This month for the our upcoming February issue of our newsletter What Doctors Don’t Tell You, my husband Bryan Hubbard produced some extraordinary research about the nature of cancer.
While flipping through some medical literature, he discovered the astonishing statistic that 22 per cent of all breast cancer just goes away by itself. Intrigued, he then looked for more evidence of cancer burning itself out, and discovered that, contrary to received wisdom - that cancer is a virtual death sentence when left to its own devices - most of the big cancers that claim hundreds of lives every year just go away a fair percentage of the time.
Although deep psychological changes within the patient often account for some of the cases, the common denominator for most such cases was high fever. At some point in the course of their illness, the patients suffered a serious infection, which caused a prolonged raised body temperature. After the illness had run its course, and their body temperature returned to normal, the cancer had literally been burned away.
That information no only interests me for its implications in cancer treatment, but also for what it suggests about our own body heat and internal thermal effects as a potent healing modality.
Heat was the solution
When my children were small, I used to marvel at the ability of their young and perfect bodies to purge themselves of illnesses through a rapid rise in temperature – as though they’d been set alight. It afforded me a rare glimpse of an uncompromised body in the throes of self-repair.
Even in those early days, I understood that the heat wasn’t the problem – the heat was the solution. The worst thing I could do was to put out the fire with antibiotic or anti-inflammatories. I would look to our homeopaths to make them comfortable and to get them through the fever safely, while I sat back and observed what appeared to be a miracle.
Although fever in a young child is rarely left to its own devices, it is instructive to watch it run its course. After a night of such heat and copious sweat, the child often awakes as though the entire episode has been imagined. She sits up smiling, and there often is not only no evidence of fever but no evidence of the original infection.
In the past, doctors attempting to use the power of body heat would infect their patients with dangerous bacteria. These days, we have more sophisticated means of raising body temperature. In the Far East, Japanese and Chinese scientists have been experimenting with infrared energy –the second lowest energy band on the electromagnetic spectrum. This band of EM waves, which is just below visible red light (hence the name ‘infra red’) is also subdivided into three wavelengths – near, middle and far infrared (FIR), the longest waves of the three.
Although FIR wavelengths are too long for us to see, we experience this naturally occurring energy from the sun (and even a hot light bulb) as a gentle form of radiant heat, warming us directly by direct light conversion without raising the temperature of the surrounding air. This eventually induces an increase in body temperature, by moving body fluids around more quickly, causing profuse sweating, but at a much lower temperature than with ordinary thermal heat, as, say, produced by a Finnish-style sauna.
Japanese scientists have discovered that far infrared saunas appear to offer the same extraordinary benefits as high fever. Congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight, pain - even modern day pollution overload like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia respond to these particular frequencies of electromagnetic waves.
Infrared waves from the hands
I am particularly fascinated by this particular use of heat for self-repair because distant healing may generate far infrared waves. In 1991, a group of biochemists at the National Yang-Ming Medical College in Taipei, Taiwan, using electronic equipment to examine the electromagnetic spectra of waves generated by a Qigong master when sending healing Qi, detected large amounts of infrared waves in the vicinity of the master’s palms.
The study also found that the Qi not only stimulated cell growth, DNA synthesis and protein synthesis in cells, but also had a positive effect on fibroblasts, which build cellular tissue (Am J Chin Med 1991; 19: 285-92).
A similar study of human energy (called Kikoh in Japan) also recorded infrared waves and found that they potentiated human leukocyte functions in white blood cells (Int J Biometeorol. 1993; 37: 133-8)
But what seems to be most important of all is the raised temperature. One study of far-infrared use found it had no effect in inhibiting tumors when used at ambient temperatures, but it markedly inhibited cancer growth when combined with whole-body hyperthermia.
All this evidence suggests to me that the German physicist Fritz Albert Popp indeed was right in his theory that illness, in a sense, is scrambled frequency. In his work, he is discovering certain bands of electromagnetic frequencies that have healing properties. The work on heat and far infrared suggests that we may well possess those frequencies ourselves to repair our own light, when it goes awry.