Therapies

I-Therm Treatment

Image of i-therm device. LifeWorks Offers I-Therm Treatments

The I-Therm is a revolutionary system that safely heats body tissue and promotes healing by increasing localized blood flow.The healing power of deep penetrating heat is widespread and profound. Molecular Hyperthermia Therapy (I-Therm) is a therapeutic technology that artificially raises the temperature of targeted areas of the body to promote healing. I-Therm utilizes the body’s natural response to heat to provide the desired therapeutic effect.

A dramatic increase in regional blood flow is the most important physiological response associated with I-Therm. When local muscle tissue temperatures exceed 42°C (108°F), a body naturally counters with a surge of cool blood to prevent the muscle from overheating. This in turn increases nutrients and oxygen to the treated area, critical for anabolic processes and necessary for tissue repair. Clinical studies have successfully demonstrated that muscle tissue heated to 45° C (113°F) increased blood flow up to 1500%.

Increased blood flow accelerates the removal of both dead tissue, cell debris and excess fluids. Hyperthermia advances production and secretion of cytokines that reduce inflammation and encourage cellular repair. Unlike drugs that exert their anti-inflammatory affect systemically, I-Therm exerts its affect only to the targeted area. I-Therm has an analgesic affect by removing inflamed cells from the affected area.

Unlike side-effect producing drugs that simply mask the symptoms associated with disease, I-Therm works in concert with the body’s natural immune processes to unlock the body’s amazing power to heal.

I-Therm at LifeWorks

Patients lay on a comfortable bed and have heated pads placed on their bodies, wherever they have pain. The I-Therm produces a shortwave electromagnetic field at the optimized frequency to induce hyperthermia in targeted tissues up to 15 cm (6 in) beneath the skin. It is engineered to maximize the specific absorption rate, resulting in optimal therapeutic warming temperatures within 8 minutes and maintains these temperatures for the duration of therapy.
The I-Therm also includes temperature sensors that safely monitor and control both internal and external (skin) temperatures.
The key benefits of an I-Therm treatment are that it alleviates pain, provides rapid neurologic rehabilitation and enhances the effectiveness of cancer treatments. Patients who benefit from the treatments include those with sports injuries and muscle, bone and nerve pain. Hyperthermia for Cancer has also been proven to shrink cancerous tumors and it is used as part of the cancer protocol at LifeWorks.

I-Therm applications include:

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Chronic Inflammatory Conditions
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Sports medicine
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Pain management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Soft tissue
  • Bone
  • Nerve

Key Benefits include:

  • Alleviates pain and accelerates healing
  • Reducing Chronic Inflammation
  • Provides rapid neurologic rehabilitation
  • Enhances the effectiveness of cancer treatments
  • Read more about Hyperthermia and Cancer

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Dr. Minkoff

About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.