The human body is two-thirds water. Water is essential nutrient that is involved in every function of the body. 50,000 billion! That is the number of cells which contain two thirds of the water in our bodies! Just like the air, water is essential to life. WONDERS OF WATER IN HUMANBEING
Water consumption: Drinking water (1.5 liters per day) Water in food (0.9 liters per day) Water produced during the metabolism of food (0.6 liters per day) Water disposal: Respiration (0.5 liters per day) Sweating and transpiration: 0.9 liters per day and more in hot weather. Urine (1.5 liters per day) Feces (0.1 liters per day)
Hydrotherapy is a universally acknowledged way of achieving optimum health of the mind and the body. This helps to restore vitality, freshness and energy. The cleansing and detoxifying properties of water improve skin and muscle tone, circulation and relaxation, over all health and of course a peaceful slumber at night.Hydrotherapy
It is advisable to drink one big mug of water in the morning, half an hour in an empty stomach to flush out the morbid and toxic matter from the system. Persons suffering from acidity, digestive disorders could add lime, ginger and honey to it.
As you go to the washbasin, dont forget to wash your eyes with the help of a plastic eyewash cup filling it with tap water or cold water. Roll your eyeballs in the cup in all directions for a few seconds, alternating from one eyeball to the other. Relieves the strain off tired eyes.
Every time after your meals, make it a point to rinse your mouth with water, rolling the water in all directions, forcefully. This will help dislodge the minutes particles sticking between teeth and in cavities,
If you have a perpetual blocked nose, do water sniffing. Take some tap water in your palms and try to sniff some water inside the nostrils. Exhale forcefully. Regular water sniffing clears blocked nose.
Insert your index and middle finger, preferably dipped in salt or its solution, way below the throat. You will cough out and dislodge all the accumulated phlegm (bronchial mucous) thus clearing the throat.
Drink magnetized water daily. It rejuvenates the cells of our body. Water can be magnetized within 12 hours by placing one bottle or glass on the North Pole (red) and the other on the South Pole (blue). Mix from both the bottles and drink.
When in shower, take the full force of the shower on your closed eyelids and the entire face, feeling the tiny pinprick like pressure all over. Gently tap, slap and pat all over to increase circulation and increased blood supply this acts as a face tonic. Treatment is best, if alternated between warm and cold shower.
Cool off your head with a cold shower. Always wash hair with plenty of tap water except when the temperature outside is cold and chilly. While washing, gently tap and massage the scalp all over.
While bathing, massage your tummy in anti-clock wise directions. But avoid it if you are suffering from stomach ache or during pregnancy. Limbs should be massaged in upward movement, i.e. from the wrist to the shoulder and ankle to thighs.
Pamper yourself to a sauna or a steam bath, at least once a month or once in a few months. Keeps skin alive, fresh and tingling.
Sponge your body all over with the help of a towel dipped in cold water and then dry the skin with another dry towel. Repeat a number of times. Useful in bringing down fevers. Alternate hot and cold sponging is efficacious on sprains and headaches.
In case of rheumatism, an Epsom salt bath gives relief. Add one kilo of Epsom salt to 50 litres of water. Remain in the tub for 15 minutes till you start sweating. Helps in removing uric acid from the blood.
A cup of vinegar added to normal bath water serves as a tonic and helps in increasing the resistance to infectious dandruff problems. Wash hair also with this water.
Hot/cold hip bath taken in a big plastic tub (used for washing clothes) with legs dangling outside the tub and water reaching up to the navel is very effective in abdominal pains, digestive, urinary and menstrual disorders as well as in cramps, swelling, constipation and piles. Rub the stomach with a cold wet napkin for duration of 10-20 minutes.
Step up and down in a bathtub filled with cold water for 5 minutes. The reaction is a warm and pleasant sensation to the feet, serves as a good exercise to the feet, while taking care of smelly, sticky toes. It is also a good remedy for insomnia.
Dislodge all hidden dirt from your nails by running a nail file underneath while in bath. Massage each nail separately under water for a few seconds.
Heart patients are advised to take epsom salt baths twice a week. Applying hot towels over the heart region relieves the constriction round the chest by dilating clogged arteries.
A hot footbath according to Nature Cure, relieves aches and pains. Immerse your legs in hot water right up to the knees. Cover your body with a woolen shawl or two. Place a napkin wrung out in cold water over the head. Go on sipping a glass of water during the entire duration of 10 minutes. At the end of 10 minutes you will be sweating profusely, thus removing the poisonous matter through the pores. Best done before retiring to bed.
Cold ice bag over the face serves as a skin tonic and freshener.
Steam inhalations with tulsi (basil) leaves added acts as a decongestant and is very effective in all types of respiratory problems.
Enema- which is the best way to keep your internal-system clean.
This article is based on information provided by My Doctor, Medifast publication. It has been edited by the Apollo Health Street Content Team and validated by in-house doctors of Apollo.