Cryotherapy Inflammation

Effects of Cryotherapy on Inflammation – Chronic vs Acute

Time and time again, we at Cryotherapy Toronto observe the impressive effects of cryotherapy inflammation treatments. It is a well-known fact that inflammation not only most often shows up via physical pain in acute inflammation cases, but it also worsens numerous chronic conditions and diseases from psoriasis and eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia, to Alzheimer’s, MS, and even cancer.

While inflammation is a naturally occurring process within the body that kicks in as a fighting mechanism, too much of it typically becomes stressful to the body and may be detrimental to health. That is why various techniques to reduce overall inflammation within the body are used.

Whole Body Cryotherapy for inflammation is one of such multi-dimensional techniques has actually existed for decades for various purposes, and in the last 5-7 years became really popular with celebrities and elite athletes. But with the increased awareness among the public, and as more and more cryotherapy centers pop up across the world, the service has become more accessible.

Chronic vs. Acute Inflammation

Acute inflammation

The body’s natural response to harmful bacteria and viruses is known as acute inflammation. For example, when your ankle twists or you have a soft tissue injury that swells for days or weeks, that is acute inflammation.

Acute inflammation can technically be good for your body since it accelerates the healing process after an injury. Just like with a regular cold that gets worse before going away, so does your body needs to get worse via acute inflammation before getting better and healing. 

Chronic inflammation

By contrast, chronic inflammation can be quite dangerous to your health. Prolonged inflammation is the primary cause of a wide range of serious conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriatic arthritis, diabetes among others.


But what are the effects of cryotherapy on chronic and acute inflammation?

1. Cryotherapy Inflammation Treatment Is Effective For Arthritis 

Whole Body Cryotherapy for arthritis was introduced by Dr. Toshima Yamaguchi in 1978 to treat his arthritis patients who included athletes and celebrities. Since then, the technology is still used to decrease inflammation, treat all types of rheumatoid sub-types and to alleviate pain.

Cryotherapy inflammation treatments stimulate the release of norepinephrine, which is an anti-inflammatory chemical for relieving pain and injuries.

2. Helps the Body to Tolerate Intense Pain and Boost the Immune System

If you are suffering from chronic pain from conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, and Osteoarthritis, Whole Body Cryotherapy inflammation treatments got you covered.  When your body is subjected to extremely cold temperature, the blood vessels constrict and restrict the warm blood from moving to the affected site, hence, reducing pain.

On the other hand, the cold gasiform liquid nitrogen treatment increases the white blood cells, which strengthens the immune system to help fight harmful bacteria and viruses. WBC can be effective for autoimmune diseases that are known to weaken one’s immune system.

3. Improve Cell Function and Protect the Body From Stress

Cryotherapy inflammation treatments can help increase the production of antioxidants glutathione and superoxide dismutase, whose purpose is to boost the functioning of the cells and protect the body against stress caused by the inflammation and pain. Many of our Cryotherapy Toronto patients report that even their sleep improves after the first session, as well as the mood (due to endorphin release). For mental health benefits of WBC as being linked to stress and anxiety as consequences of inflammation-related causes, check out this article

4. Tissue Repair, Recovery and Muscle Growth

After exercising, your body may experience inflammation, which is a good sign that the body tissues are being replaced and repaired. Inflammation and sore joints and muscles stimulate the release of anti-inflammatory cytokines to the injured area.

The process of inflammation, tissue repair, and anti-inflammatory radiators helps the body to recover, heal and grow the muscles. As such, it is recommended to take immune system boosting cryotherapy inflammation therapy after exercise as studies suggest that it can speed up recovery and enhance performance.

5. An Effective Seasonal Allergy Relief Solution

Seasonal allergies and inflammation are interconnected. If you are wondering how to stop allergies and allergic rhinitis naturally, Whole Body Cryotherapy inflammation treatments might help you. Book an appointment with us today to learn more!


Final Words

If you’re suffering from acute or chronic inflammation that produces lower leg muscle pain, sore joints and muscles aches, allergies, joint pain and inflammation, then cryotherapy inflammation treatments may be effective for both acute and chronic inflammation cases. If you feel weak because of inflammation from a sports injury, consider the many benefits of our cryosauna!


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