The healing effectiveness of medicinal plants can be enhanced by water theraphy. It can be done at home using ordinary or indigenous materials around. There are many ways you can use water to cure or treat many kinds of diseases like cold compress, sponge bath and steam inhalation.
Below are links to water cure with application to some common illnesses just in case herbal treatments are not available or are not suitable to patients or can be done along with herbal treatments.
- Cold Compress – a cloth wrung from cold or ice water which may be applied to any part of the body surface.
- Enema – the introduction of water into the colon to stimulate bowel activity and to cleanse the bowels.
- Fever Sponge Bath – a sponge bath given to a person with fever which reduces fever or lowers body temperature.
- Fomentation – a local application of moist heat by means of cloth wrung from boiling water or from steam tank.
- Heating Compress – a mild, prolonged application of moist heat of several hours duration.
- Hot Compress – application of heat to a small area with hot gauze or hot compress cloth.
- Hot Foot Bath – local immersion bath covering the feet, ankles and legs.
- Hot SitzBath – a partial immersion bath covering the pelvic and the anal areas.
- Ice Pack – local application of ice over a body segment.
- Salt Gargle – letting hot salt solution roll in the throat for a few seconds.
- Starch Bath – immersion bath in starchy water for a soothing effect.
- Steam Inhalation – Inhalation of warm, moist air into the mucous membranes and respiratory tract.
- Turpentine Stupes – application of turpentine and oil to the abdomen or joint, combined with moist heat.