Hyperthermia is a type of heat therapy that is used in a variety of ways to improve health conditions. Hyperthermia involves raising the body’s temperature above normal. Heat therapy can be applied to one target area, or it can be applied to the entire body. Here’s what you need to know about hyperthermia heat therapy.
Hyperthermia and Cancer
Many oncologists are promoting the use of hyperthermia in conjunction with other cancer treatments to speed up the shrinking of cancer cells. Research studies have found that when hyperthermia heat therapy is used in conjunction with other treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation, the cancer cells or tumors shrink at a much faster rate. We are able to work with your cancer team to help integrate heat therapy into your treatment regimen.
Hyperthermia and Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a painful and chronic disorder that affects many people throughout the country. The condition causes nerve pain throughout the body, which can sometimes be debilitating. There are not a lot of treatment options for the symptoms of fibromyalgia, but hyperthermia heat therapy has been shown to provide some relief.
Hyperthermia and the Muscles
Hyperthermia is also great for muscle recovery. It has long been known that applying heat to sore or injured muscle groups reduces inflammation and provides some pain relief, as well as helping the muscles to recover faster. Hyperthermia heat therapy can be used in this way, as well, if you have extremely sore muscles from overexertion or other reasons.
If you are interested in trying hyperthermia heat therapy for these or other conditions, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.