Hidden Benefits of Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy, or cold therapy, is well known in the world of athletes. Sore, stiff muscles get relief in just a few minutes. There are however other hidden benefits of cryotherapy that are good to keep in mind.
Cryotherapy for a migraine
Migraines are an all too common ailment that although benign, can make your life so miserable. The good news is that cryotherapy treats all types of migraines through cooling and numbing the nerves. If you apply cold packs around your neck, you will find that migraines, and various forms of headaches, are reduced to the point of disappearing. That is because you are cooling the carotid arteries that pass the neck, just under the skin. Cryotherapy works the same way, but it works faster, and better.
Cryotherapy for mood disorders
The hyper dry cold of cryotherapy provokes a physiological, hormonal response; there is a release of adrenaline, endorphins, and noradrenaline that in turn have a positive effect on people with depression or anxiety. Regular sessions of cryotherapy can treat both.
Cryotherapy as a preventive measure against dementia
There is a lot of research being done at the moment to evaluate how and how much whole body cryotherapy could prevent various types of dementia including Alzheimer. The reason why this could be effective is that of the anti-inflammatory effects of cryotherapy, and it could help fight against the oxidative stress that occurs when a patient has Alzheimer’s.
Cryotherapy for low-risk tumors
Cryotherapy, when applied correctly, may help treat low-risk tumors. Locally applied cryotherapy is called cryosurgery, and it works by freezing the cancer cells by surrounding them with freezing crystals. It is presently being tested for certain types of low-risk tumors like prostate cancer.
If you would like to learn more about the hidden benefits of Cryotherapy, why don’t you contact us at Rocky Mountain Cryotherapy in Denver? We will give you all the information you seek, explain to you how it works, and help you decide if cryotherapy is what you need.