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Cryotherapy is using a freezing chamber (usually -110 degrees) to help muscles recover. Cyrotherapy is said to multiple applications. The word "Cryo" comes from Greek language, which means icy or cold. Cryotherapy is a procedure that exposes the body to temperatures colder than -200 degrees for about 3 minutes.[1] The practice is said to have originated in Japan in late 1970s when a Japanese rheumatologist used cold temperatures to treat his patients painful joints.[2] Cryotherapy is also used to treat cancer, wherein, extreme coldtemperatures destroy cancer cells.[3]

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  1. Lee, Bruce Y. "What Are The Cold, Hard Facts On Cryotherapy?". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  2. Annie Negrin MD (2016-11-29). "The Cryotherapy Revolution Has Arrived!". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  3. "Cryotherapy | Cancer in general | Cancer Research UK". Retrieved 2017-10-19.