50% Improvement in Depression Symptoms? Cryotherapy Can Do It, Studies Show

@cryoprosunited Nov 04, 2019


Depressive and anxiety disorders are much more widespread than we think.

Nearly 1 in 25 adults in America live with a SERIOUS mental illness. 1 in 5 experience symptoms. Depression in the adolescent population (ages 12 to 17) is also on a rise. An estimated 3.2 million teenagers have had at least one major depressive episode. This number represents 13.3% of the respective age group.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, and suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death.

Even fall blues, often perceived as a poetic term, is actually a type of depression (seasonal affective disorder or SAD) that disrupts sleep and tampers with mood and energy of millions of people every year.

Numerous studies have reported significant (as much as 50%) reduction in anxiety and depression symptoms and 80% improvement in suicidal thoughts as a result of whole body...

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Cryotherapy for Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Its Numerous Health Benefits

@cryoprosunited Oct 28, 2019

An increasing number of studies is revealing the close connection between our physical and mental health. 

A new paper published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences earlier this year looks at how inflammation affects the amount of energy available to perform various functions of the body. The results suggest that inflammation negatively impacts the functioning of the dopamine-releasing neurons in the brain responsible for our willingness to work hard for the sake of a reward. Thus, there is a link between chronic inflammatory states and a lack of motivation in conditions such as schizophrenia and depression.

So, one problem to pay close attention to and systematically work on its reduction is CHRONIC INFLAMMATION that, apparently, causes not only painful rheumatic and many other disorders, but also mental conditions like anxiety and depression.

Even "fall blues" is not just a poetic term, it's a mild depression called...

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How Many Cryo Treatments Will Produce the Best Results

@cryoprosunited Oct 21, 2019

We always tell clients that "signing up for just one cryotherapy treatment is similar to expecting weight loss results from just one healthy meal" - a sustainable outcome requires a commitment. But how many sessions is enough, and can there be too many?

Numerous studies have been performed to establish the most effective whole body cryotherapy treatment regimen to achieve the best results. The recommendations differ - the number and the frequency depend on the condition and the purpose, it's different in healthy people versus patients.

This article only refers to studies of painful conditions, like rheumatoid inflammatory diseases and fibromyalgia, where inflammation markers, levels of oxidative stress and lipid profiles (cholesterol levels) were assessed. The recommendations for athletic performance and recovery will be addressed separately, as they are NOT the same.

The 10 research articles used where published in Germany, Poland, and Finland between 2000 and...

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Why Cryotherapy Maybe the World's Best Kept Secret Against Pain

@cryoprosunited Oct 14, 2019

Introducing fight-or-flight

When we talk about the massive reaction of the body to just 3 minutes of extreme cold during a whole body cryotherapy session, we refer to “fight-or-flight” to explain it. This article discusses the processes triggered and their benefits for our health and wellness.

It is the physiological subconscious fight-or-flight reaction that distinguishes whole body cryotherapy from ANY other treatment and makes it, possibly, the world’s best kept secret against pain.

Understanding Fight-or-Flight 

The term

The fight-or-flight response (also called the acute stress response) is a powerful and complex physiological reaction that occurs as a reaction to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival. 

The term 'fight-or-flight' represents the choices that our ancient ancestors had when faced with danger in their environment. They could either fight or flee. In either case, the physiological and...

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Whole body cryotherapy versus water immersion: Does one replace another, or is there room for both?

@proccare Oct 07, 2019

This article is a guest-post by ProCcare, specializing in sports recovery-related research.

It was first published on 04/29/2019 on ProCcare website www.proccare.com. It adds to our last week's blog post about cryotherapy NOT being simply an "ice bath on steroids".


Cold water immersion (CWI) has a long history of usage in (sports) practice. It was Dr. James Currie who undertook the first recorded experiment in 1790 on the effects of CWI on humans. The history of whole body cryotherapy (WBC) is much shorter, Dr. Yamauchi was the first recording experiments using WBC in a group of rheumatic patients in 1979. Both modalities are now widely implemented though often either CWI or WBC is used while excluding the other. Why? Do CWI and WBC indeed have similar effects following exposure or is there room for both?

CWI involves immersing the body or parts of the body (for instance the legs only) in cold water at a temperature lower than 68°F/ 19°C. WBC involves an...

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Do Not Fall for the Falsehoods Out There, Cryotherapy is NOT a Glorified Ice Bath!

@cryoprosunited Sep 30, 2019

5 Common Misconceptions Regarding Cryotherapy

Honestly, this article was written because I couldn’t stand it anymore… Last week, there was ANOTHER piece in the news in which a representative of a cryotherapy location was telling the interviewer that whole body cryotherapy was like ice bath, just faster and more comfortable. It is NOT LIKE ICE BATH! And misinforming the audience is NOT in our interest as wellness entrepreneurs!

So, I feel IT’S TIME to finally talk about the 5 overly-exploited in the public space false or misleading statements about cryotherapy that keep popping up more and more often.

It is happening because many brand-new locations keep borrowing inaccurate statements from websites of others, and media throw in their 2 cents by conducting and publishing interviews with them. There is NO INTENTION to misinform or mislead, but the result, unfortunately, is just that. Falsehoods roll down the hill like a snowball, growing by day.

So, what are the 5...

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