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Natural Compresses and Poultices
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INTRODUCTION

Rapid Relief with Easy Home Remedies

1 Why Are Compresses and Poultices So Effective?
Elimination Equals Healing

2 The Skin and Its Functions
Filtration and Excretion

3 Compresses and Poultices
Natural Healing with Cloth Wraps, Medicinal Plants, Vegetables, and Earth

4 The Effects of Compresses and Poultices on the Skin
Rebalancing the Terrain

5 The Application of Compresses and Poultices
Examples and Recommendations from Head to Toe

The Head
Bump on the Head Following a Blow (Goose Egg)
Headache
Migraine

The Face
Acne (Pimples), Oily Skin
Neuralgia (Facial and Dental)
Sinusitis

The Mouth
Swollen Lip (From a Blow or Insect Bite)
Toothache
Tooth Abscess

The Eye
Black Eye
Inflammation (Irritation and Itching of the Eyes)

The Ear
Earache The Throat Acute Sore Throat (Laryngitis, Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis)
The Nape of the Neck
Cervical Vertebra Pain Caused by the Joints
(Arthritis, Rheumatism)
Stiff Neck, a Crick in the Neck

The Chest
Asthma
Bronchitis and Coughs

The Breasts
Breast Abrasions
Mastitis
Nursing: Insufficient Milk
Nursing: To Reduce and Halt the Flow of Milk

The Abdomen
Liver and Gallbladder Conditions
Stomach Pains (Nervous Stomach, Indigestion)

The Intestines
Constipation
Diarrhea (Intestinal Flu)

The Bladder
Anuria (Urine Retention, Difficulty Urinating)
Cystitis

The Uterus
Painful Periods (Menstrual Cramps)

The Back
Muscular Pain in the Back (Lumbago)
Pain of the Nerves and Back (Sciatica)
Vertebral Back Pain

The Anal-Rectal Region
Hemorrhoids

The Shoulder
Muscular and Joint Pains of the Shoulder

The Elbow
Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

The Wrist
Arthritis of the Wrist (Inflammation)

The Hand
Arthritis in the Fingers
Nail Infection
Pinched or Hit Fingers
Whitlow (Abscess in the Soft Tissue)

The Hip
Arthritis in the Hip

The Knees
Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Water on the Knee

The Calf
Cramps (Charley Horse)
Varicose Ulcers
Varicose Veins (Poor Circulation)

The Ankle
Sprain

The Foot
Cold Feet (Poor Circulation in the Extremities)
Degenerative Osteoarthritis of the Feet
Gout and Arthritis in the Toes
Warts and Corns

The Skin
Burn
Eczema
Fungal Infection
Insect
Sting
Itching
Pimples with Pus (Abscess, Boil)
Shingles
Sunburn

General Disorders
Anxiety, Nervous Tension
Fever
Insomnia

Directory of Compresses and Poultices

Index

About the Author

Christopher Vasey, N.D., is a naturopath specializing in detoxification and rejuvenation. He is the author of several books, including The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health, Liver Detox, and Natural Remedies for Inflammation. He lives near Montreux, Switzerland.

Reviews

"Ancient Chinese physicians believed that a competent healer had no need to cut into the body; herbal poultices, acupuncture, water treatments, and herbal brews were the mark of the advanced practitioner. In this book, we are given a glimpse of modern cures that do not involve violence to the physical form. With simple and easy-to-follow directions, Dr. Vasey shows us how to use the skin, our largest organ of elimination, to effect a cure. This book includes many commonsense precautions and a well-crafted collection of compresses and applications for common injuries and conditions, many of which involve foods we already have in the kitchen like potatoes, onions, and lemons. I highly recommend this book!" * Ellen Evert Hopman, author of Secret Medicines from Your Garden and A Druid's Herbal of Sacred *
"Vasey gives a concise overview of the skin and associated biological processes, which is helpful for those without an education in natural health or a background in biology. An ideal family go-to guide." * Nexus Magazine, June/July 2019 *

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