Hot/Cold Immersion Therapy

Definition of Hot/Cold Immersion Therapy

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A form of treatment where a limb or the entire body is immersed in ice water followed by the immediate immersion of the limb or body in warm water. This procedure is repeated several times, alternating hot and cold.

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This section is designed as a jumping-off point. We've "spotlighted" just a few medical studies on hot/cold immersion therapy to introduce you to the nature and diversity of the research. Consider it a springboard to the RESEARCH area.



The heart of the portal. Search the Natural Standard, Cochrane and PubMed databases - and the search engine TRIP - for clinical studies about hot/cold immersion therapy's impact on numerous health issues.

Clinical Trials


Investigate the clinical trials currently underway for hot/cold immersion therapy. Where they're being conducted around the world - which health conditions are being studied - and how to get involved.

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