“Sauna and the Effects on the Human Body”- The following statements come from the SomaTraining Sauna & Global Postural Stretching Course-
“Give me a fever and I can cure any disease.”- Hippocrates
Van l’Huff’s Law– “An increase in temperature creates an acceleration of the chemical reactions.”
Dr. A Salmanuff writes in his book…
“The secret and the wisdom of the body says that hyperthermia increases the temperature of the body without any expenditure from its part. While outwardly relaxed, the inner organs are as active as though the sweat bather were jogging or mowing the lawn. At the same time, the body is being cleansed from inside out by the the skin, the largest organ and its excretion, sweat.
While the surface temperature of the skin may raise as much as 10 degrees celsius, inner temperature increases up to 3 degrees celsius. This is the fever that Hippocrates and generations of medicinal people after him sought, and is created as one reclines in a sweat bath!
Of course it is unlikely that any disease can be cured by fever, but it is common knowledge that many bacterial and viral agents do not survive well at temperatures higher than normal body temperature. It is also possible that damaged cells repair themselves quicker in fever conditions due to the increased metabolic rate.”