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Autoimmune disease relief

Autoimmune diseases are characterized by an abnormal response from the immune system to a normal part of the body. In people with an overactive immune system, antibodies which are meant to neutralize pathogens, start to attack the body's own, healthy cells. A wide variety of proteins and tissues throughout the body can be mistaken for a foreign substance, and hence over 80 types of these disorders exist. MS, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus and type 1 diabetes are some examples of conditions that are considered autoimmune diseases. It is estimated that approximately seven percent of the US population suffers from a disease in the autoimmune category. There is no cure for autoimmune disorders, so managing related symptoms is key to maintaining a certain quality of life. The Wim Hof Method is ideally suited to keep symptoms in check, as Wim Hof Method practice directly dampens the immune response. You can experience the power of the Wim Hof Method yourself by following our free Wim Hof Method Mini class.

Symptoms of an autoimmune disease

Many autoimmune diseases have overlapping symptoms, which makes it hard to diagnose a specific autoimmune disorder. Especially the early stages of the different disorders are very similar, and patients with autoimmunity often suffer from more than one disorder at a given time.

Some of the early symptoms of autoimmunity include:

  • - muscle ache
  • - fatigue
  • - fever
  • - hair loss
  • - swelling and redness
  • - insomnia
  • - mouth ulcers

Diagnosing autoimmune diseases usually involves physical examinations, complemented by blood tests that detect autoantibodies.

Autoimmune disease treatment:

When diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, treatment is usually focused on controlling the related symptoms. These symptoms can range from mild to downright disabling, and some of the disorders are characterized by flare-ups. Doctors usually prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs and immunosuppressants to curtail the symptoms of autoimmunity.

Autoimmune disease symptoms

Find relief from an autoimmune disease with the Wim Hof Method

The Wim Hof Method is an easy to understand and powerful method that helps people from all over the world to take control over their mind and their body. The method is developed by ‘Iceman’ Wim Hof, who is known for his incredible collection of Guinness World Records related to cold temperatures and extreme sports. Recently, scientists have begun to unravel the physiological mechanisms behind the method. They have found evidence that the unique combination of breathing exercises, commitment, and controlled exposure to cold can be used to control the autonomic nervous system, and by extension the immune system.

One scientific experiment, in which a group of Wim Hof Method students and a group of control subjects were injected with a harmless pathogen, showed that the followers of the Wim Hof Method were able to control their immune response, which caused them fewer flu-like symptoms compared to the control group. Unsurprisingly, followers of the Wim Hof Method with immune related disorders such as MS, asthma, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis, experience significant improvements regarding symptoms related to autoimmunity.

Practice the Wim Hof Method


Practicing the Wim Hof Method yourself is as easy as signing up for our online Fundamentals video course. This is a comprehensive video course, with a total length of more than 13 hours, in which Wim Hof teaches you all about the Wim Hof Method and its principles. The video course is in English, and subtitles are available in French, Dutch, Spanish, and German. You get unlimited access to the videos, so you can watch them whenever you feel like it. The only things that you will have to provide yourself are a quiet space and a connection to the internet.

You can watch some testimonials from people who already use the Wim Hof Method here.

The three pillars

Breathing exercises, commitment, and controlled exposure to cold are considered as the three pillars on which the Wim Hof Method is built. Combined, they have powerful effects on both body and mind. People who gave the method a try reported feeling happier, healthier, and stronger. Wim’s method is easy to incorporate into your daily routine, so you can reap its benefits on a daily basis. Reported benefits include stress reduction, better sleep, more creativity, improved recovery from physical exercise and relief from conditions such as MS, fibromyalgia, asthma, arthritis, depression, and lyme disease. You can watch some testimonials of people who have already tried the method here.

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Wim Hof Method References

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
Gregor
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
Benjamin
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.