Use a hot towel to compress. We will use it occasionally in our life. The most common method is to apply hot towels to both eyes, which can eliminate eye edema and other problems. But you know what? A small hot towel can not only help you relieve fatigue, but also have some unexpected therapeutic effects. Life times interviewed relevant experts and taught you to drive away 10 diseases with hot towels.
Li Caifen, deputy chief physician, Department of spleen and stomach, acupuncture and moxibustion hospital, Chinese Academy of traditional Chinese Medicine
Quan Yihong, chief physician of traditional Chinese Medicine Department of Wuhan Central Hospital
Liu Dequan, director of traditional Chinese Medicine Department of Beijing Geriatric Hospital
a hot towel can remove ten diseases
Old Chinese doctors say that “if you are warm, you will pass; if you are general, you will have no pain”. Hot compress is simple and practical, but there are also corresponding points to master. If the method is proper, the following 10 kinds of discomfort can be alleviated by hot compress.
hot compress points:
Choose a clean towel, soak it in hot water at 40-45 degrees Celsius, wring it out and apply it to the affected part. There should be no burning pain when touching the skin.
It is best to cover the affected area with a clean cloth or cotton pad. Change towels every 5 minutes, preferably alternately.
Each hot compress time is 15-20 minutes, 3-4 times a day.
1 relieve eye fatigue
Hot compress with towel can promote the blood circulation around the eyes, reduce eye fatigue, partially alleviate the symptoms of dry eye, and have the effect of improving eyesight and brain.
Applying a towel to the ear or gently rubbing it can improve the blood circulation of the ear and prevent functional deafness caused by ischemia.
3 improve dizziness
Putting a hot towel on the back of the head for several minutes at a time can stimulate the acupoints on the back of the head, improve the dizziness symptoms of some patients, and improve their reaction and thinking ability.
4 treatments pillow
When the pillow is slightly down, you can apply a hot towel to the affected area and match it with neck movement. Slowly bend your head forward and turn it slightly to the front, back, left and right.
5 Prevention and treatment cervical spondylosis
Early symptoms of cervical spondylosis, such as stiff neck, soreness or slight pain after cold, can be improved by towel hot compress to promote blood circulation, relieve muscle spasm and prevent cervical spondylosis.
6 relieve chronic lumbar pain
Hot compress with towel can relieve local symptoms of lumbar pain. If the condition is serious, go to the hospital in time.
7 relieve hip pain
Hip muscle stiffness is accompanied by slight dull pain and acid swelling pain. You can lie flat and hot compress the painful part with a towel to alleviate the symptoms.
8 treatment dysmenorrhea or cold abdominal pain
For women with dysmenorrhea or abdominal pain caused by cold, towel hot compress can be used to remove silt, regulate qi and relieve pain.
9 fall injury
Hot compress is not allowed during the stress period of sports injury, but can be carried out 2-3 days after the injury. If there is no bleeding or swelling, hot towel hot compress can be used at this time to alleviate symptoms.
10 induration caused by injection
Gently apply it to the hardened part after the injection, 30 minutes each time, rubbing while hot applying, to promote the blood circulation of the hardened part and accelerate the absorption of the drug solution.
pattern hot compress with obvious effect
Patients with special requirements can also try the following two “pattern hot compresses” to suit the medicine to the case, and the effect will be better.
1 hot salt compress
Mainly for asthenic cold pain. This method can be used for people who suffer from cold or have weak physique at ordinary times.
After being stimulated by wind, cold and humidity, the meridians and collaterals become blocked, leading to pain in many parts and organs of the body, especially neck, shoulder, waist and leg. In addition to the warming effect of fried salt, it also enters the kidney meridian, so it has a miraculous effect on joint pain caused by cold.
2drug hot compress
Select traditional Chinese medicine with the effect of dispelling wind and dispersing cold, warming meridians, unblocking collaterals and relieving pain, and use the decoction to treat some cold diseases and pain, and the effect is better.
Experts suggest that patients with mild diseases can boil medicine at home and do hot compressions themselves, and those with severe diseases should be prescribed according to TCM syndrome differentiation, use specific drugs, and cooperate with other treatments.
In addition, for chronic diarrhea of people with deficiency cold constitution, use 50 grams of dried ginger, Psoralea and cuttlebone respectively, add 500 ml of water to decoct for 20 minutes, take the juice and apply it around the navel for about 20-30 minutes every day. Hot medicine residue can also be used for hot compress.
be careful to fall into four misunderstandings when applying hot compress
Hot compress has so many advantages, but not all diseases can be treated with hot compress. Eager to try, you may as well take a look at the four hot compress misconceptions first, and don’t let the hot towel “do the wrong thing with good intentions”.
not everyone is suitable for hot compress
People with insensitive or abnormal skin sensation, such as the elderly, children, diabetes patients with neuropathy and stroke, should not apply hot compress blindly. If you need hot compress, you must pay attention to controlling the temperature, otherwise it is easy to scald.
hot compress is not always possible.
For those with ulcerated skin or skin diseases, avoid hot compress on the surface of skin lesions to prevent infection or irritation of skin diseases and aggravation of symptoms.
In addition, in the initial stage of acute soft tissue injury such as sprain and strain, there is blood stasis under the skin. It is not advisable to apply hot compress within 24-48 hours, otherwise local swelling will be aggravated.
not all diseases are suitable for hot compress
Hot compress is mainly for cold diseases, so patients with warm diseases should not apply hot compress. This kind of people are often prone to get angry, especially afraid of heat, or have bad breath and constipation, and women also have excessive menstruation.
hot compress is by no means the hotter the better.
The temperature of hot compress should not be too high, usually 40-50 degrees Celsius, and hot compress for about 20 minutes. If you apply hot compress on delicate parts of the skin, the temperature needs to be lower. At the same time, it is necessary to avoid fixing the hot compress on one part for a long time, otherwise it is also easy to cause scalding. The most common is that the hot water bag is improperly used, resulting in skin scalding.