Entry #16 (Findings from Research Level 15)
As the strategy section continues onward, I want to tackle the simple act that many are starting to apply. The cold shower also known as hydrotherapy. It has the following effects: relieves muscle soreness, boosting mood, refining hair and skin by sealing pores, producing higher energy levels, helping with weight loss by stimulating brown fat activity and keeping antioxidants performing at optimal levels. No more dry skin etc. I will be introducing hydrotherapy but in a gradual form. I was always one to enjoy a nice hot shower. I'll start warmish cold temperature and then end up on cold but not piercing cold. There used to be a product called HeadOn immediate migraine relief but many doubt its healing effects and label it as placebo-based. When the fall season approaches, so does seasonal affective disorder. The SAD light available with a prescription is supposed to help with moods during the winter blues. However, bright light therapy should be something us sufferers avoid as light is a common trigger and the therapy involves basking in front of it for extended periods of time. The theory here is that in the winter, the sun isn't out as much. Instead, it's suggested to switch all lights in your homes to CFL light bulbs that use 25 to 80 percent less energy. It is even considerable for migraine sufferers to find their ideal climate to live in. Places that avoid winter, places without a high humidex or a location with relatively consistent weather forecasts. I am considering buying a barometer to measure the pressure in the air. This way I can better plan my days ahead of time. Hmmmm..