Contrast Baths at the Gout Clinic
Stimulating Local Blood Flow
Bathing helps the healing process.
Contrast baths result in further improved local blood flow.
The lymph system, unlike the vascular circulatory system, lacks a central pump (heart).
When alternated between cold and warm, lymph vessels (and its surroundings) contract when exposed to cold, and relax in response to heat, this results in a pumping action, and move stagnant fluid out of the area.
This pumping positively affects the inflammation process and helps to evacuate Uric Acid.
A typical contrast bathing cycle takes 20 min.
The hot water should be ashot as possible, without hurting you.
The water used is potable spring water with or without additives.
Additives used at The Gout Clinic:
Epsom salt (Magnesium sulfate), benefits for all types of arthritis, including Gout. It is our principal bathing ingredient. We use saturated Epsom Salt solutions for foot bathing.
Borax; similar advantages as Epsom Salt, but used in smaller concentrations.
Hydrogen Peroxide; is very detoxifying. Hydrogen peroxide can activate several genes (by Enzymes) which are responsible for clearing tissue debris and improve venous and lymphatic circulation. Hydrogen Peroxide baths stimulate nerve repair and are reported to be an effective treatment for peripheral neuropathy. At the gout Clinic, we add one liter, (3%V), hydrogen peroxide, to a foot bath of ten liters
Clay baths; are used for detoxing purposes. We use both red and black Clay treatments.
Natural Sulphatic Hot Springs
as a Gout Treatment
We visit with patients local natural sulphatic hot springs, but you need to be able to sit on a horse to visit them, which is not advisable for people in severe pain.