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It's Earth's most abundant resource and the human body's most essential component. Not only does water have a profound role in supporting life; it may well be the most natural, effective, and affordable therapy available. In its many forms, water can be used as a tonic, a painkiller, a sedative, a laxative, an antiseptic, or a detoxifier; and it can remedy or prevent acute and chronic conditions. The Complete Book of Water Healing is an encyclopedic guide to various water therapy techniques -- such as compresses, packs, showers, steam, herb and medicated baths, and hot and cold treatments -- for more than 150 common ailments Promote health, drive ills away, and foster a sense of well-being through the powerful soothing and healing properties of water.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941683333
  • Publisher: Instant Improvement, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Pages: 268

Meet the Author

Dian Dincin Buchman, Ph.D., is a world-renowned herbalist, author, and editor with more than 20 books to her credit, including Dian Dincin Buchman's The Natural Way to Get Well and Stay Well.

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Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Introduction xvii
Part 1 Using Water to Heal 1
Water Is Holistic Medicine 4
How Water Works in Your Body 7
Forms of Water 8
Clean Water 10
Water and Weight Loss 14
Part 2 Water Healing Techniques 19
Medical Uses of Water 19
Drinking Water 35
Ice 41
Compresses 47
Baths 67
Footbaths 85
Hand Baths 95
Herb and Medicated Baths 99
Shampoo 115
Packs 119
Showers 129
Steam 141
Tonic Techniques 145
Perspiration Induction 149
Clay 153
Part 3 Water Healing for Common Ailments 157
Abscess 157
Acne 158
Arthritis 159
Asthma 162
Back (Lower Back Problems) 164
Bad Breath 165
Bedwetting 166
Body Odor 167
Bursitis 168
Canker Sores 169
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 169
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 170
Colds 171
Cold Sores 173
Constipation 174
Contact Lens Problems 175
Coughs 175
Cramps 177
Depression 177
Diabetes 178
Diarrhea 180
Digestive Problems 182
Dry Mouth 184
Ear Problems 185
Eczema 187
Elimination 188
Fatigue 189
Fever 190
Flabby Muscles 192
Flu 193
Food Poisoning 196
Foot Problems 197
Frostbite 201
Gallbladder Symptoms 202
Gout 202
Gum Problems 203
Hay Fever 204
Headaches 205
Heart Problems 208
Heat Reactions 211
Hemorrhoids 213
Herpes Simplex 214
Hiccups 215
High Blood Pressure 216
Hernia (Hiatus Hernia) 217
Incontinence 217
Indigestion 220
Infection 222
Inflammation 224
Inflammatory Bowel Disease 226
Insect Bites 227
Irritable Bowel Syndrome 227
Itching 230
Jet Lag 232
Kidney Stones 232
Laryngitis 234
Leg Cramps 235
Mouth Sores 236
Nervousness 237
Neuralgia 237
Neuritis 238
Nosebleed 238
Pain 239
Periodontal Disease 240
Pleurisy 241
Pneumonia 242
Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac 244
Psoriasis 245
Ringworm 247
Rosacea 247
Scars 248
Sciatica 249
Shingles 250
Sinus Infection 251
Sore Throat 254
Stiff Neck 256
Tapeworm 256
Temporomandibular Disorders 257
Tonsillitis 257
Ulcers 259
Urination 260
Part 4 Water Healing for Men, Women, and Children 261
Water Healing for Men 261
Fertility and Hot Baths 261
Prostate Problems 261
Sexual Lassitude 264
Spermatorrhea (Involuntary Discharge of Semen) 265
Testicular Inflammation (Orchitis) 266
Water Healing for Women 267
Breast Abscess (Mastitis) 267
Inflamed Breasts 268
Childbirth 269
Cystitis 270
Menopause 271
Menstrual Problems 272
Pregnancy 277
Other Pelvic Area Problems 278
Vaginal Problems 279
Water Healing for Children 283
Bad-Tasting Medicine 283
Bedwetting 283
Boils 283
Chickenpox 283
Colic 284
Cold Sores 284
Congestion 285
Constipation 285
Convulsions 285
Crying Spell 285
Cuts 286
Diarrhea 286
Diphtheria 286
Dizziness 287
Ear Infections 287
Eczema 288
Eruptions 288
German Measles 288
Hernia 289
Heat Reaction 289
Mastoiditis 289
Measles 290
Mumps 292
Nightmare Zap 293
Scarlet Fever 293
Sleeplessness 294
Stomachaches 294
Strengthening for Children 294
Teething 295
Part 5 Water Healing, Sports, and Exercise 297
Exercise Recovery 300
Achilles Tendon 300
Ankle Injuries 300
Arch Spasm 302
Arm Injuries 302
Blisters 306
Bruises 306
Callus 311
Chest Strain (Pectoral Strain) 312
Eye Injuries 313
Finger Injuries 314
Foot Injuries 315
Genital Injuries 316
Hand Injuries 318
Jockstrap Itch 319
Knee Injuries 319
Muscles 323
Shin Injuries 326
Shoulder Injuries 327
Sprain and Swelling 331
Stitch 332
Tendinitis 333
Thigh Injuries 334
Toe Injuries 336
Resources 339
Index 347
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