The Wim Hof Method has been written up by Discovery Magazine who calls for more research and I am hoping to respond with the RMIT University survey of the Wim Hof Method (available at www.whmsurvey.org).
The ability to consciously control the breath and be comfortable in extreme situations may be a key to wellness and I agree that;
“Promising research is ahead, however, and Hof and others already hint at the possible rewards. . . These studies might end up confirming once and for all what practitioners of yoga and other physical and mental practices have known intuitively for years. It may be that the duality of breath — at once automatic and controllable — runs even deeper. It’s not just our lungs that we can consciously grasp hold of, it’s our physiology as a whole.”