Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids – including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl – is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.
How did this happen?
In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. This subsequently led to widespread misuse of these medications before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.
What do we know about the opioid crisis?
- Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them
- Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder
- An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids turn to heroin
- About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids
- Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017
Is There an All-natural Solution? Yes – Cryotherapy!
Cryotherapy is a natural pain reduction remedy, and an alternative to opioids and pain medication. It is a great way to get a natural rush and relieve pain without relying on medication.
Cryotherapy treatment uses cold, dry, cryogenic air. When you stand in our Beyond Cryotherapy sauna, this cold air surrounds your body for three minutes. During this time, your blood rushes to your core, efficiently filters through your liver and kidneys for detoxification, and becomes saturated with oxygen via the lungs. In addition, your body releases antioxidants and endorphins, which helps to make you feel great! When you exit the sauna, your blood rushes to warm the skin, and with it the healing power of oxygenated blood filled with antioxidants and those feel good hormones, endorphins. This cold therapy slows down nerve pain signals resulting in an incredible feeling called – pain relief! Cryotherapy makes it possible for relieve pain naturally.
There are many cryotherapy benefits that even go beyond pain reduction:
- Decreases Muscle Soreness, Pain and Inflammation
- Aids Sore Muscles from Overuse Injuries and Tendinitis
- Boosts Energy for Improved Athletic Performance
- Strengthens Immune System
- Enhances Stimulation of Collagen Growth to Repair Tendons, Ligaments, Cartilage and Muscles
- Increases Joint Function and Increases Range of Motion
- Improves Sleep
- Supports High Intensity and High Volume Training Plans
You do not need to consume or get hooked on pain-relieving prescriptions to feel good – rather get hooked on cryotherapy – a far better, natural alternative to pain that makes you feel great!