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March 25, 2022
Eén van de belangrijkste oorzaken van migraine is een overgevoelige bloedsomloop en daaruit voortkomende ontstekingen. Koud water koelt het bloed af, vermindert ontstekingen en vernauwt de bloedvaten, waardoor de neurotransmissie van pijn naar de hersenen kan verminderen.
Het is bijna een instinctieve reactie: bij brandwonden direct onder de koude kraan. En met goede redenen! Koud water vermindert de ontsteking en verlaagt de temperatuur wat voorkomt dat de hitte van de brandwond het letsel blijft verergeren.
De functie van witte bloedcellen is om schadelijke stoffen als virussen, bacteriën etc. in je bloed/ lymfe aan te vallen en vernietigen. Veelvuldige blootstelling aan koud water activeert de witte bloedcellen, hierdoor verbetert je immuunsysteem en ben je minder vaal ziek.
Koud water voelt (op het begin) onprettig. Maar als je niet toegeeft aan je eerste ingeving om er vandaan te gaan, maar deze gedachte juist keer op keer negeert, begin je een sterke discipline te ontwikkelen. Je wordt getraind om de chaos in je geest tot zwijgen te brengen en je adem onder controle te houden. Dit leidt tot meer focus en zorgt ervoor dat je makkelijker met stressvolle situaties om kunt gaan.
Ook voor de ijdeltuiten is koudetherapie aan te raden:
Warmte onttrekt vocht, hierdoor wordt huid droog en pluizig. Bij kou is het tegenovergestelde het geval: de haarschachten sluiten zich waardoor vochtverlies wordt voorkomen en het haar zacht blijft. Bovendien zorgen deze gesloten haarschachten dat het licht beter wordt gereflecteerd waardoor het haar glanst.
Omdat poriën bij warmte open gaan staan, komen huidoliën vrij. Het verlies van deze oliën zorgt voor een droge huid. Koud water behoudt deze oliën en versterkt de huid doordat de bloedcirculatie wordt bevorderd. Naast de strakheid van de huid zorgt een betere circulatie er ook voor dat cellulitis en andere afvalstoffen makkelijker afgedreven worden.
De laatste gratis tip is dat je koud water kunt gebruiken om je nagellak snel te laten drogen als je geen tijd meer hebt. IJskoud water hardt je nagellak uit, waardoor deze snel droogt.
Doe er je voordeel mee 😉
December 16, 2021
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August 23, 2021
When you’re new to cold training, the benefits seem endless, but are there any downsides to cold therapy? You may be wondering if you can get hypothermia from cold therapy. In this short article we explain this topic.
What is hypothermia?
Hypothermia, or hypothermia, can occur when you expose your body (long-term) to extreme cold without training. With hypothermia, the central body temperature drops below 35 degrees. This can have all kinds of dire consequences, from frozen toes and fingers to loss of consciousness. Hypothermia can even be fatal, so it’s definitely something to watch out for.
Building cold therapy
When you start with cold therapy, it is therefore important that you build it up slowly. By taking a cold shower and slowly building up the time in an ice bath, you cause your body to build up brown fat. Brown adipose tissue that ensures that you are less likely to become hypothermic. Brown fat cells contain many mitochondria, it gives the fat the brownish color. You can think of mitochondria as mini power plants that burn fatty acids and sugar to generate heat. In addition to building up cold exposure slowly, it is also advisable to practice cold therapy in company. Not only more pleasant, but also safer if something does happen. Gradually enter the cold water, it will eliminate the possibility of cold shock. Once in your ice bath, slowly build up the time to 2 minutes. This short time gives you all the health benefits of cold therapy.
Start ice baths at home
Educate yourself well before you start taking ice baths. For example, you can follow a workshop with a cold therapy instructor. Also consult with your doctor; ice baths are not for everyone.
Curious which CoolCube suits your bath? Contact us or calculate it using the calculator on the homepage.
Water is used in varying forms and at different temperatures to benefits the human body. You can consume water to get essential minerals, inhale the steam in a vaporized form, or in the form of ice to relax a body part. Warm and cold water applications have led to the advent of incredible techniques such as hydrotherapy and cold therapy.
Maybe you have come across professional athletes sitting in a tub of ice or cold water. It’s a perfect example of apparent cold water treatment. Also known as cryotherapy, cold water therapy is a technique that involves immersing your body in cold temperatures for several minutes. You can get started on cold water therapy by investing in bags of ice, a cryo chamber, coolant sprays or a device like CoolCube, which is at the top of cryo-technology.
This technique is widely used in the sports world and healthcare institutions. If you are ready to embrace cold water technology, you shouldn’t look back as there are proven benefits to know. Have a look:
- Quicker Injury and Muscle Recovery
Cold water or ice has a pain-killing effect and will relax the muscles and reduce pain after an injury. Cold therapy is recommended if you struggle with post-surgical rehabilitation, arthritic pain, inflammation, or chronic strain injuries like tendonitis, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, and plantar fasciitis. Cryotherapy helps soothe the muscles or affected areas.
- Improves the Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system relies on muscle contraction to pump the lymph fluid, and if you don’t exercise, the system becomes inefficient, and slow leading to toxins build up. You will experience joint pain, infections, or colds that can be treated via cold water therapy.
- Improves Circulation and Heart Health
Poor blood flow will compromise the circulation system and lead to heart-related complications. You might experience high blood pressure, fatigue, headaches, and muscle cramping. The good thing is that cold water immersions can stimulate blood flow and promote good heart health.
- Treat Mood Disorders
Freezing temperatures can cause physiological hormonal responses like the release of endorphins, adrenaline, or noradrenaline. These changes can have a positive effect if struggling with mood disorders.
- Helps with Weight Loss
Cold exposure can aid burn the extra calories in the body leading to weight gain. Exercising in cold water will help burn the excess fat and help healthily lose weight.
- Treat Skin Conditions and Atopic Dermatitis
Cryotherapy helps improve antioxidant levels in the blood and reducing inflammation. Cold water can reduce symptoms of itchy and dry skin associated with atopic dermatitis and related skin complications. The cold water technology also aids in strengthening hair and nails.
Water Therapy for People with COPD
Cold temperatures push the body to work hard to stay warm, putting strain on the lungs and heart. You may start experiencing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) symptoms like chronic cough, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Many COPD patients opt for anti-inflammatory drugs or bronchodilators, oxygen therapy, or surgery. But did you know hydrotherapy can help?
Hydrotherapy is a technique that involves submerging your body in hot or warm water. The technology has proven to be effective in improving the use of oxygen in the body.
Many lung specialists or respiratory therapists will recommend water-based therapies because they are quite effective in dealing with COPD.
Warm temperatures are essential for those struggling with COPD as warm oxygen or air is easier to breathe. Immersion in warm water helps improve the use of oxygen in the body, and it’s great for fighting respiratory complications. Warm water therapy helps enhance the immune system, lowers respiration infections that cause COPD, and improves the quality of life. Cryotherapy sprays for COPD are also approved by FDA and should be used as recommended.
August 17, 2021
One of our clients, named Isabel, has SEVERE COPD.
After a year of practicing with her COOLCUBE ice machine, she has improved substantially. Out of her gratitude I wanted to share her story with us, here it is:
Incredible this is the word that defines the CoolCube ice machine, it has absolute healing power.
8 years ago as a consequence of a tuberculosis in a very advanced stage, I had very severe sequelae, generating a COPD forever.
They have been very hard years, with corticosteroid treatments, inhalers (up to five different ones in the same day) biological treatments, and my health got worse every day: greater difficulties in breathing, to have a normal life, without exercising, without being able to climb stairs, without being able to play with my children, my greatest wish in this life was to be able to take 20-minute walks with my children and climb one-story stairs without drowning.
Thanks to Win Hof I got to know the KHIONE CoolCube ice machine, at first being an unknown world for me I distrusted its effectiveness but my need to recover a small part of my normality led me to invest in my health, and as soon as I get it and start it, notice its result, a year later and having improved my health incredibly this year I thank God every day for having this opportunity to practice ice bath therapy with the KHIONE COOLCUBE machine.
Every day I plug in my ice machine and after a month of use I was able to take 20 minute walks and climb stairs without dying in the attempt, and of course my breathing has improved in an absolute way, and after a year it is wonderful and incredible how good my health is.
It is incredible because thanks to the use of COOLCUBE, I keep my inhalers and corticosteroids in a drawer, I have managed to have a 100% quality of life without using any medication, I just apply Cold Therapy every day with the ice machine.
Name: ISABEL RODRIGUEZ
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In recent years, cold therapy and the Wim Hof Method have become increasingly popular, also among people with autoimmune diseases and chronic pain. For example, more and more people with rheumatism benefit from the effects of cold and regain their quality of life. Radboud UMC made interesting discoveries about cold and how we can influence the autoimmune system with the Wim Hof Method. How can cold training help with rheumatism? Find out more in this article.
What is rheumatism?
Rheumatism is a collective name for hundreds of different painful disorders of the joints, muscles and tendons. They have one thing in common: the pain comes from inflammation. The inflammations are caused by a dysregulated immune system. Exactly how rheumatism develops is still unclear. Rheumatism is a diagnosis that you receive for the rest of your life: you cannot be cured of it. The treatments consist of symptom control such as pain relief and anti-inflammatories. Many rheumatic patients do not benefit enough from this and often suffer from unpleasant side effects. They are looking for a way to improve their health in other ways and to regain control over their life and health. With great success they find possibilities in alternative therapies such as cold training.
How can cold therapy help with rheumatism?
You often hear that taking an ice bath boosts your immune system. However, that gives the wrong impression of what cold therapy does. Instead of boosting the immune system, it actually makes the immune system less likely to go into an active state. People with an autoimmune disease such as rheumatism have an overactive immune system. Research shows that people who do cold therapy are less likely to get sick when exposed to a virus because they produce more adrenaline and thus suppress an immune response. In addition, taking ice baths lowers the pro-inflammatory proteins in the blood and exposure to cold increases the number of white blood cells. So you can temper the immune response, making the immune system less responsive to inflammation. More research is needed to confirm that taking ice baths is the way to treat rheumatism, but the success stories of rheumatoid arthritis patients, as well as those with multiple sclerosis (MS) and Crohn’s disease, are promising. As mentioned before, you cannot cure these autoimmune diseases, neither with regular treatments, nor with cold therapy. But because rheumatism patients can significantly reduce their medication intake or stop completely, they experience much more quality of life.
Start cold therapy at home
Do you have rheumatism and are you inspired to start with cold therapy? Always consult your doctor before changing your medication intake. You can easily build up cold therapy at home by starting with cold showers. Once you get used to it, you can start taking ice baths. With the CoolCube water coolers from Khione you can create an ice and ice-cold ice bath from every bath – without ice cubes! Look here for the different models.
June 29, 2021
The healing power of cold therapy is becoming increasingly well known. Back in 2014, research from Raboud University showed that simple techniques such as breathing exercises, meditation, and cold training activate the autonomic nervous system and inhibit the immune system’s response. Yet, it took a long time for cold training to be embraced even by skeptics in the fight against various chronic diseases. Meanwhile, the Wim Hof Method is gaining ground worldwide, and many people are finding their salvation in cold training. They start working at home with plunge pools filled with ice and ice-cold water.
Cold therapy and the common cold
Those who regularly step into the cold water are less prone to catching a cold. How is this possible? Trained people produce more adrenaline through breathing techniques and exposure to cold. Adrenaline is a stress hormone released with increased activity of the sympathetic nervous system and suppresses the immune response. This causes the body to produce fewer inflammatory proteins when exposed to a virus or bacteria. Fewer inflammatory proteins mean fewer cold symptoms such as fever and headache.
Chronic respiratory problems and cold training
Cold therapy is also the answer for chronic respiratory problems. With chronic respiratory problems, you can think of COPD and asthma, for example. These airway problems stem from inflammation. They are chronic inflammatory diseases of the lungs resulting from an overactive immune system where healthy cells are attacked.
More and more people with respiratory diseases swear by the Wim Hof Method. They don’t need medication or puffers anymore and feel mentally and physically stronger and more energetic than ever. Many people with hay fever often go hand in hand with sneezing, coughing, and a blocked nose, benefit from cold therapy and dispense with their medication through their daily ice bath.
Cold therapy at home
Cold therapy is available to everyone. It will cost you a one-time investment in a bathtub or tub that you can use to perform cold training. Check out the different CoolCubes here.