Hydrotherapy Benefits Heart Failure

The latest edition of the American Heart Journal (October 2003) finally acknowledges one of the most basic naturopathic therapies: hydrotherapy. A study involving patients with chronic heart failure had them apply alternating hot and cold water three times a day to their arms and legs.

As the press release reported: “After hydrotherapy, patients reported improvements in their symptoms, and in quality-of-life measures like mood and physical capacity. And on average, they had a lower heart rate at rest and during exercise tests. ”

Hydrotherapy has been used by naturopathic physicians for over 100 years. Recovery from virtually every illness and disease can be enhanced through specific types of hydrotherapy applications.

Nature Cures Clinic offers hydrotherapy sessions to our patients. Those interested in finding out more about hydrotherapy to to schedule a visit to try it out for themselves should contact our office.