CRYOTHERAPY AND DEPRESSION

More than 300 million people suffer from depression

Did you know that more than 300 million people suffer from depression as reported by the World Health Organization? Did you also know that Cryotherapy can be used to help with depression? In this article we will show you how Cryotherapy helps with depression.

What is depression?

In our daily lives, we are familiar with feelings such as sadness, feeling down, having a loss of interest or pleasure daily. However, when these feelings persist for more than two-weeks, it might as well be the depression that’s troubling you. Many people have problems reporting early signs of depression, not knowing that it could save their lives. In this day, people have developed a stigma towards others who suffer from this condition, sometimes calling them weak and unwilling to fight.

But this is a serious condition that can affect everyone, thereby causing serious health conditions, like high blood pressure and headaches. The most devastating result that comes out of a depression is the loss in desire to perform our everyday activities, thus disturbing our cycle of live, and affecting productivity. On your health side, effects such as back pains, muscle aches, and constant fatigue cause your body to never function really well.

However, in this day and age, there are ways you can deal with depression, such as cryotherapy. Cryotherapy is defined as a ‘cold’ therapy that is designed to bring the body’s temperatures down at tissue and cellular levels. It helps the body with metabolism and other athletic performance related advantages. More so, cryotherapy can assist depressed people get back to their normal routines, especially when performed on the brains.

Can cryotherapy help with depression?

Exposing the brains to cold has been proven to have deep effects such as, how it helps with the levels of the hormone and neurotransmitter, norepinephrine (responsible for vigilance, attention, focus, and positive mood), which increases distinctly each time your body is exposed to extreme cold conditions. Looking at the above ‘products’ of norepinephrine, such as vigilance, attention, focus, and positive mood, we discover that this treatment (with cryotherapy) helps a great deal in dealing with depressed people.