Wim Hof Ice Baths
Helping You Take Control of Your Responses
What If You Could Learn to Feel Better Naturally?
Trauma is the root cause of most addictions. Your body and mind are frequently in a heightened stress response known as fight or flight. To cope with these negative emotions, you seek dopamine, a natural feel-good chemical in the brain. You get dopamine from sex, pornography, or substance use, but your dopamine receptors begin shutting down, and you need more or more extreme experiences, resulting in an addiction. You need help identifying and healing the trauma that resulted in your addiction. You also need a way to recover your sensitivity to dopamine to feel regulated and happy again.
What if there was a way to:
- Resensitize your dopamine receptors, so they can begin functioning normally again
- Learn to regulate your nervous system, so you can calmly cope with triggering situations
- Cope naturally with the adverse behaviors associated with addiction
- Strengthen your immune system to help you also feel emotionally strong
Wim Hof Ice Baths Help You Regulate Your Nervous System
Wim Hof Ice Baths are scientifically proven to boost your immune system by balancing your hormone levels and producing important feel-good endorphins in the brain, including dopamine. Wim Hof, a Dutch extreme athlete, founded the approach, which focuses on reconnecting the body to its natural environment, which includes exposure to extreme cold.
You only have to stay in a Wim Hof Ice Bath for about two minutes to experience the healing properties, but people stay in them much longer because they feel good while they’re doing it. You can take as many ice baths as you’d like. There aren’t any addictive properties or dangers to them unless you stay in for so long that you get frostbite. But the benefits of an ice bath can last for about six days.
Wim Hof Ice Baths drastically increase the dopamine and adrenaline your brain produces and help resensitize areas of the brain harmed by addiction. When used for mental health treatment, ice baths induce a fight or flight state that you can process and work through. Working through this response in a controlled environment teaches you how to work through adverse feelings in the real world.
Wim Hof Ice Baths also help increase immunity and improve cardiovascular health.
Treatment with Integrative Life Center
Integrative Life Center patients have individualized treatment plans to best suit their needs, and Wim Hof Ice Baths are one of the options.
ILC partners with Tennessee’s only certified Wim Hof instructor to lead the treatment. In that way, ILC patients can add Wim Hof Ice Baths to the tools they get from treatment that they can continue using in their regular lives as needed.
Like all other treatments at ILC, this approach to healing is heart-centered, focusing empathetically on you as a unique individual.