What may be heard for the uninitiated reader, such as the guide for a shock therapy, is to a certain extent also one. This is the so-called whole body cold therapy, which has been used successfully in Germany since the mid-80s, as well as in 1996/97 as a seborrheic keratosis home treatment component of a comprehensive therapeutic concept in the rehabilitation clinic for psychosomatic medicine in the Herringdorf sea-bath in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a specialist clinic for holistic-integrative therapy.
At the heart of the “shock therapy”, which is caused by the short-term exposure of an extreme cold to a pain blockade, is a cold chamber consisting of three sections, into which the patient or the patient with swimwear and with the special “cold protection clothing”. The first section has a temperature of minus 10 degrees and a temperature of minus 60 degrees in the second section. These two sections serve as a kind of lock, before the actual therapeutic section is entered, with a temperature of minus 110 degrees. The residence time in this actual cold chamber should not exceed a maximum of two to three minutes. In the opinion of the responsible physician, temperatures of more than 110 degrees are also, e.g. -80'C or -60 “C is rather questionable in its therapeutic effect. Equally important, however, is a temperature of less than minus 100 degrees, since the effect of whole-body cold therapy has been scientifically demonstrated for this area alone.
Immediately after leaving the cold chamber, the patient experiences a pleasant warm feeling throughout the body and the joints can move freely. The immediate pain reduction lasts for several hours. Therefore, this therapy is particularly suitable seborrheic dermatitis scalp hair loss for patients with diseases of the support and movement apparatus, including the musculature with inflammatory, degenerative or traumatic functional impairment.
Cold as a medium has been known since time immemorial
In Heringsdorf, whole-body cold therapy makes use of the well-known fact that both heat and cold can be used as therapeutic media. In medicine, healing by cold has a long tradition. Even the “Hippocratic School” knew the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect of low temperatures. The locally limited application of cold is generally known seborrheic dermatitis scalp hair loss, not least as a tried and tested home remedy, for example when cold metallic objects are pressed for painful swelling or cooling envelopes in inflammatory processes. Cold sprays are also often used in sports. And in the last century the surgeons used ice packs to cool limbs so far that the affected patients could be operated or amputated without pain.