U of A professor's TV show debunking alternative therapies will be on Netflix
In Tim Caulfield’s show 'A User’s Guide to Cheating Death,' he tries cryotherapy, napper-cizing and other alternative therapies popularized by pop culture.
CONCLUSION: Regarding the positive effect of cryotherapy on arteriovenous fistula puncture-related pain, cryotherapy as a low-risk and uncomplicated procedure seems to be effective and useful in reducing pain and ultimately reducing its unpleasant psychological and physical side effects. PMID: 32147063 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: The patients achieved better health benefits from manual therapy when it was combined with cryotherapy. PMID: 31202210 [PubMed - in process]
Autologous fat grafting is a technique with various applications in the craniofacial region ranging from the treatment of wounds, scars, keloids, and soft tissue deformities. In this review, alternative therapies to fat grafting are discussed. These are composed of established therapies like silicone gel or sheeting, corticosteroids, cryotherapy, and laser therapy. Novel applications of negative pressure wound therapy, botulinum toxin A injection, and biologic agents are also reviewed.
PMID: 31003680 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Berbert TRN, de Mello TFP, Wolf Nassif P, Mota CA, Silveira AV, Duarte GC, Demarchi IG, Aristides SMA, Lonardoni MVC, Vieira Teixeira JJ, Silveira TGV Abstract The first choice drugs for the treatment of cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis are pentavalent antimonials, sodium stibogluconate, or meglumine antimoniate. However, the treatment with these drugs is expensive, can cause serious adverse effects, and is not always effective. The combination of two drugs by different routes or the combination of an alternative therapy with systemic therapy can increase the efficacy and decrease the collateral e...
Corrigendum to "Effect of whole body cryotherapy interventions on health-related quality of life in fibromyalgia patients: A randomized controlled trial" [Complement. Ther. Med. 36 (2018) 6-8]. Complement Ther Med. 2018 Jun;38:92-93 Authors: Vitenet M, Tubez F, Marreiro A, Polidori G, Taiar R, Legrand F, Boyer FC PMID: 29857887 [PubMed - in process]
Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling Let’s say you’ve started working out at the gym and you’re wondering what you can do for your aching muscles. How does this sound? Put on a pair of gloves, shoes, socks, and a protective headband to cover your ears and face — but wear little else. Then step into a cold room for three to four minutes. By “cold” I mean really cold: between −100° C and −140° C (which is −148° F to −220° F)! If that sounds good to you (really?), you may already be using whole body cryotherapy (WBC). And if it sounds terrible to you (o...
CONCLUSION: Based on these findings, whole body cryotherapy can be recommended as an effective clinically adjuvant approach in the improvement of health-related quality of life in fibromyalgia patients. PMID: 29458933 [PubMed - in process]
Whole-body cryotherapy involves standing in a small chamber set to -80 °C. I tried it out so that you don't have to, and this is what it felt like.
We look at the benefits of cryotherapy including weight loss, inflammation reduction, and the possibility of it preventing dementia. Learn more here.