from Hydrothermic Remedies...
- For sheet and first pail, 21°C
- second and third pails, 18 and 15°C respectively
- General tonic
- To stimulate appetite
- To relieve cerebral congestion
- To bring down mild fever
Contraindications and Cautions
- Skin Eruptions
- Acute Cardiac Weakness
- Widespread Neuritis
- Severe Neuralgia
- Patient must be vigorous
- Two large sheets
- Three buckets with water at 21°C
- Foot bath at 40°C
- Keep treatment room at a temperature of around 21°C
- Ensure that the patient is warm to begin with.
- Treat 2-8 minutes for a tonic effect, 15-20 minutes for antipyretic effect.
- If reaction does not occur, terminate treatment, and immediately warm patient up by: full warm bath or hot foot bath, or put to bed with to water bottle to feet and sides of trunk.
Preparation for Treatment
- Strip patient and stand him in foot bath.
- Soak sheet in water at 21°C and wring out water partially.
- Wrap sheet around the trunk of patient once (with hands raised).
- Continue wrapping with hands down; envelope hands.
- Wrap around legs; tuck sheet between legs.
- Empty a pail of water over the patient's head, shoulders, and trunk.
- Rub briskly with stroking and percussion; start with the back, then the sides and extremities.
- Continue until sheet becomes warm.
- Pour second pail over patient and massage as before.
- Pour third pail over patient and rub down briskly until reaction, characterised by warming of the sheet, occurs
- Conclude treatment by removing wet sheet and covering with a dry sheet.
- Rub down until patient is dry and warm and skin is hyperaemic
Completion of Treatment
- Rest the patient 15-30 minutes.
- Put away equipment.
from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...
- Hot Foot Bath 40°C,
- Sheet 20°C, 1st pail 18°C, 2nd pail 15°C
- Powerful Tonic
- the strongest normally used besides Cold Douche
- Reclining - apply as wet sheet pack with gentle rubbing
- Re-wet with 18°C sprinkling until shivering
- Re-apply when 39°C rectal temperature in
- Retention Fever
- Fevers with Cardiac Insufficiency use a quickly applied
- Very hot Dripping Sheet followed by Cold Mitten Friction - especially in long continued cases
- Very high Production Fever - repeated very wet or double sheet 15°C
Wrung dry out of 15°C water in:
- Debility in...
10-15min, with rubbing
see Wet Sheet Rub
from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...
- Pails at 21, 18 and 15°C
- As for Wet Sheet Rub except sheet is left on after skin is warmed by rubbing and 3 pails of cool to cold water are poured over the sheet with vigorous rubbing between each.
- Reduce water temperature as the patient reacts.
- Bedroom Procedure
- Clothing the Limbs
- Concentrated Food
- Dry Friction
- Dry Shampoo
- Electric Light Bath
- Evaporating Sheet
- General Measures
- Graduated Tonic Cold
- Hot Air Bath
- Immune System Maintenance
- Local Hot Air Bath
- Local Vapor Bath
- Oil Rub
- Russian Bath
- Salt Glow
- Sleep Routine
- Sun Bath
- Superheated Air Bath
- Therapeutic Fever
- Tonic Effects
- Turkish Bath
- Vapor Bath