Hydrotherapy for a healthier life
Water constitutes a major part of both human body and also of nature. Being one of the essential elements of the Universe, water has quite a lot of properties which are both curative and restorative in nature.
Known as hydrotherapy, treatment of different ailments water is a branch of Nature cure. This involves the treatment of disorders using different forms of water. The application of water in different forms has been in practice for ages. One of them is the hydrothermal therapy which uses water in different temperatures (such as hot and cold baths,saunas,wraps etc.) and also in all its forms (ice, water and steam) both internally and externally.
Having a proper bath in clean cold water is considered as an excellent form of hydrotherapy. According to Naturopathy, this opens up the pores of the skin and makes the body light and fresh. On the other hand, the cold bath helps in activating the different systems and muscles of body and improves the blood circulation in the body.A typical naturopathy hydrotherapy unit employs hip bath, spinal bath, immersion bath, foot & arm bath etc. at varied temperatures as per the need of the client.
The age old practice of taking bath in rivers, ponds or waterfalls on specific occasions can be considered as different form of hydrotherapy induced by various traditions for the healthier life of the people.
Moreover, water being a universal solvent, its use internally, in the form of enema or colonic irrigation or drinking is believed to aid greatly in the elimination of uric acid, urea, salts, excessive sugar, and many other blood and food chemicals that are waste products.