A simple way to boost your immune system (and suggested by my naturopath) is to take a contrast shower. At the end of your shower, alternate between hot and cold three times, ending with cold.
My naturopath says that it’s great for your circulatory system, your lymph system and for drainage. Plus, it’s easy to do, doesn’t take very much time and it’s essentially free.
With contrast shower, there would be an increase in blood circulation which will help our body in the detox process by increasing the excretion of metabolic and cellular waste from the body. It can also help transporting the nutrients and oxygen to the damaged tissues. In additional to that, contrast showers may increases the number of white blood cells. It is part of a skin cleansing process.
I have to say that it really wakes you up! And I don’t like doing it. I really hate the cold part of the process. I normally do it pretty quickly (as soon as the water hits cold, I change it to hot).
I should also mention that it’s not recommended for everyone.
When you are asthmatic, have active autoimmune disease, inflammation, cardiovascular issues, pregnant, temperature insensitive, weak feeling or otherwise feel awful after doing so, do not take a contrast shower.
Do you have any experience with contrast showers?