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water cure

n.
Hydropathy or hydrotherapy.
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By 1861 a water cure sanatorium had been established in Melbourne (La Moile 1861).
My Water Cure. 4th English edition translated from 36th German edition.
Cult members wear red string bracelets and the group claims its special water cures cancer.
Water cures in the form of hot and cold baths, spas, even the sound of water flowing have healing properties.
The only town in Europe to approach it as a place to hold racemeetings at which the beautiful people congregate is Deauville; and even Deauville can't boast Roman baths - bubbling sulphur springs whose water cures hangovers - and a long history of long visits from the world's literati, especially the Russians, including Tolstoy, Turgenev and Dostoevsky.
16 Fresh lemon juice mixed with bicarbonate of soda and lukewarm water cures a headache.
It was a health fad fashioned after the popular water cures of Vincent Priessnitz in Europe.
It begins with a pair of living saints from Puerto Rico who practiced a creole version of Spiritualism with clairvoyance and spirit mediumship, featuring one Hilario Mustelier, who landed in an asylum and eventually in court in San Juan, and Juan Manso, who also administered water cures and prayers in Havana.
Among these were the notorious water cures, usually involving immersion in freezing water - generally with the windows open for additional icy blast - and invigorating fresh air.
It fits perfectly into what was once a holiday destination for wealthy 19th century travellers, some of them here to try the renowned water cures, others to rub shoulders with society types.
She was also caught up in virtually every fad of the nineteenth century, including water cures and spiritualism.
The fad for water cures was draining away, and the arrival of free parks rather pulled the rug from under those that charged.