Harvard Women's Health Watch
Is whole-body cryotherapy effective and safe?
Ask the doctors Q. A friend of mine recommended I try whole-body cryotherapy for arthritis pain. Is this technology proven to work? A. Whole-body cryotherapy is a technology designed to cool the body by exposing it to subzero temperatures (typically –200° to –300° F) for short sessions of two to four minutes. In some cases, people sit in a cold room; in others, they are placed in a special enclosure