Effects of 15 consecutive cryotherapy sessions on the clinical output of fibromyalgic patients.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic widespread pain disorder in which the neurogenic origin of the pain, featured by allodynia and hyperalgesia results from an imbalance in the levels of neurotransmitters and consequently of the peripheral pro- and anti-inflammatory…

Effects of whole-body cryotherapy in the management of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder.

OBJECTIVE: To compare 2 different treatment approaches, physical therapy modalities, and joint mobilization versus whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) combined with physical therapy modalities and joint mobilization, for symptoms of adhesive capsulitis…

The effects of whole-body cryotherapy and melatonin supplementation on total antioxidative status and some antioxidative enzymes in multiple sclerosis patients

Oxidative stress is an important factor which contribute to the pathogenesis of lesions in multiple sclerosis (MS). Whole body cryotherapy (WBCT) is often used in treatment neurological and orthopedic diseases. THE AIM, MATERIAL AND METHODS:…

Influence of the ten sessions of the whole body cryostimulation on aerobic and anaerobic capacity

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of whole body cryostmulation on aerobic and anaerobic capacities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To test the hypothesis that whole body cryostimulation improves physical capacity, thirty…

Cryotherapy decreases histamine levels in the blood of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

INTRODUCTION: Conventional physiotherapy (electrotherapy. magnetic fields). kinesitherapy, and whole-body cryotherapy (plus kinesitherapy) are used to relieve pain and inflammation or to improve function in rheumatic diseases. The aim of this…

Does whole body cryotherapy sessions of have influence on white blood cell count, level of IL6 and total oxidative and antioxidative status in healthy men?

The influence of extremely low temperatures on the human body and physiological reactions are not fully recognized. It has been postulated that cryotherapy could modify immunological reactions, leukocytes mobilization and levels of cytokines.…

Whole-body cryotherapy in patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease. A prospective study

BACKGROUND: As yet, whole-body cryotherapy is especially used for the therapy of chronic inflammatory arthritis. An analgetic effect has been described in several studies. However, only few data exist concerning the long-term effects of this…

Whole-body cryotherapy as adjunct treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders.

INTRODUCTION: Rheumatism has been treated using whole-body cryotherapy (WBCT) since the 1970s. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of WBCT as an experimental, adjunctive method of treating depressive and anxiety disorders. MATERIALS…

Influence of whole body cryotherapy on depressive symptoms - preliminary report.

BACKGROUND: Cryotherapy has a long tradition in somatic medicine. Yet we know very little about its impact on psyche and mood disturbances in particular. Therefore there is a real need for scientific investigations into this problem. OBJECTIVE:…

5 Potential Benefits of Cryotherapy, Including Pain Relief

More than 550,000 whole-body cryotherapy sessions have been performed around the world since 2011. Cryotherapy has become an increasingly trendy “therapy” in recent years in the alternative healthcare space. Even well-known celebrities and…