What Is Japanese Water Therapy That Holds The Secret To Glowing Skin, Weight Management & More?

While not a replacement for medical treatment, this water therapy has been the Internet's hot topic.

by Tejashee Kashyap
What Is Japanese Water Therapy That Holds The Secret To Glowing Skin, Weight Management & More?

In the realm of holistic health practices, Japanese Water Therapy holds a spot. Originating from Japanese culture, this therapeutic approach advocates the consumption of water as a cornerstone for enhancing overall well-being. While not a replacement for medical treatment, this water therapy has been the Internet’s hot topic.

About Japanese Water Therapy

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Japanese Water Therapy revolves around simple yet profound principles, grounded in the belief that water possesses transformative properties. ” This is a traditional practice involving drinking specific amounts of water at certain times to improve overall health and well-being,” informs Dr Sravya C Tipirneni, consultant dermatologist at Manipal Hospitals in Bangalore. It is the ritualistic consumption of water immediately upon waking up.

“This therapy involves drinking several glasses of water immediately after waking up, before brushing teeth, and on an empty stomach. This practice is based on traditional Japanese medicine, claiming to cleanse the gut, promote weight loss, and treat various health issues, including skin problems,” tells Dr. Nishita Ranka, Founder of Dr. Nishita’s Clinic for Skin, Hair & Aesthetics. According to the internet, Japanese Water Therapy involves the basic steps of drinking four 160-200 mL glasses of room temperature or lukewarm water before brushing your teeth or eating anything.

Its Benefits?

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From promoting digestive health to enhancing cognitive function, its holistic effects encompass various facets of wellness. Since water makes up 75% of the human body, it is essential for the skin, the largest organ.”Japanese Water Therapy may indirectly benefit skin health by promoting hydration. Proper hydration is essential for maintaining skin moisture, elasticity, and overall skin health. However, direct scientific evidence specifically linking this to improved skin health is limited,” shares Dr Ranka.

“Compared to other skincare treatments, such as topical creams, medications, or procedures, it is less direct in its action on the skin and more about promoting general well-being. It’s generally safe and can complement other skincare practices, but it should not replace clinically proven treatments for specific skin conditions,” she adds.

For general health, it is important to stay properly hydrated, and drinking water first thing in the morning replaces fluids lost while you sleep. Consuming water first thing in the morning can accelerate your metabolism and help you control your weight. Because it supports calorie restriction, using this treatment may help you lose weight.

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Points To Ponder

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Incorporating Japanese Water Therapy into daily routines is a straightforward endeavour. “However, excessively high water consumption can lead to water intoxication or hyponatremia, where the body’s sodium levels become dangerously low. It’s crucial to balance water intake with the body’s needs. Individuals with certain health conditions, such as kidney problems or heart disease, should consult a healthcare provider before significantly increasing their water intake,” advises Dr Ranka. “Even, rapid, large water intake can disrupt electrolyte balance. Drinking large amounts quickly might cause bloating or discomfort,” added Dr Tipirneni.

Just like any other treatment, consult a doctor before starting Japanese Water Therapy as well.

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