Cryotherapy, sometimes known as cold therapy, is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Cryotherapy may be used to treat a variety of tissue lesions. The most prominent use of the term refers to the surgical treatment, specifically known as cryosurgery or cryoablation. Cryosurgery is the application of extremely low temperatures to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue and is used most commonly to treat skin conditions.
Cryotherapy puts the body in an extreme environment that allows the body to react. As you get colder, the body begins to release cold-shock proteins. The idea is to trick the body to do this after a workout, with the designated muscle fibers being damaged. The protein release is believed to have a spike in amino acids and tissue-building homes like HGH. As a result, you end up with a surplus of tissue-building compounds, allowing your body to recover faster and better than it would otherwise.
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