Bollywood Stars are known to try different kinds of diets and treatments and recently, the star couple Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar have posted their pictures and video of them undergoing Cryotherapy!
Farhan posted an image of him undergoing that therapy at extremely low temperatures.
But what’s all this buzz about? Don’t worry, we are here to answer all your questions related to this treatment. Here is all you need to know about Cryotherapy!
What is Cryotherapy?
It is a treatment that uses extremely low temperatures to treat body pain, arrest cancer and even lose weight!
One woman even lost her life in Nevada after spending hours in the whole body Cryotherapy chamber, she just froze in liquid nitrogen!
What are the benefits of Cryotherapy?
1. Treats skin conditions like atopic dermatitis!
It treats skin conditions by increasing the antioxidant level in blood. It also reduces inflammation and helps reduce atopic dermatitis. Cryotherapy can also treat ache and other skin conditions.
2. It can reduce the risk of dementia!
Since it has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
3. It may treat cancer!
Cryosurgery can treat cancer by freezing the cancer cells. It is currently used to treat prostate cancer and other low-risk tumours.
4. It’s a great treatment for arthritic pain!
The full body Cryotherapy works wonders for arthritic pain and reliefs the patient. It is used for physiotherapy also! Who knew cold can treat pain so effectively.
5. It decreases the symptoms of migraines!
This works by numbing and cooling the nerves in the neck. It cools the blood flowing through the vessels hence reducing the pain.
6. It can numb nerve pain!
Athletes have been using Cryotherapy to numb nerve pain during injuries for years.
7. It can treat mood disorders!
Full body Cryotherapy can treat anxiety and depression for the short term as it helps in the release of several hormones like endorphins, adrenaline, and non-adrenaline.
What are the risks involved?
The side effects of this type of therapy are irritation of skin, redness, and numbness of the area.
Never exceed the limit of your Cryotherapy session, for full-body Cryotherapy the maximum time should be 3-4 minutes and if you are applying ice packs the maximum limit is 18-20 minutes. Use a towel instead of applying ice directly to numb the nerves.
Other side effects include frostbite, frozen Limb and rashes.
If you have any diseases like diabetes or heart problems, it’s better to consult your doctor before going through this therapy as this technique can harm your body.
Is this treatment scientifically proven?
Surprisingly, this treatment is still not approved by the FDA and Is still being researched. FDA found very little use of this treatment and the effectiveness is still being debated.
The FDA and dermatologists are concerned that people undergoing this treatment might injure themselves or worsen the existing problem.
How much Cryotherapy cost?
One session costs around 80$-100$, which is quite expensive.
With little evidence to prove that this therapy actually works and the high prices, are you Daring enough to try it for a few benefits?