Inflammation- A Deadly Condition
According to Dr. Brent Bauer, Editorial Board member of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter, ” Inflammation is the new medical buzzword. It seems as though everyone is talking about it, especially the fact that inflammation appears to play a role in many chronic diseases.” In the July issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter they highlighted inflammation’s role in cardiovascular disease.
So what is inflammation?
Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary states that it is “a local response to cellular injury that is marked by capillary dilatation, leukocytic infiltration, redness, heat, and pain and that serves as a mechanism initiating the elimination of noxious agents and of damaged tissue.”
What is that in plain English? Basically, it has been traditionally defined as when a part of your body becomes red, swollen and painful. It is part of the body’s natural response to injury and infection. It’s okay, but doctors, even at the Mayo Clinic, are referencing a new problem that is referred to as systemic inflammation and even a more mild disease of chronic inflammation.
Severe and unchecked systemic inflammation can lead to organ failure and death. Chronic inflammation is the behind common diseases and ailments like arthritis.
Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) can help treat inflammation.
First, WBC does not replace a doctor’s advice. We don’t recommend that you self-diagnose or treat yourself. However, WBC does help with inflammation.
From world class athletes to world class moms to executives, individuals are using WBC to decrease inflammation, speed recovery and reduce pain.
You have probably seen athletes in an ice bath after a workout or been told to ice an injury after it occurred. Cryotherapy works in a similar way by cooling down the entire body. Cryotherapy shrinks the blood vessels and reduces swelling and results in less chemicals being released into your joints and tissues. The nerves also react to the cold and it reduces their sense of pain.
Back in 2015, Dr. Oz had a show titled Alternative Therapies: Help or Hype? He stated that Cryotherapy is a HELP and reduces inflammation and pain.
So what’s stopping you from trying cryotherapy?
For a full explanation of how it works, watch our video here.