Cold bathing has been claimed to have multiple beneficial effects on health such as improvement of the immune system, cardiovascular circulation and vitality, but any true association remains unclear.[
routinely showering (hot-to-) cold for at least 30 days resulted in a reduction of self-reported sick leave from work but not illness days in adults without severe comorbidity
Further research using objective parameters is necessary to determine whether these were causal or associational findings
mild effect of a routine cold shower on hormonal and cytokine modulation, these alone are unlikely to play a significant rol
Perhaps neuroimaging technologies such as functional MRI could be used to assess any potential neurobiologic immunostimulatory effect
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