Cryogenic therapy (or cryotherapy) has been taking the health and wellness field by storm in recent years, with everyone from athletes and movie stars to people suffering from chronic pain turning to the modality for cold comfort.
But what is cryotherapy, and how can it help your patients?
Whole-body cryotherapy is a process in which your body is exposed to extreme cold (-100° C) for brief periods (usually two to four minutes). To undergo a cryogenic treatment, a patient enters a vertical chamber adjusted to their height (your head remains above the chamber).
What draws an athlete like Lebron James or celebrities like Hugh Jackman or Jennifer Aniston to cryotherapy? Mostly, it’s the belief that cold therapy works to reduce chronic inflammation – by doing so, it helps to accelerate recovery from injuries and provide relief from everyday wear-and-tear.
Cryotherapy is also touted for anti-aging benefits: Cryo facials use a combination of cold and light therapy, with possible results including cell and collagen rejuvenation as well as plumping facial skin, which can help you look younger. Cryotherapy may also aid in weight loss.
Cryotherapy is also being considered in treatment protocols for conditions like fibromyalgia, migraines, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer’s. In 2018, the FDA approved targeted cold therapy for doctors to use for pain relief in joints like the shoulders, hips and knees.
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