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The Wim Hof Method And Coronavirus – Can The Wim Hof Method Help Fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 10, 2020


The outbreak of the Coronavirus in recent
months has lead to a lot of concern with it spreading globally and this in turn has seen
a surge in people looking at the Wim Hof method to see if it can help. So in this video I want help clarify some
of my thoughts on using the Wim Hof technique for Coronavirus and whether it’s effective
in reducing the risks of the virus. Now, before we go into the detail, I want
to state these are just my thoughts and while I’ll do my best to answer questions, I’m not
an expert. However, I will link you all to Elizabeth
Lucy, a channel many of you may know as I recently worked with her on a collaboration
about mental toughness. Not only much more qualified on speaking about
the virus, Liz has been monitoring the situation and research extremely closely, providing
almost daily updates on the virus. With that said, I do think the Wim Hof method
will certainly offer some benefits to cope with the virus, so let’s look into understanding
why. About Coronavirus The Coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China
and until now has spread to over 80 countries all over the world, leaving many experts fearing
a potential risk of a pandemic. China has seen the worst outbreak and the
biggest death toll, though other nations including South Korea, Iran and Italy have had serious
concerns about the spread of the virus. A lot is unknown about the virus as I research
this, particularly in terms of understanding how many people have actually been infected
and the exact threat the virus poses. The virus infects both animals and people
and can cause illnesses of the respiratory tract, though important to understand at this
point is it’s believed the virus is less fatal than previous high profile outbreaks, such
as SARS and MERS. At the moment, it is believed to be more fatal
than seasonal flu, though that is with the data we currently have and therefore the reality
may not be quite so alarming. It’s believed the virus spreads through the
air as people talk, sneeze or cough, similar to how cold and flu spreads with many of the
same actions needed to try and contain it, namely containing the spread by covering your
nose and mouth and making sure you care for your hygiene, particularly regularly washing
your hands. Improve The Immune System Probably the biggest reason people are looking
to the Wim Hof method is that cold therapy and his breathing exercises have been known
to help improve our immune system. In the case of cold therapy, cold water has
been found to improve circulation by encouraging blood to surround our organs, which can then
help combat various ailments and improve your overall health. The reason is that as cold water hits the
body, it’s ability to get blood circulating leads the arteries to more efficiently pump
blood, therefore boosting our overall heart health. It can also lower blood pressure as we relax,
clear blocked arteries and improve our immune system, something I’ll cover in more detail
in a moment, making us physically healthier in a number of respects. However, it’s not just the cold therapy that
works wonders, equally valuable and important are the breathing exercises, which help the
body circulate blood flow and increase oxygen intake when done correctly. Control Auto Immune Response Research into the Wim Hof method has also
found that the technique is beneficial in it’s control over the auto immune response,
making us not only feel the effects of sickness less, but importantly improve our response
to sickness to combat it more quickly and efficiently. One of the things found with the Wim Hof method
is that it dampens the innate immune response, the response the body has to sickness that
is often the cause that makes us feel unwell. By dampening the effects of the innate immune
response, we actually feel less unwell while the body combats sickness, as the body inhibits
the production of proteins that cause inflammation. While it might seem that this would slow down
your physical recovery from sickness, the research found that while proteins were inhibited,
white blood cells, which combats infection, actually increased in those who practiced
the Wim Hof method, meaning they were also able to recover more quickly. Again, I can’t state the importance of the
breathing exercises in this process, as they directly influence how the body reacts to
physical change and foreign bodies. Will The Wim Hof Method Stop Coronavirus To be as honest and open as possible, I can
only say that I can’t guarantee the Wim Hof method is magically going to cure Coronavirus. Part of the reason for this is there is still
a lot unknown about Coronavirus and all of possible effects it could have. While information is coming out extremely
quickly with ongoing research, it’s not really common knowledge what is known at this point. However, what I can state is that the Wim
Hof method will benefit to strengthen your immune system to help combat Coronavirus should
you catch it, just as it would in fighting off a cold or flu. It’s benefits for our respiration system further
strengthens our resolves to possibly fighting off the virus. With this in mind, it’s fair to believe that
the Wim Hof method will help us combat the Coronavirus. Equally important is to care for your wellbeing
and health in general. Make sure to eat well, stay hydrated, sleep
properly and care for your mental health, as all of these will contribute to your overall
health and immunity. Also, please ensure to follow professional
guidelines with regards to Coronavirus, not taking needless risks at this point in time. Hopefully this video is helpful in understandign
how the Wim Hof method can help in relation to Coronavirus. Please remember I’ll be linking to Elizabeth
Lucy’s channel where you can get a wealth of information on the virus itself. Please Like, Share and Subscribe as we help
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18 Comments

  • Reply Practical Inspiration March 9, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks for watching. Be sure to check out Liz's channel for in depth information on Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV9EVMN6eHkG0kashrPKzFg

  • Reply Nena Lavonne March 9, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Fascinating! Thank you for sharing!!!

  • Reply Elizabeth Lucy March 9, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    This is so interesting, so many people message me about the Wim Hoff method in boosting the immune system! Because there is no vaccine or treatment other than supportive care (unless you have a severe response and require hospitalisation) anything we can do to boost our immune system is always beneficial. I learn so much from your videos on this topic! Thank you so muchπŸ™Œ

  • Reply TrapStar March 9, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    cool content

  • Reply Her Destiny March 9, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Very interesting. It seems the cold would definitely help to at least kill some of the the germs associated with the Corona Virus. Very helpful advice. πŸ’–πŸ’›

  • Reply Authentic Self Guide March 9, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Great info. It makes sense that boosting your immune system can protect us. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Mafia's Finest TV March 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    I feel like this method is going to help. Isn't the Corona Virus a variation of the flew? I also think that this is blowing up just like the swine flew, bird flew, and so on. I might be wrong….

  • Reply Carmen Pohl March 9, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    I'm 62. Three years ago I had flu. That was the first time in my life. I take cold showers for years and I believe that's why I am more resistant. That I got flu I think had to do with mental stress and with that my immune system went down. But till now I'm fine and the Corona virus will have little chance to effect me.

  • Reply Cherishing Flo March 9, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    I've never heard of Wim Hof nor have I considered Cold showers so this is very interesting!

  • Reply UltraHuman March 9, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    No matter what the disease, a strong & healthy immune system & immune response is the best way to fight illness πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’• great video!

  • Reply Trending Topic - Self Development Tips March 9, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    This sounds good to me. It would be awesome if the Wim Hoff method can help with coronavirusπŸ™πŸ™

  • Reply Jonathon Britten March 9, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Thank you so much for this video, i wanted to know this as well, was hoping Wim Hoff may have given his take on this deadly virus, and the WHM, but thanks again

  • Reply Goodvibes March 9, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    I read vitamin c and colloidal silver may help too. Thank you for the video!

  • Reply Jade Valentine March 9, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    Yesss don’t see why not πŸ™ŒπŸ½ anything that boosts our immune system will surely help πŸ™πŸ½ thanks Dev great video. Loving the b-roll

  • Reply you8just March 10, 2020 at 1:20 am

    aha!

  • Reply #SecretsSelfmadeBillionaires by Paul Chan March 10, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Hi #PracticalMotivation! good morning from Maryland! Yes, whole world has been fighting Coronavirus! First, do not eat wildlife! Second, wash wash hands and not touch nose or eyes with hands! Third, study Wim Hof! etc! #SecretsSelfmadeBillionaires

  • Reply Ra Cynger March 10, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    This is such helpful information Good Brother, and it is so refreshing to hear a different holistic perspective towards our over all health. Thank you for sharing your wonderful insights and for serving to remind me to get back to applying breath work within my daily practice. Keep up the Great Work you are doing Good Brother πŸ™πŸ’πŸ‘‘πŸŒ…πŸ’ŽπŸŒŽ

  • Reply Jaxx - Self-Growth Health Wellness March 10, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    The Ice Man!

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