As water is neutral in property, the actual temperature of the water is the deciding factor when classifying its energetic property. For example, warm water can warm internal organs and maintain or increase the Yang in your body, e.g., warming your stomach. In this way, it increases the functionality of internal organs and reduces some digestive diseases. Hot water can help you stay hydrated, and it may also help ease congestion, improve digestion, relieve stress, and help you feel warmer.
Cold water, on the contrary, may decrease the temperature of internal organs and slow blood circulation. Cold food may also solidify fats in your stomach, which can cause digestive problems, whereas hot liquids may aid in digestion. Chinese people, with thousands of years of experience, use foods and drinks for medicinal properties. Thus, they drink warm water to help with the internal balance of their body systems.
Benefits of drinking warm water
In general, water keeps the body healthy and hydrated. However, warm water can help improve digestion, relieve congestion, and even promote relaxation compared to drinking cold water. Drinking warm water may help keep your bowel movements regular.
Drinking warm water may help warm the mucous membranes surrounding the sinuses and soothe a sore throat caused by mucus build-up. Warm drinks, such as tea, provide relief from a runny nose, coughing, sore throat, and tiredness.
Drinking warm water stimulates digestion and intestinal movements, helping the body better eliminate waste. Drinking warm water helps circulatory organs expand and carry blood more effectively throughout your body. Drinking warm water helps improve central nervous system functions, and you might end up feeling less anxious after drinking it.
While drinking cold water causes muscles to contract, drinking warm water increases blood flow to the tissues, allowing muscles to relax. This can help with all kinds of pain, from joint aches to menstrual cramps. Drinking warm water before going to bed also has a soothing effect, which may help you fall asleep faster, and it will make you feel fuller and more rejuvenated in the morning. Relieve the symptoms of achalasia.
Achalasia is a condition in which your esophagus has trouble moving food down into your stomach, and people have trouble swallowing. They may feel as though food gets stuck in their esophagus instead of moving to the stomach. This is called dysphagia. Drinking warm water may help people with achalasia digest more comfortably.
When you drink warm water, your intestines begin to contract, which allows waste that is trapped in this region to finally pass through the intestines and out of the body.
Loss When you drink warm water, your body's temperature control system activates due to a sudden increase in temperature. Your body begins to compensate for the temperature of the water by lowering your internal temperature. This entire process activates your metabolism, which helps boost the effectiveness of your weight-loss efforts.
When you drink warm water, your internal body temperature begins to increase. Drinking warm water or taking a hot bath activates your body's endocrine system, and you start to sweat. Sweating may be uncomfortable, but it helps get rid of toxins and irritants in your body that keep it from functioning optimally.
In the morning
If we drink warm water regularly, the effect can be very visible. Early in the morning, your stomach is empty, and the organs are not busy with digestion or other tasks but getting rid of toxins. During sleep, our body loses about 450 milliliters of water through breathing, evaporation, and urination. So, when we wake up in the morning, we definitely need to drink water. Another important reason to drink warm water in the morning is to lower the viscosity of the blood. It has been reported that blood viscosity is typically higher for humans in the morning before 10 a.m. High blood viscosity increases the possibility of a heart attack or stroke. Therefore, drinking warm water in the morning is not just good for health; it could be a lifesaver.
Why warm water?
According to ancient Chinese medicine, drinking a glass of warm water in the morning helps kick-start the digestive system. Warm water, because of its temperature, supposedly aids blood flow. As your blood circulation increases, it helps detoxify your body and reduce painful muscle contractions. On the other hand, cold water slows down organ function and causes muscles to contract.
When you put soup or steak in the fridge, the fat solidifies. We eat healthy fats all day. If we put cold drinks on top of that fat, it solidifies in our stomachs, building up that gunk. If you drink warm liquids, it may aid your body in melting away the fat and food and using it for energy.
As a traditional Chinese remedy, drinking hot water can be traced back to 2000-year-old ancient Chinese texts, such as "Internal Medicine of the Yellow Emperor" (Chin. 黄帝内经 Huangdi Neijing). This text prescribes warm water as an effective regulator of health for balancing the "yang," or life force, of your body.
If you ever travelled to China, you could see warm water placed in thermos bottles and in places where you can drink warm water (railway stations, airports, trains, etc.). It is believed that warm water cleanses and distils water. The popularization of drinking warm water in China began in 1862, when a cholera epidemic took many lives throughout China, but not in Southern China because people drank hot water as a method of prevention against cholera.
Today, almost every government body, business, and school administrative office in China boasts a hot water dispenser.
This therapy is also known as Japanese water therapy. It involves drinking about 1.5 liters (5–6 glasses) of water early in the morning before brushing your teeth. It should be the first thing you do after waking up.
As you wake up in the morning, before brushing your teeth, drink up to 1.5 liters of water. After brushing and cleaning your mouth, do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes.
After 45 minutes, you may eat and drink as normal. Following breakfast, lunch, and dinner, do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours. Initially, it may be challenging to drink 1.5 liters of water at once, but your body will gradually get accustomed to the protocol.
Water therapy relieves
- High blood pressure
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
- Body Pain
- Menstrual problems, etc.
The body is in a fasting state while sleeping, allowing it to repair itself. An empty stomach allocates more energy to the healing and repair processes that your body undergoes while sleeping. Drinking water on an empty stomach helps cleanse the colon and improves the absorption of nutrients into the system. Drinking at least 2 cups of water early in the morning boosts your metabolism by 24% and aids in weight loss.
Drinking water in the morning hydrates the cells in your body, promoting the production of blood and muscle cells. A high dose of water in the morning helps remove toxins from your system, leaving you with glowing skin. Water flushes and balances your lymphatic system, increasing your immunity and helping you fight a variety of illnesses.
Water therapy benefits
We can live for five to seven weeks without food, but the average adult cannot survive for more than five days without water. Studies have shown that drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach purifies the body's internal system. An especially important result of this treatment is that it cleanses the colon, which makes the body much more capable of absorbing nutrients from food. Research results have demonstrated that water therapy can rapidly cure many health conditions on its own, with no need for other medical treatments. Water therapy helps with constipation, diabetes, hypertension, and even asthma.
Water therapy increases the production of new blood and muscle cells and aids in weight loss. Water also enhances the efficiency of the immune system. Water serves as an effective remedy for ulcers and digestive problems, and it is the primary lubricant in the joint spaces, helping prevent arthritis and back pain.
When dehydrated, your bodily functions and metabolism slow down to conserve energy when you haven't consumed enough water, and your organs aren't adequately supplied with fluids.
Dehydration's hidden signs
Dehydration can cause stress in the body. When this stress accumulates day by day, it may find the weakest link in the body as an outlet, leading to various illnesses depending on the individual's constitution. The body's biological thirst signals can be mistaken for signs and symptoms of other illnesses. By addressing the root cause of these issues, which is dehydration, we can avoid costly and unnecessary medical interventions and enjoy long-term well-being.
"Humans seem to lose their thirst sensation and the critical perception of needing water," wrote Batmanghelidj in one of his two books on chronic dehydration and water therapy. "Not recognizing their need for water," he continued, "they gradually become increasingly and chronically dehydrated with the progression of age."
Further confusion arises when the body produces complicated secondary symptoms of dehydration. Many doctors misinterpret those secondary symptoms as unrelated diseases. These conditions include, but are not limited to: dyspepsia, rheumatoid arthritis, angina, migraines and headaches, colitis, constipation, hypertension, anaemia, obesity, sinusitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, asthma, kidney stones, diabetes, irregular menstruation, leukaemia, uterine cancer, and breast cancer. In general, simply following a healthy pattern of drinking enough water and additional liquids may help prevent a wide range of health-related problems.