Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
The use of cryotherapy, i.e. the application of cold for the treatment of injury or disease, is widespread in sports medicine today. It is an established method when treating acute soft tissue injuries, but there is a discrepancy between the scientific basis for cryotherapy and clinical studies. Various methods such as ice packs, ice towels, ice massage, gel packs, refrigerant gases and inflatable splints can be used. Cold is also used to reduce the recovery time as part of the rehabilitation programme both after acute injuries and in the treatment of chronic injuries.
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine
OBJECTIVE: To establish a rat model of frostbite and to evaluate the effects of different administration methods of Huangqi Guizhi Wuwu Decoction (HGWD), a compound traditional Chinese herbal medicine for warming meridians to disperse cold, on rats with frostbite. METHODS: Frostbite in rats was induced by the method of soaking feet in hypothermia ethanol-water mixture.