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Hydrotherapy or Water Therapy If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and.

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1 Hydrotherapy or Water Therapy If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. Remember=As in the Spiritual...so in the physical

2 Water is cleansing, inside and out it Represents Life But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:14 “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow”. Ps. 51:7 “Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil”. Is. 1:16 “And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord”. Acts 22:16

3 Understanding Hydrotherapy 1. Physiological responses Hot dilates capillaries—skin turns red Hot dilates capillaries—skin turns red Cold constricts capillaries—skin can become white Cold constricts capillaries—skin can become white Underlying organs respond with either relaxation or increased activity Underlying organs respond with either relaxation or increased activity Body temperature responds accordingly Body temperature responds accordingly Metabolism, or body chemistry is accelerated/digestion improved Metabolism, or body chemistry is accelerated/digestion improved Blood becomes more alkaline Blood becomes more alkaline

4 The most effective therapy modality known to fight disease, ageing, infections, pain The most effective therapy modality known to fight disease, ageing, infections, pain Weight Loss!!! Weight Loss!!! Hormones increase in quality and effectiveness--balanced in conjunction with herbs Hormones increase in quality and effectiveness--balanced in conjunction with herbs Improved digestive tract functions Improved digestive tract functions Sets the stage for Detoxification, Sets the stage for Detoxification, Benefits of Hydrotherapy

5 Cleanses the body of morbid matter from Detox Cleanses the body of morbid matter from Detox Brain and nervous system toned and calmed Brain and nervous system toned and calmed Heart rate is increased and strengthened Heart rate is increased and strengthened Long term helps prevent heart attack and stroke--works in conjunction with all other 8 laws of health Long term helps prevent heart attack and stroke--works in conjunction with all other 8 laws of health Cleanses the body of morbid matter from Detox Cleanses the body of morbid matter from Detox Brain and nervous system toned and calmed Brain and nervous system toned and calmed Heart rate is increased and strengthened Heart rate is increased and strengthened Long term helps prevent heart attack and stroke--works in conjunction with all other 8 laws of health Long term helps prevent heart attack and stroke--works in conjunction with all other 8 laws of health

6 Mental clarity, increased emotional stability Mental clarity, increased emotional stability Immune system strengthened and enabled Immune system strengthened and enabled Lymph flow increased and activity increase Lymph flow increased and activity increase White blood cells increase in numbers and chemistry, lymphocytes increase in numbers White blood cells increase in numbers and chemistry, lymphocytes increase in numbers Mental clarity, increased emotional stability Mental clarity, increased emotional stability Immune system strengthened and enabled Immune system strengthened and enabled Lymph flow increased and activity increase Lymph flow increased and activity increase White blood cells increase in numbers and chemistry, lymphocytes increase in numbers White blood cells increase in numbers and chemistry, lymphocytes increase in numbers

7 Increased ability and strength of resistance to disease Increased ability and strength of resistance to disease Quicker healing from trauma with minimal tissue damage Quicker healing from trauma with minimal tissue damage Less burn scaring, quicker healing due to increased circulation in capillaries Less burn scaring, quicker healing due to increased circulation in capillaries

8 Lists of various types of hydrotherapy There are two kinds of hydrotherapy 1.Fever Therapies Hot fomentationsHot fomentations Hot tub soaks-can be medicatedHot tub soaks-can be medicated Wet sheet packWet sheet pack Russian steam bathRussian steam bath Hot foot bathHot foot bath

9 2.Contrast Therapies Shower or spray typeShower or spray type Plunges or underwater therapyPlunges or underwater therapy There are several ways to apply contrast Local treatments  Hot &/or cold to extremities  Local thermal applications  Paraffin baths  Cold mitten friction

10 Water Temperatures and their effect Painfully hot F C constriction Painfully hot F C constriction Very hot extreme dilatation Very hot extreme dilatation Hot dilatation Hot dilatation Neutral calming, relaxing Neutral calming, relaxing Warm refreshing Warm refreshing Tepid wound cleansing Tepid wound cleansing Cool constricting Cool constricting Cold therapeutically constricts Cold therapeutically constricts Very Cold severe constriction Very Cold severe constrictionanesthetic

11 The effects of contrast shower & plunge  Toning to the whole body  Increases the mobility of cell membrane gate openings and closings and the traffic of nutrients/waste in and out  Strengthens and mobilizes the immune system cells and their chemistry  Helps build muscle, including the heart muscle

12  Aides in detoxing and cleansing the body  Helps body to shed unnecessary weight  Opens and activates the skin pores  Increases mental clarity, increases quality of brain chemistry  Stimulates good hormone production and utilization of such

13  Stimulates joints to lubricate and de- mineralize crystal buildup, therefore aiding in the rebuilding of joint cartilage, reduces pain  Increases lymph circulation, increasing the ability to fight infections  Enables the body to be more oxygenated and utilize oxygen more effectively

14 Hot and cold contrast therapies Shower or spray Skin brush—take at least 7-10 minutes Skin brush—take at least 7-10 minutes Warm up in the shower then turn the hot water up until it is as hot as you can stand without it stinging or burning your skin—time it for 3 minutes Warm up in the shower then turn the hot water up until it is as hot as you can stand without it stinging or burning your skin—time it for 3 minutes Direct the water flow to the back of your head, neck, spine, and any affected part of your body Direct the water flow to the back of your head, neck, spine, and any affected part of your body

15 After 3 minutes turn the hot way down to cold as cold as you can stand it, but not freezing, numbing cold, just cold enough to force you to breath deep and dance a little—time this for 1 minute After 3 minutes turn the hot way down to cold as cold as you can stand it, but not freezing, numbing cold, just cold enough to force you to breath deep and dance a little—time this for 1 minute If your water is not so cold, you may have to stay in the cold longer If your water is not so cold, you may have to stay in the cold longer Return to the hot water for 3 minutes then to the cold for 1 or more minutes, this is a round. Return to the hot water for 3 minutes then to the cold for 1 or more minutes, this is a round. Do 7 rounds of these daily, or multiple times in a day, cannot do too much Do 7 rounds of these daily, or multiple times in a day, cannot do too much

16 Plunges This treatment is the same as the contrast showers, except it is more intense, and is done in two tubs of water. One tub is hot F 38-42C One tub is hot F 38-42C The other tub is cold 55-70F 13-21C The other tub is cold 55-70F 13-21C Spend 5 minutes in the hot water Spend 5 minutes in the hot water Spend 1-2 minutes in the cold water- longer if you cannot get down to 55 degrees F, or 13 C Spend 1-2 minutes in the cold water- longer if you cannot get down to 55 degrees F, or 13 C

17 Immerse your whole body except your nose if possible Immerse your whole body except your nose if possible Be sure to skin brush first Be sure to skin brush first Spend 33-5 min in hot then quickly go to cold and spend 1-3 min. repeat this 7 times, finishing with cold for 10 seconds Spend 33-5 min in hot then quickly go to cold and spend 1-3 min. repeat this 7 times, finishing with cold for 10 seconds When finished dry off very briskly When finished dry off very briskly Dress warmly and rest for 30 minutes at something quiet Dress warmly and rest for 30 minutes at something quiet Work into this one with contrast showers first for a few days Work into this one with contrast showers first for a few days

18 Fever Therapy possible effects and their solution!  Uncontrollable shivering..  Hypotension  Vertigo  Palpitations of the heart..  Extreme skin sensitivity;. tickling, muscle guarding, uncontrolled laughing  Hyperventilation  Faintness, muscle twitching or jerking  Nausea Water too cold-increase temperature-do hot foot bath Pt dehydrated-give liquids Too intense-lessen intensity Same-give hawthorn, exercise Needs more skin brushing, Bowel detoxing, ice to head Lobelia, coach deep breathing Give cayenne, then lobelia, less intense hydro for a few times Dehydrated, cleanse stomach

19 Considerations Always use ice pack over heart and or head or neck with fever therapies Always use ice pack over heart and or head or neck with fever therapies Keep cayenne and lobelia tinctures within reach and drop droppers full directly into mouth in emergencies Keep cayenne and lobelia tinctures within reach and drop droppers full directly into mouth in emergencies Take a measurement of body temperature before the treatment; then every 10 min. or less Take a measurement of body temperature before the treatment; then every 10 min. or less Hydrate-drink lots of fluids before during and after treatment such as hot lemon aide, yarrow, peppermint, or other tea Hydrate-drink lots of fluids before during and after treatment such as hot lemon aide, yarrow, peppermint, or other tea

20 Heart patients, diabetics, stroke, trauma, and critically compromised disease patients begin easy and work into more intense Heart patients, diabetics, stroke, trauma, and critically compromised disease patients begin easy and work into more intense Be sure to do treatments in warm area-no drafts. Be sure to do treatments in warm area-no drafts. Monitor your patient at all times, be prepared to help Monitor your patient at all times, be prepared to help Rule of therapy for after all TX----always rest one hour, covered, immediately following treatment Rule of therapy for after all TX----always rest one hour, covered, immediately following treatment

21 Hot foot bath This is local immersion bath covering the feet, ankles, and lower legs at temperatures from F or 38-41C Local and reflex pathways increase the blood flow through the feet and entire skin surface producing decongestion in internal organs and brain

22 Benefits of the Hot Foot Bath  Relieves congestive headache  Relieves chest congestion  Relieves pelvic congestion  Stops epitasis or nose bleeding  Aides in recovery from colds and infections of lungs; this includes pneumonia all respiratory diseases  And many more benefits

23 General Warming purposes o This will prepare the patient for massage, general application of heat, tonic procedures, prevention of colds; or to abort one o To aid in relaxation and comfort, and to detox the body through herbs in the water o To produce sweating—TX must be prolonged

24 Russian Steam Bath Steam applied to skin while sitting in a chair Effects and indications: To produce sweating To produce sweating For production of fever therapy-intense, short duration For production of fever therapy-intense, short duration Increases body temperature-100% humidity-no heat loss Increases body temperature-100% humidity-no heat loss Increases pulse rate, blood pressure, and metabolism Increases pulse rate, blood pressure, and metabolism

25 Marked peripheral vasodilatation Marked peripheral vasodilatation Graduated hydrotherapy, for after other therapies Graduated hydrotherapy, for after other therapiesUses: Arthritis, gout, obesity, substance abuse recovery, detoxification, infections, strengthening of immune system, hypothyroid disease, and many others Caution with use in: Hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac impairment initially; Once a fever therapy has been experienced for 2-3 times you can graduate up to Russian Steam Chair. Or if needed you can do the RSChair, but not as hot or as long a time until the person is stronger.

26 Here’s how  Place patient on a wooden chair or one that will not rust—plastic is ok  Under chair, place a hot plate/burner with a kettle of water, heat to boiling, adjust heat  Drape patient with plastic, then a sheet, closing snugly around neck, and all around  Note the time--treatment is for minutes or as tolerated

27 Be sure to have done the preliminaries: Temperature check, hydration, cayenne/ lobelia present, Ice bag ready, stay with patient and monitor closely, time the treatment. Temperature check, hydration, cayenne/ lobelia present, Ice bag ready, stay with patient and monitor closely, time the treatment. Be sure the steam is directed away from the patient– burns easily. If necessary drape the chair with a towel, so it is hanging down in the direct pathway of the steam Be sure the steam is directed away from the patient– burns easily. If necessary drape the chair with a towel, so it is hanging down in the direct pathway of the steam

28 Hot Fomentations These are hot towels that are wet and heated in a microwave, wool packs steamed etc, and applied to the chest and back for fever therapy. They can also be applied to other parts of the body and alternated with cold packs for a contrast local stimulation. But for systemic TX here are the Steps to take in this treatment: 1. This can follow a contrast shower, or just start the treatment, but skin brush first.

29 2. Be sure to hydrate well before, during and after treatment 3. Remove clothing and sit or lye on a prepared surface: to prepare the surface place 1-2 natural fiber blankets, then a plastic sheet, followed by a cotton sheet. 4. Place feet in a hot water bath of at least 110F-42C—can even put a pinch of cayenne pepper powder in the water, note the time...

30 5. Place a dry towel on the chest because it is tender skin, then wrap up in all of the wraps of the prepared surface, making it snug at the neck-do not allow any air to escape or flow in 6. Place heated towel (should be almost too hot to handle) on chest towel and recover 7. Place heated towel to back and re-cover. Towels should be folded in half and half again. They will cover the spine and most of the back as well as down the chest. The towel on the back goes directly on the back as the skin is tougher there.

31 8. Continue to change the towels as often as the microwave heats them, at least every 3-4 minutes. This can be done with a kettle of water and steaming the towels as well. Keep exchanging the towels noting what time the person begins to sweat. They will want to sweat for at least 30 minutes

32 9. Monitor the body’s temperature every 7 minutes or so, keep watch for over heating, using cayenne or lobelia if necessary for faintness, spasms or twitching. Be sure to use ice pack on head 10. Take patient out of pack when 30 minutes of sweating has occurred or if not tolerating the treatment 11. Apply cold right away either with cold mitten friction rub or shower, or plunge. Plunge is just a little more intense than h/c 12. Lastly be sure to lie down/sit covered immediately after for 1 hour to allow the body to return to normal

33 Hot and cold to local areas: This will help relieve certain selected headaches due to the passive congestion of the common cold, nervous and muscular tension, and certain headaches due to trauma 1.Important considerations --Explain procedure to patient --Have the patient lying down

34 –Alternate hot/cold to the head should not be used in headache due to hypertension and only in carefully selected cases of trauma. It would be better to do a Hot Foot Bath –Protect the bed with plastic, can use a pillow –Have the ice pack long and narrow and not too bulky to fit the neck adequately 2. Begin placing the feet in a hot tub of water on the bed at F 40-45C increase as needed to keep temperature comfortable but hot.

35 3. Place a hot towel under the cervical spine and to sides of the neck; two hot water bags may be used, or rice packs heated in the microwave Place a compress wrung from ice water on the face, covering the top of the head and ears. Press down firmly over the forehead and the temporal arteries; renew every minute three times Place a compress wrung from ice water on the face, covering the top of the head and ears. Press down firmly over the forehead and the temporal arteries; renew every minute three times Replace the fomentation to the neck with covered long, narrow ice bag or two covered ice bags one on each side of the neck Replace the fomentation to the neck with covered long, narrow ice bag or two covered ice bags one on each side of the neck

36 6. Replace the cold compress to the face with a hot towel; cover the ears and forehead but do not cover the nose, allowing breathing of cool air. Protect the eyes from excessive heat and do not press down on this one 7. Continue the alternations for 3 complete sets of heat and cold 7. Continue the alternations for 3 complete sets of heat and cold 8. Holding the feet above the foot tub, pour cold water over feet and dry thoroughly 8. Holding the feet above the foot tub, pour cold water over feet and dry thoroughly

37 9. Cool face by sponging with a cold compress 10. Dry thoroughly, especially the hair 11. Have the patient rest at least 30 minutes after treatment, avoid chilling

38 Hot Tub Soak Use this as often as you need to for soaking away aches, pains, tiredness, mental anxiety, sluggishness, onset of colds, flu, boosting the immune system  Begin with hydration—Hot lemon aide or favorite tea, Echinacea is a good one  Gather ice bag, drink and anything else for comfort  Run water into tub at F 40-41C

39  Can add charcoal, Epsom salts, sea salt, herbs get creative, lavender oil is nice  Soak for as long as you need to for relief- Japan does it for 11 hours at a time. Just be sure to keep hydrated  Finish off with a cold shower and lie down for 1 hour afterwards, covered, allowing body to balance out, if doing this for sleep do not finish with cold  Can be done during the night for sleep, just before bedtime or any time during the night

40 Wet Sheet Pack It is a procedure in which the patient is wrapped in a wet sheet, then in enough dry blanket coverings to regulate evaporation and to control the temperature. The effects of a wet sheet pack depend upon its duration and number of blankets applied to control evaporation. According to the degree of heat generated within the pack, it passes through three stages as follows This is a drawing therapy. It will draw off extra fluid build up, toxic waste, drugs poisons, infection throw off, abnormal labs.

41 1.COOLING/EVAPORATION.....Antipyretic in Fevers, so if your goal is lowering fever, then you will need one hour plus 2.NEUTRAL...Insomnia, mania, delirium, restlessness This will require at least two hours plus 3.HEATING/SWEATING Alcoholism, nicotine poisoning, chronic nephritis, and gout, may also be used for fevers of infants and children, bronchitis, colds, flu, cancer, and many others 4. Generally the goal is to be in this for 4 hours minimum or all night

42 Procedure Heat the body with some form of fever therapy Hot tub soak is easiest; adding 1/3 cup cayenne and ginger powder to a sock and squeezing it in the bath water is quite opening to the pores of the skin and enhancing to the circulation, therefore detoxing to the entire body Be sure to Vaseline all tender areas first. Goal: Fever needs to be 102……..20 minutes 103……..15 minutes 103……..15 minutes 104……..10 minutes 104……..10 minutes

43 30-45 minutes is adequate time for this warming. After 45 minutes remove the patient in this manner. Have a large sheet soaking in ice water and slightly wring it out when ready to drape patient. Have them slowly stand up outside the tub, urinate, then wrap the sheet across their back and bring it up over their outstretched arms, leaving enough to cover the feet well when lying down. Bring the arms in to cover the body The key to comfort is to wrap the wet sheet loosely around the body so movement of the arms and legs is non restricting

44 Walk to the bed prepared with a plastic sheet over the mattress and pillow, and one under the blankets over the patient. After the blankets are all in place, tuck a towel around their neck, under their head between them and the plastic. The towel adds insulation for the ice pack you must have in place under the head while in the pack. After the blankets are all in place, tuck a towel around their neck, under their head between them and the plastic. The towel adds insulation for the ice pack you must have in place under the head while in the pack.

45 Keep the blankets folded in around the neck to keep any cold air out, do not leave anything but the head out. The wet sheet must come in contact with all of the skin at all times and once in the pack it must not be broken until ready to come out.

46 If done during the daytime, a good video or some form of entertainment is quite helpful Sponging their face of the sweat periodically is essential for comfort, they can expect to feel their skin hot with the cayenne for about 30 minutes and it slowly dissipates

47 Keep enough blankets on to keep them sweating Keep a urinal inside the pack for usage during the treatment, or at least a folded towel. Keep them drinking every 15 minutes while awake For little children the bath need not be so hot or so long, but must be in the pack until they sweat for at least 30 minutes (at least one full hour inside the pack). This will break a fever and speed the healing When ready to break the pack, just unwrap, and walk directly to the shower and finish with a few rounds of hot/cold, dry off briskly, dress with warm clothing Lie down for about one hour covered to normalize.


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