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Knee affusion

Knee affusion: a part of the priest Kneipp cure

Kneipp was known for his experiments with water therapies. One of them implied applying cold water on feet, lower legs and knees. This treatment can be easily done at home and guarantees pure relaxation.

How to do your own Kneipp water cure

Before starting with the treatment, clothes covering your upper body need to be taken off. You can either conduct the water cure in a bathtub or in a shower. All it takes is a shower hose.

The treatment starts at the arch of the right foot where a water stream is moved between heel and toes about three times. After that, the water stream is pointed at the back of the right lower leg until it reaches the hollow of the knee. The water jet is pointed at the hollow of the knee for about 10 seconds. In the next step, the same procedure is undertaken on the left foot and lower leg.

After, the right leg is again in focus but this time the water jet points first at back of the lower leg (parallel to the shin-bone) and is then pointed at the kneecap. The water stream is pointed at the kneecap for about 10 seconds and is then focused on the arch of the right foot for again 10 seconds. Repeat the same procedure on the left side and make sure not to directly point water at your shin.

Positive side effects can be the cure of headaches, sleep disturbances as well as of circular disturbances.

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