Dr Kellogg

Chronic Disease

Fluxion or movement of blood is one the most important (hydrotherapy effects)...The permanency of chronic disease is generally due to a disordered state of the blood-vessels of the affected part. The most important thing that can be done therapeutically in... a chronically congested organs is to increase the supply of healthy blood... by increasing the rate at which blood passes through it. p 242

Thus no case of chronic disease, no matter how inveterate, unless it has reached an absolutely hopeless stage, should be abandoned as incurable without giving hydrotherapy, with the accompanying regimen of diet and exercise, active or passive, an intelligent and persevering trial.