What is Thermo or Heat Therapy?
Heat Therapy is a broad field of treating the human body with various types of heat.
In this case we are interested in educating you on two particular types of heat applications in the higher-than-body-temperature range (hyperthermia):
- Rectally applied heat
- Far Infra-red (FAR) heat
Rectally Applied Heat
A Thermo Therapy Unit is used for the healing of hemorrhoids and correction of various prostate conditions using hyperthermia. The Thermo Therapy Unit provides heat directly to the anal canal, relaxing the muscle in the anal area and promoting venous circulation to encourage the natural healing process. The use of hyperthermia heat as a treatment has long been recognized as a viable technique for the control and management of hemorrhoids. In much the same way, heat is an appropriate technique for troublesome prostate problems.
Not only have individuals completely eliminated even the most severe cases of hemorrhoids, but also found Thermo Therapy to be an effective treatment for Prostatitis and benign Prostatic Hypertrophy. In some cases more serious conditions have been relieved.
Studies have shown hemorrhoids to be one of the most common and annoying proctologic disorders, effecting men and women in equal proportion. This is typically an embarrassing problem. It is frequently not discussed with doctors and is often accompanied by attempts to self-treat. Thermo-therapy (hyperthermia) is believed to be the safest self-treatment available, as continuing use of these type of units have shown effective results and no side effects. In the majority of patients, the use of Thermo-therapy eliminated the need for ointments, suppositories, pharmaceutical agents or surgery.
Follow manufacturer directions for use.
This type of unit can also be used on lowered and weakened immune systems to promote the production of leukocytes (white blood cells) by making the body believe it is fighting a non-existent fever.
In both types of usage, not only does the condition improve from the application of heat, but also from the increase in white blood cells that are stimulated into production and naturally seek out the areas that need repair. In fact, many people use a Thermo Therapy unit regularly for specifically increasing the immune system.
How Can Heat Increase Your Immune System?
The immune system is defined as your body’s defense mechanism against invasion by bacteria, microbes and infection. This defense mechanism includes the production of white blood cells (leukocytes) from your bone marrow and the t-cells produced by your thymus gland.
When your body has a fever, the immune system triggers the production of these cells. The application of artificial heat internally can make the body believe it has a fever, thus stimulating the immune response. This can be accomplished by applying a localized temperature of 113F (degrees Fahrenheit), in the anal canal using a small heat-producing probe. Although this seems hot, this area can tolerate up to 136F.
Far Infra-Red (FAR) Heat
An alternate method of “triggering” the immune system cells is by using a Far-Infra Red Sauna that is ideally generating heat at the 940 Nano-Meters electro-magnetic energy range.
Saunas are available in both walk-in varieties and in more portable versions. Refer to various manufacturer products for recommended usage.