Hydrotherapy: indications, contraindications
Hydrotherapy has a positive effectOn respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous systems. The body increases resistance to the influence of unfavorable factors of the environment, the mechanisms of thermoregulation are trained, hemopoiesis and metabolism is activated. If used with a temperature above 35.5 degrees, the body gives heat, resulting in the body heating up. If the water temperature is below 35.5 degrees, then the body cools. Cold or cool procedures are used depending on the group of health, following the recommendations of a doctor, they are used for hardening, they have a toning effect.
The mechanical action of water is carried out byUnderwater massage, movements in water, hydrostatic pressure (soul, bath), all this contributes to increased metabolism, general and local blood circulation. In order to enhance the therapeutic effect, before the procedure (wraps, compresses, baths) in the bath add coniferous extract, sage broth, sea salt, etc. Children these procedures are prescribed for the treatment of the kidneys, musculoskeletal system, to treat the nervous system and so on .
Hydrotherapy with cold water from 10 degrees to 24 degreesDegrees are used as a method of hardening. It is shown as a stimulant of the function of the cardiovascular and nervous systems, as a general tonic. Procedures with water from 37 to 39 degrees are prescribed for violations of lipid metabolism, in violation of water-salt metabolism, urinary tract, digestion, respiratory system, neuroses, chronic respiratory diseases, chronic polyarthritis. Hydrotherapy with hot water from 40 degrees and above is recommended for increasing the level of metabolic processes and as a sweatshop. Hydrotherapy with water from 34 to 36 degrees is indicated for hypertensive disease of the first stage, functional cardiopathy, vegetative-vascular dystonia, with neuroses.
Contra-indications of hydrotherapy
Contra-indicated hydrotherapy for those who haveInfectious diseases of the skin, diseases of the blood-forming organs and blood system, tendency to bleeding, tuberculosis in the active phase, neoplasms, cardiac decompensation. In gynecology and obstetrics with preventive and curative purposes, water treatment procedures are used - swimming in water, irrigation, vaginal douches, a bubble with cold (ice) or hot water, warming compresses, rubbing, washing, showers, baths and so on.
Indications for hydrotherapy
Postoperative complications, inflammatory processes of the genitals, infertility, bleeding. Before applying this or that procedure of hydrotherapy it is necessary to consult the doctor in advance.