Hydro Blog

The Hydro Blog will communicate thoughts, news and events related to hydrotherapy and Hydrotherapy Interest Group. We hope that you will return to visit us often and follow our updates!

Aug 30, 2015

The Mutual Influence of Mind, Body and Spirit

Understanding the mutual influence of mind, body and spirit in healing

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Dec 08, 2014

Hydrotherapy Increasingly Useful in "Post-Antibiotic" Era

Bacteria increasingly outsmart antibiotics. Hydrotherapy can be a useful tool for fighting infections...

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Sep 14, 2014

History of Hydrotherapy Images

Images from the history of hydrotherapy

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Sep 05, 2014

Balancing Circulation with Hydrotherapy

Here is a brief explanation to help you better understand some of the healthy effects on circulation that hydrotherapy can have. Much research has shown that inflammation is a factor involved in many chronic disease processes. Our unhealthful habits can often be a cause of inflammation also. If you consider what inflammation looks like on your skin, such as with a pimple, you can see that inflammation is closely related to blood congestion...

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Apr 14, 2014

Hydrotherapy at Weimar Center, CA

April 11-13 of 2014 I visited the NEWSTART Program at Weimar Center, California. The NEWSTART program focuses on total lifestyle change for prevention and reversal of disease through natural methods and offers hydrotherapy and massage as a component of the program to help participants tolerate making lifestyle changes by increasing their comfort and decreasing muscle soreness from starting exercise programs. The hydrotherapy and massage components also give them opportunities to experience personal caring from staff members. Hydrotherapy options the program offers include whirlpool baths, 16 head showers, relaxing hot packs (fomentations) and sauna baths. The program has been shown to have some dramatic results with reduction of the need for insulin use and medications, and up to 80% of those who suffer pain from diabetic neuropathy are pain free after 18 days. The program’s component of hydrotherapy for enhanced circulation is undoubtedly a contributing factor to this improvement.

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Aug 23, 2013

What is Hydrotherapy?

Here is a list of a few useful articles on this subject, each of which provide a brief but comprehensive discussion of hydrotherapy;

The American Cancer Society discusses hydrotherapy as a medical treatment and describes what it generally involves, some of the history behind it and some general precautions; American Cancer Society hydrotherapy article

This online medical dictionary summary of hydrotherapy by The Free Dictionary provides a descriptive overview of the background and some of the uses of hydrotherapy; The Free Dictionary medical dictionary hydrotherapy article

Spine Universe offers a brief summary description of hydrotherapy and some of the key principles behind it;

Spine Universe hydrotherapy article

Aug 20, 2013

Launching; "www.hydroreference.com"

Welcome to Hydrotherapy Interest Group's www.hydroreference.com! This website will endeavor to become a resource central for the art and science of hydrotherapy, offering information about hydrotherapy research, evidence-based techniques and safety guidelines, as well as resources for clinicians who may want to educate their patients about hydrotherapy methods for home use.

www.hydroreference.com is an effort of Hydrotherapy Interest Group (HIG).