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Back Pain eased by daily Cryosauna sessions

Here is a study done in Poland recently which concludes that Whole Body Cryotherapy substantially reduces back pain.  But you need to have daily treatments for best results.
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Aging Male. 2014 Aug 18:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]
Effect of frequent WBC treatments on the back pain therapy in elderly men.
Giemza C1, Matczak-Giemza M, De Nardi M, Ostrowska B, Czech P.
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1Faculty of Physiotherapy, University School of Physical Education , Wrocław , Poland .

Abstract

Abstract Cryotherapy is the application of a stimulus of a cryotherapeutic temperature below -100 °C in a period of 1-3 min in order to stimulate and use physiological reactions of human body to cold. It can be applied to specific body parts or to a whole body. Whole-body cryotherapy is a treatment method applied in treatment of motor organ issues, nervous system diseases, psychiatry, dermatology and laryngology. The research group consisted of 80 male in the age range of 65-77 suffering from chronic, lasting more than 3 months, lower back pain. The subjects qualified to the research were divided into two groups. Group A consisted of 40 patients who participated in whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) twice a week. Group B also contained 40 patients who participated in WBC whole week. Examinations were conducted twice. The first one was conducted before the commencement of the treatment while the second one after the therapy was over. The results of the research did not show any statistically significant improvement in patients from Group A. However, the results obtained by Group B have proven significant condition improvement and enable the researchers to conclude that WBC is effective in treating patients with lower back pain.
KEYWORDS:

Elderly men; frequent WBC; lumbar spine pain symptoms; whole-body cryotherapy



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Proof Whole Body Cryotherapy boosts testosterone in men!! Italian study

J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2014 Apr-Jun;28(2):291-300.
Salivary steroid hormone response to whole-body cryotherapy in elite rugby players.
Grasso D1, Lanteri P1, Di Bernardo C1, Mauri C2, Porcelli S3, Colombini A1, Zani V4, Bonomi FG4, Melegati G2, Banfi G1, Lombardi G1.
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Abstract

Saliva represents a low stress, not-invasively collected matrix that allows steroid hormone monitoring in athletes by reflecting type, intensity and duration of exercise. Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) consists of short whole-body exposures to extremely cold air (-110° to -140°C) which, despite being initially used to treat inflammatory diseases, is currently acquiring increasing popularity in sports medicine. Cryostimulation practice is now widely accepted as an effective treatment to accelerate muscle recovery in rugby players. The aim of this work was to study the changes of steroid hormones in saliva of rugby players after both 2 and 14 consecutive WBC sessions, in order to investigate the effects of the treatment on their salivary steroid hormonal profile. Twenty-five professional rugby players, belonging to the Italian National Team, underwent a 7-day cryotherapy protocol consisting of 2 daily sessions. Saliva samples were taken in the morning prior to the start of the WBC, in the evening after the end of the second WBC, and in the morning of the day after the last WBC session. The samples were analyzed for cortisol, DHEA, testosterone and estradiol using competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Cortisol and DHEA showed a reduction already after the 2 WBC sessions of the first day; after 14 consecutive WBC sessions cortisol, DHEA, and estradiol levels decreased, while testosterone increased as did the testosterone to cortisol ratio. These results were confirmed by the fact that the majority of subjects showed variations exceeding the critical difference (CD). In conclusion, we found that WBC acutely affects the salivary steroid hormone profile, and the results are evident already after only one twice-daily session. Most significantly, after one-week of consecutive twice-daily WBC sessions, all the hormones were modified. This is the first experimental report that links changes in the hormonal asset to WBC.

PMID:
25001661
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


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A diet rich in antioxidants such as glutathione together with regular sessions in the cryosauna will have you feeling your best.

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Whole Body Cryotherapy - A Natural Testosterone Booster!

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A recent study in Italy concluded that Whole Body Cryotherapy boosts men's testosterone levels. The entire Italian men's rugby team was tested with Whole Body Cryotherapy recently. Saliva tests were completed before and after each Cryosauna session and after two weeks it was concluded that the men's testosterone levels had been substantially elevated while their cortisol levels had declined.