Using the healing power of water to promote overall health
Enhancing blood and lymph flow to improve functioning of the circulatory, digestive, immune, and nervous system.
OverviewConstitutional hydrotherapy consists of the application of a series of hot and cold compresses to the chest, abdomen, and back, alongside the application of sine wave electrostimulation, while wrapped in wool blankets.
BenefitGentle stimulation of the circulatory system, digestive system, immune system, nervous system, respiratory system, and detox organs.
About Constitutional Hydrotherapy
Blood is the vehicle of life - delivering oxygen and other key nutrients throughout the body.
Without healthy circulation, insufficient levels of key nutrients are delivered to tissue, and toxins and metabolic by-products build up, resulting in suboptimal functioning within our organ systems.
Exposing the body to alternating water temperature, alongside sine wave stimulation, has mechanical effects on blood flow, improving circulation.
By improving circulation, absorption and delivery of nutrients is improved, and the movement and elimination of toxins is enhanced. Immune system activity is stimulated, and nervous system balance is encouraged.
An Integrative Approach to Constitutional Hydrotherapy
At Integrative, each visit begins with assessment. Your practitioner will inquire about your health, asking detailed questions about what you’ve been experiencing. They will then guide you through one or more assessment methods, prior to treatment. These may include:
Applications of Constitutional Hydrotherapy
Since Constitutional Hydrotherapy has widespread systemic effects, it can be utilized in a variety of complex conditions. It can stimulate the activity of many systems within the body, particularly the digestive, immune, detoxification, and circulatory systems. For this reason, Constitutional Hydrotherapy is particularly indicated in cases of:
- Chronic digestive conditions (IBS, Celiac disease, Crohn’s, Colitis, dyspepsia, indigestion, malabsorption, increased intestinal permeability)
- Acute infections (common cold, influenza, sore throats, ear infections, food poisoning, etc)
- Chronic immune system issues, such as autoimmune conditions, Lyme disease, and multiple systemic infectious disease syndrome
- Metabolic imbalances, such as hypothyroidism, mitochondrial dysfunction, metabolic syndrome
- Circulatory disorders
- Excess toxicity
- Female reproductive imbalances
- Environmental hypersensitivity
How it Works
How does Constitutional Hydrotherapy work?
Overview of Constitutional Hydrotherapy
During a Constitutional Hydrotherapy treatment, a series of hot and cold towels are applied to the body, combined with gentle sine wave electrostimulation, to alter rates of blood and lymph flow throughout the body.
Target Area of the Body
While the towels and electrostimulation are applied mainly to the abdomen, back, and chest, the effects of constitutional hydrotherapy are systemic.
Health Benefits of Constitutional Hydrotherapy
By altering blood and lymph flow, circulation and detoxification can be enhanced, while inflammation and pain are decreased. Immune system activity, particularly white blood cell count, may be increased. Improvements in digestive system function, sleep quality, energy level, and stress response are often reported.
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What does your first visit look like?
Your first visit is the opportunity for you to share your health goals, and for your doctor to gather vital health information that will help them to determine the root cause of your health concerns, and the best treatment plan for you.
Complete Medical and Lifestyle History
Your Doctor will take a complete history, gathering details regarding your current and past health concerns, lifestyle, as well as current supplements and medications.
If needed, your doctor will recommend tests, either at Integrative or with your medical doctor. They may also requisition results from tests you’ve completed in the past.
Within your first visit, your doctor may also perform a physical exam. This may include basic vitals, Applied Kinesiology, or inspection and palpation of specific areas of concern.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What does constitutional hydrotherapy treat?
Constitutional hydrotherapy can enhance the functioning of the immune system, circulatory system, digestive system, nervous system, respiratory system, and detox organs. Due to these effects, constitutional hydrotherapy can be helpful component of a treatment plan for a wide variety of conditions.
Am I candidate for constitutional hydrotherapy?
Only a practitioner trained in constitutional hydrotherapy can determine whether or not you are a good candidate. Within your visit, the Naturopathic Doctor will determine if you are a good candidate and, if applicable, will recommend a treatment plan.
How much does constitutional hydrotherapy cost?
The cost of constitutional hydrotherapy will vary depending on whether you complete a single treatment or purchase a package of treatment sessions. Our Patient Care Coordinators can provide a quote prior to booking a constitutional hydrotherapy appointment.
How many constitutional hydrotherapy treatments are typically required?
The response to constitutional hydrotherapy varies, depending on the overall health of the patient, severity and chronicity of health concerns. Most people only require a few treatments, but some may require many more. Once you begin treatment, your Doctor will be able to monitor how you respond and provide a better estimate of how many treatments may be required.
What are the side effects of constitutional hydrotherapy?
Due to increased circulation, lymph flow, immune activity, and detoxification, you may experience side effects following constitutional hydrotherapy. These side effects may include headaches, fatigue, weakness, or an aggravation of your symptoms prior to improvement. Your Doctor will do a full review of potential side effects prior to your treatment.
Do I need to see a Naturopathic Doctor in order to receive constitutional hydrotherapy?
Yes, currently constitutional hydrotherapy is only offered by Dr Jordan Dutton, ND.
Is constitutional hydrotherapy covered by MSP or Extended Health Plans?
Constitutional hydrotherapy is completed within a visit with a Naturopathic Doctor, and will be billed as a naturopathic visit. If you qualify for Premium Assistance through MSP, you may qualify for a small percentage of your visit cost to be covered by MSP. Most Extended Health plans do have coverage that can be applied to naturopathic visits; however, most plans have a limit to their coverage per year. We recommend contacting your insurance provider directly prior to your visit to determine your coverage.