As part of the depression recovery program I participated in, we did hydrotherapy (alternating hot and cold water treatment). I did find it very helpful. It is supposed to increase circulation to the brain.
You can accomplish something similar in the shower at home.
1) Turn the water as hot as you can stand for three minutes (102-104 is ideal). Be sure not to scald yourself. Get the water all over your body, including your shoulders. Do NOT get it on your head or face.
2) At the end of three minutes, turn the water to cold (about 50-60 degrees) for one minute. Get it all over your body, including your shoulders. You MAY get this on your head, neck, and face if you want.
3) Repeat for at least three cycles (more if you want). Always end on cold.
4) After you finish, dry off and rest (lie down) for 20 minutes.
mTBI and PCS after sledding accident 1-17-2011
Persistent headaches, fatigue, slowed cognitive functions, depression
Symptoms exacerbated by being in a crowd, watching TV, driving, other miscellaneous stress & sensory overload
Sciatica/piriformis syndrome with numbness & loss of reflex
Largely recovered after participating in Nedley Depression Recovery Program March 2012:
Eowyn Rides Again: My Journey Back from Concussion