Dr Oz did a segment called Extreme Alternative Therapies: Help or Hype, and one treatment he spoke about was Cryogenic Chamber Therapy. You should also read this recap for what Doctor Oz thinks about Colonics!
Dr Oz: Cryo Sauna Pain Management Therapy
Dr Oz said that the application of cold temperatures to all parts of our body is not a new theory – ice packs, for example, have been around for ages. The Cryo Sauna or Cryogenic Chamber is said to reduce inflammation and pain. Does it really help or is it just hype?
Dr Oz: Does Cryogenic Chamber Therapy Work?
Dr Oz said that the Cryo Sauna does work! Cold Therapy is great for debilitating pain and inflammation. Why does Cryongenic Therapy Work? When you exercise and, lets say that you sprain your knee, the blood vessels around the injury start to swell and the tissue underneath gets influenced by all of the white blood cells being released. The swelling can be addressed by cooling and this shrinks the blood vessels. Dr Oz said that the Cold Therapy also effects the nerves so that you stop feeling the sense of pain in the area.
Dr Oz: Cold Therapy
Dr Oz had a lady demonstrate how to use the Cryogenic Chamber. Normally you wear just socks, but his assistant wore more since he was on national television! The Cryosauna treatment takes around 2.5 minutes, and during that time it rapidly pushes out cold gas. Dr Oz’s assistant said that it feels like you went out in the snow naked.
Dr Oz: Cryogenic Chamber Therapy Results
Dr Oz’s assistant said that it felt really cold for a couple of minutes, but afterward your skin tingles and you get a hot sensation which feels great and energizing. Dr Oz said that people have been using the Cryogenic Chamber Therapy in Europe for many years, but it is now available in the US in some spas for $75 – $100.