CHAOSTOCOSMOS

Monday, 16 June 2014

Immersed: How I Found a Way (After Decades of Trying) to Help My Allodynia and Nerve Pain

The hydrostatic pressure of water in a pool will compress the immersed part of your body (similar to how compression stockings compress your legs). The water will also push your body upward. Interestingly for people with ME/CFS the increased hydrostatic pressure also results in a pretty dramatic rise in the central blood volume (in the thorax region). Blood volume and stroke volume in the human heart also dramatically increase.

​It appears that thermo neutral water immersion pushes the autonomic system towards being back in balance.  This is a very good thing for the many people with chronic and/or autoimmune diseases that feature sympathetic arousal, such as fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, POTS, CRPS, and multiple sclerosis.

Immersed: How I Found a Way (After Decades of Trying) to Help My Allodynia and Nerve Pain


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