Natural, drug-free therapies, such as whole body cryotherapy, are becoming more and more prevalent in the healthcare industry. For the more than 23.5 million Americans with autoimmune diseases, regular sessions in a cryosauna can offer near-instant pain relief and reduced inflammation throughout the body.
Effects of Cryotherapy on Autoimmune Disorders
An autoimmune disorder is characterized by any disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack healthy cells. Some of the most common autoimmune disorders include rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, lupus, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, and type 1 diabetes.
During cryotherapy, the nervous system sends signals to the body to determine what areas need healing. Once the brain has determined which regions are most compromised, resources are allocated to repair these malfunctions and cease the destruction of healthy cells. Early treatment is crucial to slow down internal damage.
What to Expect During a Cryotherapy Session
Whole body cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen to cool a cryosauna down to chilling temperatures of -170 degrees Fahrenheit of colder. The aim is to achieve a rapid systemic response from the body that can help diminish pain and inflammation. You enter the cryosauna in just your underwear and protective footwear and gloves.
Liquid nitrogen is released into the cryosauna in short bursts. This dry gas evaporates very quickly, making the experience immensely cold but tolerable. After just two to three minutes, your session is complete. Your body warms up quickly after stepping out of the cryosauna, leaving you feeling happy and energized.
While some people experience results after just one session, optimal results can be achieved by undergoing three or more sessions within a one week period. Everyone’s body is different, but most individuals with autoimmune problems find substantial relief that lasts for several weeks.