What is Inflammation?

What is Inflammation and How Does It Affect Your Body?

Inflammation is a normal and often beneficial process that occurs when white blood cells and chemicals protect the body from foreign invaders, such as bacteria and viruses. It actually takes some level of inflammation in your body to stay healthy. However, it is also possible and increasingly common for the body’s natural inflammatory response to go out of control and create serious issues in the body.

What is Inflammation?

A demonstration of inflammation on a man’s body

If the immune system mistakenly triggers an inflammatory response when there is no threat present, it can lead to excess inflammation in the body. This is the beginning of disease development such as asthma, allergies, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, cancer and others, depending on the organs impacted by the inflammation.

Unfortunately, chronic inflammation usually doesn’t show symptoms until there is actually a loss of function somewhere. This is because chronic inflammation is systemic and low-grade, often adding unnecessary stress to the body, silently damaging your tissue and accelerating aging over a long period of time. This process can go on for several years without being noticed until finally, a disease develops.

Luckily, there is a way to fight systemic inflammatory processes in one’s body. It is most commonly known as cryotherapy, and when applied to the whole body of someone with chronic inflammation, it is deemed to be the most efficient, and highly effective.

How Does Whole Body Cryotherapy Work?

Cryotherapy is the “supercooling” of the body for therapeutic purposes. Whole body cryotherapy involves exposing the body to vapors that reach very low temperatures, between -200 and -250 degrees Fahrenheit (roughly -130 and -160 degrees Celsius). Individuals who choose to undergo a full-body cryotherapy treatment stand in a cryo chamber for up to three minutes.

Anti-Inflammatory Effects Of Whole Body Cryotherapy

The rapid application of -250 degree gaseous nitrogen to temperature receptors on the outer layer of your skin leads to a cascade of preservation effects similar to when the body is undergoing hypothermia. Blood is re-routed to the vital organs, where it is being hyper-nourished, detoxified and oxygenated so when you step back out, it is like sending rejuvenated blood back out, rich in anti-inflammatory proteins. This anti-inflammatory effect will yield less chronic pain, improved mobility, decreased the risk of injury and provide countless other benefits. Cryotherapy is among the least invasive therapeutic processes available for managing inflammation and various autoimmune disorders.

It is so important to be proactive about your health, especially when it comes to inflammation. Whether you are already experiencing the negative effects of inflammation or not, it is crucial that you get it under control. Here at CERULEAN, we are passionate about helping you live your best life, schedule your session today at the most advanced and cost effective Whole Body Arctic Cryotherapy Center in Arizona.