Introduction: Oncothermia (OTM) is based on electromagnetic interactions with the living organism. Its nano-targeting approach [established a newer paradigm, which could be applied not only in case of malignancies but in any other diseases, when the non-selective conditions are existing. This technique by now is well proven from the simple laboratory level to the several different clinical applications. Oncothermia method ignites the natural processes to rescue them from the system, re-establishing the better communication harmony between the cells of organism. This method will lead us to the treatment of some non-malignant diseases too to try delaying their development or offering earlier recovery. Our aim was to use OTM on the common basis of equilibrium demand; and use the recognition of the deviations from the complex harmony of the organism or its part for selection to act properly.
Study protocol and Method:
Oncothermia was successfully applied for non malignant conditions like Lyme disease, for non-specific low-back pain, for Peyronie disease, and for Dupuytren’s contracture, too. We made more extended study, proving in details the applicability of the OTM in these diseases, especially in the situations when traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is also applicable (acupuncture, permanent needle techniques). Our special permanent acupuncture method was proven previously and well fits to the complementary applications.Results & Discussion: The synergy of the ancient knowledge - application of heat energy - and the high-tech state-of-art of the medical knowledge could be established with our research. Recognition of the distortions in the healthy tissue have some common principles and possibilities in TCM and OTM: the left complexity of the living organization is recognized by both the methods.OTM application is a useful, harmless additional complementary treatment for management of selected diseases. Our topic is giving western trained physicians clinical applications of modern (Oncothermia-Booster) as a physiotherapeutic - equipment to accommodate accelerating interests in modern complex treatment of chronic low back pain and Dupuytren’s contracture.
In recent study data verified the relevant end-points of the study: the safety, the quality of life (QoL), the shortened rest time, duration of painless state, cost/benefit ratio.
Keywords: Physiotherapy; Oncothermia; Dupuytran’s contracture; Non-specific low back pain
Abbreviations: OTH: Oncothermy; LBP: Low Back Pain; TCM: Traditional Chinese Medicine; VAS: Visual Analog Scale; QoL: Quality of Life