Cryotherapy
10-16-2017, 04:34 PM,
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Cryotherapy
A new modality that looks promising.

Quote:Cryotherapy is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Cryotherapy is used to treat a variety of benign and malignant tissue damage, medically called lesions.[1] The term "cryotherapy" comes from the Greek cryo (κρύο) meaning cold, and therapy (θεραπεία) meaning cure.

The most prominent use of the term refers to the surgical treatment, specifically known as cryosurgery or cryoablation. Cryosurgery is the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue and is used most commonly to treat skin conditions.

Cryotherapy is widely used to relieve muscle pain, sprains and swelling either via soft tissue damage or postoperative swelling. It can be a range of treatments from the very low technology application of ice packs or immersion in ice baths (generally known as cold therapy) to the use of cold chambers (whole body or partial body cryotherapy) and or face masks or body cuffs with controlled temperature, sometimes called hilotherm.

While cryotherapy is widely used, there appears to be little evidence as to its efficacy that has been replicated or shown in large controlled studies. Also its long term side effects have not been studied. [2][3] Commonly reports regarding cryotherapy suggest further research is needed.[4]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryotherapy

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10-16-2017, 09:14 PM,
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RE: Cryotherapy
I can say this much, Cryotherapy, as you'd call spraying condensed super cold Carbon Dioxide (or whatever they normally use now) on, say, a skin wart, is effective.

And painful.
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