Parmenides

Harnessing the Power of Heat to Fight Cancer

In Search of Medicines Holy Grail

Since the dawn of civilization, scientist's have explored new and better ways to apply therapeutic heat to fight disease and counteract the negative consequences of cancer.  The Ancient Greek Philosopher Parmenides [pahr-men-i-deez] extolled the benefits of systemic heat, by asserting that he could cure any disease, including malignancies, if he could only induce a fever of a sufficient magnitude in stricken patients. The benefits of deep tissue heating are well understood, however its successful application in a clinical setting remains as elusive today as it did centuries ago, until now.

Thanks to advances in the science of physics, Parmenides dream is now a reality. The Thermofield® Noninvasive Deep Tissue Heating System is the culmination of a 5000 year quest to harness the therapeutic value of deep penetrating heat.  Our company originated out of a collaboration between electrical engineers and cancer researchers in an effort to find new and better ways to integrate hyperthermia into clinical practice. Our vision, to end the pain and suffering caused by cancer, will be realized by empowering physicians to harness the full potential of thermotherapy.

The Global Cancer Crisis

According to ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology), the festering cancer epidemic is now the world’s most pressing healthcare problem claiming more lives than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. Over 100 million people, in low resource countries, will likely die from cancer over the next 10 years unless measures are taken to avert this looming global disaster. 

The effective palliation of solid tumors is a major problem in many developing nations, leaving affected patients to endure long and painful deaths. Therapeutic options like radiotherapy and narcotics, routinely used in the U.S and Europe, are generally unavailable in low resource countries. Portable hyperthermia devices, as easy to use as the Thermofield® System, may present at least a partial solution to this most vexing healthcare problem.