Water therapy in ZeNLP

by Murli Menon, CEO www.tips4ceos.com


Up to seventy percent of the total body weight is due to water. Although it is present in all parts of the body, it is more in organs such as lungs and brain and fluids such as blood, lymph, saliva and secretions by the organs of the digestive system. Most people believe that we feel thirsty whenever our body needs more water. While this is true, recent research studies have indicated that there are several other indicators of inadequate water in some or all parts of the body. Ignoring these indicators can lead to several major diseases that medicines may cure but not treat.

How is the body water regulated?:

Whenever there is water shortage in the house, one would prioritize the use of water for essential purposes. Similarly, when the body receives less water histamine, a chemical compound present in all cells, initiates a system of water regulation. Histamine directs some neurotransmitters to operate sub-systems to regulate water intake. These sub-systems use chemical substances such as "vasopressin" and "renin-angiotensin" for regulating water intake and distribution. The ratio of the water content in and outside the cells of the various organs is very important. As age advances, water content in the cells decreases.

Since the water content in each cell plays a vital role in maintaining is normal function, inadequate water can lead to loss of some functions. Loss of functions results in specific signs and symptoms.

Importance of water for maintaining normal health:

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Normal daily requirement of water:

Quantity of water required for the body functions depends on several factors such as age, climate, season, physical activity, type of food consumed, amount of condiments and spices used for cooking, the water content in the food, salt intake etc. Normally, our daily diet provides about two-third of the body's requirement of water. Some health practitioners suggest that you drink about eight to ten glasses of water every day to meet the remaining one-third of the body's requirement. You also need to drink a lot of water when you are tired and / or are sweating profusely.

One should avoid drinking water while eating food, as digestion of the food is likely to be adversely affected. Water also dilutes the digestive juices in the stomach, thus leading to indigestion. It is desirable that you drink water on empty stomach or three hours after food or one to one and half-hours before food.

How should you drink water?:

ZeNLP recommends that you need to "eat liquids and drink solids". This means that you need to take water sip by sip, and "chew" it in the mouth in order to mix it with the saliva. Avoid regular use of straws for drinking water and or fluids.

What is the best type of water for drinking?:

ZeNLP recommends drinking pure water to which no minerals are added. However, water from natural sources may contain minerals that can be beneficial to the body in specific conditions due to their reaction and affinity towards the mineral content in the food.

Does temperature of the drinking water affect health?:

Cold water from natural sources is fit for drinking because of five main reasons.

  1. Lowers the body temperature
  2. Dilutes the blood to the required consistency.
  3. Promotes excretion of poisons from the skin in the form of "evaporation".
  4. Stimulates the normal functions of the kidneys and therefore increases the rate of removal of "poisons" from the body through the urine.
  5. Increases movements of the intestines, thus facilitating formation and passing of soft stools.
Sipping hot water has several benefits too. For example, as soon as you drink hot water, there is instant stimulation of the inner lining of the stomach and contraction of its blood vessels. Thus, you are less likely to suffer from increased acid secretions in the stomach. Hot water cleans the stomach, relieves heartburn, belching, flatulence, acute indigestion, vomiting and cramps in the abdomen. It is important to remember that hot water should be sipped and not gulped.


Hydrotherapy is a branch of healing systems that deals with the management of diseases such as headache, constipation, high blood pressure, etc. by using water, either as an external application or taken internally or both. Water is used for hydrotherapy because of three main reasons:

1. It has immense power for absorbing and communicating heat.

2. Water is an universal solvent. This means that majority of the substances can dissolve in water.

3. Water can be easily frozen to a solid state as ice or heated to a gaseous form as vapour.

Cancer, arthritis, acidity, ulcers, indigestion, constipation and kidney disorders can all be treated by hydrotherapy. However care should be taken that the hydrotherapy is taken under the careful supervision of certified ZeNLP masters who can diagnose the water requirements correctly before administering the cure. Hydrotherapy offers an inexpensive way for patients with chronic diseases to heal themselves, without any side-effects. All individuals undergoing hydrotherapy are recommended to follow a vegan diet consisting of grains, fruits, seeds, nuts and sprouts.

Murli Menon, President, phenoMenon consultants inc, is the bestselling author of "ZeNLP-the power to succeed" (Sage Publications'2004) and "ZeNLP-the power to relax" (New Dawn Press'2005) and Learning through stories ( to be launched in March'2012)