Traditional Chinese medicine: DIY heating pad

Traditional Chinese medicine: DIY heating pad

Heat is not only great to ease pains and aches, but it is also great for comfort. Of course, you can use an electric blanket or heating pad, but only if you are really cautious. If you want to stay away from plug-ins here is how to.

If you are looking for ways to alleviate period cramps o back pains, heating pads come in handy. When you apply heat to your body, it literally moves molecules and relaxes the tissues. Heat is ideal for treating chronic inflammation, pelvic disorders or even anxiety, as it encourages circulation and oxygenation as well –helping our body heal faster. The easiest way to DYI a non-electric heating pad is to use a bottle with hot water, but if you are looking for a more creative fix, here are some ideas!

1. Towel

This is super simple and it will only take you a minute to prepare

This is super simple and it will only take you a minute to prepare: first, moisten a towel lightly and pop it in the microwave for no more than 30 seconds. Apply it to the area you need to treat, and that’s it! Please make sure the towel is not too hot or it could cause injuries.

2. Sock

Heat is not only great to ease pains and aches, but it is also great for comfort.

Mix equal parts of Epsom salt and rice with a couple of drops of lavender oil and use it to fill a cotton sock, then tie it at the end of the sock and heat it in the microwave for no more than three minutes and remove it with caution, if it is too hot, wait until applying it –it is completely reusable!

3. Steamed vegetables

This is a good way to kill two birds with one stone

Ok, this is a good way to kill two birds with one stone: you’ll have your dinner ready and relieve your cramps. Cook the bag in the microwave following the instructions and let it cool long enough so the bag does not burn you, then wrap it in a towel or cloth, and voilà! Once they’ve cooled, you can prepare your salad!

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