External application of clay
Mar 11, 2018
Clay for outdoor use is much more often used, using it in the form of applications, compresses, lotions and baths. For these purposes, prepare clay cakes or clay slurry.
Clay cakes are cooked in the same way as balls, only they make a "dough" for them a little bit lighter. To do this, dry clay should be diluted with hot water or 10% solution of table salt until a uniform thick plastic mass is obtained. The resulting composition is used to apply to the body surface area - applique or a more liquid consistency - for common and local baths.
Clay slurry is a dispersible suspension for the treatment of skin diseases. Clay mass depending on the disease is bred to the consistency of semolina porridge or liquid cream.
Application - a physiotherapy procedure consisting of applying a therapeutic clay, dirt
and other curative material that has healing properties to a limited area of the body surface. For applique, take a piece of dense cotton cloth, prepare a cake with a thickness of about 1 - 1.5 cm and a size of 10 x 10 cm( the size of the cake depends on the size of the sore spot) and apply it to a damp and warm cloth and attach it to the body with a bandage. After that, the application is warmed with a woolen scarf or handkerchief and held for about 2 hours. Remove the clay before it finally dries, after which the sore spot is rinsed. Use the best fatty to touch, plastic, suitable for modeling clay. From the cake in most cases, you can feel heat, which appears 10-15 minutes after the start of the procedure. Initial sessions with the use of bandages can be accompanied by pain, which as the body clears.
Wraps - a healing procedure consisting in the fact that the patient is completely wrapped in a sheet moistened in clay solution. It is prepared as follows: 4-5 tbsp. Spoons of clay powder are dissolved in 1 liter of warm water. The wrapped sheet is wrapped with a polyethylene oilcloth, then wrapped with a blanket. The session lasts 1.5-2 h.
Baths are a treatment procedure using clay dissolved in a lot of water. Prepare a bath solution at a rate of 5-6 st.spoons of clay powder for 1 liter of warm water. The resulting mixture is diluted in a bath with hot water( 40-45 ° C).The bath should be half full. The bath time is no more than 20 minutes.
To prepare the lotion, take a natural cloth - it can be a linen or cotton napkin. Fold it four times, with your hand or with a wooden spatula, get the clay mass from the container and spread it on the fabric. The thickness of clay should be 2-3 cm, and the width should be greater than the sore spot. The mass should not flow and be thick enough. The surface should be carefully leveled so that the clay is snug against the skin.
In the event that the lotion is put on the scalp, then this site needs to be shaved or covered with a wider napkin, so that the lotion can be removed more easily. Sore place wipe with a wet napkin. Put the lotion on the affected area, press it lightly and fix it with a bandage, but not severely, so as not to disturb the blood circulation. Top with woolen cloth. Withstand 1 to 3 hours
The outer application of clay is based on 2 properties - absorbing and exchange. The most widely used clay with all kinds of wounds, ulcers, burns and skin diseases. Clay, imposed on a sore spot, keeps on its surface pathogenic microorganisms, preventing microbes, bacteria and viruses from multiplying.
Clay is similar to an antiseptic and absorbent dressing that does not allow toxins and bacterial poisons to affect living tissue that is fighting infection.
Glayotherapy is an application for the treatment of special clay varieties. It is based on the thermal and mechanical action of clay on body tissues. Clay is widely used both in folk and in modern official medicine. So, in some hospitals in Germany and Switzerland, it is used for tuberculosis. It is believed that it helps to resist cancer, tones up a living cell and thereby prevents the formation of tumors.