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Ozone steam cabinets: This is a combination of Ozone therapy and Hyperthermic Therapy.

1. Hyperthermia

Dr. Josef Issels has said, “Artificially induced fever has the greatest potential in the treatment of many diseases, including cancer.” Mark well that this remark is made by one of the leading cancer specialists in the world!

There is evidence that artificial fever works as an immune system stimulant by increasing the number of white blood cells in the body. In a 1959-review of studies on the effects of heat treatments, Mayo Clinic researcher Dr. Wakim and colleagues cite findings indicating that the number of white blood cells in the blood increased by an average of 58% during artificially induced fever. Researchers also have found increases in the activity of the white blood cells during induced fever.

In addition, as in the case of bodily induced fever, the raised temperature during the artificial fever reduces the growth rate of most bacteria and viruses, giving the immune system time to mobilize its own forces. Indeed, many regular steam or sauna bathers have experienced that a good, long sweat bath at the early onset of a cold or flu can help ward off the disease before in manifests as actual symptoms.

Apart from the immune system-stimulating effects of sweat therapy, many thought it as one of the most effective and painless detoxifying treatments available.

Dr. Veronica Butler, medical co-director at the Raj, a health center based on principles of Ayurveda, recommends herbalized steam baths, called swedenas, to clients as part of the ancient Ayurvedic purification treatment, known as panchakarma.

According to the classical Ayurvedic texts, for maximum results, a swedena or steam bath should be given while keeping the head cool and the client supine. “A swedena clears the shrotas, the channels through which the biological intelligence flows,” says Dr. Butler. “If impurities clog these channels, the flow of intelligence in the body becomes more susceptible
to disease.”

2. Ozone Therapy

Neither the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) nor the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) have published any research reporting benefits of ozone use in medicine. However in international peer reviewed medical journals hundreds of articles have been published reporting positive outcomes of medical ozone research and application for a range of pathology. Most of these were published since 1990 and are accessible on medline, and they include pre-clinical studies, animal experiments, patient case histories, placebo-controlled blinded human trials and reviews. The authors are mostly from Italy, Poland, Russia, Germany, Cuba, Spain, Israel, Japan and United States of America, and they draw conclusions that conflict with the FDA. The literature in their native languages is more abundant. This involves sitting in a steam chamber whereby an oxygen-ozone mixture is introduced. This should be done for 20 minutes, up to one hour for the brave. Water carries ozone into the body, where the ozone saturates the body capillary networks transdermally (across the skin). The entire body absorbs ozone except for the head. If used often enough, this method rival’s autohemotherapy in dose loading. The sauna concept is to heat the body several degrees. The body attempts to reduce its temperature by driving blood to the surface and by sweating

. Repeated heating increases the amount and the efficiency of sweating.

Ozone Saunas can improve circulation and relieve internal congestion. Heating the body helps destroy bacteria, viruses. Sweating promotes elimination of toxic chemicals, heavy metals, radiation and other toxins. The skin’s ability to eliminate poisons increases. The Smith Sauna offer many of the benefits of exercise while requiring much less exertion.

Ozone Sauna The sixth transdermal technique was developed by Dr. John Kellogg in 1880 , to take advantage of the therapeutic possibilities of using hyperthermia in conjunction with oxygen/ozone therapy.

The person sits in an ozone-resistant steam cabinet, with the head out, and the body surrounded by warm steam.

The steam causes the pores to open fully and the medical ozone, introduced into the cabinet by silicon tubing from the generator output, can penetrate fully into all the tissue – the blood, the lymph and the fat. Since the majority of toxins are held in the lymph and the fat, this treatment is the most effective way to eliminate them from the body. The skin is the largest organ of elimination, and the majority of the oxidized toxins are sweated out, sparing the liver and kidneys most of the extra work.

Hyperthermia itself is a very effective technique, many thousands of years old, recommended by Hippocrates. It results in a “false fever” reaction, which simulates the body’s own defense mechanism. With the addition of oxygen/ozone, the treatment becomes doubly powerful. As the toxins are oxidized, and eliminated from the body, the fat containing them is no longer needed, and also leaves.

Weight loss of 30, 40, or 50 lbs over a period of months has been reported, with no change in diet. The skin becomes smooth, soft and free of blemishes. Symptoms of a whole host of diseases disappear as the toxins leave the system and the lymph system is functioning optimally again. Unlike other methods of ozone application, employing ozone in a steam sauna will induce the “healing crisis”, which feels like having the flu for a few days. People should be informed of this effect so they can be prepared, and welcome it as a sign of beneficial healing. Skin rashes are common as the toxins are pushed out through the skin rapidly.

Often the rash is very itchy, and this can be alleviated by taking protease enzymes, and applying Gardener’s Dream Cream. The more frequent the treatments, the more rapid the healing, and the more severe the healing reactions will be. It may become so uncomfortable that the person will need to reduce the frequency of treatments from once daily to onceweekly. Typical treatments are once daily for 30 minutes duration. Persons with heart conditions should be limited to 15 minutes at a lower temperature for the first few sessions, increasing to 20, 25 and then 30 minutes, as the body adjusts to the thermal stress over time. People who have had a previous stroke should consult with their doctors first. It is not the oxygen/ozone that will cause any harm but rather the increased heart rate.

Flow rate of ozone into the cabinet is at 1/2 l/m in order to fill the large volume and overcome the loss of oxyge/ozone to heat. Concentration ranges from 35 to 40 ug/ml. A series of treatments usually consists of 10-30 applications. The effect of the ozone on any particular organ can be intensified by cupping with a funnel while in the steam cabinet. It also involves the person in actively taking responsibility for initiating the healing process. Flow rate forcupping should be at 1/8 l/m, with concentrations from 40 – 50 ug/ml. Novel application techniques are: placing the output tubing in the armpit and holding the arm against the body, so that the ozone enters the lymph system; placing the end of the tubing in the mouth to treat the teeth, (carefully avoiding inhaling, or swallowing); and sitting on the end of the tubing, so that ozone enters the perineum area.

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Using ozone with hyperthermia in the steam sauna will cleanse all the tissues of the body and provoke the healing crisis, which is not seen with other delivery methods, proof that this is the best way to achieve thorough cleansing of all toxins.

It is critical that the bowels remain open during these treatments, in order that oxidized toxins are completely eliminated from the system and not reabsorbed. The best methods of insuring this is by ingestion of 6-8 glasses of ozonated water daily (always on an empty stomach), large amounts of fiber (such as psyllium or pectin), large amounts of natural Vitamin C (3000 mg three times daily), flax oil and/or Homozon. Is there medical proof that ozone enters through the skin? From one clinical study Quasi-total-body exposure to an ozone-oxygen mixture in a sauna cabinet that was done by Dr. V. Bocci the following results was very evident from a 20 minutes ozone steam session :

Lowering of blood pressure due to vasodilatation. A marked increase in the oxygenation of the blood.

A striking increase of lipid peroxidation products without any occurrence of hemolyses. There are no doubt this is due to the exposure to O3.

THE BENEFITS OF OXYGEN/OZONE SAUNA THERAPY

Ozone sauna therapy is one of the safest and most powerful ways to eliminate toxic metals, toxic chemicals and chronic infections. The benefits include:

Skin rejuvenation. Ozone sauna therapy rapidly restores elimination through the skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body and a major eliminative channel. In most people, it is inactive, congested and toxic.

Sun exposure, use of synthetic clothing, bathing in chlorinated water and exposure to hundreds of chemicals damage the skin. Excessive sympathetic nervous system activity and negative emotions cause blood to be withdrawn from the skin, contributing to inactivity of the skin.

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Enhanced sweating. Sweating in the Smith sauna is a by-product of applying heat to the body. The sweating process gently and safely helps eliminate all heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Medical studies demonstrate that most toxins can be eliminated through the skin, relieving the burden on the kidneys and liver. Sweating increases dramatically in most people after several weeks of daily ozone sauna use. Sweating during exercise is not nearly as effective for detoxification because exercise activates the sympathetic nervous system. Sympathetic nervous activity inhibits toxin elimination.

Exercise benefits. Smith Ozone Saunas provide many of the benefits of exercise with much less expenditure of energy. These include enhanced circulation and oxidation of the tissues. Repeated ozone sauna use can lower elevated blood pressure and improve the elasticity of the arteries. Ozone saunas are most helpful for cardiovascular rehabilitation, allergies, skin conditions and chemical sensitivity.

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Decongesting the internal organs. Heating the body powerfully shunts blood toward the skin to dissipate heat. This decongests the internal organs and greatly stimulates circulation . Sinuses, joints and many other tissues benefit greatly.

Fever therapy (hyperthermia) for infections. Raising body temperature powerfully assists the body to kill bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. Many people have a low body temperature and, for this reason, cannot get rid of chronic infections. Common sites of infections are the sinuses, ears, eyes, bladder, throat and intestines.

Inhibiting the sympathetic nervous system. This is tremendous benefit not offered by many therapies of any kind. It enables the body to relax, heal and regenerate itself much faster, and may aid recovery from many types of ailments.

Slow Metabolism. Radiation and other toxins often affect the thyroid and adrenal glands resulting in a slow metabolic rate. This condition affects over 90% of adults and causes fatigue, impaired carbohydrate tolerance, food cravings, allergies, obesity, elevated cholesterol, learning disability, chronic infections and other conditions. A low body temperature impairs sweating. This hinders elimination and interferes with tissue regeneration. Supporting sluggish thyroid and adrenal glands helps, but is often not enough. By heating the body, saunas activate and enhance many metabolic processes. This is most beneficial for those with sluggish metabolism. Oxygen and ozone is known to improve cell metabolism and ATP (energy) production.

Anti-aging Therapy. Metabolism slows as one grows older. Most older people exercise less. Sweating occurs less often, impairing elimination of toxins and increasing the risk of major diseases. Since oxygen/ozone hyperthermic therapy is the most powerful detoxifying modality, it is a prime anti-aging therapy.. Ozone’s function can be compared to that of a vaccine, where the bodies own defense mechanism is stimulated to produce more anti-bodies and protect itself from bacteria, viruses, infections, degenerative disease and oxidative stress.

Ozone transdermal therapy can be used by most people at any age, even by those in wheelchairs. Physicians familiar with it, contend that it can be adapted for any condition with proper supervision. Simple yet powerful, it can usually be done right in the home.

Alcohol and drug rehabilitation. What makes the ozone sauna so powerful in this area. Not only does the heat accelerate the excretions of toxic chemicals in the lipid tissue that can be stored there often for tens of years but the ozone is absorbed into the skin using water as its carrier. Ozone will react and oxidize with the first toxic chemical, virus or bacteria to leave only pure oxygen behind as its byproduct. The ozone will oxidize all impurities that it comes in contact with as it makes its way into the blood stream and lymph system. The Smith sauna may reduce the harsh withdrawal symptoms as well as the withdrawal period substantially, making it the shining star of withdrawal therapy and it is totally natural. You can see this as the mercy giver in physical drug rehabilitation therapy.

Adding to that is sense of well being experienced by all users as a result of the lymph system becoming more active, blood circulation is enhanced and blood oxygen levels are rising. It has been reported in many cases that this therapy alleviates depression to a certain degree in some cases very evidently) Oxygen is your greatest and first source of energy. It is the fuel required for the proper operation of all body systems. Only 10% of your energy comes from food and water, 90% of our energy comes from oxygen. Oxygen gives our body the ability to rebuild itself, detoxify the blood and strengthens the Immune System.

The following testimony is by Dr. Megan Shields using Heperthermia. Medical Recommendation Drug Rehab Testimonial by Dr. Megan Shields I have been associated with this program for nearly 20 years. As a medical doctor practicing in a family medical clinic serving a broad cross-section of the public, I have seen the increase in persons arriving in my clinic who have damaged themselves and the lives of those around them as a result of alcohol and other drug abuse. No different than any other doctor, I have observed with sorrow the increasing numbers of people who descend at a frightening rate from what they certainly thought was “experimentation” or “recreation” into compulsion to use, and addiction to drugs.

I have never liked the concept of using drugs and medications to solve the problems created by drugs and medication. There is a place for medication, but it is defined and limited. Therefore, from the very beginning of my practice it was a serious concern for me to know where I could refer patients for help either for themselves or for a family member or friend.

As a doctor it was evident to me that the long-term physical, mental and emotional consequences of drug use had something to do with the residual effects of the drugs themselves. This was clearly the case as well with environmental and industrial toxins and such poisons as lead in wall paint eaten by children, firemen inhaling smoke fumes containing toxins, etc.

Customary medical procedures held no solution to this problem of drug and toxic residuals. Various “treatments” have been proffered, ranging from the psychiatric viewpoint of getting the person to believe the problem he was experiencing from toxins was all in his mind, to the administration of drugs to suppress the symptoms exhibited. These “treatments” only served to compound the problem. But with the release of the Sauna Detoxification Program, I discovered that we had a solution at hand. The depression, hopelessness and fear which so often accompany such problems were evident in many of my patients. Upon completion of the program, to which I had referred them, these persons were changed both physically and mentally. The common theme expressed by those who had completed it is that they were no longer encumbered by the chemicals which were shutting off their lives. They expressed increased mental clarity and new hope for the future. Their lives upon completion of the program were happier, healthier, and more productive. Beyond the detoxification program, the benefits of the practical skills courses were an important part of their stable recovery. I was pleased to see even the most “hard-core ”, seemingly hopeless cases recuperate and salvage their lives.

There is not often good news in our struggle with the consequences of alcohol and other drug abuse in our society. I am happy to say that this drug and alcohol rehab treatment program is good news. I encourage you to review it carefully and consider utilizing it. Many years ago I did and I have been able to save many lives as a result.

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Dr. Shields graduated from the Medical College of Virginia and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice. She is a frequent presenter at conferences on Substance Abuse and Public Health as well as being the author of many scientific papers on the role of detoxification.

Substances found in sweat following a sauna include:

  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • PCB’s
  • PBB
  • DDT
  • DDE
  • Hexachlor- benzene (HCB)
  • Dioxin (agent orange)
  • Petrochemicals
  • Volatile organic chemicals (solvents)
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Drugs

For many of these chemicals, hyperthermia is the only known way to remove them from the human body

Please note that exercise stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, which ultimately inhibits the excretion of heavy metals and toxins. So although exercise is needed and stimulate sweating the most effective excretion of toxins takes place when the body is still in a resting position.

But what exactly does hyperthermia do for the body?

Fever is one of the body’s own defensive and healing forces, created and sustained for the deliberate purpose of restoring health . The high temperature speeds up metabolism, inhibits the growth of the invading virus or bacteria, and literally burns the enemy with heat. Fever is effective for immune protection and healing.

The therapeutic property of the sauna is attributed to the following facts:

Overheating stimulates and speeds up the metabolic processes and inhibits the growth of virus and bacteria. All the vital organs and glands are stimulated to increase their activity. The body’s healing forces are aided and assisted, and healing is accelerated.

Improving the activity of the skin as an organ of detoxification by decongesting the skin mainly, not just opening the pores. Most people hardly sweat today as their skin is so congested and toxic due to bathing in fluoride, chlorine and chemicals and the use of lotions, soaps, and even synthetic clothing. Drastically improving blood circulation, carrying oxygen to all the vital parts of the body. Stimulate sweating that removes toxins and heavy metals from the body that lead to improved metabolic processes!

Other benefits. The Smith Chamber is an adjunct therapy to all degenerative and Auto immune disease. As there are no way to escape toxicity this is surely one of the world’s most prevalent modalities to prevent and reduce risk of all types of disease!

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