Whole-Body Hyperthermia Guideline
Whole-body hyperthermia (WBHT) or “systemic hyperthermia” – defined as the controlled increase of the core body temperature for therapeutic purposes – is one of medical history's oldest therapy forms, with traditions in most cultures and a very broad spectrum of indications. A frequently quoted saying, ascribed to Hippocrates, states that “Fever is a healing effort of the organism against disease; it cleanses the body like a fire.”
This Guideline by the German Society for Hyperthermia primarily concerns the methodology of performing WBHT. It is based both on published scientific data and on extensive bodies of experience, specifically those of the Society’s members that are communicated and discussed at its regular conventions.
Here's the rule: Whole-Body Hyperthermia Guideline