Therapeutic Aspects of Hydrotherapy: A Review

Authors

  • Ranajit Sen Chowdhury Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Daharul Islam Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Khaleda Akter Associate Professor, Department of Gynae and Obstetrics, Z H SikdarWomens’ Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Abdus Sattar Sarkar Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Sir salimullah Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Tanima Roy Consultant, Medinova Medical Services Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • SM Tajdit Rahman Resident, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Mational Institute of Diseases of the Chest& Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v32i2.53791

Keywords:

Therapeutic, Hydrotherapy

Abstract

Hydrotherapy is a procedure where water of different temperatures are used to relieve pain and treat illness. This review describes about different conditions of water treatments. Hydrotherapy can help treat a variety of conditions, including arthritis, stomach problems, sleep disorders, stress and depression. The theory behind hydrotherapy is that water has healing properties that can mitigate various ailments and conditions. Different states of water such as ice, liquid, and steam is used in the treatment of various conditions. Water cure therapies comprise enema therapy, gel therapy etc. and also includes colonic hydrotropic, sitz bath, hydro-massage, wraps and compress methods. Cryotherapy, cold water immersion or ice bath could be a new treatment method thatis used by physical therapists, sports medicine facilities and rehab clinics.

Bangladesh J Medicine July 2021; 32(2) : 138-141

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Published

2021-06-05

How to Cite

Chowdhury, R. S., Islam, M. D., Akter, K., Sarkar, M. A. S., Roy, T., & Rahman, S. T. (2021). Therapeutic Aspects of Hydrotherapy: A Review. Bangladesh Journal of Medicine, 32(2), 138–141. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v32i2.53791

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Short Review