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Power from the Cold

Whole body cryotherapy at −110 °C

A short-lasting physical therapy with a long-lasting effect

 

Foreword    5
1.    Short historical outline    7
2.    Equilibrium of the organism and adaptation therapies    10
3.    Mechanism of action of whole body cryotherapy    15
3.1    Neuroreflective processes    15
3.2    Pain inhibition    20
3.3    Inflammation inhibition    26
3.3.1    Origin of local inflammatory signs    29
3.3.2    Organismic/systemic reactions with inflammatory processes    29
3.3.3    Effects of whole body cryotherapy on inflammatory processes    33
3.4    Skeletal musculature and cryoeffects    35
3.5    Regulation of central activity level by whole body cold application 
    and its performance enhancing effect    42
3.6    Summary    46
4.    Indications for whole body cryotherapy    48
4.1    Immune mediated inflammatory diseases    49
4.1.1    Rheumatoid arthritis    50
4.1.2    Bekhterev’s disease    52
4.1.3    Psoriasis    53
4.1.4    Multiple sclerosis    54
4.2     Fibromyalgia    56
4.3     Osteoarthritis, spinal syndromes, tendopathies    61
4.3.1    Osteoarthritis    61
4.3.2    Spinal syndromes    65
4.3.3    Tendopathies    65
4.4     Chronic pains    66
4.5     Atopic diseases     66
4.5.1     Neurodermatitis    68
4.5.2     Bronchial asthma    69
4.6     Infantile cerebral palsy    70
4.7     Primary and pain-dependent secondary sleep disorders    71
4.7.1     Primary insomnia    73
4.7.2     Pain-dependent secondary insomnia    75
4.8     Disturbances in equilibrium and disorders in movement coordination    75
4.9     Primary hypotonic circulatory disorders    77
4.10     Further indications    78
5.    Contraindications, special aspects and side effects of whole body 
    cryotherapy    80
5.1    Contraindications of whole body cryotherapy    80
5.2    Special aspects of whole body cryotherapy    81
5.2.1    Age    81
5.2.2    Physical state    83
5.2.3    Skin state    83
5.2.4    Vegetative initial state    84
5.2.5    Time of day    85
5.2.6     Sex    86
5.3     Side effects of whole body cryotherapy    86
6.    Whole body cold application in athletic sports    89
6.1     Sports injuries as indications for whole body cryotherapy    89
6.2     Increase in athletic performance from cold application    92
6.3     Inclusion of whole body cold applications in training and competition    100
7.    Whole body cryotherapy and simultaneous application of other therapies    102
7.1     Whole body cryotherapy and local cold application    103
7.2     Whole body cryotherapy and mobility therapy    105
7.3     Whole body cryotherapy and heat application    107
7.4     Whole body cryotherapy and physical loading    108
7.5     Whole body cryotherapy and pharmaceutical therapy    109
7.6     Whole body cryotherapy and additional treatments    110
8.    Therapy course    112
9.    Bibliography, further literature and picture credits    115
10.    Glossary    118
11.    Appendix    132
11.1     Brief description of the nature, indications and 
    contra-indications of whole body cryotherapy    132
11.2    Notes and behavioral rules for whole body cryotherapy    135
11.3    Workplace regulations for whole body cryotherapy (example)    136
11.4    Technical description of the cryotherapy chamber    138
11.5    Technical description of local cold air therapy    140
12.    Index    141