Depression & Hot Baths
Long soaks in a hot bath could help with depression. A small study has found that afternoon baths just twice a week produce a moderate but persistent lift to mood. The size of the benefit was similar to that seen with physical exercise, which is a recommended therapy for mild or moderate depression. – NewScientist
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Note: This disabled man never stated he wanted to be made well. As is typical of so very many, they wallow like pigs in mud about their injuries making excuses as to why they cannot be made well. Add today’s bonus that the government will pay and reward you with power if you bemoan your sad state of being fewer have any desire to be made well.
Note: After the man is made well by the power of God Jesus later rebukes the man for continuing in his selfish sins. After all the love of Jesus is interested in healing the body, soul and spirit.
Note: The healed man now mad about being told to stop sinning, no doubt to the happiness of Seattle’s King County Prosecutors goes off and attempts to get Jesus in trouble with authorities of his day. Indeed, these legal leaders will one day prosecute Jesus. Some sinners never learn and repent.1
Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades.
Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.
When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”
“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, and so the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.” But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ ” So they asked him, “Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?” The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.
Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.”
The man went away and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had made him well. John 5:1-15
In short, if you are depressed and have no desire to love God with all, then take a warm bath as it might help for the short-run called life.
For those concerned with forgiveness, holiness and ever-lasting joy, well I will help you get in if you want to denounce all your sin. See Concept of Enumclaw.com
Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus.
As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?”
He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.
When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. Acts 8:38-39
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Long soaks in a hot bath could help with depression. A small study has found that afternoon baths just twice a week produce a moderate but persistent lift to mood. The size of the benefit was similar to that seen with physical exercise, which is a recommended therapy for mild or moderate depression.
The method could work because raising body temperature in the afternoon helps restore the normal circadian rhythm of temperature, which is often disturbed in people with depression. The baths also improved people’s sleep patterns.
Depression is one of the most common mental-health issues and is usually treated with antidepressants and talking therapy. However, the medication may cause side effects, and a course of talking therapy can be expensive, sometimes with long waiting lists in the UK National Health Service, for instance.
The root cause of depression is unclear.
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