Using hyperthermia (or green therapy,) patients report healing and experience far infrared sauna cancer benefits that are better than many other cancer-treatment protocols or drugs.
Why Far Infrared Saunas?
Saunas have been used by numerous cultures throughout the world to flush toxins and disease from the body. Saunas, and especially far infrared saunas, can have an impact on preventing and treating cancers. Far infrared, often abbreviated as FIR, is a region of the infrared spectrum of light, specifically electromagnetic radiation.
Treating illness with heat therapy is not new, and over 2,000 years ago famed Greek physician Parmenides stated the power of fever could cure any disease. Modern medicine also notes that cancer victims who developed a fever would sometimes go into spontaneous remission. It was just such an observation that inspired Dr. William Coley, a New York Memorial Hospital physician, to publish a paper on the subject in 1891. Coley sought to investigate if inducing fever in a cancer patient could stimulate the body’s own immune response to fight the cancer. Today, cancer clinics in several countries and respected hospitals in over 20 U.S. states routinely apply the principles hyperthermia, or “thermal therapy,” in their cancer-treatment protocols.
What is Hyperthermia?
Also called “Green Therapy,” as it does not require the use of drugs, hyperthermia is a modern-medical technology that employs various heat sources to increase body temperature above normal. While this takes place to a lesser degree in saunas found in health-club type settings, exposing the body to over 110 degrees Fahrenheit, infrared medical saunas are able to cause a fever by heating the body only a few degrees in a slower, more controlled and safer manner. This produces a more reliable therapeutic result with minimal side effects.
Thermal therapy units, like the far infrared sauna, produce a whole-body hyperthermia to create a combination of healing mechanisms. These factors work together to help support the fight against cancer in the following ways:
- As cancer cells are not as strong as normal cells, cancer cells are more easily damages by heat.
- Heat destroys toxins that produce excessive activity in the sympathetic nervous system that can be a contributing factor in cancer cases.
- Heat increases circulation to help deliver essential nutrients, oxygen, hormones and other beneficial substances throughout the body.
- Far infrared sauna therapy is considered a form of oxygen therapy that is used by holistic physicians to treat cancer.
- Infrared heat can aid in removing heavy metals, such as copper, lead and mercury, as well as cyanide and arsenic to help restore the body’s natural pH balance.
- Infrared heat resonates at the same frequency as water molecules, increasing activity in the cells while reducing the specific gravity of water, allowing the heat to better penetrate the cells.
- Increases metabolism activity to facilitate enhanced immune system functioning.
Mechanism of Thermal Therapy Cancer Treatment
Much cancer research has shown high temperatures are capable of damaging, and even killing, cancer cells, typically with minimal injury to normal cells. Studies have also shown a substantial reduction in tumor size when thermal therapy is added to other cancer treatment protocols. In a 2009 clinical study published in the “Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy,” researchers studied the effect of far infrared treatment on human cancer cells and in mice and found an 86-percent reduction in tumor size after just 30 days of treatment. Thermal therapy has been used to treat the following types of cancer:
● Breast Cancer
● Colon Cancer
● Esophageal Cancer
● Liver Cancer
● Lung Cancer
● Lymph Node Metastasis
● Malignant Lymphoma
● Malignant Melanoma
● Ovarian Cancer
● Soft Tissue Sarcoma
● Stomach Cancer
How Patients Use Far Infrared Saunas for Cancer
The hard science behind hyperthermia cancer treatments demonstrates the ability of thermal therapy to:
- Changes the fluidity of the cell’s biomembrane, leading to destruction of the cancer cell membrane and cancer cell death.
- Inhibit tumor metastasis and increase both the synthesis and repair of DNA and RNA as well as proteins to stop the cancer cells’ ability to replicate.
- Enhance the effects of chemotherapy by changing the permeability of cell membranes to increase the concentration, and effectiveness, of cancer drugs in cytoplasm.
- Improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy by making cancer cells more susceptible to radiation.
- Inhibit the formation and growth of tumor blood vessels by inhibiting cancer-gene expression and the synthesis of vascular endothelial growth factor produced by cancer cells.
- Protect bone marrow by stimulating the production of cytokine that can induce differentiation of stem cells in bone marrow.
- Improve immune system function by stimulating long acting T-lymphocyte and B-lymphocyte and the anti-tumor activity of NK, or “natural killer,” cells.
- Redistribute white blood cells to increase the monitoring function of the immune system.
Is it time to ask YOUR doctor if the use of far infrared saunas for cancer treatment is right for you?