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Cryotherapy, A revolutionary technology that is popular with athletes and celebrities, seems to be a new upcoming thing to many people in the United States.
But the fact is, the ancient Egyptians were first recorded to have used ice and snow to treat pain, injuries, and reduce inflammation as far back as 2500BC, cold exposure treatment or Cryotherapy has been used for a variety of wellness purposes.
In Japan during the 1970s, Dr. Yamuchi started what is now known as Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC), for rheumatoid arthritis patients. He noticed that when the skin was exposed to the fast decrease of temperature, there was an immediate release of endorphins, lessening the sensitivity to the pain felt during the movement of their joints. Over the next 10 years, his clinic treated over 2000 patients with rheumatic disease, reporting 80% returned to normal life with less pain.