CONSTITUTIONAL HYDROTHERAPY:

Bathing and water therapy have been used by many different cultures and animals since the beginning of time.  Hippocrates prescribed bathing in spring water for curing sickness.  Egyptian royalty bathed with essential oils and herbs.  Romans built bath houses and Ottoman empire had saunas. 

As a therapeutic tool that was introduced into the mainstream medicine; hydrotherapy was introduced in different parts of the world in the early 1800's.  Various practitioners set up healing clinic with the help of the water therapy and successfully healed thousands of patients when used in combination with exercise, nutrition, herbs and stress reduction.

How it works:

The physiologic effects of hydrotherapy can be classified as thermal, mechanical and chemical.  Thermal effect are produced by using a temperature that is above or below the body temperature.   Heat and cold conveyed through water promotes healing by improving circulation of well-oxygenated, nutrient rich blood.  It also promotes removal of metabolic waste products. 

When combined with an electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve (the master parasympathetic nerve of the body), the therapeutic benefits are significantly increased as vagus nerve stimulation has being shown to help with:

  • Epilepsy

  • Inflammation

  • Sepsis

  • Immune system modulation

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Stroke

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Obesity

  • Diabetes

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Pain management

  • Depression

  • Restoration of microbiome

  • Migraine Headache

 

The benefits of water therapy have being shown in:

  • Fatigue

  • Infections

  • Injuries

  • Stress

  • Digestive diseases

  • Auto-immune disease

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Diabetes

  • Hormonal imbalances

 

 

The therapy works best in combination following Lifestyle Factors:

  • Spiritual life

  • Fresh air

  • Exposure to nature

  • Clean water

  • Natural light

  • Loving and being loved

  • Light

  • Rest

  • Diet, nutrition

  • Unadulterated Food

  • Digestion, toxemia restoration

  • Sleep

  • Exercise

  • Improvements in Socioeconomic factors

  • Being part of a culture and community

  • Meaningful work

 

 

The procedure:

While the patient is lying on the therapeutic bed wrapped in warm blankets, the therapists applies a series of hot and cold wet towels to the chest, abdomen and the back.  During the cold phase of the therapy, the patient's abdomen and back are is stimulated with a gentle electrical current.

Possible Cautions and Contraindications:

  • Pregnancy

  • Diabetes

  • Open wounds

  • Cancer

  • Any disorder where skin sensitivity is reduced

  • Acute Asthma

  • Temperature below 97F

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