That's right wrapping your painful areas with aluminum foil can stop your pain dead in its tracks.
If you have read any of my other posts you most likely will know that I try out just about everything I write about. I am so excited to pass on this new trick of using aluminum foil to relieve your pain.
Being an active athlete and getting on in years I am always in search of natural ways to relieve pain and stiffness.
I have had some foot troubles recently with the ball of one foot and plantar fasciitis on the other heal. I wrapped both my feet in foil and put on a pair of socks to hold it in place for the night. After months of pain and dreading those first few steps in the morning, I can tell you I was completely jaw dropped at what happened when I got up this morning. The pain was greatly reduced to almost gone. I was so impressed by the results of this that I am sitting here now with several other joints wrapped in foil as I type this article.
Do give this a try you won't be sorry, it is nothing short of amazing!
Where did Aluminum Therapy Start?
According to Chinese and Russian alternative doctors. using aluminum foil to treat pain naturally has been done for hundreds of years.
As far back as Sigmund Freud, the use of aluminum foil to treat pain has been documented. It has been used to treat the following disorders.
- Pain in the spine, neck, arms, knees, feet, joints
- Muscular pains
- Effects of inflammation
- Postoperative scars
- Common colds
A Russian scientist A. V. Skortsov described the magical powers of aluminum foil in treating these ailments. He said that human organisms contain special stem cells which continuously interact with the Earth's energy field. If this field becomes deformed due to various reasons disrupting the energy supply to the stem cells results. The foils surface then reflects the Earth's energy field and magnifies it several times as a huge focusing magnifying glass, which restores the disrupted interaction between the cells and the energy field.
Using Wraps for Muscle and Joint Pain
Using foil wraps externally for joint pain and therapeutic purposes has been done by Chinese and other alternative doctors. It has been proven effective for ailments such as pain in the neck, back, arms, legs, and joints. It also works on sciatica rheumatoid arthritis, gout and heal aches. It has also proved effective for post-operative scar tissue.
How is it Applied?
Lay the aluminum foil on the sore spot and fasten it with an ace bandage or tape. Leave it for the entire day or overnight. If the pain is persistent or been around for a long time then treat the affected area for 10 days and then take a 2-week break before repeating if needed.
Treating Cold and Flu
Aluminum foil is a great treatment for the cold and flu. To perform the treatment wrap the foil around the feet with 5-7 layers of foil. Put cotton or paper between each of the layers. Leave the wrap in place for about an hour and remove it. Two hours later replace it with a new wrap and leave it for another hour, finally repeat this one more time. This treatment should be done for 5-7 days.
Treating Burns with Aluminum Foil
Treating burns caused by fire, hot water, oil, or steam can be successfully treated with aluminum foil.
Run cold water over the burned part of the body for several minutes. If the skin is not badly damaged blot it dry with a soft cloth. If the skin is damaged use a sterile bandage to gently blot it dry. Apply a very thin layer of burn ointment to the affected area. This will keep the sterile gauze from sticking to the wound. Gently compress the foil over the wound and wrap it. fasten it with tape or stretch bandage. Leave the foil in place until the pain subsides.
Aluminum Foil Used for Phantom Pain
By wrapping the foil around the amputated part of the body phantom pain has been documented to disappear. The British Journal of Pain published a study performed on amputees. It confirmed that the pain was much milder than those who did not wrap their limbs.
Aluminum Foil Against Insomnia and Fatigue
By placing strips of aluminum foil in the freezer and placing them on your eyes, forehead, face or cheeks can relieve fatigue and reduce stress to help you sleep better. Many famous makeup artists have used these frozen strips to make their clients appear refreshed and relaxed.
What Side do you use?
It doesn't matter which side of the foil you place towards the skin. It appears to be equally effective no matter which way you place it.