Wednesday 11 July 2012

Benefits & Uses of Cold Water
Treatments: Wet hand rub, mitten friction, wet towel rub, wet sheet rub, shower spray, full tub bath, plunge, and swimming bath.

  • All chronic diseases where the bodily functions are below normal
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hypothyroid Conditions (increases thyroid function)
  • Diabetes (clearing blood of excess sugar)
  • Obesity
  • Skin Diseases
  • Infections: malaria, epididymitis and prostatitis, salpingitis, abcesses, and carbuncles
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Increases pulse an average of 30 points
  • Neuromuscular Transmission is more effective
  • Respiration increases
  • Muscle tone and elasticity increases; work capacity increases, fatigue decreases
  • Skin is toned
  • Basal metabolic rate increases
  • Hemoglobin, red blood cells, and white blood cells all increase
  • Urine production increases
  • Constipation is relieved
  • Stimulates mental activity with application to face and head

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