Cold showers can be beneficial in CFS? interesting research

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   Posted 5/27/2008 1:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Shevchuk NA. Possible use of repeated cold stress for reducing fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome: a hypothesis. Behavioral and Brain Functions. (2007) vol.3, p. 55


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Roundy ES, Cooney LD. Effectiveness of rest, abdominal cold packs, and cold showers in relievng fatigue. Research Quarterly. (1968) vol.39, issue 3, pp. 690-695

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   Posted 6/6/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh my gosh...I just read an article about ice baths being beneficial...on a women's running site check it out...sososososos interesting.

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   Posted 12/19/2008 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not been diagnosed with CFS or ME, though I definitely am chronicly fatigued and have IBS and bad sleep, so I'm sure i'm sure i'm somewhere in that vicinity. I've ordered a salivatest from ZRT labs, but I havn't gotten my act together to some saliva in them tubes! However I discovered thorugh some experimentation that Hot showers always left me tired and lethargic and that cold showers on the other and refreshened and rejuvenated me. It's been my number one fighter against fatigue for 2 years. I highly recommend it, but not overdoing it, don't go into a cold shock or something. It requires some dicipline, but it makes you alert,the skin firm and soft(not dry and flaky) and if you do it regularly, you will have more of the "glow". However don't replace it for proper treatment or treating the root cause what ever that is.  
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