Why Thermotherapy Works Part 2
Why Thermotherapy Works, Part 2 The Physiology is Complex, the Thermotherapy is Simple. In this post, we will see that combining feedback from your body (your symptoms and comfort level) with suggestions from thermotherapy’s history, simplifies the process of finding “just the right dose” of thermotherapy [...]
Why thermotherapy works
An introduction to why Thermotherapy works Homeostasis is complex Thermotherapy takes advantage of your body’s response to heat and cold as it attempts to maintain homeostasis.1 Wikipedia defines homeostasis as: “the state of steady internal, physical, and chemical conditions maintained by living systems. This is the [...]
Thermotherapy through History
Ancient Mesopotamia Thermotherapy in history. The ancient Sumerians, who invented writing and (happily for us) wrote on clay tablets, left a “surprisingly large and comprehensive set of medical texts”1 showing they were excellent diagnosticians with an organised, practical approach to therapy.2 Their pioneering knowledge was passed on, [...]
Can thermotherapy help my condition?
Recovery from Long COVID – 4 ways ATUNE Long COVID Clinic helps you get there
Recovery from Long COVID 4 ways ATUNE Long COVID Clinic helps you get there You had COVID-19 months ago but you're still not back to your former self? When ATUNE Health Centres developed a clinic to help people like you recover, we kept these [...]
Can Thermotherapy help High Blood Pressure?
Can thermotherapy help high blood pressure? It may: Saunas seem to reduce the risk of developing hypertension. In a study of 1600 Finnish men, followed on average for 24 years, after adjusting for other risk factors, those who used the sauna 2-3 times a week had [...]
Can Thermotherapy help Congestive Heart Failure?
Can thermotherapy help congestive heart failure? Yes, thermotherapy will probably help you. Heart failure research is more advanced than most other areas of thermotherapy. A 2020 review could find 22 studies quantifying the effect of thermal therapy on heart failure patients.1 The results reported can be summarised: [...]
Can Thermotherapy help Headaches?
It may, especially if you have a chronic tension-type headache (CTTH), or migraine, according to these two studies: After two months of having 3 saunas a week, participants, with tension-type headaches at least 15 days per month, reported the pain was 40% less intense. Because this [...]
Can Thermotherapy help Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Can thermotherapy help rheumatoid arthritis? As with most thermotherapy, there hasn’t been much scientific research done. On sauna for rheumatoid arthritis, there is really only one actual trial, and it was fairly small. In 2008, a Dutch team treated 17 rheumatoid arthritis patients, and 17 with [...]
Can Thermotherapy help Diabetes?
Can thermotherapy help diabetes? A few studies show thermotherapy benefits. In a 2010 study of “quality of life” after 3 months of regular saunas, 15 people with type 2 diabetes reported they had better health and social life, and less stress and fatigue.1 However, the researchers didn’t [...]
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Contraindications to Sauna
Contraindications to sauna for heart failure patients Severe aortic stenosis, unstable angina pectoris recent myocardial infarction uncontrolled hypertension decompensated or ischaemic heart failure Relative contraindications Cardiac arrhythmia Patients receiving Alcohol beta-blockers Nitrates Elderly persons prone to orthostatic hypotension causing syncope Severe valvular disease Possible contraindications/cautions Fever [...]