from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. External use of water in the medical treatment of certain diseases.

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  • n. Any of various techniques that use water, either externally or internally, for the treatment of disease and for the soothing of pain

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See hydropathy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as hydrotherapeutic.
  • n. Same as hydrotherapeutics.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease


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  • Naturopathic medicine is sometimes applied in the treatment of tuberculosis, since the founder of naturopathy, Dr. Benedict Lust, reportedly cured himself of tuberculosis by using hydrotherapy, which is one element of naturopathy see pp.

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  • The medical treatment of disease by internal and external use of mineral waters is quite distinct from "hydrotherapy," or the therapeutic uses of pure water.

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  • I started to refer to swimming as "hydrotherapy" because it gave me a feeling of mastery and helped dissipate anger.

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  • DVT, Lethargy, Maceration  Migrating epidermal cells may be damaged by even minimal force Physiotherapy treatments  New skin grafts - skin grafts will not tolerate the high shearing forces and such as hydrotherapy turbulence (seen here) helps reduce  New tissue flaps - tissue flaps are very sensitive to shearing forces and pain and improves the vasoconstriction which may occur if the water or air temperature cause chilling patient's ability to exercise.

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  • He meant things offered by nature such as hydrotherapy, nonpoisonous botanicals, and the spinal adjustment -- which we can question if that really is. "

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  • Most of the studies referenced are for the use of laxatives, not colon hydrotherapy.

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  • Colon hydrotherapy when performed by a trained therapist using FDA registered equipment and disposable speculums or rectal nozzles is safe, he said.

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  • According to Hoenninger, the study also mixes up laxatives, both pharmaceutical and herbal; and colon hydrotherapy.

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  • Colon cleansing -- also called colonic irrigation or colonic hydrotherapy -- often involves the use of chemicals followed by flushing the colon with water through a tube inserted in the rectum, explained the Georgetown University researchers.

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  • The Open Europe think tank's intermittent reports offer plenty more inspiration: In 2009 a Hungarian firm received €411,000 in European regional-development funds to develop a hydrotherapy system for dogs.

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