The use of water to prevent diseases or to cure illnesses, as the case may be, is known as HYDROTHERAPY.
Water is a very multi-purpose material. Even though we make use of it many times in a day, we have never been able to exhaust all of its uses. For example, did you know that water as it is, can make you more beautiful/handsome? Now you know!
It has also been identified in greatly relieving the symptoms of atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and knee osteoarthritis.
The healing power of water is used to treat disease or maintain optimal health through its different forms, including steam or mineral baths, saunas, hot or cold wet body wraps, aquatic physical therapy (called “watsu”), or whirlpools.
How does it work? Practitioners say that immersion treatments and wraps may detoxify the blood, enhance the immune system, and expand blood vessels. Native Americans traditionally used sweat lodges as a type of remedy to cleanse poisons from the body.
Water is the main component of the human body. In fact, the body is composed of between 55 and 78 percent water, depending on body size. Adequate and regular water consumption has numerous health benefits. As an added plus, it has no calories, fat, carbohydrates or sugar.
The amount of water you consume everyday plays an important role in maintaining a healthy body. Experts recommend drinking eight to 10 glasses of water each day to maintain good health.
Furthermore, the Institute of Medicine has determined the adequate intake of total beverage per day (AI) to be about three liters or 13 cups for men and 2.2 liters or nine cups for women.
Water helps keep the body well hydrated, which is essential because almost every cell in the body needs water to function properly.