from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...
- A Scotch Douche but only one cycle, followed by friction. Thermic reaction is entirely suppressed.
- Hot Douche as hot as the patient can bear (in local douches graduated up to 50-54°C) until skin is dusky-red (passive dilation), usually 2-4min
- Cold Douche 2-15sec depending on temperature and irritability.
- Irritable conditions require brief cold. Water at 10°C 3-4 sec, at 15-20°C 5-30sec (until circulatory reaction ie skin changes to scarlet).
- If painful don't use cold.
- Cardiac Insufficiency
- Cerebral Hyperaemia
- Chronic Gastritis
- Splenic Congestion
- Hepatic Congestion
- Acute Nephritis
- Spinal Irritation
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Pelvic Inflammation
- To hips, thighs and legs in Dysmenorrhoea