Kneipp Hydrotherapy, KHTP®
Kneipp Hydrotherapy Practitioner
(Ad Modum Kneipp)
Hydrotherapy (HT), Balneotherapy (BT),
Phyto-Balneotherapy (PBT)

     Study Program Requirement

I - Introductory Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology, APP
    Approximate Duration 6 months

II -  Colon Hydrotherapist, GCH®
      Approximate Duration 12 months

III - Kneipp Hydrotherapy Practitioner, KHTP ®
     Specific study of the Kneipp Method of Cure and its relationships with the Health Sate of the body. Approximate Duration 12 months of 100 Hours of Course Work Study of scientific academic research. 60 Hours of Classroom Lectures

IV - Clinical Practice Training in Kneipp Hydrotherapy Method®,
 100 hours of Clinical Practice Training in Kneipp Hydrotherapy Method.
       Approximate Duration 20 days (Gaining the required Clinical Skills for Professional Registration)

     Course Description
The Kneipp Hydrotherapy Course / module, consists on a 12 month study academic course / module gaining the clinical skills for professional Registration.

Who is this course for

Students who wish to study The Kneipp Method of Hydrotherapy®

COURSE: Kneipp Hydrotherapy Practitioner ®

Course Syllabus
 (Non exhaustive List)

Part I

A - History of Medicine

1. History of Hydropathy
2. History of Homeopathy
3. History of Eclectic Medicine
4. History of Osteopathic Medicine
5. History of Chiropractor
6. History of Orthopaedics
7. History of Allopathy

B - Clinical Nutrition

C - Materia Medica

D - The Kneipp Health Teaching

1. Order of life
2. Hydrotherapy (water treatment)
3. Movement
4. Nutrition
5. Medicinal Herbs
I. Water therapy: effects and objectives
II. Helps treat a Kneipp cure
III. Weekly schedule for a Kneipp cure
IV. Kneipp products and medicinal herbs in the household

Part II

A - Cold Kneipp Treatments - Grundregeln

1. The Skin and its Functions
2. Treading Water
3. Taulaufen
4. To run barefoot
5. Snow Walking
6. Luftbad
7. Sunbathing
8. Drybrushing
9. Sauna
10. The cold washes - effects, conditions, implementation
11. The cold upper body wash
12. The cold stomach wash
13. The cold lower body wash
14. The cold whole ablution
15. The cold wash the sick in bed
16. The cold wash series

Part III

A - The Hot & Cold Baths - Effects

1. General Rules for the hot and cold bath
2. The Cold Arm Bath
3. The Warm Arm Bath
4. The Temperature rising arm bath
5. The Change-Arm bath
6. The Cold Footbath
7. The Warm Footbath
8. The Temperature rising Footbath
9. The Alternating footbath
10. The Warm Sitzbath
11. The Change Sitzbad
12. The Cold half-bath: a "merry Kneipp Bath"
13. The Warm three-quarter bath (Bath, Kneipp herbal Bath)
14. The Rising three-quarter Bath (Bath)
15. The Brush Bath
16. The Bath products

Part IV

A - Vapours

1. The Head & Facial steam
2. The Nose & Throat steam
3. The Herbal Supplements

Part V

A - The Fountains

1. The Kneipp Showers
2. The Cast: what it is, how it affects
3. Stimulus Intensity
4. Implementation
5. Pour life and reaction
6. Cast Rules
7. The Cold Face casting
8. The Warm Face casting
9. The Cold Eyes cast
10. The cold Armguss
11. The change-Armguss
12. The cold chest cast
13. Changing Breast Cast
14. The cold upper cast
15. The cold knee cast
16. The cold leg cast
17. The change-leg cast
18. The change-knee cast
19. The cold solid casting
20. The cold cast
21. The hot showers
22. The hot neck Cast
23. The hot Lumbalguss

Part VI

A - The Kneipp Winding

1. The Kneipp winding
2. The cold Kneipp winding
3. Effects and modes of action
4. The heat-removing cold compresses
5. The heat astonished cold compresses
6. The Perspiration cold compresses
7. Basic Rules when equipped
8. Winding Technology
9. The Cold and wet socks
10. The Cold Wadenwickel
11. Cold Neck wrap
12. The cold Chest wrapped
13. The cold Lumbar wrap
14. The cold Short winding

Part VII

A - Dressings & Compresses

1. The Cold Pad
2. Cool Pad with Arnika
3. The Cold Quark Edition
4. The Cold Lehmauflage
5. The Carbon Edition
6. The Onion Edition
7. The Hot Pad
8. The Small hot pad
9. The Hot Lehmauflage
10. The Dampfkompresse
11. The Hot Potato sack
12. The Heublumensack
13. The Hay Flowers
14. Pad Accessories and Kräuterabkochung
15. The Hot Roll
16. Kneipp Treatments for Children
17. Kneipp High Value Medicinal Plants Pharmacy
18. The Right Heilkräutlein
19. Other Applications of the High Value Medicinal Plants
20. The Full List of Kneipp Treatments, with their Clinical Indications & Contraindications

B - Therapeutics (The different Therapeutic Methods and scope of practice, and when to refer).

Course Fees:  £4,000
(This is the total cost: it covers the complete course including the required AP&P & GCH® Academic Classroom Lectures & Clinical Practice & Full Course Manuals, if the student has already the AP&P & GCH® this amount will be deducted from the course total, and there is no need to retake the same.)

Kneipp Hydrotherapy, KHTP Course
Clinical Training

Total Hours: Kneipp Hydrotherapy, KHTP® Course

Dates: Ongoing

England, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Chile, South America

Course Fees:  £4,000

1. Scientific Study Hours:         100 Hours during a 12 month period
2. Classroom Lecture Hours:
    60 Hours in 80 Lessons (à 45 min.)
3. Clinical Training Hours:          100 hours (during 20 days) of Clinical Training in Kneipp Hydrotherapy

Students who attend all class lectures but do not pass the final exam, and or do not wish to retake the exam will be issued an Award Certificate.

Students who complete and successfully pass their exams in all courses are awarded a Diploma: Kneipp Hydrotherapy® (Ad Modum Kneipp).

      Course objectives

Clinical Skills & Knowledge

1. Clinical Practice
2. Treatment Principle & Therapeutic Techniques
3. Indications & Contraindication

      Prerequisites and co-requisites

Minimum Requisites: Courses students need to have taken a Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Course.

      Course requirements

What students will have to do in the course: assignments, exams, projects, performances, attendance, participation.

       Clinical Health Research

In Germany the Kneipp Method of Cure was applied for many years in Hospitals in the everyday health care (Study 2015 Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin). And this with great success!

The Kneipp Method is Quick and effective, help provide relief, provide the patient with a feel-good experience, both during the day and at night.

The term Kneipp not simply means cold showers, but exciting knowledge from the single Holistic European Natural Healing Method.

The course fee is deliberately kept affordable in order to enable as many health care professionals in this training.

Long-standing, scientifically verified clinical knowledge, according to practice, the courses are based.

Father Sebastian Kneipp a Practitioner, responsible for the revival of modern Hydropathy not Naturopathy

“Naturopathy (is) too broad description thus becoming a dumping ground for anything alternative!” - Dr Jon Wardle on channel 10 News, Australia July 2016

Father Sebastian Kneipp was the revival of the Hydrotherapy movement since Vincent Preissnitz, he improved and developed Hydrotherapy to a more inclusive integration, of botanical medicines, Exercise, Nutrition, Mental Balance.

In 1891, Father Kneipp founded Kneipp Bund in Germany, and organization that promotes water healing.

Father Kneipp passed away on the 17 June 1897, the word Naturopathy was created in 1895 by John Scheel (USA), Benedict Lust around 1900, purchased the name Naturopathy from John Scheel. In America, Kneipp Societies were founded, which, under the influence of Benedict Lust, changed their name to Naturopatic Society of America.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary states that the first known use of the word "naturopathy" in print is from 1901.

“My water cure as tested through more than thirty years and described for the healing of diseases and the preservation of health”.

There is no reference to the word Naturopathy:
More than 100 times the word: Water
12 times the word: Water Cure
3 times the word: Hydropathic

“Dr Benedict Lust, the father of Naturopathy and a strong advocate for natural healing methods, requested in 1918 in the Universal Naturopathic Encyclopedia, that some Naturopath develop bloodless surgery technique, etc. He became very much interested in bloodless surgery and suggested that the writer do something about it.

In 1934 and 1935, Dr Lust was a frequent visitor to the Sanitarium where the writer was assistant director , and assisted in performing bloodless surgery operations, which proved very successful.” - by Dr Paul Wendel in Page 2 of the book “Bloodless surgery, Technique with treatment” 1945

       Hydrotherapy is not allophatic medicine

Letter to the General Medical Council concerning Medicine & Disease

I am sending this e-mail to ask the following. Could you please let me know what is the official accepted definition by the General Medical Council of the following.

1. The official definition of Medicine
2. The official definition of Disease

Reply from the General Medical Council

Thank you for your email asking for a definition of the words "medicine" and also "disease".

The GMC register medical doctors in the UK that hold an acceptable Primary Medical Qualification in medicine and surgery. We require our doctors to hold a degree in "Allopathic medicine".

This term describes the format of "mainstream medicine which uses pharmacologically active agents or physical interventions to treat or supress symptoms or pathophysiologic processes of diseases or conditions". This is the term used for the purpose of registration in the UK, but the definition of medicine has many relevant meanings dependent on the context.

For the word disease, I have used the common dictionary definition: "a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury".

Letter to the General Medical Council concerning Hydrotherapy

​Could you please indicate what is the official position of the ​General Medical Council​ concerning:

1. Hydropathy ​or Hydrotherapy.

2. Is Hydropathy or Hydrotherapy part of Medicine?

Reply from the General Medical Council

"Thank you for your email about hydrotherapy. I am afraid I cannot help you, as the matter you raise falls outside our jurisdiction. It might help if I explain that the GMC is the statutory regulatory body for medical doctors in the UK. Our responsibilities include setting standards for medical education, granting registration with a licence to practise to suitably qualified people, promoting good medical practice, and taking appropriate action where doubts arise about a doctor's fitness to practise. In order to be registered with us, a doctor must hold a primary medical qualification in allopathic medicine."


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