Infrared Hothouse International
Voluntary opinions and
personal experiences with cancer
using intergrative therapies.
Hothouse Dome and the Sun Ancon Chi
Far Infrared Thermal Heat and Passive
Aerobic Exercise combined.
1) We all have an individual lifestyle,
personal issues, varied diets, exposure to
varied environmental and everyday toxins and
chemicals, personal karma etc.
No single therapy or protocol can combat illness
all alone. There is no 'magic pill'. The mind/body connection
must also be addressed.
3) Whilst Far
Infrared Thermal Therapy is widely used across
Europe and Asia, it is limited in the USA as
conventional American protocols are still
experimenting with it and often utilizing crude
forms of delivery such as metal probes. The Far
Infrared units available to the public for home
health maintenance and support, are in the form
of a lamp, fabric, or sauna. Traditional saunas
still generate wet heat combined with Far
Infrared, whilst the FIR Hothouse dome generates
pure far infrared 'dry' heat.
National Cancer Institute Hyperthermia Fact
Sheet - "Hyperthermia
is almost always used with other forms of
cancer therapy, such as radiation therapy
and chemotherapy." - www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/types/surgery/hyperthermia-fact-sheet
FYI: The National
Cancer Institute (NCI), is the U.S. government’s
principal agency for cancer research.
NCI FACT SHEET:
What is hyperthermia?
Hyperthermia (also called thermal
therapy or thermotherapy) is a type of cancer
treatment in which body tissue is exposed to
high temperatures (up to 113°F). Research has
shown that high temperatures can damage and kill
cancer cells, usually with minimal injury to
normal tissues (1). By killing cancer cells and
damaging proteins and structures within cells
(2), hyperthermia may shrink tumors.
Hyperthermia is under study in clinical trials
(research studies with people) and is not widely
available (in the U.S.).
How is hyperthermia
used to treat cancer?
Hyperthermia is almost always used with other
forms of cancer therapy, such as radiation
therapy and chemotherapy (1, 3). Hyperthermia
may make some cancer cells more sensitive to
radiation or harm other cancer cells that
radiation cannot damage. When hyperthermia and
radiation therapy are combined, they are often
given within an hour of each other. Hyperthermia
can also enhance the effects of certain
trials have studied hyperthermia in
combination with radiation therapy and/or
chemotherapy. These studies have
focused on the treatment of many types of
cancer, including sarcoma, melanoma, and cancers
of the head and neck, brain, lung, esophagus,
breast, bladder, rectum, liver, appendix,
cervix, and peritoneal lining (mesothelioma) (1,
3–7). Many of these studies, but not all, have
shown a significant reduction in tumor size when
hyperthermia is combined with other treatments
(1, 3, 6, 7). However, not all of these studies
have shown increased survival in patients
receiving the combined treatments (3, 5, 7).
What are the different
methods of hyperthermia?
Several methods of hyperthermia are currently
under study, including local, regional, and
whole-body hyperthermia (1, 3–9).
In local hyperthermia, heat is applied to a
small area, such as a tumor, using various
techniques that deliver energy to heat the
tumor. Different types of energy may be used to
apply heat, including microwave, radio
frequency, and ultrasound. Depending on the
tumor location, there are several approaches to
External approaches are
used to treat tumors that are in or just below
the skin. External applicators are positioned
around or near the appropriate region, and
energy is focused on the tumor to raise its
endocavitary methods may be used to treat tumors
within or near body cavities, such as the
esophagus or rectum. Probes are placed inside
the cavity and inserted into the tumor to
deliver energy and heat the area directly.
are used to treat tumors deep within the body,
such as brain tumors. This technique allows the
tumor to be heated to higher temperatures than
external techniques. Under anesthesia, probes or
needles are inserted into the tumor. Imaging
techniques, such as ultrasound, may be used to
make sure the probe is properly positioned
within the tumor. The heat source is then
inserted into the probe. Radiofrequency ablation
(RFA) is a type of interstitial hyperthermia
that uses radio waves to heat and kill cancer
In regional hyperthermia,
various approaches may be used to heat large
areas of tissue, such as a body cavity, organ,
Deep tissue approaches may be used to treat
cancers within the body, such as cervical or
bladder cancer. External applicators are
positioned around the body cavity or organ to be
treated, and microwave or radiofrequency energy
is focused on the area to raise its temperature.
Regional perfusion techniques can be used to
treat cancers in the arms and legs, such as
melanoma, or cancer in some organs, such as the
liver or lung. In this procedure, some of the
patient’s blood is removed, heated, and then
pumped (perfused) back into the limb or organ.
Anticancer drugs are commonly given during this
peritoneal perfusion (CHPP) is a technique used
to treat cancers within the peritoneal cavity
(the space within the abdomen that contains the
intestines, stomach, and liver), including
primary peritoneal mesothelioma and stomach
cancer. During surgery, heated anticancer drugs
flow from a warming device through the
peritoneal cavity. The peritoneal cavity
temperature reaches 106-108°F.
Whole-body hyperthermia is used to treat
metastatic cancer that has spread throughout the
body. This can be accomplished by several
techniques that raise the body temperature to
107-108°F, including the use of thermal chambers
(similar to large incubators) or hot water
The effectiveness of
hyperthermia treatment is related to the
temperature achieved during the treatment, as
well as the length of treatment and cell and
tissue characteristics (1, 2). To ensure that
the desired temperature is reached, but not
exceeded, the temperature of the tumor and
surrounding tissue is monitored throughout
hyperthermia treatment (3, 5, 7). Using local
anesthesia, the doctor inserts small needles or
tubes with tiny thermometers into the treatment
area to monitor the temperature. Imaging
techniques, such as CT (computed tomography),
may be used to make sure the probes are properly
Does hyperthermia have
any complications or side effects?
Most normal tissues are not damaged during
hyperthermia if the temperature remains under
111°F. However, due to regional differences in
tissue characteristics, higher temperatures may
occur in various spots. This can result in
burns, blisters, discomfort, or pain (1, 5, 7).
Perfusion techniques can cause tissue swelling,
blood clots, bleeding, and other damage to the
normal tissues in the perfused area; however,
most of these side effects are temporary.
Whole-body hyperthermia can cause more serious
side effects, including cardiac and vascular
disorders, but these effects are uncommon (1, 3,
7). Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting are commonly
observed after whole-body hyperthermia (7).
What does the future
hold for hyperthermia?
A number of challenges must be overcome before
hyperthermia can be considered a standard
treatment for cancer (1, 3, 6, 7). Many clinical
trials are being conducted to evaluate the
effectiveness of hyperthermia. Some trials
continue to research hyperthermia in combination
with other therapies for the treatment of
different cancers. Other studies focus on
improving hyperthermia techniques.
To learn more about clinical trials, call NCI’s
Cancer Information Service (CIS) at
1–800–4–CANCER (1–800–422–6237) or visit
Clinical Trials Information for Patients and
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8) Feldman AL, Libutti
SK, Pingpank JF, et al. Analysis of factors
associated with outcome in patients with
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individual users sharing what they personally
experienced, relevant to their lifestyle and state
of health. These personal opinions do not
necessarily reflect results that other individuals
may or may not experience. These testimonials are
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opinions and personal experiences.
All of the individuals
below followed conventional cancer
protocols and maintained contact with
their doctors, besides addressing their
diet and implementing additional
modalities, intergrative therapies of
their own choosing.
Keeping her body
in balance, no fear.
"At age 35, on New Years Eve
2003 I found a lump in my left breast that turned
out to be breast cancer. My life was about to
change drastically. I had two lumpectomies to
remove the cancer and a sentinel lymph node biopsy
that showed lymph node involvement. The cancer was
diagnosed stage 2b. I underwent 4 months of dose
dense chemo. This is chemo every two weeks. My
first cocktail of chemo was Adriamycin and
Cytoxan. My second round of chemo was Taxotere.
These drugs were very hard for me to tolerate. I
suffered from the usual chemo side effects that
included nausea, body aches, shortness of breath,
low energy, complete hair loss, extreme swelling
and many other unfavorable side effects. I did
manage to maintain a positive outlook through out
my treatments. On July 7, 2004 I had a bilateral
mastectomy and reconstruction. I wanted to prevent
any chance of a breast cancer re-occurrence.
life was almost back to normal in January of
2005. I had finished all of my reconstructive
surgeries. I was like most Americans doing too
much too quickly and was right back in my hectic
routine. I changed jobs in June and the training
was intense. I started in my new sales territory
August I, 2005. Life was good.
asked to participate in an interview for breast
cancer awareness month for a local hospital
giving complimentary mammograms to 200 patients.
On Halloween 2005, the last day of breast cancer
awareness month I performed a self breast exam
and found a suspicious lump. I had surgery to
remove the lump that turned out to be breast
cancer again at 37.
with my oncologist who scared me senseless with
his talk of how grave and serious the
re-occurrence was being only 17 months out from
my last chemo treatment. My mother and I left
the hospital in tears and I told her I would
never see that doctor again because he did not
think I would beat this. My cancer was totally
different than my first cancer and this
diagnosis was stage 4. I had a PET/CT scan that
showed lymph node involvement with malignancy
behind my left clavicle bone, left of my
trachea, two para-aortic nodes, and a large
focal area on my liver between the left and
right lobes. I was in serious trouble.
many prayers as to why this happened to me again
... a dear friend of mine called me on the
phone and told me about a wellness consultant,
Mary Miltenberger in Cumberland, Maryland. She
specializes in patients the doctors have given
Mind and Spirit:
Mary introduced to me the concept of body, mind
and spirit healing. I started taking supplements
to get my immune system back on track. I
changed my lifestyle
eating habits to all organic foods, no
dairy, no refined sugar or red meat. I used
Frankincense, a therapeutic grade essential
oil over all the areas where the cancer was
seen on the scans.
then got under the Far Infrared Hothouse for an
hour and used the Chi Machine for 5 minutes
twice a day for 8 straight days. I used the ERE
(Electro Reflex Energizer) on
Program one for 5 minutes and Program two for 5
minutes. I started to feel better and better as
each day passed. Everyone commented on how good
I was looking. I would reply "I feel terrific."
Mary encouraged me to live under
my new Hothouse dome as much as possible,
knowing I had another scan coming up."
- Intergrative Therapies.
had a repeat CT scan with and without contrast
to have a liver biopsy done a month later. Well,
we could not find the lesion in my liver it was
so ill defined. The lymph nodes were all back to
normal size and no new lesions seen within the
liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands or
continuing my Hothouse, Chi Machine and ERE. I
have more energy than ever and I feel fantastic. Oh by
the way, the swelling I (still) had from the
chemo is completely gone, and I've lost 25
pounds. I have stopped fearing the return of
cancer ... I have gotten the fear out of my
mind. Using the machines daily keeps my body in
balance." - Stacey
Sprenkle, April 2006, USA.
"Doy gracias al Señor y a
mis amigas Lolys y Conchita que me dieron a
conocer estos maravillosos aparatos, hace dos
años me diagnosticaron cáncer de mama, después
de 6 quimioterapias y 25 radiaciones continuaron
los chequeos de rutina. Hace 3 meses que uso los
aparatos diariamente, la HotHouse de 2 a 3 horas
y la Chi Machine de 5 a 15 minutos, la Electro
Reflex Energizer 1 hora. Los últimos
análisis salieron excelentes, el oncólogo dijo:
Señora hace 4 meses sus exámenes eran dudosos,
ahora todo está muy bien. Los recomiendo como
preventivos y para los enfermos que van a dejar
de sufrir, de inmediato se sienten resultados.
Son rejuvenecedores, regeneran células. Si
desean ser productivos y activos durante toda su
vida le invito a usar estos aparatos, cambiarán
sus vidas." - VIRGINIA BARBOZA,
MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO.
"I have owned and operated a very successful
therapeutic massage therapy business since 1996. I
have a young client who had intestinal cancer as an
external growth, diagnosed in May 2004. Being an
external growth with just a skin covering, it was
easy too see the extreme large size of it, like a
She borrowed our Far
Infrared Hothouse last fall, September 2004, and
used it for two full weekends - 6 days and nights
in total. She used it for all of each day, only
stopping to eat and go to the bathroom. In those
two weekends she reported her tumour was shrunk
from the size of a grapefruit to the size of a
golf ball. Also, while using the FIR Hothouse she
said her pain was less than 1/2 and most of her
body and leg swelling disappeared too.
When it was finally
operated on, in January 2005, the doctor said it
resembled a shriveled, dried up prune." -
Natural Treatments, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.
A love story.
"In January of 2006, Eileen used the Hothouse for
the first time to maintain healthy lung function.
Joan (her neighbor), went over to her place and lent
her the Far Infrared Hothouse and rubbed her chest
and back with some essential oils. Eileen slept
under the Hothouse dome and went under it in the
daytime as well for about 3 days. Eileen was so
impressed with the benefits that she and her
husband, Vic, purchased a Chi Machine and a Far
Infrared Hothouse. They both started using the Chi
Machine twice a day. The first time Eileen used the
Chi Machine, she noticed improved circulation and
less pain in her toes.
the middle of February 2006, Vic was diagnosed
with stage four colon cancer and was told by
doctors that he and Eileen would have possible
another year together. He continued to use the
Chi Machine twice a day, slept under the
Hothouse dome and also spent as much time as
possible during the day under it. Eileen set her
alarm for every hour during the night so she
could get up and reset the Hothouses for Vic who
was sleeping under them."
NOTE: The Far Infrared Hothouse
dome can be programmed in 15 minute
increments up to one hour straight. Initial
use should be limited to just a few minutes
before going to 30 minute sessions, then
proceeding to sessions of one hour or more.
doctors had told Vic that he would have a
colostomy after surgery. On March 7, 2006, Vic
has his surgery and eighteen inches of his colon
was removed, however, he did not have to have
the colostomy. The surgeon then informed Vic
that they did not get all the cancer and that he
would have to have another surgery. He was given
some medication in pill form but did not have to
have chemotherapy. After 8 days in the hospital,
Vic returned home and started using the Far
Infrared Hothouse again frequently and the ERE
once a day. Then 2 months after the surgery, Vic
started using the Chi Machine again as well as
the Hothouse domes and the ERE.
June, Vic went back to his oncologist who told
him his blood tests were good. He then inquired
what Vic had been doing, so he told the doctor
about the machines and the doctor asked for some
data. Vic and Eileen went back to
see the doctor in July 2006 and gave the doctor
the data he had requested. At that time the doctor
informed them that Vic was healthy and would not
need further surgery." - Joan
Lefaivre, friend and neighbor, Canada.
In May 2006, Jean Wiliams of
Winnipeg, Manitoba, was told that she had advanced
cancer. In November 2006, Jean is healthy and this
is her story.
in May, following 4 days of lower abdominal
pain, nausea, vomiting and bloating. Jean had to
undergo an active investigation in an acute care
hospital. A CT Scan
revealed a large pelvic mass, which was thought
to be an ovarian cancer and multiple pulmonary
nodules were present bilateral. This is most
consistent with metastasis. There was also a
defect in her left kidney. This information was
taken directly from reports from the hospital
and cancer care.
was sent home with a long acting analgesic and
with Percocet 10mgs for breakthrough pain. The
wait for cancer care and the treatment plan
began. After waiting for one month, we decided
we could not wait any longer and do nothing, so
the alternative therapies were to begin.
this time, Jean gave up her job as a school bus
driver since bouncing about and sitting caused
her pain, and a short walk resulted in a feeling
of lower abdominal pressure and pain. As well,
she had trouble sleeping and needed pain
was put to bed in my home and two far infrared
Hothouse domes were placed over her chest and
abdomen for 24hrs. Her blood pressure, pulse and
respiration's were monitored by me and were
stable. She got up only to go to the bathroom.
Jean had her meals in bed and drank lots of
fluid. Just 5 days after this period there was
no more pain.
lying under these Hothouse domes, my good friend
Karen and i talked to Jean about a herbal regime
and Dr. Johanna Budwig's anti-cancer diet. The
purpose was to change her intestinal environment
to make her body hostile to invaders. Jean is a
naturally positive person with a fine sense of
humor and so also introducing positive thinking
and visualization was easy for her. We made a
phone call to Calgary and Jean spoke to another
cancer survivor. Our alternative plan was put
days layer, Jean started on her herbal plan and
the anti-cancer diet. This was followed very
diligently for 30 days and modified at Jean's
request. Jean continued on using the FIR
Hothouse for 1 hour each morning and 1 hour in
bed at night. The Chi Machine was used twice
daily to increase her oxygen levels and other
benefits. In addition, she used the ERE for 10
mins twice daily to confront any parasitical
our other sister Barbara, practices Traditional
Native Medicine and so we arranged for the three
of us to attend a Sundance and another time for
a Native Sweat Lodge. Jean had wonderful support
from her friends and if her husband was out of
town i was able to stay overnight. I was always
beside her when she was under the Hothouse dome.
We talked into the night. We all kept our
positiveness even though there was such an
emotional roller coaster felt by her family,
friends and siblings.
Cancer Care did a needle biopsy of her lungs
with no result and in search for a primary site
for ovarian cancer, Jean was scheduled for major
abdominal surgery on September 28th, 2006. In
the meantime, we saw Jean getting better and
better with more endurance and energy. She went
back to driving her car and returning to doing
fun things like visiting her friends.
had her surgery on September 28th, with no
cancer detected. Before her discharge she had a
CT Scan. Jean's oncologist called her on
November 17th, 2006 to say her pathology report
and her CT Scan was negative." -
Respectfully submitted by sister Verna
Nicolls, retired R.N. Canada.
Relief for a senior.
"In early 2000, my Mother,
Annie Glenn, age 86, learned she had colon cancer.
Extensive surgery was done in March to remove part
of the color and rectum. She spent 6 weeks in the
dismissal from the hospital, we were told
the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes in
that area. Chemotherapy and radiation were
recommended but it was decided she was too
weak for both treatments, so radiation was
ruled out. Six months of chemotherapy, once
weekly, was prescribed and started. I
decided to put Mother under the Hothouse Far
Infrared Dome 3 to 4 hours daily, focusing
of course on the affected area. After 7
weeks of chemo, she was so weak from the
effects of it, she was put back in the
hospital for a week.
Extensive blood work was done plus a CAT
scan. The oncologist did not detect cancer.
August 16th, I took my Mother back to her
oncologist and there was still no sign of
cancer. She continued to grow stronger and
continued to use the Hothouse daily". -
Annie's Story - August 16, 2000 -
Courtesy Deanna Sudweeks, Distributor,
The SOQI Bed
Luxury home health spa for home or
Intergrative therapies, Far Infrared and Aerobic
The SOQI Bed.
November 2010 Diane Bussiers husband was
diagnosed with bladder cancer. Surgery removed a
malignant tumor but doctors then wanted to
remove his bladder, prostate and lymph nodes
completely, along with chemo and radiation. The
cancer specialist said without these traditional
protocols, he would be dead in 6 months.
Diane and her husband turned to alternative,
natural therapy. They used the SOQI Bed for 5
hrs a day coupled with a homeopathic treatment
for 1 year. Mr. Bussier's doctors confirmed he
was healthy and well. -
Diane Bussiere and her husband reside in