The technique of using aerocryotherapy in complex treatment of addictions.

The possibility of treatment with cold has been used since ancient times. Tempering system by German scientist P. Kneipp is widely known in modern medicine. The analog to this system exists in our country (by Ivanov P.K.). In the 70’s of the last century Japanese scientist Dr. Yamauchi developed a new method of treatment using ultralow temperatures.

Since then his numerous followers continue to introduce this technique called aerocryotherapy (ACT) into medical practice. It is a single-step cooling of the entire surface of the human body in a gaseous medium with ultra low temperature (up to - 180°C).

Effectiveness of therapeutic application of cold is caused by physiological mechanisms. Single exposure determines the development of adaptation to the cold stimulus. This device can be seen in a variety of physiological systems, and the lower is the temperature of exposure the better is the effect. Tempering with cold causes an aftereffect, that is observed after the course of treatment and is manifested in the complex biochemical changes during the next few months.

It is noted that the protective physiological response to dosed general cooling is useful for patients with rheumatic diseases; it reduces the pain and relieves muscle spasms. Response is also seen in vegetative-vascular changes, which are related to the activation of the adrenal glands. According to R. Fricke (1989) therapeutic effect of general ACT in motor apparatus diseases treatment is caused due to stimulation of anterior pituitary function. Recently some researchers explain the effect of ACT by participation of neuropeptide system and the formation of endogenous morphine-like substances - opioids, through which the cooling effect is realized.


So what is cryosauna?

Cryosauna - is:


  • the body system training;
  • an effective way to relieve stress;
  • establishment of persistent vitality and as a result, the best way to create good mood;
  • tempering (a course of cryotherapy is equal to three - four years of intensive hardening);
  • strengthening of skin and hair treatment;
  • fast and comfortable way of dealing with obesity and cellulite;
  • prevention of aging;
  • natural restoring of body cells;
  • strengthening and restoration of the immune system;
  • prevention of diseases;
  • quick and effective rehabilitation of body after illness;
  • a wide range of therapeutic applications in medicine.


Cryosauna is pre-cooled before using. When the patient enters it, the operating temperature reaches -160°C- 170°C in a very short period of time. Until the end of the  procedure the temperature is maintained.

The duration of the cryotherapy procedure is 60-180 seconds, and is increasing in the course of treatment. The whole course contains 10-20 procedures and more.

The skin temperature drops instantly to 0°C in cryosauna. Then it increases to 35°C (normal skin temperature is 32,5°C) through the intensification of the peripheral circulation. The increasing temperature is retained for 1.5 hours. Because of the short length of the procedure, only the top layer of skin is cooling. The temperature of internal organs remains constant.

Cryosauna and skin

Most strongly it affects skin – it improves microcirculation, optimizes metabolic processes, enhances skin turgor, improves skin’s appearance.

Cryosauna and tempering

Also with the help of these procedures the immune system is naturally stimulated. They are aimed on the revision of all the organs, hormone stabilization background, metabolism, purchasing sustainable vitality due to additional release of endorphins - "happiness hormones".

The effect of cryotherapy is indicated by the fact that initial cold extremely narrows the blood vessels and then expands them quickly meanwhile they receive a strong impetus. It catalyzes metabolic processes. Highly qualified doctors and beauticians claim that cryotherapy is completely safe for patients and staff. Positive exposure to cold gives a healthy impact on human tissues and helps maximum recovery of human organs’ functions.