Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Practical hydrotherapy

  • Practical hydrotherapy

    Water in the form of bathing and other techniques has been used since antiquity to relieve pain and promote healing. Also called water cure, it is now regarded as part of alternative medicine, often combined with massage, relaxation, and physiotherapy. It was particularly promoted in the early 1900s by Dr. Curran Pope, who claimed it…