Dr. med. Astrid Kohl

Phone: +49 30 / 827 11 630 Fax: +49 30 / 827 11 631 praxis@dr-kohl.berlin

Whole Body Hyperthermia

Heat Treatment: Therapy Methods and Mode of Action

In whole body hyperthermia, the entire body, except for the head, is overheated with water-filtered IR-A-radiation. The body temperature reaches different temperatures:

  • Mild hyperthermia up to approximately 39°C
  • Moderate, fever-like hyperthermia 39.0° – 40.5°C
  • (Extreme whole body hyperthermia up to approximately 42°C, only performed in hospitals).

Depending on the individual situation, a series of 3 to 12 applications is recommended. One application usually takes between 3 to 4 hours.

Indications for Whole Body Hyperthermia

Whole body hyperthermia has a wide range of clinical indications in prevention and treating therapy-resistant diseases:

Preventive Medicine

  • Prophylactically stimulating the immune system

Chronic Illnesses

  • Chronic recurrent inflammations of the intestines, skin, respiratory tract, chronic infections of the respiratory tract
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Chronic back pain, sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia, arthrosis, neuralgia
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Neurodermatitis
    • Migraine
    • Arterial hypertension
    • Ankylosing spondylitis

Tumour Diseases

  • Treatment, accompanying orthodox medical therapy such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy
  • Secondary prevention in tumour-free situations to prevent metastases

Mental Disorders

– Improving psychological stability in depressions


Dr. med. Astrid Kohl’s practice offers mild and moderate whole body hyperthermia in Berlin using a modern device of heckle hyperthermia.