Depression Treatment Using Cryotherapy in Bucks County PA
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) depression affects over 18 million Americans over the age of 18–approximately 10 percent of the population.
Over half of those also suffer from anxiety. Depression can also lead to a host of other health problems, greatly affecting the ability to live a normal, healthy, happy and productive life.
Many sufferers face a lifelong course of medication, together with the side effects; but there are also effective natural therapies that can be used to relieve the symptoms of depression
One such treatment for depression is cryotherapy, available in the Cryo Spa Natural Healing Center in Bucks County PA.
What is depression?
Depression takes several forms and can strike at any time of life. Its symptoms are low mood, difficulty in enjoying daily life, and aversion to activity. It affects a person’s thoughts, behavior, and sense of well being, and may eventually lead to other health problems.
The two main types of depression are:
- Major Depressive Disorder – the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15 to 45.
- Persistent depressive disorder, or PDD – a form of depression that usually continues for at least two years.
Other physical diseases and conditions related to depression and anxiety disorders include:
- Chronic pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Sleep disorders
- Adult ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactive disorder)
Cryotherapy treatment for depression
“Findings suggest a possible role for WBCT as a short-term adjuvant therapy for depressive and anxious patients.”
Whole body cryotherapy as a novel adjuvant therapy for depression and anxiety
(Joanna Rymaszewska & David Ramsey)
The effects of whole body cryotherapy on depression have recently seen more investigation. A 2008 study published in the Archives of Immunology and Experimental Therapy found it to be an effective short term-adjunct treatment for depression, mood and anxiety disorders.
The precise reasons why this is the case are not known, though it is known that mood-boosting endorphins are released by the body as a response to the extremely low temperatures in cryotherapy
Find out more about how cryotherapy works
Visit our general cryotherapy info page for details
Whole body cryotherapy has been used in Europe for many years to treat a host of autoimmune diseases and to relieve pain. Patients often experience a series of side benefits too, and increasing numbers of Americans are using cryotherapy successfully as a natural treatment.
How can you be sure it works?
Cryotherapy has been endorsed in the media and can be used as an adjunct therapy for depression and anxiety. As a certified cryotherapy center, we welcome you to experience similar results.