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Whole Body Cryotherapy

‘Freeze to fitness’

WBC is hyper cooling method globally well accepted treatment in areas of pain, sports and rehabilitation. It improves athletic performance, mitigate depression and boost immunity. It makes use of extremely cold air upto -180° F for a period not exceeding 3 minutes. The skin exposure to the cold thermal molecules elicits a strong sympathetic nervous system followed by a dramatic parasympathetic rebound. Peripheral vasoconstriction followed by strong peripheral vasodilatation, reducing histamine release. Positive immune response include increased white blood cells, increased anti-inflammatory cytokines and reduced prostaglandin. It also triggers increase in Noradrenaline, endorphins, ACTH.

Therapeutic Applications

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Athletic injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Post-work out pain, injury and sports
  • Skin-psoriasis, neurodermatitis, dry scaly & itchy skin, skin rejuvenation
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Obesity
  • Depression, mood disorders, sleep disorders,anxiety

Procedure

The treatment is conducted in a device called cryo chamber,the patient is subjected to controlled levels of gasiform liquid nitrogen. The patient derobes inside the chamber, keeping on socks and special shoes and undergarments to protect toes and external genitalia. The patients head is outside the chamber. The patients fingertips are protected by keeping their hands placed on a padded ledge around the top of the chamber. During the session bursts of nitrogen are circulated around the chamber to maintain the therapeutic temperature at -200° to -250° F throughout the course of treatment. The whole session takes less than 3 minutes.

How Many Sessions Are Required

The skins exposure to the cold stimulates the brain to release anti-inflammatory molecules and endorphins which lasts for 6-8 hrs.10-12 sessions are recommended to extend the benefits for greater length of time. However the number of sessions will be planned by the doctors during your personal consultation after a thorough clinical evaluation.

Contraindications

  • Pregnant women
  • Children under age 10
  • High blood pressure
  • Severe heart disease
  • Raynauds Syndrome
  • Cold allergy