Increasing the body temperature as a therapeutic measure

Stronger immune system by raising the body temperature

Many therapeutic interventions have been practiced over the course of human history. Besides some obscure medical excesses that sometimes read more like horror stories, there is one healing practice that has established itself over the course of millennia:

Raising the body temperature. In doing so, male and female healers merely imitate the body’s own reaction so that the body can heal itself. “Give me fever and I can cure every disease,” said Hippocrates about 2,500 years ago.

Healing professionals all over the world heal with a similar approach. In fact, heat applications permeate all of the world’s cultures throughout the millennia. Many naturopathic healing methods have incorporated the practice of increasing the body temperature.


Raising the body temperature is always synonymous with an increased immune response.Professor Abo from Japan confirmed a 40% improvement in the function of the immune system by raising the body temperature by only 1.8° Fahrenheit.Another scientist, Ishihara Yumi, PhD (Japan), established that our immune system is 5-6 times stronger when the body temperature is increased by 1.8°; inversely, the immune system is weakened by 30% if the body temperature is lowered by 1.8°. His statistical analyses revealed a decline in body temperature amongst the Japanese population by an average of 0.9° over the last 50 years.

In his studies, Professor Hiromi Shinya, PhD (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA) confirmed that, lowering the body temperature by only 0.9°, results in a 30% decline in enzyme and immune activity. He also discovered that cancer cells can multiply much faster at 95°F than at 98.6°F. The conclusion from his studies:

Humans with low body temperatures

  • have decreased immunity,
  • suffer from circulation disorders,
  • have increased genetic changes and thus an increased cancer risk.

Another well-known physician Ma Yueling from China reached the following results in his studies about hypothermia.

  • The risk of death is approx. 30% higher for people with a body temperature of 95°F.
  • Hypothermia causes deficient blood formation.
  • Hypothermia is a growth inhibitor in children.
  • Hypothermia causes arteriosclerosis and vascular wall hardening.
  • Hypothermia increases the risk of cancer and the growth rate of cancer cells.

Excerpt from the book “Uwe Karstädt: 98.6° F – Ideal Body Temperature

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About Uwe Karstaedt

The German naturopath lives and works in Munich since 1986 and has published many bestselling books on health and alternative medicine. He is an inspiring speaker with a fascinatingly broad range of in depth knowledge about the basic principles of healing on all levels.

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