Water makes up about 70 percent of the human body. Its importance to the proper functioning of the entire body system could not be overemphasized. It is responsible for the maintenance of the body fluids and encourages the transportation and absorption of nutrients in the body, regulation of the body temperature, and various other functions.
What is Water Therapy?
Water therapy is a hydrotherapy technique. It has been a popular practice in Asian medical care- from the ancient Ayurvedic medicine to traditional Japanese culture. Water therapy has been used as a popular treatment for various ailments during the 18th and 19th centuries. It is often referred to as the Chinese, Indian, or Japanese Water Therapy.
Water therapy is a highly effective at clearing off toxins from the body, warding off diseases, and regulating weight gain. It helps in the treatment of ailments that range from simple migraines to more serious conditions such as stage 4 cancers.
Various researches have shown that a lot of health defects could be cured using water therapy without making use of any other form of medication. As an instance, a Japanese society found water therapy to serve as a complete cure for meningitis, arthritis, throat diseases, and many other ailments.
Dr. Batmanghelidj, an alumnus of the London St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, for himself discovered the numerous benefits of water therapy after he successfully treated 3,000 Iranian prisoners of stress induced peptic ulcers. He later went ahead to care for hundreds of thousands of patients who were suffering from other dehydration-related diseases and was able to cure them with the use of water therapy. He has published his findings in numerous scientific journals and has made a compilation of his body of work in his two books titled “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” and “How to Deal with Back Pain and Rheumatoid Joint Pain”.
How to observe water therapy
The water therapy technique involves drinking one and half liters of lukewarm water (an equivalent of 4 to 5 glasses) on an empty stomach, immediately after you wake up in the morning and leaving a space of about 45minutes before breakfast. This helps to activate your digestive system and promote bowel movement while cleansing the body of toxins. For the rest of the day, drink another 6 to 8 liters of water spread out through the day. After each meal in the day, do not eat any other food until after a minimum of two hours.
Although water therapy might seem uncomfortable for the first few days after its adoption, causing you to urinate more often than you are normally used to, the body will gradually get accustomed to the change as you begin to notice the many positive effects on your overall health. Your skin would become suppler and more radiant just within the first week of consistent observation of water therapy and you would also notice other many improvements in your health, as the workings of your circulatory and cardiovascular system is greatly enhanced.
Maximize the benefits of water therapy
- Observe your routine morning water therapy immediately after waking up in the morning.
- Taking alcohol at night should be strictly avoided if the full benefits of water therapy are to be achieved.
- Do not eat anything for 45 minutes before and after drinking your water.
Benefits of water therapy
Following these simple rules provides a whole lot of benefits which include getting rid of migraines, allergies, and improve your body metabolism.
- Get rid of toxins: water helps to remove toxins from the body and improves the functionality of the kidneys. It also maintains the body’s pH balance. A consistent observation of water therapy has amazing benefits for the skin which include getting rid of acne and blemishes. Water therapy also helps to cure high blood pressure.
- Healthy bowel movement: an appropriate water intake aids the digestive process. Drinking water on an empty stomach cleanses the colon and aids the absorption of nutrients from the food we eat. Water therapy clears out the gastrointestinal tract and aids the bowel movement thereby preventing constipation and bloating.
- Regulates weight gain: an adequate intake of water aids the digestive process and also regulates the appetite. Observing water therapy ensures that you keep hydrated and controls the number of times you consume various foods throughout the day, thus preventing you from eating more food than you actually need.
- Avoid dehydration: dehydration brings about a lot of negative side effects. An inadequate water intake often leads to the development of certain diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, kidney stones, asthma, migraines, hypertension, irregular menstruation, and sinusitis. Water therapy helps to keep the body hydrated and prevents the development of these diseases. It also keeps you active through the day and promotes your overall health.
- Enhances muscle growth and cell regeneration: Water therapy helps in the process of cell regeneration, thus promoting muscle growth, healing of wounds, and the production of new blood cells. The plasma consists of about 90 percent water. To produce new blood, an adequate water intake is essential.
- Balance the lymph system: the lymph system regulates the body fluids and helps to get rid of impurities. Adequate water intake helps the proper functioning of the lymph system and helps to boost the immune system and the body’s ability to fight infections.
- Keep the brain healthy: it is said that the brain consists of about 75 percent water. A glass of water speeds up the processing power of the brain by up to 14 percent. Water is necessary for to maintain the brains electrical energy which is essential for brain functioning. Water therapy encourages productivity, enhanced memory, and a more focused mind.
- Improves morning appetite: breakfast is the first and most important meal of the day. Drinking water on an empty stomach, immediately after getting out of bed, actually helps to improve your appetite for the morning and encourage you to take a hearty breakfast which is essential for an active day and an increased mental energy and focus.