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.
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.
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.