Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

The positive effect of cold applications on the skin in patients suffering chronic-inflammatory and painful intestinal diseases (probably via what we refer to as cutivisceral reflexes) is known and has indeed been described elsewhere.

Crohn’s disease primarily afflicts the lower end of the small intestine and the colon, while ulcerative colitis affects only the colon. The actual cause of any of these diseases is not known. Gene defects are probable, as more recent studies suggest. Etiologically, however, inflammatory mediators released by the immune system of the intestinal mucosa that maintain the chronic inflammatory process play a special role in addition to psychosomatic components. Crohn’s disease can also become manifest outside of the intestine. Amongst other things joint inflammation can occur that in itself represents an indication for whole body cryotherapy. Because of its systemic anti-inflammatory and anti-algesic effect, whole body cold application can be used as an adjuvant therapy. Isolated observations and case studies have suggested an improvement in well being after application of whole body cryotherapy

Disclaimer: The information on this page is inspired by the book "Power from the Cold" by Prof. Papenfuß. The author states explicitly in his book that the descriptions in his book (and on this page) are not in any way intended to act as a substitute for the careful clinical indication process and the observation of strict safety measures developed in individual cryotherapy centres, or as a substitute for the indication of whole body cryotherapy in combination with other treatments.

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