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Benefits of Cryotherapy

Preliminary Overview: Clinical Relevance of Whole Body Cryotherapy

Preliminary Overview: Clinical Relevance of Whole Body Cryotherapy

Alan G. Christianson, NMD Abstract Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a hypothermic application designed to reduce musculoskeletal pain and inflammation. WBC stimulates the sympathetic nervous system via alpha-adrenergic receptors, causing dramatic peripheral vasoconstriction. This induces adaptive changes correlating with effects…

Whole Body Cryotherapy – The Three Levels of Influence

Whole Body Cryotherapy – The Three Levels of Influence

Historical Overview The word ”Cryotherapy” originates from the Greek words: “cryo” = cold, and ”therapeia” = cure. Hence, Cryotherapy is a curative health treatment involving extremely low temperatures (below -130oC/ below -266oF). Modern ”Whole Body Cryo Therapy” (WBC), also referred…

Alzheimer's

Whole Body Cryotherapy in the Prevention of Alzheimers

Whole Body Cryotherapy in the Prevention of Alzheimers

Translating whole-body cryotherapy into geriatric psychiatry – A proposed strategy for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease Blazej Misiak, Andrzej Kiejna Department of Psychiatry, Wroclaw Medical University, Pasteura 10, 50-367 Wroclaw, Poland Abstract Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which is the most common…

Antioxidant Increase

Whole Body Cryotherapy Reduces Oxidative Stress

Whole Body Cryotherapy Reduces Oxidative Stress

Effect of short-term cryostimulation on antioxidative status and its clinical applications in humans Elzbieta Miller · Lukasz Markiewicz · Joanna Saluk · Ireneusz Majsterek Abstract Whole body cryostimulation (WBCT) is becoming popular in medicine and sport as an adjuvant form…

Auto Immune Diseases

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Auto Immune Diseases

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Auto Immune Diseases

The Cryosauna is Used to Treat Auto-Immune Diseases What are autoimmune diseases? (From http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/autoimmune-diseases.html) Our bodies have an immune system, which is a complex network of special cells and organs that defends the body from germs and other foreign invaders.…

Bekhterev Disease

Cellulite + Fat Deposit Reduction

Local Cryotherapy for Cellulite & Fat Deposit Reduction

Local Cryotherapy for Cellulite & Fat Deposit Reduction

Cryo-stimulation inch loss treatments How does it work? 1. CRYO-Stimulation Body Sculpting Inch Loss Treatment 2. How does it work? Cryo-Stimulation is a proven non-invasive procedure. It uses cooling technology that results in localised fat reduction. There is much medical…

Whole Body Cryotherapy – Converts White Fat to Brown Fat

Whole Body Cryotherapy – Converts White Fat to Brown Fat

Cold Acclimation Recruits Human Brown Fat And Increases Nonshivering Thermogenesis Abstract In recent years, it has been shown that humans have active brown adipose tissue (BAT) depots, raising the question of whether activation and recruitment of BAT can be a…

Chronic Pain

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Treating Chronic Pain

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Treating Chronic Pain

Whole Body Cryotherapy in Cryo-Chamber for Treating Chronic Pains We shall only deal here with the clinical condition “chronic pain” only as far as has already been done in preceding sections regarding other diseases. The various pains and pain syndromes…

Fibromyalgia

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Fibromyalgia

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Fibromyalgia

Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies in Fibromyalgia Aysegul Jale Sarac and Ali Gur Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty, Dicle University, 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey Abstract: This article describes the studies that have been performed evaluating complementary or alternative…

Cryotherapy for Fibromyalgia

Cryotherapy for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia Treatment More than 12 million Americans suffer from fibro fog, widespread pain, fatigue, depression, and headaches, caused by Fibromyalgia. Currently there is no cure for fibromyalgia but treatment with Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) may help reduce inflammation and…

Herniated Disc, Frozen Shoulder, Orthopedic injuries

Whole Body Cryotherapy – Effective Treatment for Frozen Shoulder

Whole Body Cryotherapy – Effective Treatment for Frozen Shoulder

Cryotherapy effective for treating frozen shoulder By Andrew Czyzewski, MedWire Reporter In patients with adhesive capsulitis (AC) of the shoulder, the addition of whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) to physical therapy and joint mobilization appears to be more effective than the latter…

Insomnia

Cryotherapy for Primary Insomnia

Cryotherapy for Primary Insomnia

Whole body cryotherapy in cryo-chamber for treating primary and pain-dependent secondary sleep disorders Whole body cold application can act directly, via the regulation of central activity levels, and also indirectly, e.g. through the elimination of pain, to improve sleep behavior.…

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Secondary Insomnia

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Secondary Insomnia

Whole body cryotherapy in cryo-chamber for treating pain-dependent secondary insomnia In principle, this sleep disorder is characterized according to the same criteria as primary insomnia, and it resembles this form in it symptomatology, but the causes lie in the chronic…

Whole Body Cryotherapy Reduces Insomnia

Whole Body Cryotherapy Reduces Insomnia

Eliminating the Top Causes of Insomnia: Neurotransmitter Deficiency and Cortisol Excess I wrote this article in response to a T.L. article, “The Cortisol-Sleep Connection“ published in the November 2010 issue and co-authored by Tori Hudson, ND, and Bradley Bush, ND…

Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorder

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Depression

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Depression

Influence of whole body cryotherapy on depressive symptoms – preliminary report Rymaszewska J, Tulczynski A, Zagrobelny Z, Kiejna A, Hadrys T. Influence of whole body cryotherapy on depressive symptoms – preliminary report. Acta Neuropyschiatrica 2003: 15:122–128. # Blackwell Munksgaard 2003…

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Depression & Anxiety

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Depression & Anxiety

Whole-body cryotherapy as adjunct treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders Joanna Rymaszewska, David Ramsey and Sylwia Chładzińska−Kiejna Department of Psychiatry, Wroc³aw Medical University, Wroc³aw, Poland Abstract Introduction: Rheumatism has been treated using whole-body cryotherapy (WBCT) since the 1970s. The aim…

Metabolism Increase + Weight Loss

Whole Body Cryotherapy – Acute Cold Increases Metabolism

Whole Body Cryotherapy – Acute Cold Increases Metabolism

Brown adipose tissue oxidative metabolism contributes to energy expenditure during acute cold exposure in humans Véronique Ouellet , Sébastien M. Labbé , Denis P. Blondin , Serge Phoenix , Brigitte Guérin , François Haman , Eric E. Turcotte , Denis…

Migraines

Multiple Sclerosis + Muscle Spasticity

Whole Body Cryotherapy – Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis

Whole Body Cryotherapy – Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis

Evaluation of serum oxidant/antioxidant balance in multiple sclerosis Abdullah Acar • M. Ugur Cevik • Osman Evliyaoglu • Ertugrul Uzar • Yusuf Tamam • Adalet Arıkanoglu • Yavuz Yucel • Sefer Varol • Hakan Onder • Nebahat Tasdemir Received: 1…

Whole Body Cryotherapy – Benefits for Individuals with MS

Whole Body Cryotherapy – Benefits for Individuals with MS

Effects of the Whole-Body Cryotherapy on a Total Antioxidative Status and Activities of Some Antioxidative Enzymes in Blood of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Preliminary Study Abstract: Objective. There is evidence that multiple sclerosis (MS) is not only characterized by immune…

Whole Body + Local Cryotherapy Reduces Muscle Spasticity

Whole Body + Local Cryotherapy Reduces Muscle Spasticity

Efficacy of cold therapy on spasticity and hand function in children with cerebral palsy Gehan M. Abd El-Maksoud, Moussa A. Sharaf, Soheir S. Rezk-Allah Show Abstract Spasticity remains a major cause of disability among children with cerebral palsy (CP). Effective…

Muscle Recovery + Inflammation Reduction

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Muscle Recovery

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Muscle Recovery

Could whole-body cryotherapy (below −100°C) improve muscle recovery from muscle damage? Muscle performance might be temporarily impaired by high-intensity exercise performed during a competition or training session. The attenuation in muscular strength may be transitory, lasting minutes, hours, or several…

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Inflammation Reduction Following Exercise

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Inflammation Reduction Following Exercise

Time-Course of Changes in Inflammatory Response after Whole-Body Cryotherapy Multi Exposures following Severe Exercise Herve Pournot, Francois Bieuzen, Julien Louis, Jean-Robert Fillard, Etienne Barbiche, Christophe Hausswirth Abstract The objectives of the present investigation was to analyze the effect of two…

Local Cryotherapy Aids Muscle Soreness and Recovery

Local Cryotherapy Aids Muscle Soreness and Recovery

One session of partial-body cryotherapy (−110 °C) improves muscle damage recovery To evaluate the effects of a single session of partial-body cryotherapy (PBC) on muscle recovery, 26 young men performed a muscle-damaging protocol that consisted of five sets of 20…

Neurodermatitis

Cryotherapy for Neurodermatitis

Cryotherapy for Neurodermatitis

Whole Body Cryotherapy In Cryo-chamber For Treating Neurodermitis Many patients are dissatisfied with the therapy of their disease. This is not just because of the lack of ability of their doctor, but much rather because medical research has not succeeded…

Osteoporosis

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Osteoporosis

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Osteoporosis

Cryotherapy in Osteoporosis Ksiezopolska-Pietrzak K. Abstract Cryotherapy is use of temperature lower than -100 degrees C onto body surface, for 2-3 minutes, in aim to cause physiological reactions for cold and to use such adapting reactions. Organism’s positive response to…

Psoriatic Arthritis

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Psoriatic Arthritis

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis ABSTRACT: Psoriatic arthritis (PSA) is an entity of inflammatory joint disease associated with psoriasis. PSA belongs to the heterogeneous group of seronegative spondylarthropathies. Both peripheral joints and axial skeleton can be affected in a characteristic pattern. In addition…

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Spine Diseases

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Spine Diseases

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Spine Diseases

Thermovision diagnostics in chosen spine diseases treated by whole body cryotherapy Armand Cholewka • Zofia Drzazga • Aleksander Sieron´ • Agata Stanek Abstract The non-invasive infrared technique was used in case of the thermal imaging of patients suffering from spine…

Cryotherapy for Spinal Syndromes

Cryotherapy for Spinal Syndromes

Whole body cryotherapy in cryo-chamber for treating spinal syndromes Spinal syndromes, particularly of the cervical and lumbar vertebra, also represent a relatively large indication group for whole body cryotherapy. They are so common that terms such as “disc damage/discopathies”, “slipped…

Tinnitus

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Tinnitus

Whole Body Cryotherapy for Tinnitus

Evaluation of effectiveness of whole-body cryotherapy in patients with tinnitus Kamińska-Staruch A , Olszewski J. Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was evaluation of effectiveness of whole-body cryotherapy in patients with tinnitus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The research was carried…

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