Autoimmune Disease Treatment with Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy has for a long time been used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. In normal working conditions, the immune system is meant to protect you by identifying foreign substances and informing the body’s defense system (antibodies) to ward off these foreign substances. When you have an autoimmune disease, your immune systems fails to correctly differentiate such unsafe substances from healthy body cells, and causes the body to attack itself.
People suffering from conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic low back pain, and osteoarthritis are advised to seek cryotherapy as soon as possible to ease their symptoms and return to normal life. Autoimmune diseases affect well over 50 million Americans, most of whom are female. In a 2000 study on Whole Body Cryotherapy and the treatment of rheumatoid disease, patients reported a significant reduction in pain levels. The pain reduction lasted an average 90 minutes and participants hailed cryotherapy as a critical part of their rehabilitation program.
Role of Cryotherapy in Relieving Symptoms
During Cryotherapy, the brain sends signals to all parts of the body via the nervous system to determine if and to what extent different parts of the body are compromised. This helps the body allocate enough resources to different parts of the body. If you attended your therapy in the early stages of infection, your brain will discover the malfunctions early enough enabling the body to re-adjust before the damage is life-threatening. Once your brain is “re-focused,” it will realize that your body is fighting against itself and will command the antibodies to stop killing your healthy cells.
“I initially sought out full body cryo therapy to help treat an auto-immune condition I have I have which causes the inflammation of major muscle groups and great pain and immobility. I was being treated for over a year with steroids, but every time I tried to wean off them the condition would flare right back up. After my very first cryo spa treatment I saw great results. I was much more mobile, the pain was nearly gone and I was no longer waking multiple times at night with extreme leg cramps. I have continued sessions and have gotten better each time. Though there have been a couple flare ups, they have been of a much shorter duration that before; a day instead of weeks! I am no longer on steroids or any anti-inflammatory medicine. I can run up and down steps like I haven’t In years!”
- Gaile, Lambertville, NJ | Read more customer reviews about their experience with autoimmune disease treatment with cryotherapy.