Alternate Douche


from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...

Stimulating Excitant

  • Repeated alternate 15 sec hot and cold douche.
  • Repeat and use temperatures as needed to produce Tonic effect.
  • Do not use in acute inflammations or irritations. Use Revulsive Douche

In chronic impairments:

Chronic swellings in:

Local applications in:

General for skin problems: 2x daily


from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...

  • Same as Scotch Douche except cold is longer
  • 3 abrupt changes from hot to cold
  • Hot: 44-46°C, 30sec-2min
  • Cold: 12-21°C, 30sec-1min depending patient's reactive ability
  • Percussion gives vigour and permanency to reaction
  • Vigorous Fluxion to legs and spine: powerful Tonic and Stimulant
  • With percussion Derivative
  • Reflex affects if used locally with percussion