Fundamental to the original tenants of naturopathic medicine, this therapy involving alternating hot and cold towels to the torso is a way to kickstart the immune system by increasing blood circulation. This profound and palpable impact on the movement of the blood directly impacts the white blood cells, known as the powerhouses of our immunity. Since it is a generalized therapy, it will tonify the gastrointestinal organs and promote detoxification, calm the nerves, and stimulate immune function.
Constitutional hydrotherapy has been used for generations to cut the severity, duration, and frequency of colds and flu and optimize overall health and reverse chronic disease. It should be implemented whenever there is any fever, or threat therein, or to help stop a developing cold or flu. It is also an excellent adjunct to any cancer therapy since it is a powerful way to reboot the mitochondria or our energy factories that equal metabolic health.