Cold pack


COLD PACK

 (COMPRESS AND FOMENT)


Introduction-

        For this activity, take a 7-8 feet long and 6-7 inches wide cotton cloth and immerse in water. Now squeeze this cloth and wrap it on the affected part of the patient. After that, a dry cloth is wrapped upon this cloth and this pack is kept for at least one hour but the time of pack also can be increased according to need. After removing this pack, mop this affected part with the wet cloth. This compress is used on the different body parts for different types of diseases. This pack is also used on the throat, chest and joints.

Name of pack of different body parts -

  • Throat pack
  • Chest pack
  • Stomach pack
  • Joint pack

        In this activity, immerse a neat and clean cloth in water and wrap it on the affected part of the body. For cold pack activity, take a thick cloth of cotton or two big towels. Keep the water temperature 18-24 degree Celsius for pack. This activity should be done for 20 minutes. Its time period also can be increased according to need.

Technique of pack of wet cloth in cold water-

        Make four layers by bending cloth for this activity first and then immerse this piece in cold water to make wet. Now squeeze this cloth and put it on the affected part. Keep one thing in the brain that two pieces of cloths should be used in this activity because cloth is changed again and again. This pack is used on the head, neck, chest, stomach and spinal cord. This activity also can be done on those parts of the chest, which have inflammation. Hold the pack tightly so that the pack may stick to the head while adopting this pack. Spread the towel or sheet on the pillow to avoid the pillow of becoming wet. The patient’s bed should be covered properly while adopting this pack on the stomach.

Benefits in diseases-

  • This activity is useful to make the blood circulation normal in the body. It makes the functions of the liver, spleen, stomach, kidneys, lungs, brain, uterus, bladder and other internal parts regularly. This activity is also used to cure inflammation and swelling. This pack is also useful to make the internal parts of the body healthy. Therefore, it is much beneficial.
  • Cold pack can be used in the case of fever. If this pack is applied on the head, body temperature gets reduced.
  • Wrapping bandage of cold water near the heart reduces heartbeat by which the blood temperature (which blows from the heart and lungs) remains equal. If this activity is done on the face and upper part of spinal cord, it helps to cure epistaxis. It is also useful in the case of bloody piles.
  • To stop bleeding from the internal parts and wounds of external parts of the body, cold pack can be used with ice packet. If the patient has been suffering from vomiting, put the packet of ice on the stomach, because it is beneficial. In the case of dermatitis, the skin gets coolness by this cold pack and the patient gets relief in external parts of the eyes. 

Technique of wrapping wet towel in cold water on the stomach-

        For this pack, immerse a towel in cold water and then squeeze it. Now make 12-14 inches long and 10 inches wide 3-4 layers of this towel. Put this towel on the stomach and cover it with any dry towel or wool cloth. Turn the towel after ten minutes by which upper part of towel may start to touch the stomach. Stay in this position for ten minutes. If there is a need to retain this condition for a long time according to need, immerse towel in cold water and do this pack activity.

Benefits-

        This activity makes the blood circulation in all the parts of the body normal. It makes the digestive activity fast and it calms the nervous system. The patient gets relief by doing this activity on the stomach and it reduces the pain of the digestive system, reproductive organs and urinary organs. It is also useful in the case of blood contraction.

Warm pack

          The body gets warmth soon by this activity. This pack is has warm light humidity. For this pack, fold the cloth in 3-4 layers and immerse it in cold water. After that, squeeze this cloth properly and put it on the affected part thereafter cover it with dry cloth, flannel piece or blanket properly. Body warmth is not able in coming out from the body by it and inner air provides warmth to the body from inside. This activity should be done at least for one hour. While doing this activity at night, if the patient feels sleep, don’t awake him. After removing pack, rub that part from wet cloth and dry it with towel.

        Pack of warm water can be applied on the throat, chest, stomach and joints. Cold water should be used in pack on all the affected parts.

Chest pack-

        Take two pieces of cotton cloth and one blanket for the chest pack. Cloth size should be kept according to chest’s size of the patient. For it, about 2.5 meters long and half meter wide cloth can be used. This activity is done for about one hour according to patient’s condition. 

Technique of chest pack-

        Take a cotton cloth and soak in cold water for the chest pack. Put this cloth on the patient back and bring both sides of the cloth forwards from the downwards. Put right side of the cloth on the left shoulder by bringing from the right side and left side of cloth on the right shoulder. In this pack, bring both sides of the cloth behind and make the mark of cross with both the sides. Thereafter, these sides are tied on the front of the body by bringing from the both sides.  

Benefits by chest pack-

        This pack is much beneficial. Therefore, mostly patients get sleep within one minute by this pack. Someone should not awake the patient from sleep. This pack is much useful in the case of common cold, bronchitis, asthma, pleurisy, pneumonia, fever, cough, whooping cough etc.

Stomach pack activity-

        For this activity, 2-2.5 meters long and half meter wide two pieces of cloth and 2.5 meters long a blanket or flannel should be kept. This activity can be done for about one hour according to disease and patient.

Technique of stomach pack-

        First, immerse a cotton cloth in cold water and squeeze it. Now wrap this cloth on the whole body. After that, wrap the other cloth on the body and then wrap flannel cloth on the body tightly. Flannel cloth should be tied tightly so that internal cloth could not be loosed.

Benefits in disease by stomach pack-

        Gastritis, acidity etc. disorders ends by this activity. It reduces blood circulation in the liver and cures jaundice. It is also beneficial in the treatment of constipation and all the disorders of the other parts of the stomach.

Wet pack of waist-

        For this activity, take two pieces of underwear, one piece of cotton cloth and one piece of thick cotton cloth or wool cloth. This activity can be done for about one hour.

Technique of wet pack activity of waist-

        In this activity, cover whole private part in underwear. Now immerse underwear of cotton cloth in cold water and squeeze it thereafter give to the patient for wearing. After that, give the underwear of woolen cloth or thick to the patient for wearing. The patient should stay for one hour by wearing underwear with this technique.

Benefits in diseases-

        Disorders of pelvic, reproductive organs and urination end by this activity. Besides it, it is also useful in the case of dysmenorrhoea, hemorrhage, leucorrhoea, nicring appendicitis, diabetes, anuria-dysuria, diabetes mellitus, and infection in urine pipe, bloody piles, bleeding in uterus due to fibroid and inflammation and contraction in the pelvic zone.  

Throat pack-

        For this pack, six feet long and 5 inches wide two pieces of cloths are used. A piece of flannel cloth is also necessary in it, which should be six feet long and five inches wide. This activity also can be done for about one hour.

        Now immerse a cotton cloth in cold water and keep second piece dry. Now wrap this wet piece of cloth on the throat. Thereafter, wrap dry cloth upon it. After that, dry cloth of flannel is wrapped upon it.

Benefits by this pack-

        This activity is much useful to cure hoarseness, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis and swelling of the throat and neck.

Knee pack-

        Take 6 feet long and 5 inches wide 2 piece of cotton cloth and one piece of flannel cloth, which should be 6 feet long and 5 inches wide.

Technique of pack-

        First, immerse a piece of cotton cloth in cold water and wrap it on the knee properly. After that, wrap other dry cloth of cotton upon this cloth (knee) and then wrap a cloth of flannel upon it. Now stay in this position for about one hour.

Benefits in diseases-

        This pack is much useful in the case of pain and swelling of the joints. It also provides relief in pain and spasm in arthritis.

Warm and cold foment

         In this fomenting, warm and cold packet is used on the skin. All the diseases of the internal skin are cured by this activity of this type of fomenting on the skin. This system of treatment of the diseases is used in different types of conditions according to need. This fomenting activity is used on the head, chest, spinal cord, stomach and pelvic region. This pack is also useful in the case of pain and spasm of the muscles.

        This pack of warm and cold water is used on the patient for 12-45 minutes. If the patient does not get special relief, its time can be increased or reduced. Coldness of blood of internal parts of the body ends by this pack. It is also useful in different types of diseases. 

Technique of head pack-

        Take a packet of ice and two pieces of cloths for fomenting of the head. Now immerse a piece of cloth in ice water and immerse second piece of cloth in water of 42-45 degree Celsius temperature. Now put ice packet on back of the neck and put the ice pack on the back of head. Now apply warm pack on the face and ears. Keep one thing in the mind that warm foment should not come under the jaws because it makes the blood veins warm. 

        The pipe which supplies blood to the brain becomes cool by putting cold pack on the back part of head. The blood start to reach in the muscles of the face by fomenting and the brai gets much benefit of it. This technique of pack of the head also can be used in an opposite way.

         Take a packet of rubber and fill with warm water for it. After that, wrap a wet cloth on this packet and put it on the back part of the neck. After that, cover the face and head by fomenting with cold water. This process ends the coldness of the blood in brain.

Benefits by warm and cold pack-

        This pack is useful in case of headache caused by stretching veins of the skull, eyes, ears etc. The patient gets sound sleep by this pack and it helps in the treatment of insomnia.

Precaution-

        This pack should not be used in case of pain due to anemia.

Technique of warm-cold fomentation of lungs-

  • In this activity, one packet of warm water and one packet of cold water are used. In these packets, temperature of cold water should be 18-24 degree Celsius and temperature of warm water should be 42-54 degree Celsius degree.
  • For this fomenting, put the packet of warm water on the back of patient and then put this cold packet from the lower portion of the neck to the lower ribs. Now stay in this position for 15-45 minutes. The blood reaches towards second side of the lungs and blood veins of intercostals spread by this fomenting whereas cold pack contracts the lungs arteries. Benefit of this pack gets increased by using this pack with warm bath.

Benefits in diseases by fomenting-

        This pack is very useful in the case of pneumonia and in the deficiency of blood in the lungs. The person, who has been suffering from asthma, should do opposite activity of this pack viz. he should keep cold pack on the back portion of the neck and on the head and this activity is done by putting warm pack on the whole chest on front. In this activity, spinal cord to navel all the parts are used thereafter back also can be fomented.

Cold-warm fomentation for the kidneys-

        In this pack, a packet of warm water and a packet of ice water are used. In this activity, take 2-2.5 meters long and half meter wide 2 pieces of cotton cloth and one piece of flannel cloth. Water temperature should be kept 42-45 degree Celsius and ice water should be used in this activity too. It should be done for about 45 minutes.

Technique of pack-

        In this activity, spread flannel cloth on a table first and thereafter spread dry cotton cloths upon it. Now put the packet of warm water on the cloths and lie down the patient upon it in such position that packet of warm water may touch spinal cord from middle to the lower part of the patient. Ice packet is put on the stomach to the lower part of the chest bones. Stomach pack is put upon it. Many types of benefits are gotten by this activity.

Benefits in diseases by pack-

        Blood comes out from the branches of kidneys arteries by this fomentation, which is jointed with the kidneys and its one part goes towards the muscles branches from kidneys veins. Blood veins of the kidneys get contracted by this cold pack and its activity gets increased by this type of technique. This pack reduces the activity of blood circulation in the kidneys and cures swelling of the bladder. It is also useful in the case of kidneys diseases, albuninuriya (albumin with urine), anuria-dysuria and kidneys stone. It bring the urine clearly.

Cold-warm gastro-hyperik fomentation-

        In this pack, warm and cold two pieces of towel are used. 2-2.5 meters long and half meter wide 2 pieces of cloth and a piece of flannel cloth are used. Water temperature should be used 42-45 degree Celsius and cold water of ice should be used in this temperature. This activity should be done for about 45 minutes.

Technique of pack-

        This fomenting activity is done in opposite systematic way of the kidneys pack. In this activity, spread cloth of flannel and thereafter spread cotton cloth upon it. After that, put packet of fomentation till the navel from fourth rib and use the cold pack till lower part from the middle of spinal cord.

Benefits in the diseases by pack-

        The blood comes out from the stomach, spleen, liver and digestive system and improves the condition of blood contraction by this pack. This pack also affects the spleen and digestive system with the stomach and liver. It is also useful in the case of gastritis, enlargement of liver and spleen, ulcer in stomach, acidity and inflammation of digestive system. This pack is more useful to cure diabetes.

Precaution-

        The blood pressure gets increased by this pack. Therefore, the patient of high blood pressure should not use it. If the patient has been suffering from pain in the lower and middle portion of the waist, he should not use.

Warm and cold pelvic fomentation-

        Cold fomentation is done in the lower part of the waist and pelvic region in it. This pack is much beneficial according to treatment of the uterus, phelopy pipes, ovary, bladder, prostrate gland, testicles and appendix swelling.

Use of warm and cold pack on stomach one by one-

        For this pack, take two pieces of cloth, which has been wrapped in 6-8 layers. To immerse cloth, take bearable warm water and cold water of nozzle.

Technique of pack activity-

        First, immerse cloth piece in warm water and squeeze it. Now put this cloth on the stomach of the patient for about three minutes. To sustain the warmth, put the packet of warm water or immerse cloth in warm water and put it upon it. After three minutes, remove upper cloth and put the wet cloth (soaked in cold water) upon it for one minute. After that, remove this cloth and put the wet cloth of warm water on the stomach. Thus, do this activity three times one by one. In the last, put wet cloth of cold water on the stomach for three minutes. In this pack, pack of cold water can be put for the two minutes and warm water for the five minutes according to advice of natural doctor.

Benefits in diseases by fomentation-

        This fomentation is beneficial in case of gastrointestinal gases, acidity, constipation etc. It is also used in getting relief in the condition of congestion of bladder and liver.

Precaution-

        This pack can be used in any part of the body except the heart pain. When the nozzle water is not cold in summer days, ice water or water or earthen pot water should be used.

FOMENTATION-

        For fomenting, use the packet of warm water or squeeze cotton cloth after soaking in warm water and take a cold and dry cloth. In this activity, warm water temperature should be kept 42-45 degree Celsius and cold water 0 degree Celsius to immerse cloth in water. This activity should be done for 5-7 minutes.

Fomenting technique-

        Use of cloth in place of using squeezed cloth drenched in cold water is beneficial while using the packet of warm water. Fomentation activity is done after it. After fomentation, the wet cloth immersed in cold water is put on the affected part for 1-2 minutes thereafter dry cloth is put upon this part for 30-40 minutes after removing wet cloth. This pack is used again, if someone feels symptom of this disease.

Benefits in diseases of fomentation -

          Fomenting any part of the body especially in stomachache is much beneficial. This fomentation should be done twice or thrice a day to cure arthritis pain soon. If the patient has been suffering from bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia and pleurisy, he should foment the upper part of the waist because it is much beneficial.

        In case of congestive headache, foment the back part of the neck and shoulders and wash the face with cold water. This fomenting activity is also used in the liver swelling, chronic and hard gastritis, contraction and enlargement in spleen, swelling in ovary and uterus and all types of pains of muscles. It provides relief in pain due to bladder and kidneys stone, infection and jaundice. If the patient feels cold, this fomenting activity is done on the back, hands and feet by which the patient gets relief in within 10-15 minutes.

         It is also useful in case of pain due to diphtheria, tonsillitis and cold. This fomenting activity is also beneficial for the pain during menstrual excretion and retention of hemorrhage. Rectum is fomented in case of swelling in prostrate glands. If the patient has been suffering from retention of urine, foment abdomen for 10 minutes and after that cold friction also can be done for one minute. If the patient suffers from paralysis, foment the face muscles because it improves the disease slowly.

Precaution-

        Water should be boiled according to bearing power for fomenting. Affected part should be fomented according to diseases viz according to the need. If someone gives more much fomentation than need, tissues of the skin get destroyed. Keep one thing in the brain while fomenting that system should not be weak because the skin can be burnt due to weakness of system. Do not give fomentation on the heart, head and swelling. Fomentation should be done according to the advice of doctors in case of pregnancy or menstrual excretion.