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Video: ❶ Cryotherapy: Application, Indications And Types Of Procedures
Cryotherapy is a technique that rapidly cools the epidermis. The impact can be both general - when using cooled gas, and local - when the problem area is exposed to a cold stream or special cooling packages. Location: Location:
General cryotherapy. This procedure is carried out in a special chamber in which the skin is exposed to temperature stress for 2-3 minutes. This time is the maximum allowable so as not to harm the skin. The essence of general cryotherapy is the complete or partial immersion of the patient's body in a gas environment, the temperature of which ranges from -160 to -110 degrees.
Thanks to this type of cryotherapy, heat generation is increased and the nutrition of tissues of internal organs and skin is improved, and the work of the cardiovascular system is also stimulated.
This procedure is prescribed for rehabilitation after injuries of the musculoskeletal system, diseases of the spine and skin diseases.
Local cryotherapy. The peculiarity of this method is the possibility of using it at home. These are ice compresses used to treat bruises, sprains, and other injuries. The sore spot must be rubbed in a circular motion with a cellophane ice bag. The massage time is 2-5 minutes. This procedure prevents the appearance of edema, relieves pain, and also has a regenerative and anti-inflammatory effect.
Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen. This procedure is used for cosmetic purposes (cryotherapy of the face, hair, and so on). In some cases, freezing promotes tissue death, while in others it leads to improved blood flow and tissue nutrition.
Cold treatment is advised for people who are obese. Approximately 2000 calories are burned in 1 session. For 10 procedures, you can get rid of an average of 5 kilograms of excess weight.
Contraindications to cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women, children under 5-7 years old, as well as people suffering from diseases of the cardiovascular, nervous and respiratory systems, acute infectious diseases. Before the cryotherapy procedure, it is imperative to consult a specialist and undergo the necessary examination.