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Dr.Sebastian Kneipp

"Nature has provided us generously with everything we need to remain in good health." - Dr.Sebastian Kneipp

Based on this conviction, Dr.Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897), a naturopath and priest, created a life philosophy that sees man going about his daily habits and routines in his natural habitat as an inseparable entity. Dr.Sebastian Kneipp’s holistic approach is still of increasing relevance today.

At the age of 28, Dr.Sebastian Kneipp cured himself of a severe case of tuberculosis. At that time, the disease was usually fatal, but Kneipp came across an eighteenth-century book about hydrotherapy that inspired him to immerse himself several times a week in the icy Danube River. These brief exposures to cold water seemed to booster his immune system. His tuberculosis went into remission and so he dedicated the rest of his long life to harnessing the healing power of water, specific plants and herbs.

The years from 1855 to 1880 were a very significant period in Kneipp’s life. His success in healing himself motivated him to combine and extend his tried and tested water treatments. This he did by observing and carrying out numerous tests on himself and his patients in order to create a successful preventative and curative concept with constantly improved and refined methods. His treatments included cold rinses, water stepping, hot and cold half and full baths, contrast baths as well as hot and cold wet packs and compresses.

Advanced in years, Dr.Sebastian Kneipp became friends and close partners with a Würzburg pharmacist who shared his conviction using naturopathic medicine and healing remedies. Using natural plant essences and other pure ingredients as a base, they created the formulas that still, to this day, constitute the basis for many of our products.

In 1891, Dr.Sebastian Kneipp entrusted his friend and fellow pharmacist with the legacy of his lifelong studies by granting him the exclusive right to develop, produce, and sell products “under the name and with the image of Father Dr.Sebastian Kneipp“. This contract formed the foundation for the Kneipp Group of today.

Dr.Sebastian Kneipp died in Bad Wörishofen on 17 June 1897 at the age of 76. At the time, together with Emperor Wilhelm II and Bismarck he was one of the three most famous people in the German empire.

Hydrotherapy For Diabetes

More than 16 million people have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes . Type 1 diabetes is where the body does not produce enough insulin, so you have to inject yourself with insulin. Type 2 diabetes is when you may be able to control your blood glucose levels by following a special diet and exercise program. Some people with Type 2 diabetes also need to inject themselves with insulin.

My Hydrotherapy has proven useful for helping patients with Type 1 and 2 Diabetes. In a study published in 1999 by the New England Journal of Medicine, people with Type 2 diabetes soaked in hot tubs for 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Doctors noticed that these patients had an easier time controlling their weight and plasma glucose levels. Some patients even required smaller doses of insulin as a result. Patients who were unable to exercise reported even more benefits, as hydrotherapy helped increase blood flow to their skeletal muscles.

Unfortunately, because many people with Type 2 diabetes are unable to follow the rigorous type of exercise program most doctors recommend, soaking in a hot tub is now seen as an alternate therapy. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed how a 30-minute soak a day for three consecutive weeks reduced overall blood sugar levels in people participating in the study by 13 percent.

Another benefit to soaking in a hot tub or enjoying time in a walk-in spa is that many people with diabetes, who often report high levels of stress, feel better and less stressed after participating in a form of hydrotherapy treatment. People with diabetes also reported relaxed muscles, increased circulation, and reduced blood pressure.

The water you soak in appears to also be an effective pain reliever because it gives your body buoyancy that does not or would not otherwise occur. Soaking in water can help support all areas of your body, contribute to reduced muscle and join pain, invigorate your muscles, and stimulate the release of chemicals and hormones in your body, which can help you feel better.

People with Type 1 diabetes may also benefit from Hydrotherapy, as these people also report joint stiffness and a limited range of motion. Both of these side effects of the diabetes may be alleviated by hydrotherapy, but the diabetes itself may not be affected.My Hydrotherapy save man’s leg from amputation.37 years old, Wong’s legs are so bad that Doctor say he couldn't help but to amputate. The doctor later suggest to him to try the hydrotherapy.

Hydrotherapy for Arthritis

Approximately 20 million Americans suffering from arthritis seek medical attention for their chronic, and sometimes acute, condition. Currently, there is no cure for arthritis, and conventional medical treatment is not entirely effective in preventing or stopping the pain and disability that results from arthritis. A variety of methods, allopathic and alternative, exist to manage the symptoms of arthritis. Exercise therapy has been proven effective in relieving pain and improving mobility—however, for people with arthritis, normal exercise can be painful. Hydrotherapy offers a way to exercise and improve body function without putting so much stress on your painful joints.

My Hydrotherapy can be a beneficial form of treatment for individuals with arthritic conditions. During hydrotherapy, a person is submersed in water, either to soak or to exercise. A hydrotherapist can instruct a patient on the types of movements appropriate for his or her condition. My Hydrotherapy can be especially useful to treat the joint pain and stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The painful swelling in the joints that occurs with rheumatoid arthritis has been shown to decrease with hydrotherapy. The warmth of the water is effective on the joints and soft tissues to decrease swelling and improve mobility in those joints. When you are in the water, the gravitational forces on the body are reduced; thus, the joints have a lighter load to bear during exercise.

My Hydrotherapy with warm water  can also help increase blood flow, delivering more oxygen-rich blood to areas of the body that need it. Warm water is soothing to the muscles and can release tension associated with arthritic conditions, decreasing pain and inflammation in arthritis patients. Several studies have shown that hydrotherapy is an effective treatment to ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Hydrotherapy for Osteoarthritis (OA)

Hydrotherapy can also be effective in helping those individuals with osteoarthritis (OA). Several studies have shown that strength training and aerobic exercise can reduce pain and improve the physical function and general health of people with osteoarthritis in their knees. Water’s buoyancy offers an alternative method for getting exercise by allowing easier joint movement and being virtually impact-free, making it an excellent choice for people with painful joints.

Hydrotherapy can help you in a number of different ways:

The warmth of the water allows your muscles to relax and eases the pain in your joints, helping you to exercise. The water supports your weight, which helps to relieve pain and increase the range of movement of your joints. The water can be used to provide resistance to moving your joints. By pushing your arms and legs against the water, you can also improve your muscle strength.

The Kneipp’s 5 pillars to a healthy life:

Water

- water is an ideal conductor of heat and cold and as such forms the core of the famous "kneipp-Kur". practiced at home, the alternating hot and cold water showers will stimulate your circulaton and get your body's immune defense system in top form.
Plant

- The theory of the healing effect of specially selected herbs and plants is the result of thousands of years of experience. Kneipp has always set great store by high concentrations of natural plant extracts in it's formula and products for your health.
Exercise

- Regular physical exercise (preferably outdoors) without the pressure of competition noticeable improves your general sense of well-being. It revitalizes the entire organism and strengthens the body's natural immune defenses.
Nutrition

- A balanced diet is the foundation of a healthy and active life. This does not mean following diets and nutrition plans but rather consciously enjoying a varied and balanced diet.
Balance

A balanced lifestyle - the basis for a healthy, active, and satisfying life. water , plants exercise and nutrition: Each of these elements contributes uniquely to your health and enjoyment of life. yet, according to Dr.sebastian Kneipp, it is the interaction of all four elements that keeps the body and spirit in equillibirium.

Common Ailments Best Treated with Hydrotherapy

  • Asthma
  • Cold
  • Asthma
  • Cold
  • Dry Cough, Cough with Phlegm
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinus
  • Improve Memory
  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hemicrania (migraine)
  • Wound Healing
  • Eczema, Skin Disease
  • Ringworm
  • Improve Liver Function
  • Skin Allergy
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spur
  • Dropsy (water retention)
  • Slimming
  • Abdomen Slimming
  • Uric Acid
  • Nephritis (inflammation of the kidney)
  • Sciatica
  • Blood Circulation
  • Large Intestine Wriggle
  • Beneficial to Digestion
  • Help to Sleep, Insomnia
  • Relieve Muscle Cramp
  • Muscle Ache
  • Sepsis (whole-body inflammation caused by an infection)
  • Body Odour
  • Purging
  • Pile, hemorrhoid inflamed
  • Dysmenorrhea( painful periods, or menstrual cramps)
  • Release Stress
  • Insect Bite
  • Burns
  • Sun Burns
  • Depression
  • Rheumatism
  • Menopause
  • Athletic Feet
  • Mind Alertness