How I Was Healed Of Raynaud's

Hello all,


I wanted to share the story of how I was healed of Raynaud's.


About a year after having chemotherapy in 2005 I developed Raynaud's - above all in my hands, and occasionally in my feet. This was very, very unpleasant and irritating for me, even more so being a pianist and worrying about the effect of this on my fingers. In fall, winter, and spring, whenever I was outside I was truly plagued by Raynaud's. A friend of mine who also had the problem (to a lesser degree) showed me that by circling each arm really fast and energetically from 20-30 times, the blood would come back into my fingers. So for the period of about two-and-a-half years when I had Raynaud's, I was certainly quite a sight, desparately doing arm circles in all sorts of public places.


I read quite a lot on the internet about Raynaud's and tried a number of things - to utterly no avail.


One fall I ended up living in a friend's garden house in Germany for about 3 weeks in October-November because I did not have any other place to stay and had to be in that town during that period . The house had no running water; the only water was the icecold rainwater that was collected in a huge metal vat (the rainwater was directed into it from the roof). So every morning I was obliged to fill a basin with this icecold rainwater and go out in the cold every morning to bathe. I had my hands in this icecold water nearly all of the time, since I used my hands to splash the water over my body, wash off the soap, etc. I guess it took between 5 and 10 minutes every morning. My hands were always bright red afterwards (the Raynaud's, curiously, was never triggered by having my hands in cold water).


Relatively soon afterward I noticed a significant decrease in my symptoms. At some point I realized that for the first time in over two years I was able to go outside (it was in winter) without being constantly persecuted by Raynaud's. The types of situations that would, without exception, bring on the attacks no longer triggered them at all. Anyone who has had Raynaud's can imagine how amazing this felt. I made the connection between my experience bathing in the ice cold water every morning when I was living in the garden house, and started using exclusively cold water from the tap when I washed my hands, no longer warm or hot water. During that winter my symptoms decreased by about 90%, I would estimate. It was incredible to finally be able to go outside in the cold without having to constantly worry about having Raynaud's attacks, and having to do the arm circles in public places.


Since then I have continued to wash my hands exclusively with cold (and preferably with ice-cold, when it is possible) water, I almost completely avoid putting my hands in hot water. (Even to the point of washing the dishes with cold water)


For about two years, the Raynaud's has practically disappeared. This past winter, I had practically not a single attack. I even travelled to Siberia in January, where it was between -35 and -40 Celsius during my entire week-long stay, without having a single problem. I consider myself healed.


I am aware that Raynaud's is a problem for which most people are unable to find a solution, and for this reason I wanted to share this experience. I can't know with absolute certainty that the disappearance of the Raynaud's was connected to the bathing in icecold water, but the causal connection seems to me extremely likely. And as far as I know, cold water is considered to be very good for the circulation, and after having my hands in icecold water, they are always bright red. (I repeat that the bathing in the garden house was every morning for about 3 weeks, and I had my hands in the water nearly all of the time).


I hope this experience will be of help to someone.


Best wishes,



adanepst adanepst
31-35, M
1 Response Feb 19, 2010

Oh i am really surprised to read this......that Doing the things that is completely against ....can heal you sometimes.i remember my dad said me once that he had cold for many days but could not be healed anyway.What he did is like consumed more cold things and results was completely opposite to it .It disappears ......Our Human Body is made to be blend<br />
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Even I had same experience When I went to North place of India where degree was almost near 9 degree Celsius...and was rarely affected by the temperature only if i was sitting inside cold rooms nt traveling on bile or walking on streets. Even i don't knw wat made it to go down becz staying in mumbai wen ever temperature was down i suffer red fingers and itchiness.There In Native i had to drink cold water wash my hands with cold waters and eat cold Foods becz it was completely rural place. U Must Consider your Self Luckiest In the entire World That Your Symptoms got vanished