Health Tecniques

Health techniques are methods used to recover health lost by dietary errors or incorrect life habits. These are based on the use of natural methods and express the tremendous healing ability of nature in its most simple and accessible elements.

 

The complete list of techniques in the archive is shown here below:
Hydrocolon therapy

Modern treatment of mild washing of the large intestine, fully automated, discrete, painless, hygienic, with the assistance of specialized personnel. It lasts 30-40 minutes.

Ratio

The colon hydrotherapy is a system developed in the recent years in the medical field, to keep clean and in perfect condition the intestinal tract, to stimulate peristalsis and normalize the bacterial flora to an optimum functioning of the intestinal immune system (Peyer’s patches)

Indications

Prescribed and performed under medical supervision, colon hydrotherapy is classically indicated for those who are suffering from digestive problems, such as stubborn constipations, bloating, colitis, hemorrhoids, fissures, digestive problems, diverticulosis; dermatitis and eczema (of intestinal origin).
Recurrent cystitis and vaginitis, fungal infections, urethritis, prostatitis, executable prior to surgery and diagnostic tests such as colonoscopy.
Useful for those who suffer from chronic headaches, fatigue, arthritis, muscle aches, arthritis, venous or lymphatic stasis in the lower limbs and those familiar to benign and malignant tumors of the colon and cancer in general. It exerts synergistic effect during fasting or therapeutic detoxifying diets, but it is especially indicated to all those who, being in good health, wish to maintain it over the time.
A basic cycle agreed with the doctor permits the elimination of old fecal debris along with germs, mucus and parasites.
It’s useful to keep the bowels clean with two sessions a year and associate the treatment with proper nutrition rich in dietary fibers, trace elements and saprophytic microorganisms.
Contraindications andPrecautions
Bleeding cancers of the colon and rectum, severe inflammatory conditions, ulcerative rectum-colitis during hemorrhagic phases. Precaution in case of urinary acidosis.

Hemoli Test

It’s a diagnostic biomorphological test of the blood as a tissue.

Features

The Hemoli test is part of the humoral holistic diagnostic methods, integrative of the classic laboratory tests.
It is a qualitative hematologic finding that studies the biological structure of the blood, dried on a glass slide. Is evaluated not only the morphology of the individual components (mainly red blood cells and fibrin), but also the structural organization, “the architecture of the tissue blood” understood as liquid connective tissue.

Method

The technique involves a capillary deposition on glass slides with 5 drops of blood 1.5-4,5 mm in diameter, pressed and dried. The observation by light microscopy (bright field and phase contrast) is imposed on small (40x), medium (200x) and high magnification (400x). A manual or computerized report is prepared which includes the analysis of the trend of the tissue, the classification of the stage of evolution, microscopic images and a comment of synthesis.

Elements of microscopic observation

– erythrocyte carpet, the degree of adhesion and repulsion of red blood cells, the gaps
– the fibrin network and functional set-up of plasma protein
– the color scheme, overall and district coloring
– the degree of flocculation and toxicosis in the included of the plasma. From these objective biomorphological data we can collect information on the degree of inflammation of the tissues, on the quality of the synthesis of plasma proteins, on the functional reactivity of red blood cells, on the level of toxins and free radicals in the blood.

Usefulness of the test

The test is not directed to the diagnosis of a particular disease, but serves as a study of the soil of the whole structure and of the basic resistance of our blood. It is used as a study of the functional state in the rheumatic and arthritic patients and in case of disorders of metabolism, in some deficiencies in minerals (eg calcium / magnesium), in stress and hormonal disorders, to check the health state of digestive and assimilative area, of the kidneys, of the sensorial and neural and rhythmic areas. It can reveal blood circulatory disturbances in some parts of the body. It also assesses the manufacturer and lever detoxifying action. The reliability of the test is rather high (75%).

The Hemoli test is an early indicator of initial functional imbalances, when clinical or traditional laboratory tests are negative; it can provide a quick idea about the stage of the disease, in order to be able to follow in time the evolution of the clinical pictures and to monitor the overall health status. For all these features, the Hemoli test is a valuable tool that provides a “window of biological-functional observation” on the blood and consequently on the organs responsible for its formation, metabolism and detoxification.

Postural Therapy

The posture has been always, since the days of the Greeks and Romans, considered essential for the conservation of a good osteo-muscular structure. The postural and gymnastic body  maintenance must concern not only the strengthening of the musculature (body-building), but also the balance of forms, maximum flexibility and range of motion, the organic and viscera functionality. While the recent sports research mainly focuses on strengthening the muscles, the attention of ancient oriental martial arts such as yoga has focused primarily on nerve toning, the range of motion, the re-balance of the autonomic nervous.

Ratio

The mechanical maintenance through guided exercises of postural and exerciser type oxygenates the muscles and viscera, strengthens the muscles, using the maximum excursion possible for each joint preventing calcification or physiological sub-anchyloses in old age. In addition, the breathing exercises and concentration on visceral functions presides a biofeedback with greater control of the autonomic nervous system and neurohormonal balance, strengthening of the amygdala and of the nerve centers of control over the soma.

Exercises

Flexing the spine with tensile and elongation exercises, postural balance exercises, treatment of biased or wrong postures at work, asleep, in psychosomatic attitudes (eg recumbent forward in depression); respiratory education (eupnea) with increase in vital respiratory capacity and more control of nasal expiration. Postural and visceral self-concentration with relaxation of muscle tone and the emotional and autonomic excitability.

Indications

Increase vitality and organic tissue longevity. Stress and neurosensorial overload. Neuro-vegetative dystonia. Psychosomatic disorders.

Contraindications

Efforts and extreme or overly traumatic postures. Meniscopathy. Anti-sociality. Precautions:  it’s useful to distinguish between oriental disciplines exercises and their cultures and religious traditions. Christian faith subjects can also apply these techniques to reinforce their aims, objectives and the meditative concentration on their beliefs (see e.g. Tales of a Russian pilgrim)

Homotossicology

Founded by doctor dr. Reckeweg it is a branch of homeopathy that frames the disease on organic damage.

Ratio

In diseases endogenous toxins accumulate due to enzyme deficiency, poor drainage or accumulation of free radicals. To these is added the burden of exogenous toxins from viruses, bacteria, fungi, pollutants, medicines, drugs, smoking, stressors, etc.. The disease comes when the toxic load reaches saturation and the body must make an effort to expel these homotoxines. The fabric where these responses occur is the connective tissue where the “system of the great defense.” works. The disease is the homeostatic reaction of this system in the fundamental substance.

Indications

In the table of the homotoxicosis every disease is classified in one of the 6 phases gradually worsening (excretion, inflammation, storage, impregnation, degeneration, dedifferentiation) and treated with homotossicological compounds that stimulate the reaction of the connective tissue. Remedies exist that use at various levels the principle of similarity: homotossicological compound, simple, in agreement of power, organtherapeutic, intermediate and catalysts.

Advantages and Limitations

This approach is clinical and can cure officially recognized diseases. Many remedies are used in complex cocktail. You can replace numerous traditional remedies with homotossicological medications, usable also by injection. May almost be regarded as homotoxic counter drugs for a quick approach for the solution of small and big problems, without incurring poisoning, but being able to promote addictions to many different substances. The limit, but also the advantage is in fact an approach far from classical original single remedy homeopathy (simillimum) that would need long talks and more time.

Homeopathy

Founded by the well-known and accredited German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1775-1843), Homeopathy is a therapeutic system with a high clinical and biophysical impact, characterized by the research, through long and meticulous medical visits and talks, for remedies similar to the personal characteristics of patients.
Homeopathy (homios pathos, the law summed up in “like is cured by like”) in fact heals with infinitesimal doses clinical conditions similar to those occurring in humans during acute poisoning with peculiar symptoms of physical, functional, emotional and mental type. More than any other animal (… the lizard) the human being has rich emotional and soul-spiritual qualities. For man and woman, this latter dimension of feeling (feelings, emotions, thoughts, meaning of life, creeds, imagination, creativity, etc.) certainly has a significant weight in the  vital economy. So the registration of these symptoms, through a rigorous experimental method prepared by the same Hahnemann in healthy volunteers, allows a meticulous speculation of those diseases, disorders or pathological histories that arise following a bereavement, an emotion, an abandonment…

Homeopathy identifies a care pathway that listen, without neglecting the body, to the psyche with its physical (pain, fatigue, etc.) reactive (heat, chillyness, sweating, hyperesthesia …) and constitutional and periodical symptoms (diathesis, anniversaries, timetables, laterality); so it marry the new research on PNEI (psychoneuro-endocrine-immunology) creating a bridge between medicine and psychology.

Unicist  Homeopathic Medicine  is therefore a psychosomatic medicine, holistic and global, that optimizes physical and mental reactions to the constant changes in the environment around us.

In practice the visit, longer than the classical, is based:

1. on a precise collection of data about when, how, where and why the physical symptoms have occurred, trying to find the cause;
2. on the study of the constitution, personal responsiveness, rhythms and epidemic cycles;
3. on those symptoms described as “strange, rare, curious and particular” apparently mess, instead extremely attractive to the homeopathic doctor (eg. asthma attack to the news of the death of an uncle, usual diarrhea after cold dry wind)
4. on deep drives of the rational, emotional, logical, intuitive, spiritual and material spheres related to being’s reasons, deep affections, conflicts, aspirations.

The choice of remedy more akin, more similar (simillimum) reduces over time physical ailments, improve responsiveness, mood, ability, adaptability, and unties the psycho-emotional “knots” that prevent the body, exercising “medicatrix vis naturae”, to heal.

Unicist Homeopatic Medicine takes care of the human being on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual planes as well, considering the human being an integration of spirit and matter.

For Hahnemann, at the time of healing, the man recovers healthy senses that allow him to apply his reason to the pursuit of knowledge and its approach to the deity. This thesis fits well with that of another well-known researcher and philosopher, Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274); according to the school of Tomist Homeopathy, the disease occurs in humans as they moves away from a picture of perfection, as an Eden, and the man is a person who falls ill because debilitated by an original sin that makes him sick spiritually, mentally and so then physically.

Ratio

The Law of Homeopathic Analogy (like is cured by like) and the search for simillimum is oriented to select those physical, emotional, mental and soul-spiritual symptoms that are a priority for the person. We are looking for those disturbing elements that break the deep balance, those feelings that disturb homeostasis not only as a metabolic balance, but also of the deep being. Homeopathic investigation then will select symptoms of physical discomfort (stomach pain), but also the when, the how, the why (when they offend me, because I feel rejected by others …), trying to go back to the essence of the discomfort. The research allows, through a long personal interview, the person to open up and listen more deeply. The choice of remedy and appropriate dilution allows the whole person to rebalance and to meet again with a self, to re-harmonize through the use of that simillimum remedy that you could define an interface that resonates biophysically, in simple words an “homeopathic angel guardian”. Modern scientific research in the field of biophysics offers more and more full-bodied confirmations on the scientificity of this approach.

Indications

Useful as a preventive and curative mean in psychosomatic discomforts and diseases concausated and/or triggered by emotional or relational trauma, with particular reference to the sphere of family, work and social

Benefits and Precautions

The search for the simillimum requires mutual availability and opening, as well as the required time. It offers a very simple, inexpensive and “light” therapy. It ‘a liberating and exciting growth path, which should be updated with semiannual and then annual contacts.

Examination of the Iris

The iris analysis is an invaluable tool for medical semiotic observation.

The iris, interconnected with the thalamus, a core at the base of the brain, is the sum of three types of tissue:

nervous (blind pars of the retina),
muscle (sphincter and dilator of the pupil muscles),
connective tissue (connective structure very rich in blood vessels and nerves).

Method

The observation of the iris is made through the use of bright lenses (2-6 X) or through sophisticated equipment (such as the ophthalmoscopic lamp and the slit microscope that reaches 6-40 X) observing three-dimensionally in detail the subtle changes in its structure. The images can also be recorded and monitored on a computer.

Elements of observation

What is observed is the basic structure, the genetic and diathesis soil (lymphatic, blood ground etc.), alterations such as linear incisions (rays) or more rounded (small crypts and holes). Also we can see superstructural signs (radial or transverse) and reflex signs like maculas, particular colors (district hyperchromy) related to the deposition of tissue pigments (hemosiderin, lipofuscin, bilirubin, etc.). It is studied the shape and size of the two pupils, the presence of any stiffening of the pupillary margin, the metabolic ‘orletto’ (lead line), the pupillary area, the angle of Fucs, the ciliary zone and the outer margin. Each of these microenvironments shows informative or functional alterations of the structure. In addition, the subtle textures of the iris reveal, to experienced and trained eyes, physical and also psychic disturbances connected through the thalamus with the maps of the human body.

Test Usefulness

The usefulness of this test is not addressed to the classical diagnosis of diseases, but it can be a first test of orientation to be used also in combination with other classical and holistic tests. Provides information on the level of robustness-fragility of the tissues, about the basic constitution, on the level of congestion and inflammation of organs and tissues, both in vascular and lymphatic systems. Furthermore it can be observed the functionality of the various metabolic sectors, (digestion and assimilation, the degree of metabolic-toxic overload with particular regard to liver function, renal excretory function and skin), the stress level of the autonomic nervous system, the functional state of organs, observed in a evolutionary way. The collection of these information may indicate the diathesis that is the tendency toward which the subject is predisposed in becoming ill and helps to prepare a natural therapy (mud therapy, hydrotherapy, herbal medicine, etc.) targeted to the re-balancing of the functional soil and to the improvement of the general state of health of body tissues.

Fresh Examination of the Living Blood

By means of phase-contrast and dark light microscopy you can examine a drop of blood as if it were still inside the capillary from which it was taken. The technique allows you to open a window on the real situation of the blood circulating in the body.

The method was introduced at the end of the last century by the French scientists Claude Bernard and Antoine Béchamp and the German bacteriologist Professor Gunther Enderlein. According to their studies, the environment (or “land”) plays a far more important role than the microbe in the origin of the disease. Bacteria, viruses, fungi represent different expressions (pleomorphism) derived from a single “microbial” subcellular strain from which to vary the environment, may develop different forms depending on the end-of-way “maturation” followed.

Method

A drop of capillary blood taken from micro puncture from the fingertip is placed on a glass slide, sealed and observed under the microscope in phase contrast and/or dark field, enlargements up to 1200-1500 on several occasions for 1-4 days.

Elements of microscopic observation

They are observed in their dynamism and following their evolution over time as elements of the blood: red blood cells with more or less marked alterations of the membrane, white blood cells during their activities, free or aggregated platelets. In plasma: the fibrin if present or absent and the speed of development, the presence of normal symbiotic forms, the parasitic forms starting from bacteria (with or without cell wall) indicative of the presence of infectious hotbed or intestinal dysbiosis, the spores indicative of subsequent degrees of parasitosis, the hyphae indicator of the tendency to fungal progression. Furthermore various crystalline particles (hepatopancreatic and urinary) and various precipitated aggregates (spheroplasts-simplasts) signs of metabolic overload.

Usefulness

Unlike traditional hematology smears of peripheral blood, fresh examination allows to observe the moving elements of the blood and plasma while still alive and active. The utility of this test is not addressed to the classical diagnosis of a particular disease. Provides information on the level of viability of the blood, in particular on the capacity of general and nonspecific immune response of the blood to various external insults, on the degree of functionality and durability of the transport of oxygen by red blood cells, on the aggregability of the platelets and the level of congestion and inflammation. Furthermore it can be observed a tendency towards the development of bacterial and fungal outbreaks, and the degree of metabolic-toxic overload with particular regard to the kidney and liver functions. The collection of these information may indicate the diathesis, that is the tendency toward which the subject is predisposed to become ill and helps to prepare a probiotic therapy targeted to rebalance the blood and functional soil.

Bees-Therapy

Treatment that uses the therapeutic action of bee venom, whom painkillers and anti-rheumatic effects, known since ancient times, have been confirmed by scientific research in Universities in the USA and the USSR.

Ratio

The poison, introduced subcutaneously or intradermally in the amount of about 0.1 milligram, contains numerous alkaloids and enzymes pharmacologically active: mellitin (50% of dry weight), phospholipase A (12%), hyaluronidase (3%), apamin peptide ( 2%), etc.. The local visible effect is manifested by an inflammation of the dermis skin with warmth, pain and swelling lasting several hours in a more or less intense form in relation to the individual reactivity. This intradermal inflammation exerts a beneficial and long-lasting analgesic and pain reliever effect in the corresponding visceral districts (neuroreflex action) and adds a considerable amount of blood to the affected district favoring tissue replacement.

Indications

Bees-therapy is indicated (research of the Russian Ministry of Health) for rheumatic diseases (rheumatoid, arthritis, myopathy, spondylosis deformans), sciatic, facial or intercostal nerve pain, trophic ulcers, atherosclerosis of the peripheral vascular, bone and joint trauma’s outcomes, thrombophlebitis, bronchial asthma, migraine, hypertension, Meniere’s syndrome, psoriasis and eczema. It ‘also indicated in rheumatoid arthritis, thyrotoxicosis, hemiplegia, outcomes of polio, multiple sclerosis. It is effective used as preventive treatment for syndromes by cooling (colds and flu, chronic infections)

Contraindications and cautions

To be avoided in the states of hypersensitivity, tuberculosis, purulent infections, renal failure, fever. To avoid anaphylactic reactions are carried out three tests with very small doses of poison less than 0.1 mg, which can exert immune and desensitive action, also performing a protective factor against the risk of accidental needlesticks. The health personnel also controls the administration and recommended from time to time the dose and the most appropriate form. By following these precautions, the bees-therapy is a safe procedure and extremely effective not only as a painkiller and anti-rheumatic, but also as a stimulator of the circle, the organic functions and the metabolic tissue.

Hyperthermic Bed

It’s a relaxing therapy; a water filled bed is into contact with the skin, but dry, still enjoying the benefit of the movement of water and the temperature.

Ratio

In contact with the waves and the body is massaged floated through a delicate tub. Heated by adjustable temperature (37.5 to 41.5) is carried out a treatment of thermal regulation.

Indicazioni

States of stress loss, nervousness, lumbago, sciatica, spinal pain, contractures, rheumatics. Pathological conditions with the need to produce an increase in temperature, such as: lack of inflammatory and infectious responsiveness, recurrent infections, oxidative conditions, prevention and susceptibility to degenerative diseases.

Contraindications and cautions

Pathologies associated with cerebral congestion.

The bed can also be associated with mud therapies, massage, herbal medicine wraps. The bed can deliver chromotherapy on the global color spectrum or selected radiations emitting specific light (blue to relax, red for hypotension, measles, depression, etc.).

Sensitive Crystallization

The analysis of subtle textures of blood according to Pfeiffer

The blood test result with the method of the sensitive crystallization was developed at the beginning of the century to Dornach (Switzerland) by chemical E. Pfeiffer on indications of Rudolf Steiner.

The vital forces of the blood are able to express themselves in characteristic forms during the process of crystallization in a solution of copper chloride at constant temperature and humidity.

Method

Capillary blood is taken from the fingertip of a finger and placed on tissue paper. The blood is mixed with a solution of copper chloride and left to crystallize for several hours on 5 plates for each sample. The technique is particularly sophisticated, since it requires standardized conditions such as the amount and concentration of copper chloride, temperature and relative humidity constant, the evaporation surface, duration and homogeneity of the process of crystallization. Only under these conditions the images of crystallization are properly used in the diagnosis. The analysis can also be applied to other biological liquids (milk, vegetable juices, etc..).

Elements of Observation and Ratio

Once crystallized each plate presents a set of crystals arranged in a regular radial pattern, centered on a fulcrum positioned to one third of the radius of the plate, in a centrifugal direction. The image, symmetrical to focus on the two axes, can be perfectly ordered in healthy subjects or have small or large alterations in shape and arrangement of crystals in the case of functional or organic disorders. The rigidity or flexibility, consistency, continuity of stroke, color, luster and strength of single crystals can be correlated with the biological state of blood collected.
Not only that.
More than half a century of experiments have allowed us to identify the functional and clinical correspondence of a mapping of interpretations on the plate. This map correlates the alterations of the fibers in some districts with the functional status of different organs and systems, with a reasonable level of accuracy.
This can be explained as?
The formation of the network of ordered crystals depends not only on the chemical composition, but also by the bio-physical and vital architecture of the human plasma, according to a ordered and holistic whole. However, the most important vital fluid, blood, contains all the essential information required for the survival and for the organization of the entire human body.

Usefulness of the test

The usefulness of this test is therefore not addressed to the classical diagnosis of disease, but it can be a placement test very sensitive to direct the doctor for a correct interpretation of  manifested disorders and for proper care of restoring balance. The study of such crystalline organized forms can provide useful information on the presence of inflammatory or degenerative phenomenon, overt or covert, both in general and in some parts of the body. Consequently, the test can provide an assessment of the global state of soil and robustness of the tissue, a functional mapping of the degree of vitality and inflammation or otherwise on the  weakening of organs or systems, as well as addresses of diagnostic and prognostic trend.

Practical Directions

It will not be surprising if the crystallization data not always will be consistent with the clinical and instrumental biochemical data in general, especially when you consider the diathesis or pre-clinical stage of the disease. The report of the crystallization, cause the described characteristics, will be routed to the doctor who asks for them. The patient will maybe consult him for the necessary details about his state of health.

Hydrotherapy warm moist compresses

Local applications in direct contact with the body with water at temperature particularly warm (40-45 ° C), usually medicated with extracts of medicinal plants with specific action. They are applied in different areas of the body depending on the problem to be addressed, using natural fabrics (cotton, flax, hemp, etc.) soaked.

Ratio

The application in close contact with the skin causes an immediate vasodilatation of the district and the corresponding deep somites. Are normally applied on hepatic and cardiac areas, on renal lodges, on the joints, neck and thyroid region, chest, abdomen, hands and feet.

The prolonged vasodilatation on the anatomical region (eg. liver area and liver) involves a prolonged flow of blood. It is documented an influx of red blood cells, leukocytes (focal leukocytosis), lymphocytes in particular, and of the antibodies in the area of ​​application with demobilization of the blood from the bone marrow, spleen, and vessels of capacitance.

It also produces a specific and important increased sweating with sweat and sebum secretion by lymph districts and then local lymphatic demobilization. It’s also documented an increased concentration of specific drugs of any origin in the treated area (seizure)

The medicinal substances

Along with the hot water can be used medicinal plant extracts with vascular tropic and vasodilator action such as arnica montana, rosemary, melissa officinalis, yarrow, equisetum arvense, or even other remedies with high osmotic action such as ethyl alcohol, sea complete salt, vinegar, mustard powder, onion centrifuged, hay flowers, paraffin.

Indications

Chronical articular rheumatism, rheumatic troubles with degenerative joint stiffness, biliary, intestinal and renal colic, clinical conditions with spasms as whooping cough, bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis. Inflammatory syndromes of the female pelvic organs; myogenic stiff neck, abscesses, felons.

Contraindications

Acute appendicitis

Steam Bath

It’s a bath in a current of steam with regular and continuous alternation between short term exposure to heat and cold

Ratio

It exerts a vascular gymnastics on both arterial and venous vessels, with a recruitment of skin capillaries. It ‘a practice of prevention and hygiene useful as activating and regenerating the organic replacement, such as to be considered a true elixir of youth.

Indications

It ‘a drainage therapy indicated in circulatory and vascular diseases, atherosclerosis and dyslipidemia, in chronic dermatitis, recurrent infections (chronic bronchitis, cystitis, ENT), in the states of nervous hyperexcitability and in rheumatic diseases. Useful as a detoxifier in lifestyle’s poisonings (smoking tobacco, drugs), in the abuse of drugs and for workers subject to dusty and pollutants duties.

Contraindications and cautions

The contraindications (severe heart and kidney diseases) are more limited than those for traditional turkish baths and Finnish saunas, since the timing of exposure to heat or cold are less long and temperatures less extreme.

Usefulness

Unlike the only hot therapies, which tend to congest the lymph, in the Lezaeta steam bath the alternate action and especially the cold one induces a mechanical and reflected contraction of the lymphatic vessels and then removes the debris, greatly increasing the lymphatic circulation. The sum of the two alternating effects promotes a rhythmic massage of the muscle with elimination of lactic acid and acid catabolites and then a regenerating and anti-fatigue action. It has an overall toning and relaxing effect, promotes hyper ideation and the feeling of pleasure and psychic well-being. All endocrine glands are stimulated and in particular the adenohypophysis, the neurohypophysis, thyroid andadrenal glands.

Steam Jet Inhalations

The steam is a useful and easy mean to disinfect the upper airways. Colds, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, ear infections, and sinusitis can be helped by flowing steam which has the advantage to penetrate more deeply than any tissue or brush.

Ratio

The flowing vapor has bactericidal power stronger than dry heat, infact it is used in hospitals to sterilize instruments and linen (with the autoclaves).

Functions of steam

1. Moisturizing, useful for example in pharyngitis with dry mucous
2. Precipitating dust particles, bacteria, heavy metals, allergens, etc. Detergent and mucolytic because dissolves the phlegm and washes out as rain mucous membranes.
3. Antiseptic against viruses, bacteria, fungi and in part spores only if repeated several times
4. Antispasmodic for smooth muscles such as of the bronchi. The steam reaches deep crevices such as the sinuses, the tonsillar crypts and the ear canal, relieves spasms and falls allergens in bronchial asthma.

The system of fumigations with home pot is simple, but rather insufficient in intensity. The classic aerosol is useful, but has only mild detergents and mucolytic functions. Steam inhalations, more effective, use thermal jet water, herbal teas or essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree, helichrysum) acting as disinfectant and anti-allergic; or antibacterial propolis, lemon, chamomile, sodium bicarbonate, plasma Quinton, and other substances …

Indications

Preventive care of the upper respiratory tract. Useful for rhinitis, chronic bronchitis, COPD, otitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis and other inflammatory conditions. Bronchial asthma. Acne and face cure.

Contraindications

Bleeding disorders such as pulmonary tuberculosis, blotchiness and rosacea

Frequency and cautions

It should be made a cycle of 6-12 inhalations daily basis (12 minutes per day), taking care to follow a reaction during a quarter of an hour in a warm room, 2 times a year. It can also be done in younger children putting a few games before or remaining in the “thermal fog” chamber for 20-30 minutes and carrying a spare for garments.

Cold sponging

Sponging is defined as scouring a region of the skin surface with a damp cotton cloth or linen.
Depending on the material used (more or less rough, a sponge or honeycomb or gauze), on the temperature more or less rigid (cold temperature (14-18 ° C) or just warm (20-24 ° C)), and how the material is soaked with water, the sponging can have a significant vascular impact and a lymphatic-connective pumping effect more or less intense.

Mechanism of Action

The total sponging produces a pumping blood and lymph-vascular effect related to rubbing and centripetal massage which is carried out according to a specific sequence which starts with the right hand and ends with the left foot following the expiration of the drainage of the lymphatic circulation. During the sponging is carried out a rhythmic rubbing until the activation of axon-axonic reflexes associated with active hyperemia and redness of the treated area. Furthermore, the thermal stimulus with the use of cold water stimulates vasoconstriction and subsequent reflexogenic vasodilatation more obvious and lasting. A phase of short vascular reaction in bed or through movement follows application.

Contraindications and requirements

Sensitivity to cold, chills (in which case you need to make an initial warm sponging), external environment too cold, lack of reactivity in patients with anemia, cachexia, etc..

Indications

Trophic revitalization of the neurovascular system with pumping and venous-lymphatic drainage, strengthening the dermal and subcutaneous vascular reactivity.
Educative, preventive and curative application as an adjuvant in case of: fever, upper respiratory tract infections (flue, sore throat, colds, bronchitis, ear nose and throat infections), inflammatory and degenerative rheumatic troubles (arthrosis, arthritis, spondylitis, etc..), Vascular and cardio-circulatory diseases, hypertension, hypotension, anxiety syndromes, insomnia, nervousness, neurasthenia.
Prevention of pressure sores and stasis diseases in bed. Sedentary lifestyles and situations of prolonged stasis in repetitive postures (in bed, on the computer, postures required).

Phytotherapy

Branch of medical science that uses Medicinal Plants as preventive and curative medicine (“Fitos” = plant). Known and used for thousands of years in every culture, herbal medicine is mainstream science for centuries, used by Hippocrates and by the Fathers of Medicine and is the basis of modern pharmacology, which often uses synthetic drugs similar to the old active ingredients of medicinal plants (tannins, essential oils, glycosides, mucilages, resins, bitters, etc..). The same aspirin, the drug most known and used by man for more than a century, is nothing more than acetylsalicylic acid, extracted and modified from willow bark. Lots of plants both homegrown than indigenous than tropical have medicinal value: St. John’s Wort now studied in universities as an antidepressant, mallow as a laxative, valerian as a hypnotic, aloe vera as anti-radical, and anti-inflammatory arnica antitraumatic as used by professional athletes. Today medical experimentation is heading towards plants, for example Amazonian, by translating the old folk recipes in scientific research to verify its effectiveness.

Indications

It ‘very effective on diseases of the digestive and respiratory systems (Thyme, petasites) on the bloodstream (Gynkgo biloba, hawthorn, primrose), nervous system (valerian, lemon balm, St. John’s wort) on rheumatic conditions (currants, claw, boswelia).

Cautions

It’s ‘useful to communicate the intake of herbal medicines to the doctor, to avoid interactions. The pharmaceutical forms are different: from the classic infuse Poultice of Inorganic Clays

Poultice of inorganic clays

Used for over 4000 years in hygiene of the body and in cosmetics and as anti-infective and anti-putrid clays and mineral slurries (silicon dioxide, on average 65%), in the stable form of hydrated silicates of aluminum, containing water and several mineral salts ( mainly iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, manganese and other trace elements) are re-mineralizing materials, draining, detergents, antioxidants and anti-toxic when applied in different districts skin.

Ratio

The clays and bentonite own shares recognized properly linked to wealth in minerals, magnetism, plasticity, such as the ability mineralizing and calorie absorption and tossinico and ownership of high osmotic pressure that exerts. In practice, the mineral salts attract water, organic liquids and many solutes by osmosis. We call this capacity adsorbent and “cation exchange” water-salt.

Effects

The skin, consisting mainly of water and fat storage, it is able to absorb and secrete both hydro-and liposoluble substances, through the sebaceous and sweat glands. The correct application of bentonite clay at the appropriate temperature on the district splanchnic or hepatic or joint or vascular district plays analgesic and anti-inflammatory, remineralizing and balancing, absorbs liquids and impurities of metabolism, acts as a catalyst of biological processes, balances thermoregulation , regenerates the organic activity and awakens the energy potential, alkalizes and disinfects tissues

Indications

Rheumatic diseases, peripheral vascular diseases, inflammation, intestinal and hepatic dysfunction, allergies (alone or in combination with traditional therapies or natural)

Cautions

The minimum condition is that the skin must be warm, so that the reflection of the cold stimulus induces a reaction (active hyperemia) with intense vasodilatation and blood flow. On cold organs like lungs, kidneys, joints, health assessment if contraindicated d capsules in boiling water, to alcohol and glycerine macerated, suspensions of fresh plants, essences, creams and ointments, oleolites. The herbal medicine is effective, well tolerated and needs regular care. In children and the elderly manifest specific healing effects with the use of plants even for a long time with satisfactory results and can easily fit into a family medicine

Baths in Tubs

In the bathroom in the tub two hydrotherapy principles are acting: temperature and pressure. The immersion in water involves a remarkable thermo-vascular stimulus given the high thermal coefficient of water (6 times higher than the air) and the hydrostatic pressure of the water carried on all tissues. Moreover the latter reduces the load related to the force of gravity. Baths at a constant temperature just warm or hot (36-39 ° C) have the following effects.

Ratio

Muscle relaxant effect, decreasing the excitability of nervous and muscle tone

Indications

Myotonia, chronic rheumatism, insomnia and nervousness, neuralgia, sciatica, helping in spastic paresis, chorea, muscle contractures, hyperthyroidism, eczema and dermatitis in general, kidney disease. The temperature is critical to the success and to avoid side effects: in case of asthma are indicated baths with increasing temperature. In hyperthyroidism baths with hot temperature waning. In subjects with low inflammatory or immune reactivity hyperthermic baths. In case of fever tepid baths. In nervous and angry subjects cold baths (10-20 seconds) In the water movements are much easier, can be carried out underwater massage, whirlpool, can be added medicines such as peat, minerals, clays, Swedish herbs, medicinal plants like arnica, lemon balm, horsetail or substances such as ozone.

Contrainidications

The very hot or very cold baths are contraindicated in severe hypertension. The very hot baths (39-42 ° C) should be avoided in congested varicose veins of the lower limbs

Autohemotherapy

It is a self-immuno-terapy.

Procedure

It uses his own blood, drawn by vein puncture and mixed with immune-boosting substances (eg echinacea angustifolia, uncaria nagging ….) It consists in a tyndallization, (ie, a succussion mixed with a dynamization) to carry out a partial cell lysis to expose antigens, pathogens, pollutants, protein macromolecules to a detailed decoding. The mixed lysate is usually re-injected intramuscularly into the buttock often contralateral.

Ratio

This particular procedure, widely used during and after the Second World War in people with infectious diseases, has been more recently confirmed in its intimate mechanisms of action, by immunological studies. The presentation by lymphatic epitopes (antigens exposed), digested and opsonized with our antibodies, promotes easier reading and identification by the immune system to pathogens or other extraneous agents. Consequently, this therapy has an interesting applicability as an immunostimulant.

Indications

Chronic recurrent infections, such as cystitis, chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, infected sores. Including temporary decline of the immune system for stress or fatigue. Allergies. Autoimmune diseases (assessed on a case by case basis). Dermatitis and eczema.

Precautions

Ensure adequate disinfection and verify the increased reactivity.