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Whole-body cold therapy - the effect is questionable

Cryotherapy, or whole-body treatment with cold hit. Many people consider it a professional medical method with proven effect. That is not true.

The term "cryotherapy" in medicine is actually used, but not for allegedly therapeutic body exposure to frost. Name is reserved for local (local) treatment of early stages of tumor growth skin. This means that the tumor cells are killed by freezing topically applied and, if successful, the treated site creates healthy skin.

Whole body Cryotherapy is the application of cold on the body. Undergo it involves spend a few minutes in a chamber with a very low temperature, usually around minus 110 ° C. And that's just in a swimsuit.

Scientific evidence is lacking

Genialness whole-body cryotherapy is still under investigation. Its proponents believe that it may:
suppress the symptoms of fibromyalgia (a condition characterized by muscle pain, fatigue, stiffness and sleep disorders)
Hush migraine,
relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis,
eliminate stress and anxiety,
help from chronic pain.

For these effects, however, are not yet clear scientific evidence.

Beware of risks

Experts warn that the body cryotherapy is associated with many risks. And not small.
Nitrogen vapor in a chamber cooled with liquid nitrogen can cause a lack of blood oxygen saturation and loss of consciousness with all its consequences; the fall can also be a serious injury.
At very low temperatures can develop frostbite or damage to the eye.
Stay in the frost chamber may worsen existing disease.

If you decide for any reason, try whole-body cryotherapy, you should consult in advance with your doctor whether it is suitable for you. If the doctor determines any restrictions on its use, follow them.

Tips for Newbies

Interesting is also that if you do good low temperature and whether it will chill friendly. At the beginning, be sure to anything and everything possible tie the one-off Test.

Kryoterapeutických identify reputable providers of services is not always easy. So be alert when:
someone promises too pronounced effect
services are very expensive
you are forced to commit to the purchase of larger volumes of services.

Source: Ereska aktivně.cz

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