Whole body cryotherapy treatments were first used in 1978. Since then, many new benefits have been found for individuals receiving cryotherapy treatments. Below we have listed a summary of some of the research papers that have been written about whole body cryotherapy. We have also included a link to the actual research paper if you are looking for more information.
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Blood Pressure Responses to Whole Body Cryotherapy
This study, performed in 2004, measured the responses of both male and female to an acute and long-term whole body cryotherapy. Neither significant gender responses nor adaptation in blood pressure were found in whole body cryotherapy.
Read the research study on blood pressure responses to acute and long-term whole-body cryotherapy.
Multiple Sclerosis & Cryotherapy
This study considered the effect that whole body cryotherapy would have on the antioxidant system, and to study the effects of cryotherapy on changes in total antioxidant status of patients with Multiple Sclerosis. The results show that cryotherapy treatments resulted in the increase of TAS in MS patients ten days after the first exposure.
Read the research study on cryotherapy and Multiple Sclerosis.
Impact of Cryotherapy on Aerobic and Anaerobic Capacity and Blood Count Parameters
This study took 16 men and women who received 10 daily sessions of whole body cryotherapy. Before and after the 10 treatments they had blood samples taken, and aerobic and anaerobic efficiency tests and lactate concentration on blood capillaries were measured. The results show no effect on aerobic and anaerobic capacity, but blood count parameters improved.
Read the report of the effects of cryotherapy on aerobic and anaerobic capacity and blood count parameters.
Lung Function after Exposure to Cryotherapy
The point of this study was to determine if exposure to whole body cryotherapy would affect lung function. The study had 25 healthy, non-smoking participants. the results of the study showed there was no helpful or harmful effects of whole body cryotherapy on lung function.
Read the research study on lung function after exposure to cryotherapy.
Cryotherapy as a Treatment for Depression & Anxiety
This study was to determine whether or not whole body cryotherapy would be effective as an ancillary treatment for individuals with depression and anxiety. While the sample size was small, the results suggest cryotherapy may be used as a short-term treatment for mood and anxiety disorders.
Read the research study on cryotherapy as treatment for depression and anxiety.
Cryotherapy to Improve Recovery from Intense Exercise
The objective of this study was to determine if whole body cryotherapy would improve recovery on classical markers of exercise-induced muscle damage and inflammation obtained after severe exercise such as a trail running race. The conclusion shows that a cryotherapy session immediately after exercise enhanced muscular recovery by restricting the inflammatory process.
Read the research study on the use of cryotherapy to improve recovery after intense exercise.
Spine Diseases Treated by Whole Body Cryotherapy
This study was performed on 50 patients suffering from spine diseases. They had cryotherapy treatments on the second, fifth and tenth day of rehab cycle. The results of the study show that thermal imaging performed during whole body cryotherapy has a potential diagnostics value in the case of spine diseases such as spondyloarthrosis, ankylosing spondylitis and sciatica diseases.
Read the research study on spine diseases treated by whole body cryotherapy.