Practical advice on hot and cold showers.
Why is hydro (water) therapy so important to do?
Whenever there is disease or injury there is blockage. The blood is not flowing freely through the affected area. It does no good loading your blood with healing nutrients if the blood cannot get through the blockage and deliver its load of nutrients and oxygen to the affected area.
- Hot water brings fresh blood to the surface.
- Then the cold forces it deep.
The more dramatic the change between Hot and Cold, the deeper and harder the blood is driven through the blockage.
Think of it as though you are firing a blood bullet through the blockage. The hot water loads the blood bullet and the cold fires it. The more dramatic the change between hot and cold the deeper and harder the bullet is fired.
How long do you recommend a person stay in hot and cold showers?
When someone is dealing with a terminal illness, it is suggested they take a forty-five minute shower three times a day.
How long hot? How long cold?
A couple of minute’s cold and five minutes hot, and a couple minute’s cold and five minutes hot. Do about seven repetitions of that.
There are several ways to do your HOTS & COLDS.
- With a hand held shower head apply hot and cold water, as hot as possible and as cold as you can get it, to the diseased area.
- Take hot and cold showers. Stand under the flow of an over head shower and turn the knob to be as hot as you can handle, then all the way to cold.
- An Ice Plunge is done as follows: Take a hot shower then jump in a bathtub of ice-cold water, or water with 20-40 pounds of ice in it.
The purpose of these techniques is not torture. It is to BLAST blood into sick areas that are not getting enough blood. Until you do that, expect to stay sick.
For those who are frail, use common sense and start slowly.
For instance, on babies, use warm water and cool water. Obviously, be gentle.
If you have a heart condition, start gentle with warm and cool. You don’t want to shock the heart when it is weak.
To get the most result, work yourself up to using as hot as you can stand it — without burning your skin — and as cold as you can get it.
Here are some hydro therapy procedures you can use on situations that commonly come up.
- Ice Poultice for sore throat or swollen lymph glands in the neck area.
- Cold Sheet Treatment for anyone doing the Incurables Program.