Healing mud is a unique natural formation with a wide spectrum of action. Mud procedures are highly effective and can be successfully applied at home.
Before starting your home mud therapy, be sure to check with your doctor to make sure it won't harm you and to decide which treatments are best for you.
Mud application is a procedure in which therapeutic mud is applied only to a specific area of the body. If the area of application is small, then the procedure can be done every day. But usually 1-2 days of treatment alternate with 1 day of rest. Preheat the bag with dirt to a temperature of 38-40 degrees. Apply it to the affected area. The duration of the procedure should not exceed 15–20 minutes. After this time, wash off the dirt with warm water. The course of treatment is 12-18 procedures. Do not apply therapeutic mud to the neck, head and heart area.
Compresses are often used for treatment. Dissolve the dirt in water at a temperature of about 40 degrees, apply to a cloth. Place the fabric on the sore area of the body, wrap it tightly on top with oilcloth, plastic wrap or compressor paper. Cover with a warm blanket. After 15–20 minutes, wash the sore spot with warm water without soap and cover again warmly. It is recommended to carry out the treatment lying down. The course of treatment is 10–20 procedures.
At home, you can make hand and foot baths. Dissolve the dirt in a basin or bucket with hot water. The resulting mixture should have a temperature of no higher than 40 degrees. The time for such a local bath is 15–20 minutes. The course of treatment is 10 procedures.
Mud swabs can be used for gum disease (such as periodontal disease). Prepare a 6x10 cm gauze napkin. Take about 20 g of mud and heat it in a water bath to 42-45 degrees. Place it on a gauze pad. Roll the napkin lengthwise. Prepare two such rollers: one is placed along the upper jaw, the other along the lower. Close your teeth. The duration of the procedure is 15–20 minutes. The course of treatment is 12-15 procedures. After the end of the procedure, rinse your mouth with warm boiled water.
Mud therapy requires compliance with some rules: - be sure to consult a doctor, as there are contraindications; - lubricate skin lesions with petroleum jelly before and after the procedure; - take mud procedures lying down, if you feel worse, immediately stop the procedure; - after treatment, take a shower for no more than 2-3 minutes; - be sure to rest after the end of the procedure, it is best to lie in bed for an hour; - if you develop weakness, palpitations, shortness of breath or other unpleasant symptoms during treatment, consult a doctor.