Whole Body Cryotheraphy, an invigorating treatment in which the body is exposed to -110 degree Centigrade temperature or lower, in order to encourage the natural healing process, has been launched in Chennai. The treatment is available free of charge for children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, at the Soundarapandian Bone and Joint Hospital and Research Institute in the city.
Professor Reinhard Fricke from Germany, who pioneered the Whole Body Cryotheraphy, said he had hit upon the concept of cooling inflammation with ice bags in the 1960s. “Indeed, I had to struggle with doctors to prove that cooling the inflammation is better than warming,” he claimed.
Whole Body Cryotheraphy was introduced in Germany in 1984, he said and added that the doctors treat 10 adults and children daily using the therapy.