Having high blood pressure can create problems that range from heart failure to a stroke. It can cause vision problems, aneurysms, diabetes and loss of vision. One of the causes of the damage from high
blood pressure occurs in the arteries. It can damage the artery walls, which then is repaired with
plaque. That starts atherosclerosis. The more plaque that occurs, the narrower the arteries become,
increasing the blood pressure even more. That starts a snowball effect leading down a road that
nobody should travel. It’s time to take action and lower blood pressure with cryotherapy.
Inflammation is good sometimes. It’s part of the immune system of the body. It occurs
when the white blood cells release chemicals that increase blood flow to aid in healing.
You’ve probably noticed it if you’ve ever scraped or cut yourself. It raises the area and
turns it red and warm. CRP—C-reactive protein—is the inflammation marker in the blood.
When you have a high amount of it in the blood, the chances of having high blood pressure
are great. Knowing that brings up the question, which came first. Did the high blood
pressure increase the CRP or did the high amount of CRP and inflammation increase the
blood pressure? It also brings up the potential that by reducing the CRP can also reduce
the blood pressure.
A clinical trial in Poland showed that individuals treated with 10 whole body
cryotherapy treatments combined with physical activity experienced a decline in blood
pressure. (1) Here is how whole body cryotherapy can assist in lowering blood pressure:
1. Whole body cryotherapy has been shown to reduce CRP (the marker for
inflammation). Inflammation has been implicated in high blood pressure
because it constricts blood vessels and contributes to the formation of
cholesterol plaques. Lowering inflammation at the systemic level, reduces
vascular inflammation and can lower blood pressure. (7)
2. Whole body cryotherapy has been shown to assist in weight loss;
3. Whole body cryotherapy has been shown to reduce cortisol (the stress
hormone) and anxiety;
4. Whole body cryotherapy improves sleep and relieves insomnia;
5. The vasoconstriction/vasodilation sequence initiated by whole body
cryotherapy can expand constricted arteries, lowering cardiac workload and
high blood pressure.
There are even clinical trials that show that cryotherapy, when combined with physical
activity, can lower blood pressure. Cryotherapy reduces the amount of CRP in the blood,
which can lower the potential for cholesterol plaque. By reducing inflammation, it also
lowers blood pressure. Cryotherapy can start the blood vessels to constrict and dilate,
which reduces the heart’s work and lowers high blood pressure.
We do request for anyone that has had strokes, high blood pressure to consult with your
doctor to make a decision that is best for you. Please do a little research if you are looking
at cryotherapy and you have high blood pressure. Consult with your doctor.
We always welcome a call from you to explain any of our treatments at Touch
Free Wellness / Cryo Maryland.
All you need is one session to feel instant results. Don’t worry about how many
treatments you personally are going to need to be on the road to full recovery or
managing your pain effectively. Everyone is different, some don’t need as many
sessions where others may need additional wellness treatments. Just start with a
single treatment and see how you do. You can visit the ‘Pricing’ tab above or click
to redirect to the priced treatments where you can purchase a single session.
After you purchase your treatment then book a time and we will see you at our
wellness center to start your path to recovery.