What is full body hyperthermia treatment?
Full body hyperthermia treatment refers to the medical use of sustained hyperthermic conditions in a controlled environment, reproducing the therapeutic effects of fever, such that the body has a temperature greatly above normal for a sustained period of time.
Abnormal cells, pathogens, and microbes, such as Borrelia are characterized as “thermolabile,” or susceptible to destruction by heat, and have no resistance to tolerate high temperatures within the body.
Full body hyperthermia treatment systemically targets “thermolabile” abnormal cells and pathogens, whichlack resistance in the presence of high heat causing pathogens, such as Borrelia and co-infections to die off.
During full body hyperthermia treatment, patients enter an insulated thermal chamber (similar to a large incubator) that heats the body’s tissues to 102-104 degrees F.
Throughout the treatment, the head and neck are protected from heat outside of the thermal chamber, while oxygen is delivered through a nasal cannula.
The goal is to raise the oral temperature of the body to 101º-103º F for the greater part of a 45-minute cycle. Full Body Hyperthermia is painless and is performed every other day as part of our patients’ daily routine at Hope4Immunity.
Is full body hyperthermia treatment safe?
Full body hyperthermia is an effective way to kill pathogenic microbes, and particularly Borrelia infections, in Lyme Disease patients.
By raising the body’s core temperature, full body hyperthermia allows thermal energy to penetrate deeper layers of tissue and the Borrelia microbes.
Since these microbes cannot tolerate high temperatures, this treatment successfully targets Borrelia infections while keeping normal tissues and cells healthy.
Why does full body hyperthermia treatment work for Lyme Disease?
Full body hyperthermia treatment is effective in killing pathogenic microbes, particularly Borrelia infections in Lyme Disease patient.
Borrelia are characterized as “thermolabile,” or susceptible to destruction by heat, and have no resistance to tolerate high temperature.
As the full body hyperthermia treatment raises the core body temperature, the thermal energy penetrates the deeper layers of tissue and the Borrelia microbes.
As the pathogenic microbes do not have resistance to tolerate high temperatures, full body hyperthermia treatment has been found to be an effective treatment in keeping normal tissues and cells healthy, while attacking Borrelia infections as part of the Lyme Disease treatment program at Hope4Immunity.