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Local thermotherapy

Local (also local-regional) thermotherapy is a non-surgical and particularly gentle treatment method for cancer, and can produce remarkable success, in our experience. 

The high increase in the temperature in the malignant cell tissue attacks the tissue in numerous ways. As is generally known, cell tissue shows super-increased metabolic activity (for faster cell division); however, the provision for this through the tumour's own capillaries is poor. This contradiction has fatal consequences for the tumour cells where the area is overheated, particularly if it occurs suddenly. Firstly, the cell-damaging heat cannot be conducted away from the location, and only to a limited degree. Secondly, the increase in temperature causes a lack of oxygen and nutrients in this tissue. Both of these factors undermine the tumour's conditions for life. This undersupply then inhibits the metabolic processes and consequently the division of the degenerate cells. The components are damaged by the heat and cannot be sufficiently repaired. These conditions predispose the cells to dying off. In addition, it has been scientifically proven that a temporary concentration of the body's own defence cells in the capillaries can be found in tissue subject to thermotherapy! 

This precarious arrangement becomes even more disadvantageous for the cancer if the thermotherapy is combined with buserelin therapy. It has been demonstrated that an association of this nature multiplies the effectiveness of both components. 

The appropriate use of equipment and depth of penetration of the heat permits the use of local thermotherapy in a wide range of cancer cases, e.g. cancer of the breast, abdomen and prostate, in tumours in the stomach, intestine, lungs, liver and pancreas, in cancer in the area of the throat, nose and ears, as well as in brain tumours, cancer of the lymph nodes and metastases of the different types of cancer. Experience has shown that local deep thermotherapy, especially before and after surgical removal of tumorous tissue aids the recovery process and counteracts later occurrences of metastases. 

The frequency and duration of application of thermotherapy depends entirely on the individual disease profile. This therapy is generally extremely well tolerated. No significant side-effects occur, even in combination with other treatments. The heat is in any event restricted, and is only applied directly on the tissue or organ affected by the tumour. The patient is placed on a water bed during treatment. The heating process takes place using electromagnetic waves for approximately 60 minutes at the intended temperature. The process is regulated by means of control electronics and is subject to permanent control to prevent the occurrence of heat damage.

All types of cancer can be subjected to therapy of this nature, except in persons with pacemakers. Certain application modifications are made for patients with metal implants in their movement apparatus or thoracic cage. Metal fillings in the teeth are however completely harmless.

local thermotherapy


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