From Hydrotherapy to Thermotherapy
I checked my sources and updated the Spanish Flu page on the website when COVID appeared. This was what hydrotherapists in the US had used during that pandemic. They didn’t have the stats but reported lower death rates with treatment. I think that was probably because treatment seemed to prevent pneumonia.
Through Dr Roger Seheult’s Youtube channel, I was able to contact a whole group of people with an interest in hydrotherapy who had a lot of more detailed information on the treatments from 1918/1919 than I had previously seen. With finer details of treatment and, a GP friend, we were able to draw up a COVID treatment protocol.
Through the people around COVID-19 I was introduced to what is happening now in hydro/thermotherapy. Thermal medicine is much more interested in the physiology behind the therapy and uses far more sophisticated machines and measurements than anything I had been aware of.
The biggest surprise was the research around the sauna. Evidence is showing sauna may benefit high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, dementia, type II diabetes, tension headache, and rheumatoid arthritis.
In other diseases, high-temperature thermal therapy shows promise. Cancer has the most research. Lyme disease seems to improve using the cancer treatment procedure as cancer treatment.
These tantalising preliminary research results, are now spurring me to gather all the information into one place as I did with traditional hydrotherapy. Except, this time the area is actually advancing so, I hope that Thermotherapy Now not only records the advances but encourages more research and the application of findings to treat the chronic diseases that now kill most of us.