What is Iceotherm? Iceotherm is a small, hand-held, hyper-stimulating device that has been proven effective in temporarily reducing, or eliminating, pain to joints, head, neck and other areas where chronic pain is typically encountered. Iceotherm works by applying both heat and cold simultaneously to the affected area creating maximum stimulation and overwhelming the nerves in the area to block out pain. In addition, a vibrator and 4 LED's (2 blue, 2 red) are engineered into in the small applicator head to add additional, point specific sensory stimulation. The combination of these competing stimuli distracts the brain from the sensation of pain, providing 3 to 4 hours or more of relief. Canadian Engineer and successful inventor of medical devices, John Saringer, began to study the effects of heat and cold for the temporary treatment of pain, in the early 1990's. He observed that there were many devices available on the market designed to provide some kind of sensory stimulation that will distract a person from their pain, or will interrupt the pain pattern. Noting that both heat and cold treatment products have been proven to be very effective sensory stimulators, he observed that "contrast therapy", or the sequential application of heat and cold, was proven to be more effective than heat or cold alone. John Saringer's contribution to this field of investigation was the enhanced pain relief control that came from the "concurrent" application of heat and cold.
- Ergonomics: : hand-held
- Type: : cryotherapy unit, IR heat therapy unit