Whirlpool therapy is formerly known as hydrotherapy and also water cure. It is specifically naturopathy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy which involves the use of water for pain reduction. It helps to stimulate blood circulation, helps to open up small arteries, promote healing and it is used as traditional medical practice. It is an active component in wound healing by removal of debris. Relaxing in water can help improve our overall fitness.
Cite this article:
R. Deepa. Whirlpool Therapy. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2020; 8(4):338-340. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00075.X
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