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Old 08-11-2004, 02:23 PM   #2
Chris Birke
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 258
Re: Dousing with cold water: Who does it?

I've never done it for medicinal reasons... but yeah, I know the feeling. =)

I've read that submerging the face in cold water triggers a reflex response. Various mood and physical altering chemicals, the constriction of blood vessles, etc. Whether or not this is good I don't know, but it's certainly a documented effect. (Is there a brain surgeon in the house?)

Reasoning aside, I've always been of the opinion that a little shock does a body good.
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