The ICE-O-therm is a non-invasive class two medical device that helps alleviate chronic pain. What sets this product apart is that it engages the body's natural healing abilities by using both hot and cold stimuli. Best of all, there are no medications involved.
The contrast therapy that the ICE-O-therm produces harnesses the phenomenon of the Thermal Grill Anomaly. By applying both hot and cold stimuli to the area of chronic pain, an intense stimulation is created (a paradoxical burning sensation), which in turn blocks and confuses the pain messages going to the brain.
This phenomenon has been studied for centuries and it is only until now that a handy, practical device has been available to combat chronic pain.
The ICE-O-therm is powered by two AA batteries. Turn the device on for two to five minutes to allow it to reach optimal therapeutic temperature levels. The patented ICE-O-therm has an aluminum head which is heated to 40-50 degress celsius and its ceramic core is cooled 5-10 degrees celsius. Apply the hot/cold head to the point of chronic pain and move it around the area for 10-20 minutes, and you can be relieved for up to 10 hours.