Biomedicine & Rehabilitation Centres

The main benefits derived from cryotherapy in relation to beneficiaries of spa and beauty clinics are as follows:

  1. Feeling of wellbeing
  2. Boost of metabolism
  3. Improvement in skin quality
    (firm, smooth, uniformly tighten skin,
    elasticity, nutrition and oxygenation)
  4. Boost of collageninflammation reduction
  5. Inflammation reduction
  6. Contribution to recovery of cells
  7. Preserving effect
BIOMEDICINE & REHABILITATION CENTRES

BIOMEDICINE & REHABILITATION CENTRES

The introduction of cryogenic temperatures within the field of biomedicine successfully influences the main treatment results and has a positive impact on related illnesses. Just as traditional methods of cryotherapy, the body stimulation in cryo-cabins triggers analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-swelling effect. It is reported to reduce the pain intensity and improve mobility parameters.8
Available research provides data on cryotherapy as a potential treatment modality for depression and anxiety conditions.9 It seems that improvements in sleep and mood disorders are bound to occur while regularly applied.10 The hormone management system reacts to the cryogenic temperatures and it is assumed the hormone release has a direct impact on the affective and anxiety disorders.11

BIOMEDICINE & REHABILITATION CENTRES

BIOMEDICINE & REHABILITATION CENTRES

With its high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power WBC is suggested to be useful in preventing Alzheimers12 and to some extent in treatment of multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia13. The improvements are noticeable not only in dexterity and psychomotor functions of the body but also in diminishing of nystagmus and limb spasticity.14

An extensive scope of studies confirms the beneficiary influence of cryotherapy on treatments of diseases in the fields of rheumatology and orthopedics.15 WBC generates important short-term effects and other results over the treatment period. Short-term pain reduction enables intensive application of physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. This treatment accounts for an indescribable aid in kinesis therapy. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects enable the body to undertake sessions of intensive exercise. The procedure of WBC is practicable, and generally well tolerated. From the users’ point of view, whole-body cold therapy is an essential part of the rehabilitation process.

 

What is more cryostimulation is said to influence the cardiac parasympathetic modulation similar to that reached with systematic and long-term exercise training. Both, regular exercise and WBC decrease the sympathetic nervous system’s effect on heart rate variability.16 However changes in blood perfusion increase the heart preliminary burden without changes in heart after-burden, that is no adaptive responses occur.17

Additionally the valuable results from WBC can be noticed in the field of dermatology. Although the use of cryogenic temperatures in this field of biomedicine is mainly connected with the possibilities in cryosurgery, the basic skin issues may be eliminated with WBC. As already mentioned in previous section the exposure to very low temperatures directly impacts the skin quality.

The direct exposure to cryogenic temperatures can affect lipid metabolism. The induced changes in blood circulation due to cryostimulation significantly increase white blood cell count18. Thus it is worth mentioning that immunological effects of WBC contribute to the positive response from interested parties.

BIOMEDICINE & REHABILITATION CENTRES

BIOMEDICINE & REHABILITATION CENTRES

The following points represent the fields of biomedicine where WBC may play important role as  modality treatment:

  1.  Orthopedics
    (analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-swelling effect)
  2. Neurology
    (considerate improvement in auto-immunological diseases, decrease muscle tension, trigger change in functional state of central nervous system)
  3. Cardiology
  4. Mental issues
    (improve the mental health: hormones, deep relaxation, pacification)
  5. Immunology
    (blood perfusion/flow, increase the level of haemoglobin, leukocyte, platelet)
  6. Pain therapy
  7. Rheumatology
    (pain therapy/relief, flaccidity of muscles, regeneration function, anti-inflammatory, anti-swelling effect)
  8. Physiotherapy / kinesis therapy
  9. Rehabilitation
    (pain therapy/relief, flaccidity of muscles, regeneration function, anti-inflammatory, anti-swelling effect)
  10. Dermatology
    (collagen production, oxygenation, anti-inflammatory, anti-swelling effect)