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Schroth cure - what is it?
Johann Schroth discovered that fasting mobilises the body's own defence and self-healing powers. The Schroth cure is always based on the four measures
- Schroth's diet
- Schroth's pack,
- Schroth's drinking regulation
- Alternating between rest and movement.
The diet should be low-irritant so that the digestive process is as unstressed as possible. Wraps strengthen the body's defences, while the mixture of different drinks supports tissue drainage and has an activating effect on the self-healing powers. The Schroth cure is thus also a form of fasting.
Schroth cures - how were they developed?
Like Sebastian Kneipp, the carter Johann Schroth (1798 - 1856) first tested his treatments on himself. He had observed that sick animals refused to eat and drastically reduced their drinking. From this he concluded that fasting mobilises the body's own defences and self-healing powers. Fasting therefore means relieving and releasing these energies so that the body can regenerate naturally from within.
Nutrition: What may one eat during a Schroth cure?
The Schroth diet is the most important part of the Schroth cure. The diet should be as low-irritant as possible in order to make the digestive process as easy and unencumbered as possible. Only boiled and steamed vegetables and fruit in the form of compotes are supposed to relieve the intestines - in contrast to raw vegetables. Rice, barley, grains, semolina, dried plums and apricots and spa biscuits are also available.
Schroth cure: How is it structured?
Daily except Sundays, the guest is woken up by specially trained "packers" from 4 o'clock in the morning with a cup of hot herbal tea. About 10 minutes later, the body, warmed by the night's rest, is wrapped in a damp-cold sheet and covered with dry warm blankets. In order to achieve rapid warming, up to 3 hot water bottles are placed in the pack. Among other things, the pack is intended to promote the body's own defences, to have an analgesic and antispasmodic effect and to have a calming and balancing effect on the internal organs.
In rhythmic change, according to the doctor's prescription, healing waters, teas and fruit juices as well as dry, naturally pure white and red wines are offered. This should lead to an intensive tissue drainage and to the activation of the self-healing powers.
In appropriate proportions, rest and exercise, preferably outdoors, help to regenerate body and mind in the best possible way.
How long do Schroth cures last?
Ideally, a Schroth cure should last two to three weeks. During the first week of the Schroth cure, the body breaks down water, protein and carbohydrates in particular. The entire metabolism only changes after about a week. Participants of Schroth cures experience a comprehensive effect after three weeks.
When do Schroth cures make sense - and what does a Schroth cure do?
Indications for the Schroth cure include
- Diseases of the heart and coronary arteries
- Weight and digestion problems
- allergic skin diseases and skin conditions
- High blood pressure
- Circulatory disorders
The Schroth cure should be accompanied by a spa doctor who will draw up an individual spa prescription and accompany the guest during his treatment.