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water cure

n.
Hydropathy or hydrotherapy.

water cure

n
1. (Complementary Medicine) med a nontechnical name for hydropathy, hydrotherapy
2. informal a form of torture in which the victim is forced to drink very large amounts of water
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The 1800s saw an explosion of water cures and homeopathy and Franz Anton Mesmer's hypnoses induced through animal magnetism, called 'mesmerism'.
Labweh is considered to be typically agricultural; its outskirts extend out to the region between Lebanon's eastern and western mountain ranges; it contains a wild field distinguished by fertility and many fountains: Fountains of Al Shallal, Assi, Dardara whose water cures the sick as some people say, Sakiyat Nabi Othman, Sakiyat Rweiss.
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.
Water cures and altitude cures, therefore, were encouraged by the French Ministry of the Colonies and served as a bulwark in the maintenance of French colonies in the tropics.
18, 2009 (TAP) - The World Federation of Thermalism and Climatotherapy (FMTC) awarded President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali its honour diploma, in consideration for his sustained action in favour of thermalism in Tunisia and international co-operation in the field of water cures.
Curious references in the archives have regularly sent me off in search of abstruse and long-forgotten water cures and herbal concoctions, so intrinsically interesting that eventually I forgot why I was chasing them.
Darwin partook of sugar-free diets, electric current therapy and shocking belts, water cures, tartar emetic ointment, mineral acids, Condy's water, and Dr.
We love destinations that promise relaxation, mystical water cures and fantastic backdrop scenery.
The region of Seuol (Graubunden), boasts over 20 sources of mineral springs, ten of which are in use for mineral water cures and carbonic acid mineral baths.
Cult members wear red string bracelets and the group claims its special water cures cancer.
The hotel was built in the late 19th century in a French Renaissance style and, at that time, people went there for water cures as it boasted a fully-equipped electro-therapeutic department.