What is Constitutional Hydrotherapy (ACH)?
The healing properties of water are countless. Adapted Constitutional Hydrotherapy (ACH) is a special technique that greatly supports the bodies healing process. It helps to normalize circulation, soothe the nervous system, stimulate detoxifying and eliminative processes, strengthen and heal the digestive system and stimulate the immune system and vital force. It has been used for years to detoxify heavy metal exposure, pesticide/herbicide toxicity, and the daily toxic buildup of improper diet and lifestyle. You can rebuild your metabolism and regenerate your health with this amazing therapy. This simplistic therapy utilizing alternating hot and cold towel application to the chest and to the back with a series of sine wave or diathermy current is utilized to support the body during times of occasional illness.
What does treatment entail?
Constitutional hydrotherapy is a 1-hour long treatment that uses alternating hot and cold applications to the torso and back with 2 phases of gentle pulsed sine-wave stimulation to the back and abdomen.
During the treatment, the patient lies comfortably on a soft massage table warmly bundled up in bed sheets and wool blankets, while alternating phases of hot and cold, well wrung out, moist towels are applied over the upper torso. Hot and cold towel applications manipulate blood circulation via vasoconstriction and vasodilation reflexes. Alternating hot and cold treatment phases creates an oscillatory, pumping effect that moves the blood and lymph fluid outward to the skin and inward to deeper tissues and organs. The sine wave gently stimulates nerves to contract muscle fibers to further facilitate circulation and metabolic activity to deeper tissues and organs.
About Constitutional Hydrotherapy
Constitutional hydrotherapy is extremely relaxing and rejuvenating. It restores balance to the autonomic nervous system by nourishing and stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system. It also facilitates optimal immune function and detoxification processes via increased circulation through the skin, lymph nodes, liver, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, intestines, and lungs (aka. Reticuloendothelial System or Mononuclear Phagocyte System). This allows our illness-fighting white blood cells to recognize invaders and are guided to the tissues where they are needed.
Hydrotherapy researchers have shown that a reflex increase in blood flow occurs in internal organs when the circulation to the overlying skin is stimulated. This internal reaction is responsible for the long-lasting and cumulative effects of a series of hydrotherapy treatments. Research has further shown that the beneficial effects on the immune system last for up to 24 hours making this a very effective therapy involving immune function. Thus, constitutional hydrotherapy is a rapid way to boost your immune function and fight any infection, including antibiotic resistant bacteria. A series of constitutional hydrotherapy treatments are often recommended for best clinical results.
Although constitutional hydrotherapy is beneficial for most conditions, it
is not recommended for patients with Acute asthma, Acute bleeding
conditions/clotting disorders, Tachycardia, Very high fevers), very high blood pressure, disorientation/mental agitation. Sine-wave applications are contraindicated for treatment over cancerous tumors, pregnant uteruses, highly-inflamed areas or organs, or implanted electrical devices, such as pace makers. Constitutional hydrotherapy is applied with great caution to patients with kidney dysfunction, anemia, insulin-dependent diabetics, thrombolytic conditions, cardiac arrhythmias, and the very young or very old.
Description of ACH services:
Detox/weight loss with an Adapted Constitutional Hydrotherapy(ACH)
$130 1 hour & 15 minutes
A- Constitutional hydrotherapy is a 1-hour long treatment that uses alternating hot and cold applications to the torso and back with 2 phases of gentle pulsed sine-wave stimulation to the back and abdomen.
B- Castor oil pack on the liver: castor oil packs have been known to help detoxify the liver naturally, improve lymphatic
circulation, and reduce inflammation.
C-Steam sauna with detox herbs/ Epsom salt: The steam helps to open up airways which improve your breathing and alleviates congestion. The wet heat thins and opens the mucous membranes in the body, which helps to relieve the pressure. This is highly beneficial for those that need lung and sinus support. The steam also increases metabolism. The steam room causes you to sweat, which means that your body is losing water. As water makes up a large part of your body weight. The sweat also helps to remove toxins and cleanses the body. Using detox herbs or Epsom salt depending on the case, help enhance the ability of this modality to restore your health.
Benefits of ACH
- Improved Circulation
Exposure to steam causes vasodilatation, a widening of blood vessels. With more room in the blood vessels, blood flow increases, improving circulation.
- Skin Care
Steam is often used for skin care because it opens pores and allows you to perspire freely. Twenty minutes of steam, once a week, is enough to reduce blemishes such as pimples and blackheads. Steam also works as a preparation for shaving by softening hair and reducing razor burn.
- Stress Management
One of the main reasons people enjoy steam showers is that it relaxes them. The heat allows your muscles to relax, reducing tension.