heat stress detoxification
heat stress detoxificationAn alternative healthcare term for the application of external heat or artificial induction of fever to a patient whose febrile response is viewed as inadequate. External temperature can be increased by saunas, steam baths, local hot compresses and friction, and is claimed to be useful either alone or as an adjunctive therapy in bladder and lung infections, AIDS, cancer and viral infections. While “high-tech hyperthermia” (e.g., diathermy, extracorporal heating, infrared, ultrasound) may have health benefits, there is little peer-reviewed literature supporting its efficacy and use.
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