The water cure; a mode of treating diseases by the copious and frequent use of pure water, both internally and externally.
Meanwhile, the average townfolk turned to fixing themselves as well, trying everything from religion to vegetarianism to hydropathy—the last of which required cold water immersions, foot baths, douches, and the like.
She was a single mother, and she was exploring all sorts of homeopathy, hydropathy, all those things that people did in those days to try to get well.
John Roebling was a believer in hydropathy, the therapeutic use of water.
According to this, those suffering from melancholia were treated by suggestion, by diversion of mind, and recreations of all kinds, by a careful regimen, by hydropathy, by pilgrimages to the holy places.
The baby, it appears, had an abnormally large head and was dipped, day after day, in rude hydropathy, into an icy spring.
The spring rains set in the next day, and our voyage down the Fox river lasted ten days, during which time we had ample opportunity to test the efficacy of hydropathy, as our awning was by no means waterproof, and we were literally soaked the greater part of the time.
The word 'hydropathy' comes from 'hydro-' and '-pathy'.