Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia – IWHC’s main weapon against cancer. There are several organizations (International Clinical Hyperthermia Society, Hyperthermic Oncology Society with chapters in the USA, European Union and Asia) where multiple studies have been done in combination with both dendritic cells and gene therapies. Whole body hyperthermia is a fancy way of saying “create a fake fever”. It wasn’t that long ago we thought we needed to reduce fevers that were still in the tolerable range just for safety’s sake and the comfort of the patient, where as now it is known that fever is the body’s natural defense against disease and should not be hampered unless it reaches an “unsafe” level.

Not only does fever trigger antibodies to be sent out to rid the system of invaders, but it also stimulates the immune system to be more productive and “stealth” as it were. The higher the fever, the more intense the response. As long as the high temperature does not exceed a specific length of time, it is perfectly safe and extremely effective in stimulating our own inner defense mechanisms. This treatment triggers apoptosis which destroys other malignant cells not unlike a “domino effect”.

Another surprising effect of a high fever is it’s influence on a tumor’s vascular system. As nature would have it, our circulatory system’s casing (the walls of our arteries, veins, and capillaries) is designed to expand during fever and a tumor’s is not. At high temperatures the vascular system of a tumor will deliver heat to the core of the tumor thus killing many malignant cells. Basically high fevers will cut off blood flow and cause the tumor to die and be carried off by the healthy new immune, digestive, and circulatory systems.