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Hydrotherapy

Use the healing properties of water for better health

Have you ever heard about the healing properties of water? Hydro or water therapy is considered one of the most ancient of all healing remedies. Ancient cultures such as the Greeks, Hebrews, Persians, Hindus, Chinese, Romans, and Egyptians have well documented uses of water therapy. The first book on water therapy was written in 1881 called The Tokio Medical Journal and was published in Japan.

Hydrotherapy first came to America in the 1790s. It was typically applied for the reduction of fever and reduction of inflammation. Dr. Kellogg, the same guy that invented cornflakes cereal, furthered hydrotherapy at his sanatorium in Battle Creek, Michigan in the late 1800s or early 1900s by adding electrical current. I know what you are thinking … isn’t electricity and water together dangerous?!?

Turns out that adding the electric current and directing the current to the adrenals, gut, and occasionally liver or spleen, could actually help improve several health conditions.

Some of the reasons I like to recommend hydrotherapy are to:

  • Improve overall vitality or energy
  • Help reduce stress by supporting the adrenals
  • Improve sleep
  • Enhance immune function
  • Improve blood counts while on chemotherapy
  • Use as a helpful treatment for lymphoma, leukemia, and myelodysplastic disorders

Some of the health benefits people have experienced are:

  • Increased circulation of the blood and lymph
  • Better nutrition delivery to the cells
  • Improved detoxification and elimination of drugs and metabolites (even months after chemo has finished, I can still sometimes smell the drigs coming out of the skin)
  • Pain relief
  • Speedy healing and recovery from other treatments
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Increased white blood cell and red blood cell counts
  • Relaxation

This treatment is performed in a doctor’s office with electrical stimulation and the application of hot and cold water to the chest and abdomen. I recommend this type of hydrotherapy for lymphoma, leukemia, and MDS. I also use this after chemotherapy to help with detoxification and improved vitality. Some of my patient