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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

How to make outpatient care of rheumatism;

Hydrotherapy applications for rheumatism;

Practicing outpatient care of rheumatism;

What is outpatient care?

Outpatient care consists of certain practices, such as hydrotherapy, massage in friction, and in various applications of poultices, and then regular exercise, and see different cures.


1.    Cold seat bath; it promotes pain relief and elimination of toxins by strengthening the natural defense. 
2.    To practice seat bath, pour about 10 liters of cold water at almost 18-20 degree Celsius in a large bowl. 
3.    In the morning you leave the bed, undress and sit in the water by dipping only the buttocks. 
4.    Stay in the bath for 4 to 5 minutes. 
5.    Then get up and cover the body, back to bed if necessary. 
6.    Wait a while before washing.

    Applying warm compresses

1.    The fomentation reduces pain quickly. 
2.    To do this, dip a towel in hot water. 
3.    Remove the towel and wring well to extract water. 
4.    Fold the towel in four folded and apply by pressing the painful joints. 
5.    Once it cools, start again in two to three minutes for about fifteen minutes. 
6.    The fomentation can be made two to three times daily.

     Warm foot bath to activate the circulation

1.    Boil in fifteen minutes two handfuls of red vine leaves in two liters of water.
2.    Pour this concoction in a large bucket half filled with cold water to adjust the temperature. 
3.    Dip the feet, hands, and hold them there for 15-20 minutes. 
4.    The solution can be used two or three times before being renewed.

     Massages and frictions with camphorated oil and garlic

1.    After hot fomentation if necessary, we can proceed to massage the joints and affected parties by arthritis with pain and down the spine circularly to other places with the flat of hand. 
2.    To prepare this massage, mix two or four tablespoons of camphor oil and one or two tablespoons of crushed garlic in a pot. 
3.    Use this mixture to a gentle and prolonged massage. 
4.    We can add to the camphor oil natural plant essences like eucalyptus, pine, mint, pepper, juniper and terebenthen. 
5.    The camphor oil can be found in pharmacies.

     Clay poultices

1.    It is a remedy of choice for calming inflamed joints or nerve pathways, congested and painful joints to regenerate degraded articulations. 
2.    Put Pieces of crushed clay in a container, but not metal or plastic. 
3.    Cover the clay with cold water and let standing at least one to two hours.
4.    Stir well the clay by a wooden spoon and knead it. 
5.    Use a piece of cloth folded in four and a wide spread uniform layer of two to four inches thick. 
6.    Start with poultices quite thin, leaving in place shortly about an hour. 
7.    Apply the clay into direct contact with the skin sore spots. 
8.    In the case of infectious rheumatism, clay will be applied cold. 
9.    In chronic rheumatism, poultices of clay are laid hot. 
10.  They must be removed when feeling an internal cooling. 
11.  The use of clay needs to be continued for a long time to get good results. 
12.  The clay may be heated in a water bath, either in making the clay on the turned lid of a pot or pot containing water.

     Cabbage leaf poultice

1.    External application, cabbage treats arthritis, rheumatism, gout, sciatica and neuralgia. 
2.    Cut the clove side of a sheet of green or red cabbage. 
3.    Lay the sheet on a table; over roll the sheet with a bottle without tearing it, the sheet extending one to two minutes in boiling water. 
4.    Apply the heated sheet on the painful and superimpose two other sheets not crushed. 
5.    Cover with a warm cloth and bandage.
6.    Keep the dressing for several hours. 
7.    Repeat it once in the morning, at noon, and at bed time.
8.    It is possible to coat the inside of the cabbage leaf crushed garlic mixed with olive oil before applying.

     Poultices of cabbage leaf and onion

1.    This poultice is very effective in congestion of the liver, hepatic, or renal impairment. 
2.    Finely chop two green leaves of cabbage and two onions. 
3.    Putting them in a sauce pan, add four handles of brand with a little of water. 
4.    Cook for five to ten minutes and stir well to remove water. 
5.    Apply the mixture to a fabric scrim. 
6.    Fold the cloth and apply warm on affected parts. 
7.    Bandage to hold it in place at least two hours.

     Poultices of brand and ivy

1.    It is very useful for rheumatism, neuritis, and sciatica. 
2.    Take four to five handles of brand and two handles of ivy leaves, fresh or dried, cooked in water for eight minutes to evaporate water. 
3.    Apply hot bandage and keep about two hours. 

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