Natural Diabetes Remedies: Benefits Of Cold And Neutral Hip Bath

In our series on Natural remedies of Diabetes Treatment, we will now cover the benefits of Cold Hip Bath and Neutral Hip Bath

Cold hip bath benefits for diabetes:

Cold hip bath treatment for diabetes involves only the hips and abdominal region below the navel. It is one of the most useful forms of hydrotherapy. Cold hipbath is very beneficial for diabetes. It reduces obesity, helps organs of elimination to function properly and relieves constipation and indigestion.

  • A different type of tub maybe used for cold hip bath. The tub is filled with enough water (around 4 to 6 liters) so that the hips and lower abdomen up-to the navel are immersed in water when you sit in the tub.
  • Rest your back on one side of the tub and let legs hang out on the other side.
  • A common tub may be used if the special tub is not available but you have to place some support under one end to elevate it by 8 to 10 centimeters.
  • The legs should be adjusted in such a manner, so that no pressure is exerted on the muscles, ligament and blood vessels of knee region.
  • Then a coarse wet cloth is used to rub abdomen briskly below navel region. But remember that during and after bath, the upper portion of the body and legs and feet are kept completely dry.
  • The duration of the bath is around 10 minutes.
  • The temperature of water should be maintained between 10 to 18 degrees centigrade.
  • Patients who are weak can take this bath for 5 minutes.
  • If the patient feels cold, then hot foot immersion can be conducted simultaneously.
  • After cold hipbath the patient should undergo moderate exercising to warm the body.

Benefits Of Neutral Hip Bath

  • In neutral hipbath lower abdomen & hips are immersed in water for about 20 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Tepid water with temperature between 32 to 36 degrees centigrade is used for this purpose.
  • No friction or rubbing in involved in this method.
  • Neutral hipbath is soothing and sedative in nature.
  • It also helps relieve all acute and sub-acute inflammatory conditions such as acute catarrh of the bladder and urethra and sub-acute inflammation in uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.