In 2000 there was a study in Germany between 120 individuals who had rheumatoid arthritis, 45 percent of them with fibromyalgia – many all experienced reduced pain. That’s proof enough. Many believe there’s inadequate proof to prove it, but people in pain understand the pain they believe or do not. While the FDA hasn’t specifically ‘accepted’ cryotherapy for fibromyalgia treatment, and warns citizens of potential false claims being made, those who have used cryotherapy tell of decreased pain and other benefits for their fibro.
Several fibromyalgia online groups have people speaking about their personal journeys with fibro and how cryotherapy has changed their lives. It might take years, possibly even a decade to get the FDA to recognize entire body cryotherapy as a viable remedy to curtail the pain associated with fibromyalgia. I guess you could live with that pain until then, your selection. Nearly all the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are reduced when cryotherapy is used on someone with no condition.
Chronic Pain, pain intolerance, sleep disorders, depressed mood, swelling and inflammation, sore muscles and tendons, musculo-skeletal pain, itchy skin and whole body soreness, and chronic fatigue are all things that cryotherapy is appropriate for, actually at first glance one may say cryotherapy is made for fibromyalgia patients. You see, Whole Body Cryotherapy reduces inflammation, increases collagen, provides you an endorphin rush, boosts the immune system, activates anti-stress hormones, and triggers increases in anti-oxidants from the blood.
Each of those benefits solves at least one of the symptom issues associated with fibromyalgia. It makes sense to anybody except a pharmaceutical company with a patented and expensive fibromyalgia medication. This is not an anti-FDA announcement, just an observation.
You’ll need to be the last judge and attempt Whole Body Cryotherapy yourself. We can not assure you it works, just that others with fibro swear by it. There was an intriguing Whole-body cryotherapy rehab study of patients with autoimmune disorders, and although this was ONLY a pilot study it did render some intriguing results.