Cryogenic physiotherapy— medical and generally therapeutic procedure based oil the short-term contact of the skin stuface with the gas cooled to the temperature of -IS0°C to -120° C. The duration of the contact is considerably important. Since the skin surface has to be cooled to the temperature low than 0° C (32° F) for at least 90 sec., the time of the therapeutic treatment should last from 2 to 3 minutes.
The procedure consists of a person immersing► tip to the neck into the gas (atmosphere) cooler to —130″ -150° C. The temperature and the length of the procedure are selected depending of the characteristics of the skin. The procedure affects wily the thin layer of skin where themal receptors are located, while the rest of the body does not experience a substantial over cooling.
Cryogenic physical therapy provides ail intensive stimulation of the immune and endocrine systems, increases the endorphins level in the blood, and blocks painful sensations of any) origin for hours. Therefore, the whole body experiences a positive therapeutic impact. It also promotes the improvement of peripheral and micro-blood circulation, and consequently, release of hormones from adrenal glands and hypophysis. The cooling process affects no more then 5% of the body, i.e. the parts that safely endure the variations of temperature. Thus cryotherapy works as a certain stimulation of the body without exhaustion of its resources.
The most commonly shown effects of the cryotherapy are analgesic, anti-swelling, anti inflammatory, relaxing, and overall rejuvenating, which as a combination, have a profound health improving impact that cannot be overestimated The of skin receptors and the cooling of the skin surface are so rapid and extreme that the body response is not directed as much towards thermal regulation, as to activating the adaptation mechanisms, including hypothalmus, hypophysis, nervous, adrenal, immune, and other systems. Without interfering with the main functional mechanisms of the body. a short-term exposure to cryogenic temperatures triggers a chain of physiological reactions responding to all phases of (thermal) activates all physical reserves of the body.
The universal qualities of cryotherapy make it favorable for use as a pathogenic defense treatment within many medical fields. i.e. general therapy, surgery, rheumatology, arthrology, dermatology and cosmetology, gynecology, anthology, stomatology, and possibly, in oncology and psychiatry. General cryotherapy is considered an instrument for medical rehabilitation after almost any illness. According to experts, this physiotherapeutic technology can serve as a universal homeostasis-modulating health treatment and can be used as follows:
• during treatment of chronic metabolism, endocrine, autoimmune diseases, and immune deficit.
• during treatment of arthritis and radiculitis,
• during various allergic conditions, including asthma, variations of pollen fever, contact dermatitis, etc.,
• during treatment of nervous system disorders, such as neuroses, insomnia, migraine, etc.,
• after serious somatic diseases, traumas, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome. etc.;
• in sports training camps, to help sportsmen achievethe best physical condition; also as an effective rehabilitation procedure after significant physical exercising, and as a method of increasing tolerance to emotional and physical stresses; as medical or preventive treatment, to help the body mobilize all of its important systems to function at the highest level.
• for enhancement of physical health condition in general.
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