Natural Therapy: A Manual of Physiotherapeutics and Climatology discusses natural ways of healing and treating certain diseases and disorders. The authors discuss the use of water in bath-treatments as used by John Smedley, Winternitz, or through methods known as "Kaltwasser Kuranstalten," or "Kneipp cure." The book explains the general principles of hydrotherapy or the systematic application of water at different temperatures in varying ways to the body surface. Water can have a therapeutic effect due to its temperature, volume, mechanical means, and chemical forms. The authors also discuss taking baths including general precautions (after physical exertion), techniques (arm, foot bath), use of drip sheet, and douches. Water in Nauheim baths are either naturally or artificial charged, in varying degrees, with carbonic acid gas, and mixed with small amounts of chloride and sulphate of soda. The bath is good for the circulatory system. The authors discuss other natural methods of treatment such as steam bath, massages, hydro-electric baths, and special diet cures. This book can be helpful for care givers, health workers, physical therapists, practioners of alternative or holistic medicine, and general readers who have an interest in natural treatment and healing.
Preface Foreword Section I.—The Use of Water in the Treatment of Disease I. The History of Bathing II. Hydrotherapy III. On the Taking of Baths IV. The Technique of Compresses, Packs, Poultices, Etc. V. The Nauheim Baths VI. Peat, Fango, and Other Medicated Baths Section II.—Heat and Light in the Treatment of Disease VII. Thermotherapy VIII. Hot-Air, Steam, and Turkish Baths IX. Phototherapy Section III.—Massage, Etc., in the Treatment of Disease X. Massotherapy XI. The Rest Cure Section IV.—Electricity in the Treatment of Disease XII. Galvanism and Faradism XIII. Sinusoidal Currents Hydro-Electric Baths Static Electricity XIV. High-Frequency Currents Section V.—Diet in the Treatment of Disease XV. General Principles and Composition of Food XVI. Diet in Health and in the Individual XVII. Diet in Disease XVIII. Special Diet Cures Section VI.—The Modern "Cure" XIX. Hydropathic and "Cure" Establishments Xx. Foreign Mineral Waters Section VII.—Medical Climatology and the Principles of Climatic Treatment Bibliography Index
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2013
- 1st January 1913
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