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Sprain and Strains

  • Aromatherapy: chamomile, ginger, lavender as massage to area

  • Healing Touch

  • Herbs: 1/4 cup each of dry mustard powder and flour with warm water to make a thick paste, spread the paste onto cheesecloth or gauze, roll it up, and apply to the strained area

  • Homeopathy: poison ivy—1 tablet three times daily—maximum 2 weeks

  • Hydrotherapy: cold compresses to reduce swelling first 24 hours; then warm compresses to increase circulation

  • Magnets: cover area with magnetic pad and secure with an Ace bandage—12 hours on and 12 hours off

  • Myofascial release

  • Pressure-point therapies

  • Reiki

  • Therapeutic Touch

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