As cliched as it might be to open with a quote, “Water is the driving force of all nature.”
Earth is the only blessed planet in our galaxy. Not just because it has a very good atmosphere and sun exposure, mainly it has large volume of water. No animals and plants including people can live without water. It doesn’t have a specific taste but it gives energy and power to all living things in the world.
Well, we all know this but do we realise its value and make the best use of it?
Simple meaning – Treatments and exercises performed in water to treat various diseases.
Water therapy is considered as one of the best natural and ayurvedic treatments in ancient cultures and it has nowadays become very popular for all stress related problems.
Human bodies are made up of 60-70% of water and it if this constituency is reduced, could create a number of health problems such as irritation in the urinary tract, fatigue, digestion problems, excessive body heat and so on.
Drinking water on an empty stomach will have wonderful therapeutic effects. This especially makes our body to absorb more nutrients from food and in better metabolism. It results in production of new blood that will have immense power of curing human body diseases.
Method of doing water therapy
- After you wake up each morning, on an empty stomach (and even before brushing or washing your mouth) drink 4*160ml glasses of water.
- After drinking water, brush your teeth and don’t eat anything for next 45 minutes.
- After 45 minutes you can eat food or drink anything as you like.
- After any meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner – do not eat anything for next 2 hours.
This is a very simple method, and it doesn’t need any professional guidance. Although if you’re particular, it wouldn’t hurt to consult with your doctor especially if you;re undergoing any treatment.
Benefits of Water Therapy
It has been proven to be a cure for a number of health diseases and problems such as headache, heart problem, urinary diseases, vomiting, gastric issues, piles (hemorrhoids) and diabetes. Apart from this, it also has the below benefits:
- Controls high blood pressure
- Eye, ear, nose and throat problems
- Dysentery, gastroenteritis
- Giddiness, cough, Obesity, Irregular menstruation
- Helps our body to maintain temperature, pushing out waste and toxins through sweat and urine
- Fights against infection
- Gives you glowing and healthy skin
Water in Copper Vessel
Consuming water stored in a copper vessel preferably over night and using this water for water therapy will double the benefits, since copper contains various minerals and iron. You can read more about the benefits of drinking eater from copper vessels here.
Drink about 250 ml of water from the copper utensil and walk 250 feet, which allows the water to penetrate into the body. This will activate our digestive system and you would feel the urge to urinate or pass stools. This would show you that both the kidneys and liver are functioning properly.
Water therapy with water stored in a copper vessel has the following benefits as well:
- Digestive system performs better
- Wounds heal faster
- Regulates blood pressure and lowers cholesterol
- Kills bacteria
- Helps to reduce weight
- Maintains healthy skin
- Good for heart and brain
- Better relief from aches and joint pains
- Fights cancerous cells
Apart from religiously following water therapy, regular swimming, ice massage, ice pack and walking in water also helps us to maintain good health. This natural therapy does not ask for any major change in life style and silently cures all diseases.
Water therapy for weight loss
After centuries of using water therapy for its health benefits, scientists have now begun to recognize that it has on weight loss. A glass of warm water or water with lemon and honey can burn down fat and can help to lose weight. It kick starts the body’s metabolism and boosts energy levels. When consumed before a morning work out, it can have excellent benefits.
Points to remember –
Consume the water upon wake and before brushing your teeth.
Brush your teeth about 5 minutes after drinking the water.
Maintain a good balanced diet without fried foods or aerated drinks for best results.
Quit smoking and reduce alcohol consumption.
For any natural therapy to work, it is imperative that a healthy lifestyle is also incorporated.