*Cold therapy - ice therapy - has been around for a long time. Cold therapy offers benefits to the Moriarty Chiropractic treatment plan. In general, cryotherapy slows down blood circulation in an area to reduce pain and swelling after an injury. Inflammation and pain often accompany an acute injury. Ice reduces inflammation and numbs the pain in short spurts like 10 minutes at a time once an hour. Be sure to use a towel between you and the ice pack.