Kneipp, Sebastian

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Sebastian, German pastor, 1821-1897.
Kneipp cure - Synonym(s): Kneipp treatment
Kneipp treatment - a therapeutic system of treatment consisting of diet, walking barefoot in dewy grass or snow in the early morning, and cold-water applications. Synonym(s): Kneipp cure; Kneippism
Kneippism - Synonym(s): Kneipp treatment
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Take off your shoes and get closer to nature at Greenwood Forest Park in Snowdonia with their BareFootTrail, designed to follow in the steps of 19th century priest Sebastian Kneipp.
However, this was sufficient reason for the name and the description to appear together next time almost forty years later in the translation of a book by the German pastor and founder of hydrotherapy Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897) (Kneipp 1895:112-113).
The popularity of hydrotherapy, particularly in Germany, was largely a result of the practices and writings of Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897), the son of a poor Bavarian weaver, who became ill with tuberculosis while studying for the priesthood.
LIKE the ancient Greeks and Romans before him, Sebastian Kneipp was a great believer in the therapeutic qualities of water.
Chiropractic, founded by Iowan David Daniel Palmer in the 1890s, and naturopathy, a contemporaneous coinage by John Scheel, MD, a New York City physician who embraced the vitalist teachings of German hydrotherapist Sebastian Kneipp, excited the active antipathy of the American Medical Association for more than 75 years.
The building's design was inspired by and incorporates the philosophy of the 19th century Bavarian priest Sebastian Kneipp who believed in the five pillars of wellness: water, plants, nutrition, exercise and balance.
The term was coined in 1895 by John Scheel, a German homeopath practicing the methods of German healer Louis Kuhn and Bavarian monk Father Sebastian Kneipp.