Cryotherapy clinics boom but rheumatologists give a frosty reception

It’s the latest fad claimed to treat conditions including fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis by spending a few minutes inside an icy cold chamber. But leading rheumatologists have labelled “whole body cryotherapy” as quackery. The system – in which a person exposes their body from the neck down to liquid nitrogen or refrigerated vapours reaching -140 C ...

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