Water therapy is one of the easiest and natural ways we can detoxify ourselves. It is a simple practice where in you would need to drink up a lot of water first thing in the morning and let the water work on detoxifying your body. Best part is water therapy is free and readily available.
In India it is told in all homes to drink a glass of water just after waking up in the morning. This makes the bowel movement easier and also replenishes water in the body. Drinking warm water acts like laxative. However in Water Therapy, amount of water consumed is more and the beneficial effects are also much than laxative effect when you just drink one glass of water. Apart from India water therapy is quite popular in Japan also where it is followed widely.
Steps to Practice Water Therapy
After getting up in the morning finish nature’s call and take around 1.5 ltrs of water and pour in a glass and drink up the entire glass. Repeat again by taking the remaining water and again drink the water. The reason we need to divide the water in glasses is then it is easier to drink up the water. Initially it is difficult to drink this much of water, so you can start with around 1 ltr, and gradually increase it to around 1.5 ltrs. That’s all to water therapy. Wish other therapies were also that easy
Things to Note
In case you are not able to drink so much water at a time then drink one glass and wait for 2-3 minutes before you drink the next glass. Also do not sip the water, and drink up the water fast.
In the winters, slightly lukewarm water may be used.
Avoid having food for around 30 minutes or so after drinking the water.
Only precaution we need to take is to ensure that the water we are using is not contaminated.
How it works?
Around 75% of our body is made of water and it plays an extremely important role in all bodily functions. Most of the blood also constitutes of water which takes the nutrition and oxygen to all the cells in body and takes back the carbon dioxide from the cells.
All the bodily function like digestion and hormone regulation, chemical & enzymatic reactions require water. Water also plays an important role in maintaining the body temperature. Water therapy not only replenishes water in the body, but also cleanses the body and detoxifies it.
Among the other organs Liver and Kidneys work as the cleaning organs which take out the toxins from our body. Most of the toxins in the body are produced from the food which we intake. Body takes what ever is eaten in and then it is the job of the Liver to absorb the nutrients and put in the blood. Part of function of the Liver is to put the dead blood cells in the stool, that is why the faeces are brownish color. It also works on the fats in the food and converts to Fatty acids which are then converted into cholesterol and other forms like glucose to glycogen which can be stored in the cells for future use. It also converts ammonia into urea which is than pushed to the blood.
Kidneys flushes out water soluble toxins from the blood with the help of water. Kidney consists of two organs which are present on two sides of the stomach. All the blood passes through the Kidney filters which then removes the toxins from the blood and passes it to urine. More the water we consume, more is the amount of urine which is produced. The helps in flushing out more toxins.
1.5 liters of water is recommended as it almost fills up the stomach the water moves through the intestines and cleans it. Through the large intestine, some of the water gets absorbed into the blood stream and the rest reaches the rectum and colon and stool gets pushed out of the body.
The water in the blood slightly dilutes the blood which is good for the heart as it needs less force to pump the blood, and also reduces the blood pressure.
Will Drinking Equivalent Amount Of Water Spread throughout the Day Work?
Since the purpose of the Water therapy is to flush out the toxins together, we would need to drink the water together. All overnight waste from the body needs to be flushed out before we start the day. Spreading out the process over the day will not be able to perform the same function.
Benefits of Water Therapy
- It relieves and cures problem of constipation. Long term constipation leads to several problems including piles. Gastric problems and other digestive system problems like acidity are cured.
- Skin becomes healthy and attains glow. Wrinkles are delayed.
- You will have increased energy level because the internal organs start functioning properly
- Kidney stones are dissolved if they are small.
- Reduces blood pressure therefore good for Hypertension.
- Beneficial for the eyes.
- Obesity is reduced.
FAQ on Water Therapy
Resources On Water Therapy
www.sakthifoundation.org – This website is dedicated to naturopathy and contains lots of information.
http://www.watercure.com/ – This site dedicated to water cure therapy based on research of Dr. F. Batmanghelidj