General Pail Pour
from Hydrothermic Remedies...
A quick pouring of cold water over the body, usually after a heating treatment.
Tonic effects as follows
- increase blood and lymph flow in the skin, raising blood pressure
- increase glandular activity
- increase depth of respiration
- increase metabolism
- increase production of red and white blood cells
- stimulate the immune system and increase phagocytosis
- decrease fatigue
- to maintain the reaction to a heat treatment for longer
- Long-term conditions indicating poor condition or fitness such as
- After Russian Steam Bath, Hot Tub Bath Salt Glow.
- After a Hot Half Bath or Revulsive Sitz pour over the hips and legs only.
- The patient must be warm before treatment.
- perform the treatment quickly to prevent chilling.
- Do not use for patients who cannot tolerate cold
- Do not use for patients who have heart disease
- One large towel
- three containers to hold at least 2 litres of hot water
- Hot Foot Bath with water at 40°C, 104°F
- Cold Compress for the top of the head
- Patient should be warm
Preparation for Treatment
- Complete the heat treatment. The most common heat treatments are:
- Have the patient at least exposed to the waist, stand or sit on a stool in a shower or bath tub
- If the patient has not just come from a heat treatment, stand or sit with feet in Hot Foot Bath. After hot bath simply stand in bathtub with the hot water still in it.
- Cold Compress to the top of the head
- Quickly pour 1-3 pails of cold water over the shoulders, chest and back. Start with warmest water.
- The first pail has water at 38°C, 100°F
- the second: 27-32°C, 80-90°F (tap/faucet temperature)
- the third: 18-27°C, 65-80°F
- If the patient has just come from a heat treatment use colder water.
- As the patient becomes used to the treatment decrease the temperature of the water until last pail 10°C, 50°F
- For children after a Hot Half Bath, only one pour at 10°C, 50°F.
Completion of Treatment
- Vigorously and briskly, rub the patient down with a towel until completely dry.
- Have the patient rest.
- Ensure the patient has an exercise program.
from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...
Cold 15, 13-18°C, 60, 55-69°F;
Cool 24, 21-27°C, 75, 70-80°F;
Tepid 30-35°C, 86-85°F;
Hot 45, 40-60°C, 113, 104-140°F
- Production Fever with:
- Collapse - heat skin first and apply especially to head and shoulders
- Intoxication in Alcoholism
- preceding Hot Tub Bath 38°C, 100°F and Rubbing after if skin is cold - 6 pails 15°C, 60°F
- Surgical Shock
- Asphyxia or Drowning - short heat then very cold pour
Tepid Pail Pour:
- Scarlet Fever
- Typhus Fever
- Fever in the young or feeble - when body temperature reaches 39°C, 102°F...
Very Short Hot Pour:
good Antipyretic after cooling treatment in