Did you know that besides for cooking, you can use the ordinary aluminum foil treat diseases? Many alternative doctors and medical research claim that aluminum foil can be a healthier alternative to harmful and expensive drugs. It has been especially used by Russian and Chinese healers for various health problems.
Wilhelm Reich, who was the student of the famous Sigmund Freud, agrees with the claims that aluminum foil provides numerous health benefits. So, aluminum foil can use in the treatment of:
- pains in the spine, neck, arms, knees, feet, joints
- muscular pains
- effects of inflammatory processes
- postoperative scars
How to Use Aluminum Foil for Muscle and Joint Pain?
You can use aluminum foil externally for therapeutic purposes. This powerful treatment will alleviate various ailments, including pain in the neck, back, arms, legs, and joints. Moreover, it has proven to be especially effective for sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and heel aches.
All you should do is place the aluminum foil on the painful area and secure it with a bandage or a band-aid. Let it act overnight for 10-12 days. Then, make a one to two-week break and if you still experience the pain, repeat the treatment.
Additionally, you can use aluminum foil for other health conditions, such as flu, cold, and burns. Here’s how:
Aluminum Foil Against Flu and Cold
In case you are experiencing the irritating cold, aluminum foil can help you. You will overcome the cold symptoms within days. All you should do is wrap the foil around the feet in five to seven layers. Make sure you put cotton or paper between the layers. Then, leave it for about an hour and remove it. Repeat the same procedure after 2 hours. Follow up with another two-hour break and finally place the third and the last wrap. You should perform this treatment for 7 days.
Aluminum Foil as a First Aid with Burns
You can use aluminum foil as a first aid for burns caused by fire, hot water, oil, or steam. First, you should put the burnt part in a cold running water for several minutes. Then, if the skin is not damaged, dry the area with a clean, soft cloth. In case the skin has been damaged, absorb the water with a sterile gauze. Next, apply a thin layer of an ointment for burns and cover the area with a dry piece of a sterile gauze. Place a piece of the aluminum foil over the gauze and secure it with tape. Leave it until you feel relief.
Which side to use?
The both sides of the aluminum foil are equally effective. However, it is recommended to use the matte side on the inside for cooling effect and the shiny side for heating.