Pyrotherapy

Pyrotherapy - treatment by artificial increase body temperature.
Artificial fever cause the introduction of alien body protein (see Proteinuria), pathogens of diseases (malaria, return typhoid), different vaccines, chemicals (pirogenal, suspension of sulfur in oil, distilled water). The increased body temperature caused to the health effects of air, water, sand, mud, heated above normal temperature of the body, while simultaneously reducing heat transfer (see Hyperthermia) and electric current - diathermy, inductothermy, electroepitaxy (see). Pyrotherapy causes increased blood circulation, metabolism and immune (protective) reactions.
All kinds of pyrotherapy must be combined With the use of drugs (for example, sulfa, arsenic, iodine, chlorpromazine, antibiotics).
Indications: seroresistance forms of syphilis, neurosyphilis, progressive paralysis, schizophrenia, resistant forms of gonorrhoea, brucellosis, chronic inflammation of the female genital organs, spondyloarthropathies, polyarthritis, bronchial asthma.
Contraindications: malignant tumors, tuberculosis, fevers, circulatory insufficiency II and III degree, essential hypertension II and III stage, purulent processes, blood diseases, thyrotoxicosis, radiation disease and condition after treatment with ionizing radiation.

Pyrotherapy (from the Greek. pyr - fire, heat and therapeia - treatment; synonym: pereteraapia, pyrogenic therapy) - a set of medical methods, which are based on artificial fever patients or artificial fever. The artificial increase of body temperature cause the introduction into the body of pyrogenic substances: 1) a foreign protein (see Proteinurija); 2) agents of diseases (malaria, recurrent fever), tuberculin and various vaccine typhoid, staphylococcal, mixed, from the sticks of Ducrey; 3) chemicals (toxic pirogenal, suspension of sulphur in the oil and distilled water). The increased body temperature also cause effects on the body: 1) different heat carriers (air, water, sand, dirt), heated above normal temperature of the body, while simultaneously reducing heat (hyperthermia, see the Overheating of the body); 2) electric current (diathermy or fields of high and ultra-high frequency [inductorami, electroepitaxy (see)].
For the first time pyrotherapy was proposed in Russia A. S. Rosenblum (1876), but received international recognition after the works of Wagner-Jauregg (J. Wagner-Jauregg, 1916).
In all types of pyrotherapy the body temperature occurs under various degrees of stress physical mechanism of thermoregulation. With the introduction of pyrogenic substances heat accumulation in the body occurs due to excessive uncompensated thermoregulation his education in cells or oppression centres physical thermoregulation at different levels of the nervous system (hypothalamic region, spinal cord, brain cortex). When hyperthermia summed up outside and formed in the process of metabolism heat is removed from the body due to the artificial decrease of heat transfer, and when electroinductive is due to endogenous heat production in tissues as the result of transfer of electrical energy into heat, and as a result of increasing metabolic processes in the body and artificial limitation of heat transfer.
The originality of feverish attack (the rate and extent of rising temperatures, duration of keeping it, the return to the initial temperature) in each of pyrotherapy depends on the quality and dose pyrogenic stimulus, the status of the receptors, which operates the stimulus and the state of the thermoregulatory mechanisms. Feverish attack divided into four periods: 1) compensation 2) temperature rise, 3) stabilization her and 4) the temperature is reduced to the source. In the first period the temperature of the body still has not increased, but found only the symptoms of increased physical activity thermoregulation - shortness of breath, skin redness, rash; in the second - temperature gradually or rapidly increased to a maximum peculiar to each type of piraterie, dizziness, hyperemia and especially sweating increases; in the third - temperature stays at that level, increased respiration, expansion of skin vessels, and sometimes sweating reach the maximum; in the fourth body temperature drops (critical or political), breathing, sweating restored, skin blood flow decreases almost to the source. When hyperthermia and electroinductive with artificial limitation of heat transfer redness neither the second, nor the third periods are not observed.
Each type of pyrotherapy has a distinctive characteristics: the speed of appearance and disappearance of a feverish attack, height and duration, the degree of tension of thermoregulation mechanisms and cardiovascular system, the presence or absence of toxicity, ability or the failure of external control of the attack. For example, when parenteral introduction into the organism proteins and vaccines feverish attack develops and long-term slightly elevated temperature in some patients experiencing shock reactions and severe intoxication. This kind P. not received development. P. caused by the inoculation of malaria, accompanied by the booming period of feverish attack, irregular repeat, and sometimes spontaneous termination, serious complications from cardiovascular even fatal outcomes. 8% were infected with malaria patients do not get vaccinated malaria difficult to treat, and after treatment may recur. With the life-threatening symptoms is not quickly bring the patient out feverish condition. However, according to the conclusions of clinicians, malariotherapy is an effective method of piraterie.
Hyperthermia convenient due to the simplicity of temperature increase and ease regulation of the temperature reaction, not accompanied by intoxication, but, as a rule, can strain cardiovascular and heat regulation systems.
The best view of Peterhof is electroepitaxy, but it requires a physician specialized knowledge and complex equipment.
All kinds P. combined with the use of drugs: arsenic, iodine, sulfonamides, chlorpromazine, antibiotics.
The mechanism of therapeutic action of pyrotherapy so far not resolved yet. I believe that it is associated with increased circulation, increases metabolism and immune reactions of the organism, with the changes of the functional state of the vegetative nervous system, stimulation of cells and improve the linkages between them, to improve the regulatory functions of the Central nervous system.
Indications: an early form of syphilis, neurosyphilis; progressive paralysis, schizophrenia, drug-resistant gonorrhea, brucellosis, chronic inflammation of the female genital organs, spondyloarthropathies, neurodermatitis, neuritis, rheumatic fever, rheumatoid and metabolic-dystrophic polyarthritis, bronchial asthma.
Contraindications: malignant and reborn tumors, tuberculosis, fevers, circulatory insufficiency II and III degree, essential hypertension of II and III degree, purulent processes, osteomyelitis, bleeding from internal and external ulcers and wounds, blood disease, thyrotoxicosis, radiation disease and condition after treatment with ionizing radiation.