Mud therapy is one of basic treatments of Nature cure, which has multiple use and benefits.
EFFECTS OF MUD APPLICATIONS
- Wet mud is highly porous and cools down very fast to less than 150c. When applied on the body, it cools the skin surface faster than any other hydraulic applications. Thus the mud application produces a strong thermo and circulatory reaction and draws a large amount of blood to the applied part, which is turn gets oxygenated and also supplied with necessary nutrients required for the cells. As the circulation withdraws from the applied area due to primary action of vasoconstriction, it carries out morbid matter from the cells to disperse of the body through excretory organs. The cold currents of mud application relieve pain and inflammatory condition.
BENEFITS OF MUD PACK
- Mud applications are useful in treating acne, abscess, boils, eczema, psoriasis and other chronic irritating skin eruptions. It is also useful to reduce the pain in rheumatic diseases and in painful joints following an injury. One of the common form of application in nature cure treatments is mud pack over abdomen. With this treatment, the abdominal organs gradually could be strengthened, relieving condition such as indigestion, constipation, acidity, ulcers, diarrhoea, dysentery, gas problem etc. Repeated application are required as per the severity of conditions.
BENEFITS OF MUD BATH
- Mud bath is another common application, which improve the texture of the skin and relieves deep – seated inflammatory conditions of internal organ due to skin diseases. This is extremely effective treatments.
- Patients with open wounds, acute respiratory disorders and acute heart disease are not given mud therapy.