A Chinese Medicine specialist from the University of Moscow, Professor Sergei Bubnovski, recommends a simple method for strengthening the immune system with soaking your feet in cold water.
Cold water and showering with cold water are practiced in many cultures for good reason. Although it is much more pleasant when you take a shower and bathe with warm water, cold water provides you with a variety of health benefits.
A German scientist in his study came to the conclusion that people who take cold showers at least 2 minutes, rarely suffer from colds.
Another study, conducted in Prague, included young athletes that supposed to have bath in cold water. The water temperature was 14 ° C and the study was conducted three times a week for six weeks.
After this period, it was found that the number of two types of white blood cells – monocytes and lymphocytes, which are responsible for the destruction of pathogens – increased.
Cold shower makes us more alive and gives us more energy; our heart beats faster and improves the circulation. If washing your face with cold water awakes you and makes you feel fresh, imagine what is the effect of cold water on the whole body.
Many researchers claim that a cold shower relieves stress and improves mood. A study conducted at the University of Virginia, USA, revealed that the cold water stimulates the production of norepinephrine, hormones similar to adrenaline . Norepinephrine is in charge of the smaller blood vessels and acts as an antidepressant.
The method of strengthening the immune system with cold water
Every night before going to sleep fill a basin with cold water. Then put your feet in a basin and hold them in the water for 15 seconds. Then put on cotton socks. Practice this method every night and you will significantly strengthen the immune system.
If you have a cold, make this treatment every 4 hours.
Do not be afraid that this could worsen your condition because this method can only strengthen your immune system.