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The external use of water, in any of its states (solid, liquid, or gas) for the maintenance of health, treatment of body injury & trauma and the treatment of disease.

Hydrotherapy

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According to history, H ow many years Hydrotherapy has been practiced?

Hydrotherapy has been practised for at least 6,000 years, and quite probably longer.

2

What are the civilisations that have traditionally used the properties of water in healing and/or religious ceremony?

Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Persians, Arabians, Hebrews, Native North and South Americans, to name only a few.

3

Where can be found the oldest recordings of water therapy?

Temples to Asclepius

4

Known as the Greek god of medicine:

Asclepius

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Who is the father of Hydrotherapy that is also known as the father of medicine?

Hippocrates

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The theory of Hydrotherapy by Hippocrates includes:

varied temperature bathing to combat illness and ascribed water as a beverage, to reduce fever and treat illness.

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True or False.

According to Hippocrates:

 " When pain seizes the side...dissolve the pain by hot applications”, A soft fomentation soothes pains”, “...for the bath soothes the pain in the side, chest and back; concocts the sputa, and allays lassitude; for it soothes the joints and the outerskin, and is diuretic, removes heaviness of the head, and moistens the nose."

True

8

In Roman civilization the cold bath is known as:

frigidarium

9

In Roman civilization the tepid bath is known as:

tepidarium

10

In Roman civilization the hot bath is known as:

caldarium

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Who is the Romans goddess of water?

Minerva

12

The Ottoman Empire built bathing houses known as:

hammams

13

It is a sacred river in India, used in almost every possible way;bathing for both physical and spiritual cleansing, ingesting and carrying off the dead.

The Ganges River

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Known to be proficient in various hydrotherapeutic techniques. They use sweat lodges in healing and religious ceremonies.

Native North Americans

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Scientists in France discovered that the water in Lourdes contained high levels of what mineral? Which is known to have a strong therapeutic effect on a number of degenerative diseases.

Germanium

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Founder of hydrotherapy in England 1846 in which his theory is "The Water Cure in Chronic disease"

James Gully

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Founder of hydrotherapy in France in which his theory is "Traite- Pratique et Raisonne D’Hydrotherapie"

Louis Fleury

18

Founder of hydrotherapy in USA 1874 in which his theory is "How to Treat the Sick Without Medicine"

James Caleb Jackson

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Founder of hydrotherapy in USA 1901 in which his theory is "Rational Hydrotherapy "

John Harvey Kellogg