Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) does not discriminate. It’s pain and dreadful effect demands that whoever is suffering from this insidious disease to seek out as many options as possible to seek relief.
Can cold therapy help?
The truthful answer is – it’s not a sure bet.
We wish we had a better answer. There have been some studies that show promising results for cryotherapy helping rheumatoid arthritis. But there is a need for more studies in order to be more conclusive.
According to the Arthritis Foundation
“RA is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system – which normally protects its health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses – mistakenly attacks the joints. …Rheumatoid arthritis most commonly affects the joints of the hands, feet, wrists, elbows, knees, and ankles.”
The fact that cryotherapy helps with inflammation and may have a positive impact on nerve functions may be enough information for a person seeking pain relief from RA to try a number of treatments to see if it along with other care could help.
How do people normally get pain relief from RA?
The Mayo Clinic says:
“Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). These drugs can slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis and save the joints and other tissues from permanent damage. Common DMARDs include methotrexate (Trexall, Otrexup, others), leflunomide (Arava), hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)”
It is scary to read the negative side effects of these drugs. But when you have RA, you’re limited to just a few options. That is why it makes sense to look into as many other natural options as possible to seek whatever level of relief that you can.
Why Consider Natural Options To Augment RA Treatment?
The positive effect of the detoxification resulting from whole body cryotherapy likely provides a better environment for your body to respond better to the ravages of RA, yet we want to be clear that as of this writing there is not a cure for RA.
There are a number of immunotherapy options that fall into the alternative health category that has also been helpful for a number of RA patients, One of the options is another service called stem cell therapy.
It’s clear that with cryotherapy and stem cell therapy the bottom line is that both therapies provide your body with the best chance for it to do what it is designed to do and that is to heal itself.
Cryotherapy forces your body to respond to the cold by causing your blood to rush to your vital organs. This allows for the detox effect as well as a number of other positive impacts that helps your skin as well as your inflammation.
RA has a significant inflammatory response and cold therapy is known for assisting with reducing inflammation. Yet, RA is much more complicated than just inflammation.
Stem cell therapy has a powerful anti-inflammatory result and that is why a number of people like the idea of pairing cryotherapy with stem cell therapy when dealing with chronic pains associated with RA or even with osteoarthritis too.
Another study that was looking into how cryotherapy helps RA provided some additional insights on how this may be a positive way to help get a level of pain relief, but it is not intended to indicate any thoughts or considerations as to this service providing any healing or curing aspects.
The dangerous drugs that are commonly prescribed to help RA are often seen as ‘jumping out of the pan into the fire’ because the side effects are as dangerous or more dangerous than the disease itself.
The hope is that through medical advancements there will soon be regenerative medicine that will help turn back the clock on the ravages of a number of diseases including RA.
The jury is still out on just how much relief you’ll get from cryotherapy for rheumatoid arthritis. It is a therapy that has very few side effects and the benefits for you whether you have RA or not could be more than enough to ‘tip the scale’ towards you making cryotherapy a regular part of your health and wellness regime.
The truth is pain can cloud the mind. Pain can lead to depression. Pain is not a respecter of any person regardless of who you are. So doesn’t it make sense to do whatever you can do to help your body and mind be the best that it can be as you continue to battle and celebrate victories over the impact of RA?
If you have questions please let us know. There are a number of conditions that would prevent you from being a candidate for cryotherapy.
Please give us a call and we will answer your questions. Our trained professionals will be happy to speak with you and let you know if you’re a candidate for Whole Body Cryotherapy.
The bottom line is this is significantly safer than many of the pills that people with RA take on a daily basis. And you just may have a positive enough response to make this part of your weekly health protocol.
And if you have an interest in learning more about safe, natural options to help with pains such as stem cell therapy then please be sure to ask about how you can get information about the complimentary seminars covering the many benefits of stem cell therapy in Jacksonville Fl
So give us a call. We look forward to speaking with you soon.