Whole Body Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia therapy

Whole-body hyperthermia is a therapy in which the entire body is deliberately brought into a state of hyperthermia. This increase in core body temperature, also known as passive fever therapy, offers a high therapeutic benefit.

Numerous studies and many years of experience show that whole-body hyperthermia is a valuable addition to the treatment of various diseases such as cancer, persistent inflammation, immune disorders or chronic pain.

How does whole-body hyperthermia work?

In whole-body hyperthermia, the entire body is heated to an elevated temperature. To generate heat, we recommend the use of water-filtered infrared, which makes the heat radiation skin-friendly and deeply effective. The flowing water filters out infrared B and C so that only infrared A can penetrate the tissue. In this way, damage to healthy tissue can be avoided during hyperthermia therapy.

Whole-body hyperthermia with water-filtered IR-A radiation offers many advantages over other methods such as water baths or saunas in terms of tolerability and treatment spectrum.

Areas of application for whole-body hyperthermia

Whole-body hyperthermia can be used for the following complaints:

Whole-body hyperthermia procedure

As explained above, we use water-filtered infrared A radiation for whole-body hyperthermia. During the treatment, you lie unclothed on a taut, close-meshed net and are covered – except for your head – with a reflective cloth. The heat radiation passes through the net from below and warms the body.

The medical staff monitor the patient’s body temperature, pulse and blood pressure in order to check the patient’s condition and adjust the radiator output accordingly.

The warming of the body takes approximately 60 to 120 minutes, with the desired target temperature being in the range of 38°C to 40°C or even higher.

After heating, there is a rest period, which can be combined with supportive measures.

Dr. med. Karsten Ostermann M.A.

At the Alpine BioMedical Clinic, we integrate whole-body hyperthermia into an effective overall concept in order to achieve the best possible results.

Dr. Karsten Ostermann

Further information

Further information intended to give a better overview of the topic.