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THE BRAIN AND THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA.

To Feel The Gentle & Healing Touch Of Water With Therapeutical Hypothermia

CONCUSSION & SWELLING:

Ice can penetrate up to 2 inches into the injured tissues.

Evidence shows that cryotherapy slows metabolic processes and nerve conduction velocity. Metabolic pathways are necessary for human function. Cells are supposed to produce catabolic and anabolic reactions. This is a constant process in all humans. During healing we breakdown and rebuild tissue. Cold inhibits this function, so in a sense we are slowing the necessary catabolic and anabolic pathways.

 

Post­traumatic brain hypothermia reduces histopathological damage following concussive brain injury in the rat..

Neuroprotective mechanisms of hypothermia in brain ischaemia:

Cooling can reduce primary injury and prevent secondary injury to the brain after insults in certain clinical settings and in animal models of brain insult. The mechanisms that underlie the protective effects of cooling ­ also known as therapeutic hypothermia ­ are slowly beginning to be understood. Hypothermia influences multiple aspects of brain physiology in the acute, subacute and chronic stages of ischaemia. It affects pathways leading to excitotoxicity, apoptosis, inflammation and free radical production, as well as blood flow, metabolism and blood­brain barrier integrity. Hypothermia may also influence neurogenesis, gliogenesis and angiogenesis after injury. It is likely that no single factor can explain the neuroprotection provided by hypothermia, but understanding its myriad effects may shed light on important neuroprotective mechanisms.

Cryotherapy, or the use of ice, for sports injuries has been the accepted practice for decades. I was taught, like many other health professionals, the old acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). The basic science behind the practice seems simple enough, but research on the topic has yielded mixed results. Here are some of the generally accepted physiological reactions to icing:

 

. Reduces pain by slowing nerve impulses.

 

. Reduces swelling by decreasing capillary permeability (less fluid escapes from bloodstream into tissues).

 

. Decreases spasm by inhibiting involuntary muscle contraction.

 

. Decreases secondary cell death after injury by lowering surviving cells’ need for oxygen.

 

. Because of swelling and congestion in the area, surrounding healthy cells can be damaged due to lack of oxygen after injury.

Hypothermia blunts acetylcholine increase in CSF of traumatically brain injured rats

European society of intensive care medicine study of therapeutic hypothermia (32-35°C) for intracranial pressure reduction after traumatic brain injury (the Eurotherm3235Trial)

 

Traumatic brain injury is a major cause of death and severe disability worldwide with 1,000,000 hospital admissions per annum throughout the European Union.

 

Therapeutic hypothermia to reduce intracranial hypertension may improve patient outcome but key issues are length of hypothermia treatment and speed of re-warming. A recent meta-analysis showed improved outcome when hypothermia was continued for between 48 hours and 5 days and patients were re-warmed slowly (1°C/4 hours).

 

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and severe disability throughout the world. TBI leads to 1,000,000 hospital admissions per annum throughout the European Union. It causes the majority of the 50,000 deaths from road traffic accidents and leaves 10,000 patients severely handicapped: three quarters of these victims are young people. Additionally, TBI causes 290 000 hospital admissions, 51 000 deaths and leaves 80 000 patients with permanent neurological disabilities in the United States annually . The consequence of this is both a devastating emotional and physical impact and an enormous financial burden.

HOW CORTISOL KILLS YOUR GAINS DURING INTENSIVE TRAINING:  

Prolonged training sessions spike cortisol and Myostatin levels killing your gains, producing  catabolism in the muscles, also the cortisol is the antagonist of Glutathione and HGH ( Human Grow Hormone ). By hacking the Vagus Nerve after each training you can neutralize the action of Cortisol having better performance and progressives gains in your body and mind.

 

The scientists have found that when there is an infection in the body, muscle growth is compromised because of the inreased secretionof myostatin. The infection leads to inflammation that automatically triggers the increase of this protein in the blood. Muscle cells cannot grow or multiply during these conditions, because the priority of the organism at that moment is the immune system, rather than muscle growth.

When basic training and diet become your second nature and everything is in check – muscle growth happens. In a similar way myostatin can work for you, not against you. The good news is that you can control myostatin to an extent with your way of life. Taking care of yourself and avoiding (or at least minimizing) the effects of infections and inflammations can greatly reduce myostatin and cortisol.

FAT BURN

We have good news! You can achieve thermogenesis without putting your whole body into a shiver.

 

Recent popularity of thermogenesis grew from findings that it can help burn fat and increase your metabolism without the strain of physical exercise.

 

There are three approaches which humans can use to achieve a state of thermogenesis: exercise associated, non-exercise activity and diet induced thermogenesis. One of the safest methods for humans to achieve a state of non-exercise thermogenesis is by shivering.

 

Ice baths are not a new thing and have been used in sport therapy and injury rehab to help heal and renew strained or overworked muscles. Polar bear dips have been around since the late 1800’s as a healthy jolt to reduce swelling.

If you like to think of yourself as a biohacker, then you’ve likely come across cold thermogenesis before. It’s been written about and tested extensively by people ranging from a NASA scientist (Ray Cronise), famous self-experimenters (Tim Ferriss), world-record holders (Wim Hoff, a.k.a The Iceman), and a controversial neurosurgeon (Jack Kruse).

You may think icing just your face won’t burn fat on the rest of your body but you are sorely mistaken thanks to the vagus nerves. These cranial nerves intertwine control over the nerves of the heart, digestive tract and skeletal muscles right from your head. By throwing the vagus nerves in thermogenesis with an ice cold face bath, you can effectively influence the nerves to burn fat throughout your body.

Brown fat cells play such a HUGE role in weight loss, that many scientists now even claim that reduced brown fat cell activity may be the very reason why people get obese!

 

Brown fat cells come from the same stem cells as muscle. They are more closely related to muscle than they are to the usual white fat you want to get rid of. Like muscle, brown fat contains lots of mitochondria. It specializes in burning the unwanted stored white-fat in your body, to produce heat.

 

We used to think that brown fat cells were only available in kids under the age of 10 (which is why it’s so easy for kids to stay lean). But what we’ve recently found is that after the age of 10, brown fat simply gets deactivated. It gets RE-activated during cold-exposure…

 

Not only do you activate those dormant brown fat cells during cold exposure, but through frequent and regular cold exposure, you can actually increase the number of brown fat cells in your body. And after just a few weeks, your body’s ability to burn calories through brown fat cellthermogenesis, increases. This increases your resting metabolic rate (RMR), helping you to burn more calories at rest. In a study on Korean pearl divers, divers were found to have a 30% higher RMR during winter, when the water temperature was coolest at around 10°C.

 

We also have evidence that warm temperatures make you GAIN weight, since a review paper in the journal Obesity Reviews, found a link between central heating and obesity.

Improve Skin Appearance:

Blemishes like pimples, dry skin and rashes also benefit from a routine of icing your face. Keeping pores tight with a cold body temperature helps to eliminate the chance of bacteria and infection finding a home in the crevices of your skin. Furthermore, by stimulating the body into a shiver, the skin develops a healthy flush on account of increased blood flow.

Reduce the Pain of Inflammation:

Cold temperatures restrict the flow of blood to the surface which is why professional athletes often use cold plunges to limit muscle swelling post training session. Not only will a face plunge minimize puffiness around the eyes, it can influence blood flow throughout the body and eliminate the strain of inflammation in joints and surrounding muscle tissue.

"Intellectuals  Solve  Problems, Geniuses Prevent Them".

 Albert Einstein.

"Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity".

-Hippocrates

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