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 Cold/Flu  Holistic-online.com

Hydrotherapy for Flu

Promote sweating by taking hot baths, hot foot-baths and other heat therapies. Keep the feet warm at all times during sickness and as a preventive measure. Low body temperature decreases resistance to viruses and bacteria, while heat burns up and destroys the virus.

To warm feet, soak them for five to ten minutes in a hot mustard bath. Dissolve I tbsp. mustard powder in 4 cups of hot water. 

A hot bath followed by a cold mitten friction rub, two to four times a day, loosens congestion, improves circulation and strengthens the immune system, speeding healing from the flu. 

To do a cold mitten friction rub, proceed as follows: 

  • Dip a small towel or washcloth into cold (50 to 60F) water.
  • Curl one hand into a fist and wrap the cloth around it.
  • Use your fist to rub your other arm in a vigorous circular motion, beginning with the fingers and finishing at the shoulder.
  • Dip the cloth in the cold water again and repeat. Your skin should be pink.
  • Dry your arm with a towel using the same vigorous circular movement.

Repeat the process on your other arm and on your legs, feet, chest and abdomen.

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