Cryotherapy?

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by mrdude1234, Jun 10, 2015.

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    1. mrdude1234

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      Hi all,

      I'm not familiar with cryotherapy but I know it involves having your body in freezing temperatures with the goal of reducing inflammation.

      I just ran a google search on cryotherapy and tinnitus and came across this pub med:

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18552023

      Anybody have any thoughts on this?
       
    2. Atlantis

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      The study is dated 2007... why is there no more information about this therapy? It is successful?
       
    3. Danny Boy
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      Sounds crazy!
       
    4. snow86
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      Go for Cryosleep. You will be brought back when there's a cure for extreme T and H.:rockingbanana:
       
    5. Atlantis

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      That's interesting... can they wake you up from cryo sleep nowadays?
       
    6. Silvio Sabo
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      No! And they probably never will. The problem is that when you freeze something you effectively kill it.

      Even when you freeze bacteria you kill about 99% of all the bacteria in your container. However since bacteria is a one cell organism that 1 % is enough to start a new colony once thawn up. If you freeze a human and kill 99% of ones cells the outcome upon unfreezing is not as good, if you know what I mean.
       
    7. snow86
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      Guys seriously? That was a joke. The :rockingbanana: should give away the irony :D


      I meant cryo-pods like in movie Aliens or Interstellar..
      You would wake up years or decades after and everyone you know got old or is dead...well.
       
    8. Silvio Sabo
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      Yeah. But I don't think we are ever going to be able to do it with humans. At least not as we are today. If we were to genetically alter the human population, then maybe. There are arctic species of fish that can survive being frozen, meaning temperatures below zero C as sea water doesn't freeze at zero C because of the salt, however they do not survive deep freezing. So if we introduced some of their genes in humans then maybe.

      But if we start altering humans genetically then we might as well ad the ability to regenerate inner ear hair-cells :rockingbanana:

      I got the irony in your post but @Atlantis seemed to ask a serious question.
       
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    9. awbw8
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      Well, if you want to try it, it's gone fairly main-stream. They have it in a lot of spas in the city, celebs are doing it. I don't think I'd make it thought, -110c for 3 minutes? My hands get cold holding icecream. :eek:

      Might be cheaper than other efforts we all put in for relief, though, and it is supposed to help with tissue repair, provided you avoid mild frostbite. I find it hard to believe standing in an ice box for three minutes would change my noise-induced T much, but who knows.

      Who wants to give it a go haha? :) http://www.kryolifehealth.com/
       
    10. linearb
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      I think we can put this on the list of things which clearly do something to the body, which is not amazingly well understood.

      Replicating the protocol in the study would cost me a grand total of $290. Hilariously enough, there's a Groupon for this.

      I'd probably rather buy a couple Tarmogoyfs with that money, but I may take a shot at this sometime.
       
    11. Lee Davis

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      I've done cryotherapy(full body) a few times at this place http://www.cryohealthcare.com/

      I didn't notice any changes in my T, although each time I walked out of there with a lot of energy and it did seem to help with recovery from workouts, sore muscles, etc. I'll pay more attention to my T levels next time I visit. Still have a couple treatments left I've already paid for.
       
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    12. mrdude1234

      mrdude1234 Member

      Keep us updated, I only thought of it as a possibility if the tinnitus is inflammation related, but of course who really knows!
       
    13. Frederico_23

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    14. markoana

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      Is in that link same study from the first post? As I see it is, that is study from 2007 (from the first post in this thread) but on the http://wholebody-cryotherapy.com/en/indications-for-wbc/further-indications.html they are not ethical, they did not refer right informations, about 16 ot 80 patient that had slightly INCREASE of t. ?!

      From the study: The results indicates complete elimination of tinnitus in 4 patients, decrease in their intensity in 47 patients, maintenance of the ailment on the same level in 13 people and slightly increase of tinnitus in 16 patients.
       
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