Cryotherapy in medicine is often used as an alternative to surgery or medication. For example, it may be used to treat a cancerous tumor instead of undergoing surgery. Cryotherapy can be used as a primary treatment, or it may be used in combination with other treatments such as surgery or radiation therapy.
A cryotherapy chamber was first created in 1978 by a Japanese rheumatologist, Ichikawa. He found that cryotherapy could be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, and he created the first cryotherapy chamber in order to provide this treatment to his patients. It later made its way to Europe in the 1980s and has been used in a variety of medical settings since then.
At the Institute for Human Optimization, we are proud to offer a cryotherapy chamber as a compliment to our patients.
While a cryotherapy chamber is not a cure-all, it has been shown to have a plethora of benefits for people with the following conditions and symptoms.
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Muscle Spasms
- And more!
A cryotherapy chamber works by enveloping the patient in a freezing cold mist. The chamber can reach temperatures as low as -140 degrees Fahrenheit. The patient is typically only in the chamber for two to three minutes, but this time can vary based on the individual. The freezing temperature of the chamber causes the blood vessels to constrict. This helps to reduce inflammation and pain. The chamber also helps to increase endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.
One of the benefits of cryotherapy is that it is non-invasive. This means that there is no surgery or medication required. The treatments are short and relatively painless. Because of this, cryotherapy is an attractive option for many people searching for more natural methods of treatment.
At the Institute for Human Optimization, we believe that cryotherapy can be a helpful tool in the journey to optimal health. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care. If you think that cryotherapy could be right for you, please contact us today!