The technique is based on the concept that immersing a patient in smoke can help the body rid itself of toxins and parasites, which therapists claim are keys to their method of fighting cancer."While there is a spiritual element, it's based on very sound principles which they claim can cure cancer," said Mr Ellis, who spent the past week by his friend's side.
"Jim says he's feeling really good. And he says they've managed to help some of his old footy injuries that haven't gone away after treatment back home. People can judge these things all they want, but they're not the ones with cancer."
Wife Sam Stynes said she would join her husband in Indonesia today.
Stynes planned to be in Indonesia for a week of therapy, but the positive reaction had encouraged him to stay for the full three-week treatment.
Mrs Stynes said the latest chapter in her husband's bid to beat cancer was in "pure Jim style".
"Psychologically, it's good for him to be doing it. He's really enjoying it and there have been no adverse side-effects," she said.
Mr Ellis said that he had been sceptical for the first three days of treatment, but after seeing good results in his friend he felt like there was real value.
He said the pair had little time to do anything else other than wake up, have breakfast, go to treatment, have dinner and then go back to their hotel to sleep.
"The treatment is quite intense and will go for three weeks, so it's not for the faint-hearted," he said.
"But there is certainly no downside to it."
A documentary aired last month detailed Stynes' brave battle against cancer, revealing his willingness to embrace alternative medical options on top of conventional Western treatment such as chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy.
In the documentary he revealed he meditated daily, had taken up reiki massage, drank a special juice mix three to five times a day and was trying a drug on trial in immunotherapy.
He had also tried coffee enemas and drinking his own urine.
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