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define hydrotherapy
using water for therapeutic purposes
father of medicine/hydrotherapy
hippocrates
frigidarium
first bath
tepidarium
water was luke warm
caldarium
hot water bath
Name 3 great ancient civilizations that used hydrotherapy
greece, egypt, rome
how was rome most influential in the spread of hydrotherapy thru europe
roman soldiers bguilt temples to Minerva wherever they found hot springs
which Bavarian cured himself of tb, wrote a book called my water cure, and blended herbs with his hydrotherapy treatments?
Father Kniepp
what can water do?
relieve pain, remove toxins, control and equalize body temp
reason water is such an effective healing agent?
b/c it stimulated a specifif action which in turn creates a reaction
define alterative
water at varing temp will alter godys temp
define analgesic
hot fomentations increase natural anodynes in body, which decrease nerve sensation
define anesthetic
prolonged use of cold water(ice) produces numbing effect
antiedemic
cold water of ice packs can reduce localized swelling at injury site
antispasmodic
water applied at appropriater temp will relax muscle spasm
antipyretic
water temp below 98 quickly, safely adn effectively decreases fever
antiseptic
boiling water sterilizes
astringent
cold water can arrest hemorrhaging
burn treatment
cold water or ice effective in burn pain stopping blisters
cathartic
evacuate the bowels
diuretic
more water, more urine
emetic
forcing down several glasses of warm water can induce vomiting
emollient
soothes dry, rough skin
expectorant
inhaled steam loosens congestion in the lungs to be coughed up easily
immunologic enhancement
promotes the production of white blood cells that fight off disease
laxative
abundant use of cold water moves bowels relieving constipation
nervine
warm adn hot water can relax nerves
rubefacient
increases blood circulation
rehydrant
water rehydrates dry skin cells
restorative
proper tech. can restore body to homeostasis
purifier
eliminate poisonous toxinsin blood, urine, sweat, lungs
sedative
warm water soothes and relaxes nerves adn muscles
solvant
dissolves certain sub
soporific
combat insomnia
stimulant
for brief periods stimulate circulation and increase pulse rate from 70 to 150 per min
tonic
conify muscles causing them to contract
vasoconstrictor
cold water closes blood vessels
vasodilator
hot water opens blood vessels
below 32 water turns into_________
ice
above 212 water boils turning into _____
steam
3 states of water
solid, liquid, gas
Homeostasis
healthy human body maintains normal uniform functional stability
negative feedback loop
internal mechanism
5 major factors that contribute how water effects the body
temp, moisture, mineral, mechanical, auditory
in case of trauma what will cold applications do
reduce pain, swelling, and inflamation
heat from water can be transfered to a body surface by
conduction, convection, conversion
conduction
direct contact with the body
convection
steam moves in currents around body
conversion
when heat is transfered as energy along a surface and passes the energy into the body
which forms of water are 80x & 540x more powerful respectively
ice and steam
water transfers heat of cold how many times faster than air
25x