Christopher Vasey talk about his new book Natural Compresses & Poultices: Safe and Simple Folk Medicine Treatments for 70 Common Conditions
Valued by herbalists, midwives, and mothers throughout history, compresses and poultices are gentle yet highly effective natural remedies you can safely use at home. Easily made from materials you already have in your kitchen, such as ice cubes, herbs, cabbage leaves, lemon slices, clay or beeswax, these simple preparations can quickly ease pain and inflammation, relieve congestion and edema, lower fever, drain abscesses, activate circulation, calm muscle spasms, and trigger the body’s natural self-healing abilities.
We talk about
Description of compress
Description of Poultices
How compresses and poultices heal
Compresses and poultices throughout history
Importance of blood providing nutrition by oxidizing cells
Never use mustard in a compress or poultice
Cold Compresses – 68 degrees or less
Hot compresses – 113 degrees or more
Healing headache with a clay poultice
Curing constipation and intestinal flu with poultices
How to make compresses and poultices
Potato poultice for back pain
The use of water and vinegar
Vasey also explores the physiological reasons these simple remedies can be so effective, such as how some treatments trigger healing through the nerves, others cause the skin to absorb or expel substances, and others have beneficial effects on the body’s internal chemistry. He reveals how compresses and poultices not only can alleviate acute symptoms but are equally effective for dealing with chronic conditions.
Offering an indispensable step-by-step complement to your home first aid kit, this book provides you with a hands-on way to bring relief and healing to yourself and your loved ones. The book addresses over 70 ailments.
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 Optimal Health, Liver Detox, and Natural Remedies for Inflammation. He lives near Montreux, Switzerland. https://www.christophervasey.ch