Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Water: The Feel Good Factor

Yesterday I rediscovered the joys of water therapy . I hadn't been feeling too good-slightly feverish, joint pain, a bad taste in my mouth. I really did not want to be in bed. I dragged myself to office & because I felt palpitation I decided to drink water. I drunk as many little cupfuls as I could & since I wasn't feeling too good -warm water at that. By around four I started feeling better and by 6.30 I was back to my usual self:)....I really dunno when I stopped drinking water.
I came across a couple of good links regarding the benefits. But one thing I can vouch for is general good health & well being. It's like washing anything else I guess. Water taken in,literally cleans the system,bowels & the blood. Besides I do remember reading somewhere that the body is primarily composed of water. Roughly 80%. Ideally we need to drink 1.5 litres a day.
Mahatma Gandhi talks about his experiments with water therapy in his autobiography My Experiments with Truth.Water therapy has been practised in India and Japan since a very very long time. It was called Usha Paana Chikitsa by the ancient Indians.
I came across this funny and informative piece called Water Therapy for Better Humans here:
Here the author talks about another kind of water therapy. But here's a link which provides a list of some ailments which they claim can be cured by this. The comments by people who tried it out are also interesting.'s no harm in trying it out just to keep the body fit. After all it doesn't cost a fortune!!!!

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