HOT: Haematogenous oxidation therapy
As the name suggests, haematogenous oxidation therapy (HOT, e.g. according to Prof. Dr. Wehrli) is a therapy in which blood is exposed to artificial oxidation processes through oxygen radicals. HOT should only be carried out by an experienced therapist. Here, blood is taken from the vein and mixed with pure oxygen and then irradiated with UVB light. The irradiation of the blood-oxygen mixture with UVB light converts the oxygen into ionised oxygen, singlet oxygen and ozone – all of which are free radicals, also called oxygen radicals. The treated blood is then returned to the vein, which now triggers appropriate stimuli, reactions and chain reactions in the body. Various systems responsible for protective and repair processes now become active to neutralise the “damage” in the treated blood again.
Haematogenous oxidation therapy (HOT) is a strong stimulation therapy. The background: Strong stimuli are triggered in the body by a strong formation of free radicals (also called oxygen radicals) in the blood in order to thus maintain or force an immune response. HOT has had significant success with very specific conditions, such as circulatory disorders, immune system disorders, etc. Before this therapy is carried out, however, patients should have sufficient energy reserves to be able to react to these strong stimuli. The body’s reactions to these stimuli require and consume a lot of energy. Therefore, one should definitely determine beforehand how good the regulatory capacity of the autonomic nervous system is in order to avoid possible side effects!