Chapter 20 - Hydropathic Treatment
Processes of Hydropathic Treatment
Different Baths
Sea Bathing
Injections
Rules for Using Water
Wet Bandages and Compresses
Wet Sheet Pack
Wet Dress
Half Pack
Folded Wet Sheet
Rubbing Wet Sheet
Douche
Shower
Cataract
Hose
Pail Douche
Wave
Half Bath
Plunge
Head
Leg
Sitz
Wash Tub
Sponge
Wash Down
Foot
Nose
Eye and Ear and Mouth Baths
Oral Bath
Fletcherism

20.12 Douche

The Douche Bath. THIS is the most powerful, but not the most useful of all the hydropathic appliances. A common douche consists of a stream of water from one to two inches in diameter, with a fall of five to ten feet. But douches may be arranged of any desirable size and height. (Fig. 189.) This remedy is useful in paralysis, stiff joints, gout, rheumatism, tumors, and old swellings of various kinds. Those who have weak lungs, stomach, or other abdominal organs, should not resort to the douche without the best of medical advice.

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