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Asthma management

Asthma is a chronic disease that is characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness. The symptoms of asthma are the result of muscle contractions that restrict the flow of air through the airways. These contractions are often caused by inflammation of the respiratory system.

There are numerous triggers that can exacerbate asthmatic symptoms. Some examples of these triggers are allergens and (cigarette) smoke. Avoiding triggers, and self-management of asthma are effective ways to reduce the frequency of asthma attacks. The Wim Hof Method can help manage the symptoms of asthma. When you sign up for our Fundamentals online video course, Wim will teach you everything there is to know about his powerful method.

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We believe that self-discipline is something that can be learned, and doing so requires training and repetition on a daily basis. Training your self-discipline benefits you in many ways, as it helps you take decisions in a more rational rather than an emotional manner. This will ultimately give you the power to overcome resistance and to accomplish your goals. Below we give you some simple but effective exercises that can help you improve your self-discipline.

Cold showers. Starting the day with a cold shower is something that requires a lot of self-discipline. It is a simple behavior that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. There are many additional benefits related to cold showers; You can read all about these here.

Meditation. Meditation is a very powerful tool, that can help you improve your mental, physical, and emotional health. Sitting for while keeping your mind still and preventing it from wandering, requires self-control. Therefore, regular meditation can be a great exercise for anyone that wants to increase their self-discipline.

Get the right amount of sleep. When you sleep well, making the right decisions will be a lot easier compared to when you are sleep deprived. Getting enough sleep improves your focus, your mood, and your overall health, and indirectly assists you when you are trying to increase your self-discipline. You can read more on the effect of the Wim Hof Method on sleep here.

Regular physical exercise. Exercising on a regular basis is a great way to improve your self-discipline. It will teach you how to focus on a task at hand, and by doing so you learn how o persevere and accomplish your goals.

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Asthma management with the Wim Hof Method

The Wim Hof Method can help you establish an effective asthma self-management routine. That is because following the method brings you important benefits such as improved willpower, a boost of the immune system, and reduction of stress.

While boosting your immune system has a direct positive impact on reducing inflammation throughout your body, and therefore on reducing the symptoms of asthma, willpower can help you stick to your medication routine, while stress reduction can help you cope with the stress caused by asthma symptoms such as acute shortness of breath. Some followers of the Wim Hof Method even report that they don’t need any asthma medication after they’ve incorporated the method into their daily routine for several months.

Practice the Wim Hof Method

The Wim Hof Method is a powerful method, developed by ‘Iceman’ Wim Hof. You can learn more about Wim’s incredible story by watching the documentaries ‘Vice: Wim Hof the Iceman’ and ‘Discovery Channel: Wim Hof - Superhuman'. His method enabled Wim to accomplish a number of extraordinary feats, and as Wim discovered the powerful effects of the method, he decided to share its principles with the rest of the world.

Starting to practice the Wim Hof Method is as easy as signing up for our online Fundamentals video course. During the videos, Wim will teach you everything there is to know about his method. You can watch these videos at your own pace, so incorporating the exercises into your daily routine is easy. Many thousands of people have already made the Wim Hof Method part of their lives, and benefit from it on a daily basis. You now can watch some of their personal stories on our website.

The three pillars

The Wim Hof Method consists of three principles, which Wim calls pillars. These pillars are controlled exposure to cold, breathing exercises, and focus. When you combine the pillars, the result is a positive effect on your overall wellbeing. Common positive effects of the Wim Hof Method are stress reduction, better sleep, improved recovery from physical exercise, more creativity, better focus, and relief from symptoms of diseases such as asthma, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Moreover, many scientists are interested in the physiology behind the method, and in recent years several scientific studies into the Wim Hof Method have been published. You can read more about the science behind the method on our science page.

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Wim Hof Method is assesed on average with an 9.5 out of 10 based on 2147 experiences written by participants

Tineke, Testimonial Wim Hof
Tineke, The Netherlands
I have severe arthritis in my left hip. By implementing the Wim Hof Method in my daily life, I can deal with this without getting surgery. I love Wim’s purity. His coaching inspires me and gives me energy. I’m almost 66 years old and by practicing the Wim Hof Method I feel much more...
Albert, Testimonial Wim Hof
Albert, The Netherlands
For 12 years now I have had rheumatism. Thanks to the Wim Hof Method I have been able to halve the amount of anti-inflammatory drugs. My goal is to completely stop the use of anti-inflammatory drugs after finishing the video course.
Aivar, Testimonial Wim Hof
Aivar, Estonia
I am 52 years old, and after 10 weeks of the Wim Hof Method I am in the best shape I have ever been. I did 30 push-ups as a test before I started the course, and when I finished I did 100 push-ups for the first time in my life. The Wim Hof Method gives you a good mood, it’s addictive!
Monic, Testimonial Wim Hof
Monic, The Netherlands
It’s only been 4 weeks since I started, but the results are remarkable! Thank you from the heart for changing my life, my health, and my understanding about my own power and the influence I have on this. I’m looking forward to a nice cold winter in the Netherlands.
Mino, Testimonial Wim Hof
Mino, Germany
Learning Wim’s method is like studying from one of nature’s best students. My life long fear of cold is history. I now fully enjoy cold immersions, but the benefits are not limited to cold. I am now a better person and a happier being. I smile when facing life challenges.
Gregor Testimonial Wim Hof
After 8 months of daily Hoffing, puffing and cold showers I can claim to be cured of my 5 year burnout. Not having had a single cold or flu, my sore knee is working perfectly again, which was very painful the last 2 years. It is like a miracle, and I’m really grateful that our paths crossed.
Franco, Testimonial Wim Hof
Franco, USA
Wim I hope to train with you someday. I love to jump into that cold water and climb that mountain with you. Your method has truly helped me with psoriatic arthritis. I am no longer taking Humira injections for my symptoms. I am controlling it with breathing, cold showers and ice baths.
Matthew, Testimonial Wim Hof
Matthew, Australia
I would have paid $10,000 for this, but that would not be enough because this has changed my life. I feel like I have taken Valium yet am supercharged. As a clinical psychologist my days can be very stressful. There is a stillness inside me now, and what I am really amazed by is the peace lasts.
Per Kristian, Testimonial Wim Hof
Per Kristian, United Kingdom
After 3 weeks of daily practicing my medication (Naproxen) for long-standing sciatica has been cut by 80%, and my arm pain and 'pins and needles' following a neck injury 50 years ago has been halved!
Arthur, Testimonial Wim Hof
Arthur, USA
I got anxiety 2+ years ago, and have had panic attacks every day since. Medicine helped a little. I came across your videos and started to walk my 2 miles a day in only a t-shirt at 20F degrees. Within 2 weeks my anxiety went away! I found it to be a miracle.
James, Testimonial Wim Hof
James, USA
I’ve had astonishing results battling addiction with the Wim Hof Method. It has saved my life and is the only thing that worked on getting clean and healthy. I go ahead and get my suffering over with in the cold showers, so I don't have to suffer throughout the day. Pretty good trade to...
Georg, Testimonial Wim Hof
Georg, Germany
Cardiac and respiratory arrest began my life. Heart defect and cleft palate pushed diseases. Depression, lack of self-efficacy, and post traumatic stress disorder followed. The Wim Hof Method frees me: I am twenty-nine years old, and I love to live. Thank you!
Grant, Testimonial Wim Hof
Grant, Australia
I was born with Spina Bifida, and was told I would end up in a wheelchair. After incorporating the Wim Hof Method into my daily life I have begun to see results in my pain levels and athleticism. I am no longer looking down the barrel of becoming a paraplegic, and I attribute that in part to the...
Raúl, Testimonial Wim Hof
Raúl, The Netherlands
From the 90s to 2012 I developed hayfever symptoms and had to take daily medications in order to cope. The effect of these medications only lasted for several hours. By using the Wim Hof Method training daily, my body has conquered hayfever symptoms since 2013.
Benjamin Testimonial Wim Hof
I started the Wim Hof method in October of 2018, and now the holes I had in my brain are gone. My neurosurgeon was so impressed by the scans that he told me I don't have to come back anymore. I take this as proof that this method works to regenerate brain tissue.