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Can I use therapeutic bath devices to help the pain?

Can I use therapeutic bath devices to help the pain?

Yes: Various aquatherapy devices can be very helpful for pain. As to whether you can use one, it is impossible for me to know without knowing your medical history. Best to talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
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Hydrotherapy (Definition)

Hydrotherapy programs use water treatments, often at health spas, to revitalize, maintain, and restore health. Such treatments help manipulate the movement of blood within the body. They can be offered via saunas, steam baths, foot baths, and cold ...Read more


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Discuss these types of therapeutic baths. Oatmeal, lavendar, peppermint?

Discuss these types of therapeutic baths. Oatmeal, lavendar, peppermint?

THERAPEUTIC BATH: Oatmeal bath are used for itchy, dry skin lesions. Lavander for relaxing bath and peppermint is for comfort of those achy muscles. ...Read more

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What do I do with my pimples? How do therapeutic baths work?

What do I do with my pimples? How do therapeutic baths work?

See Dermatologist: If you still are having acne at 42 years of age you most likely have hormone related acne which needs professional help. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I was wondering to what extent are hot baths "therapeutic"?

I was wondering to what extent are hot baths "therapeutic"?

Alters circulation: Hot baths can cause superficial vasodilatation which increases blood supply to the superficial tissues and muscles. Muscle soreness and overuse strains may be helped to resolve by hot bands. This is due to the enhanced blood supply and circulatory exchanges of nutrients that occur. Don't stay in too long, as that can cause a drop in blood pressure or cause dizziness. ...Read more

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What is hydrotherapy and how does it relate to gout?

What is hydrotherapy and how does it relate to gout?

Water therapy: Hydrotherapy is using circulating water to help reduce swelling and improve circulation. I have not ever used it for treating gout but i would say a cold water bath would help reduce the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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What is so special about hydrotherapy pools for rehab?

What is so special about hydrotherapy pools for rehab?

Good: It reduces gravity and so body weight and provide gentle resistance which is what you want while having rehab. It also increases circulation and decreases stiffness as water temp is higher than environment. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to get colon hydrotherapy?

Is it healthy to get colon hydrotherapy?

Not really: In most cases, it is not dangerous, but there is no proof that it is beneficial, so why have an uncomforatable and costly procedure? Repeated use may lead to electrolyte imbalance and bacterial overgroth in the colon. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Help please! is colon hydrotherapy safe?

Help please! is colon hydrotherapy safe?

It has risks: There is a risk of perforating the colon and the procedure is unnecessary. ...Read more

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Decided to try colon hydrotherapy. What does it feel like?

Decided to try colon hydrotherapy. What does it feel like?

Unconventional stuff: I would advise you to stay away from such od ball interventions which have not medically proven useful. You can get into more trouble than you asked for. So just eat healthy and go to your family doctor for any medical advice. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of colon hydrotherapy and what does it cost?

None: Colon hydrotherapy is just a fancy name for an enema, and unless you have constipation that hasn't responded to other measures, you don't need one. Any amount of money spent on it is wasted., . ...Read more

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Colonic hydrotherapy, should I do this? What does it involve?

Colonic hydrotherapy, should I do this? What does it involve?

They are crooks: If you go to an enema parlor, you will be seen by a kindly, unhurried practitioner who will make you feel very comfortable, tell you things that aren't true ("toxic bowel settlement" and so forth), and reassure you that the treatment will greatly improve your health and that you had better keep coming back. Don't get involved with these people. ...Read more

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What are your experiences with patients who had colon hydrotherapy?

Colonic therapy: I usually find that these patients attempt many different kinds of therapy and treatments that are not mainstream nor proven to be of any value at all. ...Read more

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What is colon hydrotherapy treatment?

Stay away from enema: Sounds like someone want to flush out the colon using water. This,is,also,called an enema. I do not believe this is helpful and frown on my patients using coffee or lemon water cleanses, due to,the dangers of injury to bowel,tissue. If your bowel function is not producing BMs every day or every other day, see your doc to get on a diet or activity regimen to,fix,this. Resist the cleanses. ...Read more

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How benefitcial is a colon hydrotherapy treatment?

How benefitcial is a  colon hydrotherapy treatment?

Not: To the patient: no benefit - potential harm - discomfort and inconvience. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/colon-cleansing/an00065 to the therapist: big benefit! your hard-earned money. ...Read more

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Could I do colon hydrotherapy if i'm lactose intolerant?

Could I do colon hydrotherapy if i'm lactose intolerant?

Would advise against: I would advise against any colonic hydrotherapy in any one given potentional side effects. ...Read more

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May I go to colon hydrotherapy when I slightly bleed from rectum? Thanks.

May I go to colon hydrotherapy when I slightly bleed from rectum? Thanks.

No: You need to see your doctor and have the bleeding evaluated to find the cause. Colon cleanses are not recommended and medically unnecessary. ...Read more

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Colonic hydrotherapy vs colon liquid cleanse, which one is better to take?

Colonic hydrotherapy vs colon liquid cleanse, which one is better to take?

Neither: Colonic therapy is not proven to treat anything and can cause colon perforation and infection. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Are there any scientific studies evaluating the efficacy of colon hydrotherapy (colonics)?

Are there any scientific studies evaluating the efficacy of colon hydrotherapy (colonics)?

No: No scientific studies have ever shown a benefit to colonics. In fact, what many people do not realize is that the colon lining gets nourished from free fatty acids in the stool. Basically the poop in the colon nourishes the colon! any therapies geared towards removing waste are potentially damaging to the colon! ...Read more