02 Dec How Cryotherapy Affects Depression
People are aware that cryotherapy is used as a successful treatment for physical ailments, but what they might not know is that it can also be used to treat emotional and mental illnesses, such as depression.
A study was conducted to see if cryotherapy would actually decrease the symptoms of depression and anxiety. The researchers found that out of several methods of treatment, cryotherapy had the most drastic decrease of both anxiety and depression symptoms. During the three-week cycle treatment, they discovered a decrease by 50% of the baseline severity of symptoms. Therefore, cryotherapy has a positive role in the process of treating patients with anxiety and depression disorders.
Surprisingly, the patients that showed the most improvement following cryotherapy were those with sleeping disorders. Individuals in the study were able to sleep better following treatment, due to not waking up as early and getting more deep sleep without waking up in the middle of the night.
The most positive statistic, however, was that following cryotherapy treatment, there was an 80% improvement on the Hamilton Scale among individuals that dealt with dispiritedness and suicidal thoughts and tendencies.
These effects on mental health are directly related to how cryotherapy affects the physical body, since many mental disorders are linked to physical ailments, such as depression due to chronic pain disorder, or anxiety due to other body issues.
Therefore, as cryotherapy affects and changes these aspects about the physical body, it is directly impacting the emotional states of individuals undergoing treatment. The fact that there is a treatment that helps with physical and mental disorders is pretty incredible. It’s time to start living life, so if either of these types of ailments are impacting day to day life, it’s time to do something about it. It’s time to try cryotherapy.