from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...

Same effects as horizontal jet or broken jet

Analgesic Derivative Revulsives Tonic Sedative depending on temperature.

Advantage of low pressure use where regular douche is too irritating

Hot in:

Alternate Very Hot (41-50°C) and Cold to feet and legs in:


  • low pressure in Lighting Pains
  • moderate pressure in Insomnia 5 min to whole body but especially back and legs.


from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...

  • Effects the same as Shower except slightly more general and mechanical effects can be greater as water pressure is increased
  • The simultaneous projection of water against all parts of the body by horizontal jets surrounding the patient.
  • Four upright pipes, arranged in a square, having perforations or nozzles toward the centre.
  • Tall patients crouch slightly and short patients stand on a stool so that the trunk is well covered by sprays if perforations.
  • Nozzles are better as the top one is moveable.
  • The finer the spray the more pleasant.