heckel Hyperthermia | Medical Principle
A healthy organism reacts to the threat of illness with regulated increases in temperature, progressing in acute cases to a high fever which can trigger an enhanced immune response. Body temperature plays a crucial role in the regulation of the immune system. Fever can be considered as being a natural temporary "immunological special program".
Accordingly, an artificially induced increase in body temperature can result in a sustained stimulation of otherwise inhibited powers of self-healing, even in cases involving chronic or malignant processes.
The controlled and targeted increase in body temperature
- besides counteracting symptoms, can also influence faulty regulatory processes within the whole organism
- promotes reparative and regenerative processes in each individual cell and in the entire matrix, particularly in bradytrophic tissues
- results in sustained muscle relaxation even in the deep-lying, most inaccessible muscle layers
- enhances numerous immunological processes, particularly lymphocyte migration to sites of inflammation and malignant processes
- improves delivery of medicinal substances to the site of action
- enhances the efficiency of various antibiotic and chemotherapeutic substances
- is well-founded and can be measured and controlled during application
- utilizes one of the oldest traditional principles of healing
Whole-body hyperthermia can be combined effectively with administration of pyrogenic substances.
heckel is committed to the critical and differentiated utilization of whole-body hyperthermia. Workshops, user forums and demonstrations at trade fairs and congresses facilitate the exchange of experience, discussion and communication. heckel systems are being used in clinical studies in Europe and the USA.
The three levels of whole-body hyperthermia (WBH)
|Subclinical, "mild" WBH:||37,5 - approx. 38,5°C|
|Fever-like, "moderate" WBH:||approx. 38,5 - approx. 40,5°C|
|Extreme WBH:||approx. 40,5 - 42°C|