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Cryotherapy for anxiety and depression

May 25, 2022Anxiety, Cryotherapy, Depression

Cryotherapy for anxiety and depression

Cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy, is a well-known treatment for anything from wrinkles to sports-related injuries. From Demi Moore to Shaq O’Neal, well-known stars have all been singing their merits. Yet, an unnoticed advantage of the treatment is the positive impact it has on sufferers of anxiety and depression.

How does cryotherapy work

When they undergo cryotherapy, patients enter an enclosed space in which the air is submerged to below freezing. They then remain there for 3 minutes. While responding to the cold, your brain triggers your body’s regulatory functions. For example, when you are treated, blood flows to the core of the body to regulate body temperature, while the body flushes out toxins, and the blood is replenished with enzymes, oxygen, and nutrients.

Cryotherapy for anxiety and depression

If the body is exposed to extreme cold, even for a short period, it signals to the body’s endocrine system that it could be in danger. As a result, the body triggers the traditional “fight or flight” response that triggers the body’s system to secrete endorphins and positive hormones.

Endorphins are your body’s natural painkillers and mood enhancers. Depression sufferers are believed to be in control over endorphins’ release, and therefore, they are not able to experience satisfaction and happiness. The cryotherapy chamber is believed to stimulate endorphin production even for those who struggle with moods.

In reality, it was found that in an investigation that compared different methods for treating anxiety and depression, cryotherapy was found to have the most effective results. The study found an increase of 50 percent in the intensity of symptoms among those tested. Also, there was a decrease of 80 percent following cryotherapy for suicidal ideas.

Cryotherapy can also assist in alleviating depression that is caused by chronic discomfort. It reduces pain, encourages muscle healing, and improves mobility. As a result, it helps people to feel better physically and mentally.

Cryotherapy is an effective, non-invasive, drug-free treatment for various health problems, physical and mental. Always consult with a physician before exploring new therapies to treat health problems.

If you or someone you care about is suffering from depression, you should consider including cryotherapy in your arsenal of options. Contact Clover Wellness today to get started.

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