Wim Hof and the Healing Power of Cold
Holding 26 world records, Wim Hof, also known as the Iceman is a firm believer in the healing power of the cold.
How the cold is beneficial is simple. Cold influences the cardiovascular system and the cardiovascular system is what promotes healing throughout the body. When exposed to cold temperatures, adrenaline in the body goes up, peaks and then brings cortisol levels in the body down. Wim states that most chronic disease is caused by the constant presence of cortisol in the body. The controlled adrenaline rush brings cortisol to normal levels. Lower cortisol levels equates to lower stress levels.
The cold is only one pillar to Wim’s method. Wim also utilizes Breathing techniques to improve alkalinity in the blood. Improved alkalinity in the blood makes the electricity in the blood more effective. Improved alkalinity also slows down the weakening of the bones and also reduces inflammation in the body.
Whitfield Chiropractic Clinic is also home to Icebox Tallahassee, Tallahassee’s premier cryotherapy studio. Cryotherapy is a cold therapy where the body is exposed to temperatures -120c and below for 3 minutes. Cryotherapy has an array of benefits such as:
- Reduces the effects of sore muscles
- Speeds up recovery time for sore muscles
- Reduces inflammation
- Lowers cortisol levels
- Improved sleep and mood
- Burns calories
- Stimulates the production of collagen
- Slows the break down of cartilage in the joints
To read the entire Wim Hof interview, check out the link below.