Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Cold Water Therapy
Hydrotherapy is the practice of using hot or cold water as a healing tool. It has been used for thousands of years by Taoist masters, Yogis and many cultures in Europe, Asia and Africa. I remember during my Taoist master training we had to get up at 5:30am to begin every day with an ice cold shower. At that time I assumed it was a way to develop mental and physical endurance; which it did. I recently read an article in a wellness newsletter “www.naturalmentor.com” that gave a few scientific reasons why this ancient cold water shower therapy has been a wellness practice for centuries.
Cold water showing opens capillaries and flushes blood deep into all of the body’s internal organs. The cold shower will encourage circulation by flushing your system with new blood. It seems that when your capillaries are open new blood circulation will replace the old blood carrying more oxygen to nourish the body and regenerate cells.
According to the article older people may benefit more from cold shower therapy because it instantaneously allows the body’s cell to recuperate. Normally body cells recuperate themselves in seventy-two hours. Your body cell recuperation becomes slower as you grow older. This means that cold shower therapy has the ability to slow down the overall body aging process.
12 to 15 minutes of cold shower therapy can also burn just as much body fat, as an hour of exercising. The body will work hard to re-establish the normal level of warmth and by doing so it will burn extra calories and melt of body fat. Cold shower therapy will stimulate the brown fat (brown adipose tissue) cells to warm the body. Stimulating the brown fat cells in your body has been shown scientifically to increase your metabolic rate and aid fat loss.
There are two types of fats humans and other mammals have, brown fat cells and white fat cells (white adipocytes). White fat cells develop as a result of the storing of excess calories. When we consume too many calories, the body converts them into a contingency energy reserve in the form of white fat.
Brown fat generates heat by burning white fat. A human newborn/infant has approximately 5% of body weight made up of brown fat. A large amount of this brown fat is located on the upper half of the spine and towards the shoulders; its main function is to protect the infant from hypothermia. As we get older the level of brown fat drops. Lean people will have more brown fat then obese individuals and in most cases younger people have more brown fat then older people.
The cold shower therapy should not be used during pregnancy or menstruation or if you have heart disease, rheumatism or a fever. It is also recommended to rub almond oil over the body before getting wet. The skin can easily absorb the oil when it is mixed with water; which will nourish the body through the pores.
Cold water therapy is not your morning shower, that can come after the 12 to 15 minute exercise of stepping in the cold shower then out, massaging the body to feel the warmth coming on, then repeat the process each time trying to stay a little longer if you can. You should have a heavy rob or blanket to keep warm after the cold water shower until the body fully restores your normal temperature.
Cold water shower therapy is not for everyone but it can help you lose weight, look younger, boost your metabolism and strengthen your nervous system. Cold water shower therapy is another ancient wellness secret that modern science is just discovering.
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are both natural and manmade. Natural electric fields are produced by the local buildup of electric charges in the atmosphere associated with thunderstorms. Birds and fish use the earth’s magnetic field as a compass for North-South navigation. The buildup of manmade EMFs is an issue of concern due to the high universal use of high frequency radio waves used to transmit information such as mobile phone base stations, radio stations and TV antennas.
Exposure to EMFs is greater now than ever before. The growing uses of cell phones and computers have created a growing demand for the transmission of invisible electromagnetic currents. When you factor in the increased use of computerized domestic appliances and industrial equipment thought out the world; many in the wellness community are sounding the alarm for caution. To date there have been no scientific unbiased research study linking EMFs to human health issues such as cancer. That we know of.
We do know that EMFs can induce circulating currents within the human body. The strength of these currents depends on the intensity of the EMF exposure. Body currents caused by exposure to numerous high intensity EMFs can cause an imbalanced stimulation of nerves and muscles as well as has other biological body functions. This is why I agree with the growing belief that it is important to develop wellness strategies that can address the growing exposure to EMFs.
The human body has low-frequency magnetic fields that induce circulating currents that bring a positive energy flow to the vital organs. Subtle Organizing Energy Fields (SOEFs) surround all material things; each vital organ has its own SOEF that provides the necessary energy to make it function. When the body is balanced the flow of energy currents to the SOEFs will keep the organs that they surround healthy. The growing EMF exposure and stress can influence the flow of positive energy to the SOEFs making them weak and when the SOEFs become weak the organ that they influence becomes weak.
I have articles on my blog www.theartofwarogers.com about a number of new and ancient energy tools that can protect the body and home from harmful exposure to EMFs. Energy tools made with Tachyon energy (www.planet-tachyon.com) and Cubit tools (www.lightlifetechnology.com or www.harmoniousintegrations.com) will provide the best protection. Ki treatments can also be helpful in bring a balanced energy flow to mind, spirit and body.
The important thing is to be aware of the growing concern about EMFs and understanding ways to protect yourself and your loved ones. I find that young people are using cell phones and electronic devices more now than ever before, they should have EMF protection during their developing stages. It is always better to be safe than sorry, that is why I write about this subject as often as I do.
If you would like more information on energy tools that can provide protection from the alarming universal growth of EMFs visit the suggested web sites above, you can also call me at 646 329-6727 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org