Simulation of skin cryotherapy

DOI: 10.21047/1606-4313-2017-16-1-84-88
UDC 621.593

Simulation of skin cryotherapy

Baranov Aleksandr Yu., Malysheva T. A.

For citation: Баранов А.Ю., Малышева Т.А. Моделирование процесса охлаждения поверхности кожного покрова пациента // Вестник Международной академии холода. 2017. № 1. С. 84-88

The article analyzes the situation in the field of empirical confirmation for the effectiveness of whole body cryotherapy (WBC). The views of Russian and foreign scientists on this issue diametrically oppose. WBC is developing successfully in Russia while foreign magazines remain skeptical about the method. This bounds export of Russian equipment and undermines the credibility of WBC in Russia. The article describes an attempt to analyze foreign experience by a numerical experiment. Using comparative experiment author shows that, if a wrong protocol and temperature regime of WBC were chosen, cryotherapeutic results might decrease by up to 10 times. Based on the articles about foreign experience, it was shown that the equipment used in those researches was unsuitable for receiving cryotherapeutic results. Some recommendations for proper equipment selection are given.

Keywords: whole body cryotherapy, cryotherapeutic system, cryotherapeutic effect, duration of analgesic action, nominal temperature.

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