Hydrotherapy To Treat Arthritis
The number one goal of the practice of hydrotherapy is to get rid of as many toxins out of the body as possible.
It is believed that the buildup of toxins is the number one reason that the body has inflammation as well as pain
in the joints.
Treatments of hydrotherapy have proven effective with patients who suffer from chronic health conditions such as
rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Patients of osteoarthritis do well by way of warm and moist hydrotherapy
treatments, such as for example the use of moist heat packs as opposed to dry treatments such as for example, by
way of electric heating pads.
To relieve stiffness in the joints and to get rid of tight pain that is intense and very penetrating, try using
a warm compress on the skin for a period of 10 to 20 minutes, approximately every four hours. Other types of
hydrotherapy treatments that can prove every bit as beneficial include exercising in a pool that is 85 degrees
Fahrenheit or wading or swimming in a pool that is heated to the same temperature. In order to be effective the
part of the body that is in pain must be immersed fully in the water.
If you suffer from pain that is very sharp and extremely intense then it is better to make use of cold
hydrotherapy treatments. In this case take an ice pack ore a cold, wet compress and wrap it carefully in a plastic
bag and then before use place a thin towel over the spot of skin that needs to be treated. It is recommended that
the cold hydrotherapy treatment be applied every four hours for a period of 10 to 20 minutes at a time.
Be forewarned that it is never recommended that you make use of any type of cold hydrotherapy treatment for any
longer than 20 minutes at a time as this can serve to damage the tissue of the skin. If after using cold treatments
for one or two days the pain has gotten considerably better or even if it has lessened somewhat, stop the cold
treatments and switch to hot compresses.
Colonics are particularly effective when it comes to getting rid of toxins from the colon and help to stimulate
the kidneys and other organs of the human body to greater action.
Today's Holistic Tip for Pain
Alternative ReliefWhen you choose fruit and vegetables that are both local and in-season attempt to buy them as close to the day that they were first picked as possible. Never buy anything that has been in the market for a number of days. Buy the majority of your groceries not at the local grocery store but at a farmer's market and the health food store. Avoid junk food, fast food, fried and fatty food at all costs and do not drink sugary drinks loaded with chemicals, artificial sweeteners and sugar such as soda pop. Avoid chemical preservatives wherever possible such as mono sodium glutamate (Otherwise known as MSG), nitrates (which are commonly found in such products as bacon) and any animals that were fed antibiotics or hormones of any kind. pain treatment
Throughout the day drink as much distilled water as possible as this helps to support the body in
flushing out toxins. Taking hot and cold showers are a way of stimulating circulation in a general sense and they
act as a kind of general tonic for the body.
If your time is short then quick cold showers, baths or massages done with cold towels are an
excellent way to pump up the circulation in the body. Something as simple as hot and cold compresses given locally
and alternated back and forth are beneficial for circulatory purposes.
Take a magnesium and calcium food supplement. Calcium is great for preventing
arthritis, and can also help to reduce the menstrual pain some women suffer with.
Cold compresses in particular are effective for relieving pain in a local sense. Hot Epsom salts bath help to
draw pain out of the body while local baths and compresses in general do their part in relieving pain and