The knee affusion

Do you stand the entire day, suffer headaches and also have problems falling asleep in the evening? Try out a knee affusion. It is a purifying method which has a calming effect and helps promote sleep.

What the application does:

  • Strengthens the immune defenses and pelvic organs
  • Promotes the circulation of the skin and muscles
  • Vascular training for the veins
  • Helps overburdened, aching feet
  • Helps counteract cases of chronically cold feet
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Has an efferent effect on the internal organs
  • Acts like a tranquilizer and sleeping aid
  • Helps combat headaches

Here's how to do it:

  • Perform the knee affusion with the upper body clothed.
  • Only perform this when feet are warm. You should first warm up cold feet, for example, using an increasing-temperature foot bath.
  • The knee affusion can be performed as a cold application and, for less trained users, also as a contrast application: In the case of a cold affusion, the water temperature is between 10 and 14 degrees Celsius (50 and 57 degrees Fahrenheit). In the case of a contrast affusion, start with warm water that is about 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) and after treating both legs, repeat the same movement pattern with a cold stream of water. Always end the contrast affusion with the cold phase.
  • The movement pattern of the knee affusion begins with the back of the right leg: Starting from the small toe, direct the stream of water over the calf to the back of the knee. Move the stream of water there in circles for about 5 seconds. Then let the stream of water wander down the inside of the lower leg to the heel. Now repeat the procedure on the left leg.
  • The application continues with the front of the right leg. Once again, start at the small toe and direct the stream of water along the outside of the lower leg up to the knee. Move the stream of water there briefly in circles before you move downwards with the hose along the inside of the leg.
  • Finally, pour water over the soles of the right and left feet. In the contrast affusion, the soles of the feet are next, following the final cold water application.
  • Afterwards, take care to warm the body up again, for example using woolen socks and brisk walking.


Warning:
The skin may turn bright red after the application; this is completely normal. If the skin turns bluish, the affusion lasted too long.
Persons with acute kidney and bladder problems should not perform the application.

Tip:
To use the knee affusion to help with falling asleep, simply wipe the water away afterwards and then go directly to bed.

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