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Lindsay Lohan Cryotherapy: Actress Faces Extreme Cold to Treat Chikungunya

By    |   Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 01:22 PM

Lindsay Lohan has been experimenting with cryotherapy to treat joint pain resulting from a mosquito-borne virus she caught while vacationing last Christmas.

Lohan posted a picture of herself on Instagram Monday undergoing the -230 degrees Fahrenheit cryotherapy while wearing a monokini and face mask, as well as ear, hand, and foot protection. She later tweeted that the therapy “has helped my chikungunya disease with my joint pain! I also have much better sleep.” [sic]

 

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According to MSN, Lohan caught the chikungunya virus while vacationing on the tropical islands of French Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean. Although she recovered from the bug itself, she was still plagued by chronic pain and sought alternative health treatment options.

Cryotherapy is an innovative procedure designed to decrease joint inflammation by exposing either the whole body or localized portions of it to subzero temperatures to increase cellular survival, decrease pain and spasms, improve sleep patterns, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote the patient’s overall health and beauty, according to the U.S. Cryotherapy website.

Those undergoing cryotherapy are supposed to wear gym-like or swimsuit attire and articles covering sensitive areas of the body, such as the fingers, toes, ears, etc., before exposing themselves to the treatment chamber for one to three minutes. Clients then quickly warm up afterwards by performing short cardiovascular exercises, according to Joanna Fryben, the CEO of KryoLife, according to NewsOXY.

Cryotherapy comes from the Greek words “cryo” (cold) and “therapeia” (cure), and the practice of Whole Body Cryotherapy originated in Japan in 1978 when a doctor used it to treat rheumatoid arthritis, according to Cryo Clinics.

Here are some Twitter responses to Lohan’s public cryotherapy adventure:







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