Thursday, July 13, 2017

Water Therapy?

Water therapy essentially is drinking water, especially when first getting up in the morning.

Water is important in hydrating the body; every cell needs water. Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj discovered the healing powers of water and the link between dehydration and chronic illness 17 years ago. He was then serving a jail sentence as a political prisoner in Iran.

Whether this is therapy or is just stating the importance of drinking water is debatable. Although the Dr. F. Batmanghelidj feels it treats many diseases.

Be Careful the Next Time You Drink Tap Water

Did you know…that drinking water with fluoride lowers IQ? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) categorizes fluoride as a “chemical having substantial evidence of developmental neuro-toxicity.”

This classification is backed by 24 studies linking fluoride exposure to lower I.Q in children, 3 studies connecting fluoride exposure to dysfunctional neuro-behavorial development, and 100 animal studies associating fluoride exposure to impaired cognitive function.

Unsafe drinking water is not just a concern of third world countries; the United States heavily fluoridates its water. In fact, 70% of U.S. public drinking water supplies contain dangerous levels of fluoride lowers IQ levels.

One measurable side effect of fluoridation is dental fluorosis, a condition in which tooth enamel does not properly develop because of overexposure to fluoride. Dental fluorosis can manifest as white spots, stains, and deep grooves in the tooth. Alarmingly, 41% of American children between the ages of 12 and 15 have some form of dental fluorosis, an indication that fluoride levels in water are not safe.

Dental fluorosis provides visual proof that fluoride is a toxin, and it is logical to assume that fluoride’s toxic effects do more than just damage developing teeth.

Despite numerous studies highlighting the damage fluoride lowers IQ, inflicts on developing brains, health agencies in the United States and other fluoridating countries refuse to lend credibility to the findings. They have criticized the methodology of the studies, the majority of which have been conducted in China, but fail to conduct studies of their own to either refute or validate the claims.

Take for instance a highly publicized study of 512 children between 8 to 13 years living in 2 Chinese villages. Researchers ruled out lead exposure and iodine deficiency as possible causes of reduced IQ. They did not study children with a history of brain damage or disease, and none of the participants consumed brink tea, a beverage high in fluoride lowers IQ.

Neither village was exposed to fluoride pollution from industrial causes such as coal burning, thereby allowing researchers to zero in on water fluoridation as the primary culprit. Results showed that 28% of children in areas with low levels of fluoride in the drinking water scored IQ levels in the normal to high range, whereas only 8% of children in areas with high levels of fluoridated water exhibited normal to high IQs. In high-fluoride neighborhoods, 15% of children had scores reflecting mental retardation versus 6% of children in low-fluoride communities.

Proponents of fluoride will argue that the Chinese children were exposed to fluoride-enhanced drinking water at much higher levels than fluoridated water in the U.S. Paul Connett, Ph.D, director of the Fluoride Action Network refutes this argument, claiming, “the levels of the fluoride in the community where the lowered IQs were recorded were lower than the EPA’s so-called ‘safe’ drinking water standard for fluoride of 4 ppm and far too close for comfort to the levels used in artificial fluoridation programs (0.7 – 1.2 ppm).”

Experts such as Arvid Carlsson, Nobel laureate in medicine/physiology, advocate against exposing infants to fluoride levels greater than that found in breast milk. Unfortunately, infants fed formula reconstituted with fluoridated tap water are exposed to 250 times more fluoride than the amount found in mother’s milk. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recommended lowering the fluoride level given to infants to 0.7 ppm, but this level is still 175 times more than the level of fluoride in breast milk!

Having fluoride exposure and seeing that fluoride lowers IQ is just one of the effects. Sixteen animal studies have found that fluoride damages the hippocampus, an area of the brain responsible for forming new memories and retrieving old ones.

One animal study found that 1 ppm of fluoride prompted morphological changes in rats’ brains and kidneys, increased the presence of aluminum in the brain, and led to the formation of beta-amyloid deposits, a primary cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

Upon reviewing 5 IQ studies, the National Research Council (NRC) concluded: “it is apparent that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain and the body by direct and indirect means.”

With the evidence mounting, why do countries such as the United States continue to implement fluoridation programs? History suggests that health agencies are more inclined to protect their fluoridation programs than the minds of their youth. One of the first animal studies published in the United States resulted in the firing of its lead author from the Forsyth Dental Center, a not-so-subtle warning to stop the case against fluoride lowers IQ.

Statistics show that the rates of Alzheimer’s, Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are steadily rising. While we may not know the exact causes of these brain impairments, we can safely assume that overexposure to toxins such as fluoride may have a significant impact on brain health.

To ensure optimal brain development avoid drinking tap water. You can further protect the health of your brain by adding 35% food grade H2O2 to your drinking water.

If you mean drinking a gutful of water in the morning, also known as Water cure (therapy), it's a pre-scientific practice. There's no reason to think it helps with much, though it's probably relatively harmless.

“Water is nectar and medicine; it cures all the diseases, Says Veda”

“Water energy is one of the healing energies of cosmic energy.”

Water has tremendous energy referred to as the God of water (jal). Water is the energy of God. No one can survive without water. Water heals all the living being. Indian sages prayed the lord of water to kindly feed the humanity with the “medicinal water” (“jal oshadhi”) to get the food, health, pleasure, bliss and strength, as a mother feeds her infants, Says Rig Veda.

Water is the second important element among the five elements which constitutes the microcosm or a human being. ¾ components of the universe, earth and human body is water only. No activity, whether physical or religious is successful without the water. All the herbs grow in the water and all the herbs are in

All the herbs grow in the water and all the herbs are in the water as well, says Vedas. Water is a life force and God blessings for living beings. Therefore, it is essential to intake the water and avoids the wastage of water.

Spiritual Value of Water

1. Not only, mental or physical, but the spiritual value of water is also very high. No one can depart from this world without drinking divine water. Hence, holy water is offered to the person leaving the world.

2. Not only the body but also soul needs water to leave the attachment from the body and therefore the bones or ashes of the departed body are offered to Holy Goddess Ganga.

3. Goddess Ganga came on the earth from the heaven to give peace and bliss to the people living on the earth and going to depart from the earth both.

4. In various occasions people take bath in holy Ganga to clean their sins.

5. Some people wish to live near to rivers to get emotional healing from water. Breathing and living near to rivers and lakes emotionally heals people from stress, anxiety and depressions.

Get to know some important tips related to the water that must be followed by everyone to keep body fit and healthy:

Water Therapy

“Water energy is one of the healing energies of cosmos. Water is the enemy of diseases. It has great potential to cure all the diseases, Says Veda”

Water has tremendous energy referred to as the God of water (jal). Water is the energy of God. No one can survive without it. Water heals all the living being. Indian sages prayed the lord of water to kindly feed the humanity with the “medicinal water” (“jal oshadhi”) to get the food, health, pleasure, bliss and strength, as a mother feeds her infants, Says – Rig Veda.

Water is the second important element among the five elements which constitutes the microcosm or a human being. ¾ components of the universe, earth and human body is water only. No activity, whether physical and religious is successful without the water.

All the herbs grow in the water and all the herbs are in the water as well, says Vedas. Water is a life force and blessing for living beings. Therefore, it is essential to intake the water and avoids the wastage of water. Some important tips related to water, given below need to be followed by everyone to keep body fit and healthy:

1. Ushapan

Drinking morning water or “Ushapan”, stored in the copper jug, without washing your mouth is alike nectar. It strengthens immunity system of the body and keeps away various diseases.

“If you have faith Ganga is mother, she will care and love you, if you have faith Ganga is water, she is only water for you”        – Mamta Rajshree  
2. How to Drink Water

Always drink water in the comfortable sitting posture to keep away knee pain.
Drinking lukewarm water in the morning prevents arthritis.

Always drink water by small sips similar to birds and other animals.

3. Eye Bath

Eye bath or splashing fresh water on the eyes after filling your mouth with the water is good for the eyesight.

4. Don’t Drink Water Immediately after Eating Food

Don’t drink water immediately after eating food to prevent the body from all the diseases which occurs due to indigestion.
Drink water before taking food or after 40 minutes of eating your food.

5. Water Physical Therapy

Water cures, various diseases like cold, cough, sinusitis, constipation, arthritis, throat ache, lung ailments, liver problems, skin diseases, hair troubles, stress, anxiety, mental disorders, back pain, migraine, diabetes and many more.
Water cures fever. During the fever drink a little water in small intervals. Keep wet cloth strip on the forehead to remove temperature during fever.
Water gives strength to the body. Drink a glass of water to get energy.
Water cures arthritis. Drink lukewarm water empty stomach in the morning to cure arthritis.
Drink fresh or lukewarm water in accordance to the weather and to cure cold and cough. Don’t drink cold water of freeze.

6. Water is Nectar for all the Living Beings

Not only living beings, but trees and plants also get life from the water

7. Best Body Cleaner

Water is the best body cleaner. Drink minimum 8 to 10 glasses of water in a day to get shine on your face. Water is a beauty drink.

8. Bare Feet Walk on the Wet Grass

Bare feet morning walk on the wet grass increase life force, cures eyes, removes stress and anxiety.

Bare feet walking on the fresh snow fall cures tooth ache and cracked heels.

Walking on Snow Fall.

Bare feet walking in the water cures the trouble of painful urination and also cures urinary tract infection (UTI) infection, Says “Akhanda Jyoti”. This exercise is good in the summer season only.

9. Hip Bath

Hip bath (Hindi: Kati Snana) gives relief from various ailments such as High blood pressure, Asthma, Paralytic attack, Jaundice, Anemia, vertigo and many more.
Hip Bath: Filled a tub with water and sit in the tub. Keep your legs outside the tub. Water should be till the navel point only.

10. Water Massage Therapy

Dip a clean towel in the hot water, squeeze the towel and keep the towel on your head after doing oil massage of the head. It gives strength to the roots of the hairs and stops the hair fall.

11. Cold Water Therapy

Dip a cloth in cold water, squeeze the cloth and keep it on the part of the body from where blood is coming out due to injury. It stops blood flow immediately and gives relief.
Cold water cures burning organs too.

12. Hot Water Therapy

Boil water and take steam through nose. It is very effective to cure troubles related to cold, cough, bronchitis and sinus.

A water cure in the therapeutic sense is a course of medical treatment by hydrotherapy.Water therapy is helpful in curing diseases without using medicine. You just have to drink 1.5 liter of water each day and follow simple instructions to get rid of terrible diseases. It is a natural remedy for most diseases.

Instructions for following the water therapy

~You can prevent and even get rid of health problems by only drinking water. All you have to do is strictly follow these instructions.

~Drink 1.5 liters or 5-6 glasses of water as soon as you get up in the morning. You can wash your face and brush your teeth after drinking water.

~Start with drinking 3-4 glasses of water if you are unable to drink 5-6 glasses of water in the beginning.

~Avoid taking alcoholic beverages the previous night.

~Avoid eating or having any other drink one hour before and after drinking water in morning.

~Drink water thrice a day if you are suffering from Arthritis or Rheumatism. You should drink 1.5 liters of water each time. You should continue this routine for one week. After one week you can drink 1.5 liter twice a day till the disease is cured.

~Consult your doctor to find out whether water therapy will suit your body or not if you are ill or are already having a health problem.

Benefits of water therapy

~Water therapy is so simple that it does not require expert supervision or professional guidance. Have a quick look at benefits that can be gained with the help of water therapy. It will almost feel like water is a magical drink.

~Helps detoxify your body through sweat and urine.

~Helps you get glowing and healthy skin.

~Helps maintain body temperature.

~Help expelling waste products from the body.

~Water therapy helps to control anemia, rheumatism, general paralysis, obesity, arthritis, sinusitis, tachycardia, giddiness, cough, leukemia, bronchitis, meningitis, hyper acidity, dysentery, gastroenteritis, uterus cancer, rectal piodapse, eye-disease, ophthalmic hemorrhage, irregular menstruation, laryngitis, headache and many other diseases.

~Helps control constipation in 1 day, acidity in 2 days, diabetes in 7 days, cancer in 4 weeks, pulmonary TB in 3 months, gastric in 10 days and Blood Pressure & hypertension in 4 weeks.

I consider water therapy that type of therapy where one gets into water that is warm and soaks for the benefits of this water, itself. When one gets into a whirlpool for relaxation this is the most common form of water therapy, known. Soaking in warm water that is also moving can be very beneficial to the muscles of ones body, especially if there is soreness in certain areas of the body. It can also be a very relaxing form of therapy for the person, it relieves tension from the person in the water. The main thing to remember, is not to stay in the water for very long periods of time, otherwise, one will become very dizzy upon getting out of the water, possibly causing injury to that individual. I have done this on occasion. If this does happen all benefits of the therapy are lost. When done correctly it can be very rewarding to you. It feels good!

I find this to be a great question to consider in view of Dr. Luc Montagnier’s recent studies. Water Memory (Documentary of 2014 about Nobel Prize laureate Luc Montagnier) My on-going question is what the ramifications are for digital biology and digital medicine when we determine how often the water molecules in the human body are replaced. Some say every 16 days … others longer. Irrespective of the current understanding, the question is indeed compelling. (Watch Youtube click here

Whirlpool Therapy or Water Therapy as you put it is the combination of both heated and cold water baths that help people suffering from chronic pain and many other disorders. Its also become very common in the sports medicine world for its benefits like increased muscle recovery and more. 

So after years of working in physical therapy, I recently became a patient myself. 20 years of yoga practice and 10 years as a massage therapist had gifted me with tendonitis in both wrists. Suffering from chronic wrist pain, I was a little skeptical when my doctor suggested a physical therapist specializing in sports medicine. I just didn’t think there was much they could do for me. 4 months later, I’m stoked to report, I’m primarily pain free!

One of my favorite modalities my physical therapist used was a therapeutic whirlpool. When he first suggested it, visions of my gym’s scary hot-tub filled my head. Luckily he set me straight and introduced me to what would become my new best friend; the therapeutic whirlpool.

Whitehall Hi-Boy Therapeutic Whirlpool
Standard Table Top Whirlpool for Physical Therapy

Here’s the low-down on Therapeutic Whirlpool Treatment

The therapeutic whirlpool I used was big enough for me to put my hands in (although they do make them big enough for your entire body) and my pt encouraged me to gently stretch and move while the water was moving. What I loved about it was it was extremely gentle on my wrists, but my range of motion always improved and my pain decreased. And who doesn’t love being able to pretend they’re getting a spa treatment at their physical therapist’s office?

Now what’s cool about the whirlpool is it’s versatile in its use depending on your pt goals, it all comes down to the temperature from the water. Warm water will help increase your circulation, while cold water helps decrease inflammation and swelling. My favorite though was the contrast bath. The contrast bath uses both a warm and cold bath. You spend a minute or two in each bath and switch back and forth for about 20 minutes. Theoretically this creates a “pumping” effect: rapidly opening and closing the arteries, which helps decrease swelling significantly. All I know is I experienced greater range of motion after the contrast bath and was able to then do the physical therapy exercises given to me to rehab my wrist without pain.

I loved the whirlpool so much especially how gentle it was I even recommended it to my sister who suffers from Arthritis. This modality is also great for anyone suffering from a fracture, plantar fasciitis, sprains, and tendonitis or even to treat wounds and scabbing.

So there you have it, the beginning of my love affair with whirlpool therapy. As your physical therapist if they offer it as part of their treatment, because it rocks.  

Water therapy is drinking water first thing in the morning even before you brush your teeth and not eating anything for 1 hour after that.

The other Health Benefits of drinking water are:

It keeps your body hydrated.
It keeps your skin glowing.
It provides nutrients to the cells in your body.
Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water keeps you healthy.
It helps in weight loss.
It helps in digestion.
It is good for diabetes.
As 70 percent of the earth is covered with water so is our body.

Absorbing warm water is one of the most seasoned types of option therapy, and there's justifiable reason motivation behind why this practice has stood the test of time. Research has indicated warm water therapy works ponders for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including fibromyalgia, joint inflammation and low back agony. "The examination demonstrates our predecessors hit the nail on the head. It improves you feel. It makes the joints looser.

Water therapy or hydrotherapy has been used since Egyptian times to treat physical problems. By swimming there is low impact on the joints and water gives our muscles something to push against.

Try water aerobics your muscles will have quite a workout!

The Romans used it too. Saunas open up the pores and cleanse the skin of impurities

It's practiced today in Iceland and has many health benefits like increasing circulation of blood flow. By going from hot to cold is very invigorating. And may even increase lifespan!

Water therapy generally means
-Drinking 8-9glasses of water everyday.
-Taking only water for 2-3 days.
-Taking hot or cold water bath.
-Shower cold water or hot water according to illness.
-Sitting on warm water tub for fomentation.
-Ice cold fomentation in case of injury.

All these come under water therapy .

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