Bio-Thermal Therapy® treatments are a powerful, natural, and non-invasive way to support the body’s healing processes. This therapy uses various biologically compatible electro-therapies combined with a specially timed thermal application. Bio-Thermal Therapy® is a non-drug method and has a long track record of safety and effectiveness.
The special timing of the thermal application was developed in Europe and improves cardiovascular function and circulates the blood while the body is at rest. This circulation is combined with specially selected electrotherapy devices depending on the biological effect the doctor is seeking. The combination of electrotherapy units and towels is determined at each visit by the doctor after listening to your heart tone and bowel sounds, and considering your symptoms.
The selection, combination, and order of the electrotherapy devices and the timing of the towels is adjusted according to your individual condition. The individualized treatment is charted by the doctor and then administered by one of our specially trained nurses. The treatments are pleasant, relaxing, and take about 40 minutes. Different Bio-Thermal Therapy® treatments are used to treat infections, autoimmune conditions, pain, cancer, arthritis, colitis, constipation, fibromyalgia, skin diseases, menstrual cycle disorders, asthma, liver disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ankle sprains and musculoskeletal traumas, and many other conditions. You can read and learn more about the different biologically compatible electro-therapies in the electrotherapy bar below. Research has demonstrated that a series of treatments improves liver, kidney, digestive, and thyroid function, improved cholesterol values, and a normalization of high and low blood sugar levels. Other research has shown an increase in the number of white blood cells by 10,000 on average after only one treatment.
Modern electrotherapy devices have potent beneficial biological activity and are pleasant to experience. The different waveforms have different effects on tissues. The electro-therapies can be combined to created a compounded benefit.
Shortwave Diathermy is an energy wave in the radio wave spectrum. Diathermy feels like a ‘velvety warmth’. Diathermy improves white blood cell ability to consume bacteria, temporarily paralyzes bacteria in the energy field, relaxes the body, enhances nutrition delivery to the cells locally, and is considered a physical therapy antibiotic. Diathermy is used to treat many different types of infections including sinus, pneumonia, bladder infections, colds flus, and strep throat. Digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diarrhea are benefited by diathermy. It is also a part of thermal therapy in cancer care and inhibits cancer growth while improving tumor response to radiation and chemotherapy. Musculoskeletal problems like low back pain, muscle and joint sprains, and fractures also heal more quickly and effectively with the use of diathermy.
The sine wave is a muscle stimulator – it is not a TENS unit. This device is commonly used in physical therapy to improve circulation, reduce swelling, improve muscle function, and reduce pain. We use it for this purpose for those common complaints. However, we also use it to treat digestive function and to improve immune system function. We place the the sine wave pads on the back and stimulate the spinal nerves that control the digestive processes. This activates the digestive organs and strengthens digestion, improves digestive enzyme output, and calibrates the digestive tract muscular rhythm. Patients feel a mild tingling on the back and my feel a gentle tug in the abdomen when the pads are on the back as the organs are activated.
High Frequency current is another of our frequently-used tools. This is applied in a fashion similar to ultrasound – with a handle holding a treatment head. The current feels very mild and tingling with a slight warmth. It works as a form of ‘cellular massage’, and is quite gentle and effective. The current is antimicrobial, oxygenates the blood, improves the repair speed of joints, soft tissue and bones if they are injured, is anti-inflammatory, relaxes muscle spasm, reduces pain and recharges the nervous system. We use high frequency for asthma and respiratory infections, over injured sprained ankles, broken bones, inflamed and infected organs such as bladder or prostate, to encourage torn tissues to heal, areas of sharp pain, ovarian cysts, certain types of tumors such as fibroids, over the abdomen to treat PMS cramps, prostate issues, and more.
Mineral Infrared Therapy
Infrared therapy is a type of therapeutic heat. Mineral Infrared Therapy (MIR) is a special form of infrared heat. The difference between simple infrared radiation, and the MIR lamp, is that the MIR lamp creates heat with a unique mineral plate. This plate is composed of a mineral combination formulation. When the plate is heated it emits electromagnetic waves which we feel as heat. The electromagnetic waves are shaped by the mineral elements which resonate at their individual frequency. When the minerals already in the body interact with the heat wave at their shared frequency they become heat activated or ionized. The body uses minerals mostly in their ionic form. The principle behind using the mineral plate is that the excitation of the minerals into their ionic state stimulates many of the body’s natural metabolic processes, such as stimulating Fe(Iron) to become the form Fe++ which is used in the process of oxygenating the blood. The MIR has been in use for over 40 years and was developed in China. Over 36 universities, 45 graduate schools, 41 research institutes, and 250 hospitals have studied its effects. It is useful for angina, back pain, Bell’s palsy, burns, skin ulcers, bronchitis, ear infections, insomnia, irregular menstruation, muscular pain, pelvic inflammation, prostatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, sinusitis, skin disorders such as eczema, alopecia, injury to the soft tissues, and more.
Galvanic is a muscle stimulator like the sine wave, but it is a direct current, unlike the alternating current of sine wave. Galvanic creates polar (+ or -) chemical effects on tissues. It is especially helpful to stop bleeding such as in helping ulcers to heal. On the other hand, it can also soften scars so that they can be broken down and re-absorbed. It can also reduce pain, which it does quite effectively. We use galvanic to reduce pain and swelling, shrink hemorrhoids and swollen prostate glands, help stomach ulcers to heal, and more.
Dr. Blake's award winning Poster Presentation.
This was presented at the 2014 International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine. (ICNM). It presents Naturopathic Physical Diagnostic Signs in Diabetes and the use of Bio-Thermal Therapy® in the treatment of diabetes and diabetic complications.
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