, all cellular functions decrease. There is a decrease in the production of all hormones, neurotransmitters, and other body chemicals necessary for normal healthy regulation.

In this mild hypothermia condition, there is an increased susceptibility to infectious disease; as temperature drops, the acidity of the body increases and the normally predominantly negative polarity of the cells become more positively charged.”

When it gets colder what happens? If you jump into a cold pool you will inhale deeply and at a quick pace. The inverse can be said about warmer temperatures. If you were in a jacuzzi, you might notice your breathing slowing down. This is why warm water is a traditional use for relaxation. When temperature increases, breathing rate decreases and vice versa.

All chemical reactions in the body are facilitated by enzymes. Every chemical reaction usually requires some type of input energy to get things going, and that initial energy can sometimes be quite intense. An enzyme is an intermediate in chemical reactions that helps lower the energy needed to get a reaction started, and that is itself unchanged in the reaction. Enzymes only work correctly when conditions are within a narrow range. The enzymes depend on pH, which in part depends on CO2 levels and cell voltage and cell temperature. Body temperature below 98.2° F, (36.8° C) may cause various maladies due to a slowing of enzymatic processes.

A low body temperature is more than enough to explain many health problems, such as: fatigue, headaches, migraines, PMS, easy weight gain, depression, irritability, fluid retention, anxiety and panic attacks, hair loss, poor memory, poor concentration, low sex drive, unhealthy nails, dry skin and hair, cold intolerance, heat intolerance, low motivation, low ambition, insomnia, allergies, acne, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, odd swallowing sensations, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, muscle and joint aches, slow healing, sweating abnormalities, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, itchiness, irregular periods, easy bruising, ringing of the ears, flushing, bad breath, dry eyes/ blurred vision, and more.

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A body temperature that is lower than normal can indicate a life-threatening condition, such as hypothermia, sepsis or anemia. Hypothermia, which is body temperature below 95° F, is life-threatening. The body normally generates heat, but when more heat is lost than can be produced, hypothermia results.

The colder a body becomes, the slower the electrical oscillatory rate and therefore the thicker, more viscous, or syrupy the body fluids become. The more viscous the fluids become the more difficult it is for the body to push the fluids through the body.-Dr. David Jernigan

When your body temperature drops, it naturally starts shutting down the extremities to preserve body heat for the vital organs. In severe cases, this is where one gets frostbite. Cold extremities usually have lower blood flow, which translates to less oxygen-rich blood being delivered to the distal extremity. This in turn leads to tissues producing lactic acid and more oxygen being dumped in these cold areas.

When the body becomes cold, the blood vessels tend to contract. This causes the flow of blood to the skin to reduce in an effort to conserve body heat. As a result, the individual starts shivering, which is actually a rapid involuntary contraction of the muscles. This additional muscle activity helps produce heat that helps the body to maintain a safe range of body temperature.

Low body temperature is medically termed as hypothermia. Normal body temperature has been identified as 98.6° F (37° C). However, the body temperature usually varies between 97.5-98.8° F (36.4-37.1° C), and hypothermia occurs when the temperature falls below 95° F (35° C). A subnormal body temperature, if left untreated, can lead to complete failure of the respiratory system and the heart, anemia, etc. This eventually leads to death.

There can be many underlying medical conditions that can cause the temperature of one’s body to fall. This condition is generally overlooked by most people who attribute the reason of feeling cold to the surroundings. However, if someone living in the same house as you does not feel abnormally cold like you, then you must visit the doctor for a proper diagnosis. Some of the most common medical causes of low body temperature are:

  • Diabetes
  • Liver failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Side effects of certain medications
  • Sepsis or widespread infection
  • Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  • Addison’s disease (adrenal gland insufficiency)
  • Hypopituitarism (dysfunction of the hypothalamus)

If the hands and feet are cold while body parts close to the heart are warm, you may suspect hypothermia. Hypothermia is a symptom that can be felt by your body. It is caused by poor blood circulation within the body. Low temperatures will cause the capillaries in the hands and feet to contract. When they contract, warm blood from the heart cannot transfer heat to the entire body and this causes the body temperature to cool down.

What causes the capillaries to contract in the first place, besides external cold, is low CO2 and oxygen levels, low cell voltage and more acid cellular conditions. During hypothermia, the sympathetic nervous system will dominate the body and cause the blood circulation to slow down.

Dr. Nobuhiro Yoshimizu, author of The Fourth Treatment for Medical Refugees: Thermotherapy in the New Century and director of Yokohama General Hospital, says:

The relationship between our immune system and body temperature is very important. If our body temperature is around 36° C, our body will have a sufficient amount of immune functions. However, if our body temperature is around 35° C, our immune functions will decline. This is the optimal temperature for cancer cells to be active. A 1° C drop in our body temperature will cause our immune function to decline by 40% and a low body temperature will create an environment where various diseases can be active in our body.

Increasing the body temperature by one degree is not the important issue. The important issue has to do with increasing our body temperature up to post-36° C so that our body can improve our immune system to fight off the cancer. According to Professor Abo Touru of Nagata University, our immune functions are improved by 40% when we increase our body temperature by one degree. We will be able to fight off a large portion of cancer with this effect alone. Natural forces like immune functions are very important in the course of cancer treatment and will have a significant effect on the treatment outcomes.

According to Professor Abo, when the body cools down, the blood vessels will contract and the sympathetic nerves will be excited. When the sympathetic nervous system is excited, granulocytes will be excreted and promote the inflammation process. If we are able to excite the parasympathetic nervous system during this process by heating up the body, we will be able to activate the lymphocytes to improve our immune functions.

Dr. Yoshimizu is a world expert on using thermotherapy and he is opening up one of the simplest and most enjoyable ways of treating cancer.

It is well known that cancer cells are heat-sensitive. That is why thermotherapy that heats up the body from the outside is very effective. Since there is a low blood flow within the tumor mass, its temperature can be easily increased. Since the normal surrounding the tumor mass have a thermostatic function, their temperature will not be increased as much as the cancer cells.

Therefore, there will be a temperature gradient between the cancer cells and the normal cells.

When the tumor mass is at 42° C, it will become inactive. However, since a normal cell’s temperature is limited up to 40° C due to the cooling effects of blood flow, they will not be as affected as the tumor cells.

Since tumor cells do not have a sufficient amount of blood vessels, they are not under regulation of the autonomic nervous system. Therefore, they do not have enough blood flow, they produce lactates and are in an acidic state. As cells become more acidic, they become more heat sensitive. Therefore, when the temperature is increased to more than 42° C, cancer cells are more likely to die naturally.

We perform “thermotherapy” as the basis of our immune reinforcement therapy. Since most cancer patients’ body temperatures are under 36° C, we need to increase the body temperature in order to improve the patient’s immune system.

In addition, since cancer cells are vulnerable to heat, thermotherapy can both kill cancer cells and improve the body’s immune system, achieving a dual effect.

As we have discussed before, cancer cells are vulnerable to heat. Even though normal cells can handle temperatures of up to 47° C, cancer cells can only handle temperatures of up to 42° C. By taking into consideration the characteristics of both normal and cancer cells, various methods have been utilized to treat cancer, such as a warm water peritoneum wash after cancer surgery.

There have been numerous reports where cancer has been cured after a high fever. In addition, one-third of those whose cancer was naturally cured showed high fever symptoms.

Immune Thermotherapy Has No Side Effects

Immune thermotherapy as a cancer treatment has no side effects and is very effective at helping cancer patients survive their cancers. Only good feelings of warmth and returning health and strength come from warming the body from the inside out.

Dr. Frank T. Kobayashi has been performing thermotherapy to treat cancer for 10 years. When he implemented thermotherapy in large hospitals, 70% of 52 end-stage cancer patients became better after the treatment. This treatment combines two hours of thermotherapy with chemotherapy treatments. By combining the two treatments, they were able to reduce the drug dosage by 1/10-1/20. The treatment was aiming to lead cancer cells into apoptosis by increasing the body temperature by up to 39-40° C. When the body temperature is at 39-40° C, the body’s immune system is improved 2-20 times as well.

Conclusion

Effectiveness of the cancer treatment with hyperthermia offered at Bicher Cancer Institute for breast, head and neck, and prostate cancer was outlined in the summary of the paper published in the German Journal of Oncology: Complete response rates were 82% for breast patients, 88% for head and neck and 93% for prostate patients. Projected five-year survival rates were 80% for breast patients, 88% for head and neck, 87% for prostate patients.

Researchers have found that elevated temperatures can disrupt and destroy cancer cells within malignant tumors. As the cancer cells die, the cancer tumor shrinks. Hyperthermia therapy applied directly to cancer cells, when used with other cancer-reducing strategies, offers healing and the promise of cancer remission. The use of a BioMat offers this healing strategy comfortably and pleasantly.[1]

There is nothing new about heat treatments. People have used heat for healing in many ways for a long time. From time immemorial we have benefited from sweating—from Turkish baths to the saunas in modern spas. The Egyptians treated tumors with heat back in 5,000 BC; Parminides, a Greek Physician in 500 BC said, “Give me a chance to create a fever, and I will cure any disease.”

The BioMat is something different and much less expensive in terms of treatment than anything offered by orthodox oncology. The BioMat design focuses upon the most beneficial far-infrared waves concentrating on the “human” 6.5-9.32 micron size; it has a sensor that ensures that only these wavelengths are sent out through the patented Kurera super fiber, one of the 17 layers of the BioMat.

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The BioMat uses amethyst quartz to amplify the FIR naturally 2-3 times. Normal FIR through sunlight, infrared saunas or lamps can only penetrate 1-2 inches maximum due to their technologies. The BioMat can penetrate 6-8 inches deep for a more soothing and beneficial experience. Plus a person can safely stay on the BioMat for longer durations of time, even all night on the low settings!

Modern medicine also noted that cancer patients who developed a fever sometimes went into remission. Such an observation prompted Memorial Sloan-Kettering doctor, Dr. William Coley, to publish a paper in 1891 on how inducing a fever in the body of a cancer patient might stimulate the immune response and cause cancer remission.

This is mainline medicine; it’s effective, fast acting, and simple enough to use at home without much medical supervision. The BioMat is simply the best well-made far-infrared device. It is extremely comforting and will give cancer sufferers and sufferers of any disease the best chance of recovering from their diseases.

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Comments:

  • Carol Patty

    Can Red Light Therapy work just like the mate? I always feel so much better after my treatments.

  • Leisa Nichols

    Thank you for a very informative article. I was diagnosed two months ago with stage 4 bowel cancer, I have had surgery and am now battling though strong chemotherapy and not enjoying the experience at all.
    I’m hoping to get to Germany for treatment in the first instance but am in the process of raising funds and bowel cancer symptoms awareness to do so.
    I will keep this mat in mind for once I have a programme from Germany in place.
    If anyone is interested in my journey, I am about to launch my facebook page: Leisa’s Cause – Help Leisa Beat Cancer

  • Tryingmybest

    Is Using a hand held “cold laser” on “bladder” setting beneficial to healing bladder cancer? If so, suggest time length of treatments and number of times a day to use the laser to hopefully gain healing results.

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      These lasar devices are not all what they claim to be…..some do not emit as stated and some do not penetrate deeply enough. The hand-held devices are not the same as the stronger lasar treatments used for most cancers and removals of polyps etc. Ask the manufacturer for evidence that it will be beneficial to you. Dr. Sircus does believe in some light emitting devices but is finding more benefit from the BioMat in combination with other items on his protocol regarding the treatment of cancers. Please see his book on Treatment Essentials:
      http://drsircus.com/books/e-book/treatment-essentials/

  • David Rikl

    Great article! As someone who has seen two family members fight a fight against cancer, I hope that there are more studies and publications about this “alternative” way of fighting cancer.

  • Carl da Costa

    Do far in-fared saunas have the same effect as the biomat?
    It seems you can buy a whole sauna at the same price of a mat-why is natural health in this case so expensive?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      No Carl,

      FIR from a sauna does not penetrate as deeply as they do from a BioMat. The Amethyst and Tourmaline crystals in the BioMat add in the FIR penetration which is said to be almost twice as deep into our tissues as a regular Sauna can provide. The Fir will penetrate 6-8 inches and with a sauna only penetrates 2-3 inches. This is well worth the money for the added benefit. The BioMat offers Crystal Infrared technology is different from the sauna, in that the frequency is modulated by the amethyst crystals, which amplifies the bio-availability of the infrared.

      In addition, the biomat is fully portable, takes up no space, runs on very little electricity, can be used in a variety of settings, can be slept on at night at low settings,and the BioMat has an EMI device which blocks harmful Electromagnetic Interference. Saunas do not offer this protection.
      The BioMat provides additional therapy in the form of negative ions. Negative ions help stimulate serotonin production, allowing the body and mind to relax, assisting in sleep. The BioMat can be used in the on position only without heat to provide only the negative ions if desired.
      Actually the BioMat is often less expensive than a permanent sauna. Different sizes are available.
      BioMat
      http://www.bio-mats.com/imva

      there is good research backing up this FDA approved medical device.

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Deborah

    Bio-mat seems to be the most intricate far-infrared mat; but there are also many others as well. Unfortunately, all of them, are completely out of reach price-wise for many people who could really benefit from this ( as we all can, of course ). Someone needs to think out of the box and come up with some extremely low-cost far-infrared ideas.

    The next best alternative is heat treatment using near-infrared, instead of far-infrared. This is also the most affordable option at this point in time, as far as I have been able to discover. Near-infrared heat treatments can be easily done at home with various types of near infrared lamps and other devices. The most inexpensive option is to make a far infrared heating setup yourself, using 3 or more red infrared light bulbs. ( Near-infrared heat will also penetrate deep into the body; but at approximately half the depth of far-infrared heat. )

    • Rhiannon

      There are far infrared lamps that penetrate up to 8 inches and cost around $150.

  • Gerald Franquemont

    This is very important information

    • Ken

      The Therapad is about $170 and delivers far-infrared heat plus it blocks the EMFs as well. Great company. Great product. They have bigger matts too and mattress pads that are still much more reasonable than the biomat. The biomat is a giant scam. It’s sold via network marketing so that’s why the price needs to be ridiculous to pay all the people in the downline.

      • Suleiman Kanjara

        can i know were i can purchase them

  • http://www.facebook.com/janicemadison.ashby Janice Madison Ashby

    This article is exactly what I need to read, thank you so much for this info. about low body temperatures from doctors.