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Cryostimulation

The Cryo T Elephant ‘Mini’ is a smaller version of the Cryo T Elephant , but at a more affordable entry point. Functionality is identical, allowing you to provide cryo facials and spot cryotherapy treatments for your clients.

The Cryo T Elephant ‘Mini’ provides Cryostimulation services which is short-term exposure of particular parts of the body (muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, trigger points) at temperatures of -80°C to -140°C. Optimal temperature for the treatment is approximately -130°C with exposure time from 2 to 12 minutes.

How cryostimulation works

This method takes advantages of stimulus, superficial action of extremely low temperatures applied in short time to provoke and exploit physiological effects: analgestic, neuromuscular, anti-inflammatory, antioedematous and circulatory. The main objective of cryo-stimulation applied as a preparation of the area intensive kinesitherapy is maximum cooling of the area adjacent to the organ (e.g. whole joint along the neighboring muscles) to the value of 2° to 4°C in reference to skin surface. In such cryostimulation tissues are cooled by nitrogen (LN2) vapour.  The pressure difference between a tank and atmospheric pressure causes discharging nitrogen vapour from a tank to a hand piece – ended hose, gas temperature at hand piece outlet ranges up to 170°C.

Procedure

During the procedure patient can stand, sit or lie. The operator is moving treatment hand piece 15 cm over the skin surface in scanning movements. Time of procedure on one body area ranges from 30 seconds to 5 minutes, while in patients with fat deposition or robust musculature may be extended to 10 minutes. If few areas are cooled during the procedure, its total time should not exceed 12 minutes. Cryostimulation procedures can be preformed at same time on maximum five joints of palm, foot and spine are counted as one group of small joints. The cycle of local cryotheraphy usually consists of 10-15 procedures preformed once or twice a day. The minimal break between procedures should last 4-6 hours.

Indications of Cryostimulation

Based on contemporary literature reports the following indications for cryostimulation should be considered, both as an independent method and as a component of the complex rehabilitation:

Disaese of nervous system:

  1. Inflammatory diseases of locomotor system: rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis.
  2. Arthrosis and secondary degeneration of spine and peripheral joints.

Diseases of locomotor system:

  1. Radicular syndromes
  2. Multiple sclerosis
  3. Spastic Paresis

Biological regeneration of overloaded muscles:

  1. Decreases injury recovery time (up to 50%)
  2. Helps reduce significantly DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
  3. Causes increase in muscle strength
  4. In habits inflammation and improves joint and tendons functioning
  5. Reduces recovery time

Diseases of metabolic origin:

  1. Periarticular inflammation in ligaments and joints capsule.
  2. Some skin diseases with affected joints: psoriatic arthritis.
  3. Inflammatory diseases of soft tissues: myositis, fibromyositis and collagenosis.
  4. Post-traumatic or overloading changes in joints and soft tissues.
  5. Diskopathies
  6. Fibromyositis
  7. Osteoporosis
  8. Gout

Professional Sport:

  1. Adjunction biological regeneration (biostimulation effect)
  2. Adjunctive endurance and strength training
  3. Acceleration of post-endurance restitution
  4. Prophylaxis of locomotor system overloading, adjunctive pro-traumatic treatment of soft tissues and joints (contusion, hematomos, distortion)
  5. Adjunctive treatment of overloading syndromes in muscles, muscle attachments, joints and spine.

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Physiological Response

Thermoregulation is activated

The process is completely tolerable, yet the body interprets the extreme cold as a threat to its well-being. The temperature cold-receptors in the skin sent this information to the brain (hypothalamus area), which responds with an attempt to restore balance.

Vasoconstriction Occurs

The first step of the body takes to protect its core temperature, is to redirect blood from superficial vessels and capillaries in the skin towards deeper structures. This causes blood to flow from the periphery towards the central core.

Vasodilatation rebound occurs

The vessels and capillaries expand up to four times their normal diameter. This causes a significant increase in blood flow to skin and extremities, enriching cells with oxygen and enzymes to a much greater degree than under normal balanced conditions.

Hormones are released

Endorphins are released, which act as a body’s natural morphine. This has a pain relieving effect throughout the whole body and also creates a sense of euphoria.

Reduced nerve condition velocity

The cold exposure drastically reduces the body’s ability to communicate pain signals. After multiple sessions, the body adapts its perception to pain signals.

Muscle relaxation take place

Muscle relaxation leads to relief of muscle spasm.

Anti-inflammatory response

The body’s white blood cells secrete small proteins (cytokines), which are used in cell signaling and ultimately affect the behavior of other cells. These proteins can be either pro-inflammatory pf anti-inflammatory. During cryostimulation, pro-inflammatory cytokines are decreased and anti-inflammatory cytokines are increased. This causes a powerful anti-inflammatory response throughout the whole body.

Reduces Oxidative Stress

The body’s total auto-oxidative status is increased. The body achieves and improved ability to eliminate free radicals, naturalize toxins and repair cellular damage. This process can lead to a powerful anti-aging effect.

Increased metabolism

As part of the body’s metabolic reheating mechanism, additional calories are burnt, often to a degree comparable to an intense workout. Reports suggest that and additional 400 to 800 calories are burned as result of single cryostimulation session and that multiple sessions lead to long term increase in metabolism, which can lead to weight loss.

State Of The Art Cryostimulation Device

The Cryo T Elephant Mini is the latest device for local stimulation and which uses liquid nitrogen (LN2) as a cooling medium. The Cryo T Elephant Mini ensures safer and more effective procedures. The regulation of the working temperature measured on the hand piece outlet and skin surface allows you to adjust intensity of the cold system.

Hand Piece With Skin Temperature Sensor

The innovative hand piece is equipped with 2 laser pointers which enables to define optimal distance from skin during the procedure. This solution helps to achieve expected results faster, what is beneficial both for patient and operator. As a consequence it also optimizes the cost and time of treatment.

Space Technology Insulation Cryo Pipe

Metrum Cryoflex has developed an innovative cryogenic pipe (patented) that ensures full freedom of movement. It gives an operator unprecedented comfort and ease whilst while working with the device. The high quality insulation material used inside the cryogenic pipe prevents it from freezing. It stiffens during the procedure and as a result, the operator’s hands do not become tired. It is the lightest cryogenic pipe in the world..

Liquid Nitrogen Vessel

Dewar vessels are special cylinders with vacuum insulation used for the liquid nitrogen storage. They are available in three capacities: 11 Itr, 35 Itr and 60 Itr. As a result of the electronic measurement of gas consumption with information presented on the screen, the user can plan precisely liquid nitrogen deliveries. It enables to minimize nitrogen losses resulting from gas evaporation during storage..

Comparison of Cryo T Elephant and Cryo T Elephant Mini

Device
CRYO-T Elephant mini
CRYO-T Elephant
Temperature of cold stream up ip – 170°C up ip – 170°C
Stream intensiveness regulation 5 levels 5 levels
Control panel LED keypad LCD 6″ color touch screen
Power source 230 V 0r 110 V 230 V 0r 110 V
Handpiece with laser printer No Two laser pointers showing proper distance between skin and headpiece
Handpiece with skin temperature measurement system No Yes,System integrated with voice signal
Vessel capacity 11L 35L 35L, 60L
Cooling medium level indicator Yes Yes

Estimated number of Procedures carried out using Cryo-T-Elephant

Time of crystimulation
3 min
6 min
9 min
12 min
Type of procedure One joint and surrounding muscles,ligaments(e.g hands joints,or elbow joint or shoulder joint) Two joints and surrounding muscles,ligaments(e.g elbow and shoulder joint or one big joint with surrounding muscles,ligaments(e.g knee or shoulder joint) Hip joint and gluteal muscles or facet joints and paraspinal muscles,ligaments Three different joints with surrounding muscles(e.g knee joints end hip joints or lower back joints with gluteal muscles,ligaments
Gas consumption LN2kg/min 0.5 0.8 1.2 1.8
Amount of procedures using 35 i tank 50 35 25 20
Amount of procedures using 60 i tank 100 65 40 30

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