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    WBC Contraindications

    The following is a list of contraindications for using whole body cryotherapy.
    This section is for informational purposes only.
    Please consult your doctor for medical advice.

    • Ischemic heart disease
    • Diseases of the myocardium or the mitral apparatus
    • Valve disorders: aortic valve stenosis and mitral valve stenosis
    • Cardiac pacemaker
    • Symptomatic cardio vascular disease
    • Cardiac arrhythmias
    • Cardiac Stint within the previous 6 months
    • Acute or recent myocardial infarction
    • Severe Hypertension (BP> 180/100)
    • Unstable angina pectoris
    • Printzmetal syndrome
    • Unstable coronary artery disease
    • Arrhythmia at a rate higher than 100 strokes per minute
    • Bleeding disorders
    • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease
    • Severe anemia
    • Local blood flow disturbances
    • Intermittent claudication (also called peripheral arterial disease)
    • Ischemic heart disease
    • Thromboembolic changes and inflammation in the venous system (Venous thrombosis, Arterial Thrombosis)
    • Sympathetic neuropathy
    • Central nervous system disease
    • Uncontrolled seizures
    • Epileptic seizures
    • Symptomatic-lung disorders
    • COPD - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Acute respiratory diseases of various origin
    • Venous blood leaks in the lungs
    • Acute cerebral hemorrhage or a stroke in the past
    • Acute or recent cerebral vascular accident
    • Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome
    • Mental disorders, which may prevent adequate co-operation with the patient in the chamber
    • Excessive emotional lability, expressed inter alia, in excessive excitability.
    • Claustrophobia (fear of small or confined spaces)
    • Raynaud disease
    • Cancer/tumor - all types
    • Acute kidney and urinary tract diseases
    • Gangrenous lesions
    • Open wounds and ulcers
    • Mild infections and worse
    ImmunologicalCold Hypersensitivty / Cold Intolerance
    • Agammaglobulinemia
    • Cryofibrinogenemia

    Cold Urticaria – Also known as hives. A release of histamine during re-warming after a period of cooling, causing red, itchy welts on the skin.

    Cold Erythema – A rash, characterised by redness and itching, caused by exposure to cold. Can cause severe pain and muscular spasms.

    Cold Hemoglobinuria – When red blood cells break down so quickly that some haemoglobin cannot combine with blood proteins.


    • Hypothyroidism
    • Pregnancy
    • Emaciation and hypothermia
    • Effects of drugs, especially antipsychotics and alcohol.
    • Persons younger than 18 years old (parental consent is required for treatment)
    • Attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome
    • Cognitive disengagement syndrome