Naturopathic Medicine:

Port Coquitlam Naturopathic Doctor | Dr. Vanessa Lee, BSc, N.D.

Hydrotherapy

waterfall

Hydrotherapy is the application of water to help your body fight diseases and recuperate from ailments. It strengthens your immune system, improves circulation, increases toxin elimination, and supports the overall health of your body. Hydrotherapy, applied from a naturopathic context, can be done in many different ways. Some naturopathic therapies include hot & cold wraps, alternating hot & cold showers, sitz baths, and warming sock treatments.

As you can see, many of the hydrotherapy techniques involve the alternation of hot and cold water, effectively promoting the movement of lymphatic fluid and blood. In our clinic, we use a combination of many modalities, and hydrotherapy can be a gentle naturopathic technique for patients to apply at home.

Keep in mind that the human body consists of roughly 80% water, so it isn’t a wonder that water can be used to help us heal ourselves.

Read about the importance of drinking more water.

Please note that our clinic does NOT DO colonics or colon hydrotherapy.