How to heat the pack: Place the herb pack in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes. If the microwave does not have a turntable, flip the herb pack over half way through the heating process to avoid burning. Each microwave provides heat differently. To avoid burning the herb pack, it is necessary to check the herb pack every 30 seconds while it is heating. Check to see if it is hot enough; if not, heat it for another 30 seconds until you get the desired heat.
For moist heat, mist the herb pack with water before heating it. Misting also increases the life of the herbs by preserving freshness. To reheat, place the herb pack in the microwave and heat it for about 30 to 40 seconds.
If you don't have a microwave you can heat the herb pack in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°; wrap the herb pack in foil, heat for approximately 15 minutes.
Hot Uses :
Inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness, and resulting from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, metabolic disturbances, or other causes. It occurs in various forms, such as bacterial arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.
Inflammation of a tendon
Any of a number of injuries related to sporting activities. The most common, less serious, injuries include bruises, muscle pulls and tears, joint pain and sprains.
A severe recurring headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, characterized by sharp pain and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances. Also called megrim.
Influenza. An acute febrile contagious viral disease.
An ache or pain in the back, especially the lower back.
Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A condition characterized by pain and numbing or tingling sensations in the hand and caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel at the wrist.
Inflammation of a bursa, especially in the shoulder, elbows, or knee joints.
Inflammation of the sinuses or sinus, especially in the nasal region.
An applied force or system of forces that tends to strain or deform a body. The internal resistance of a body to such an applied force or system of forces.
A mentally or emotionally disruptive or upsetting condition occurring in response to adverse external influences and capable of affecting physical health, usually characterized by increased heart rate, a rise in blood pressure, muscular tension, irritability, and depression.
A stimulus or circumstance causes such a condition. A state of extreme difficulty, pressures, or strain.
Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of any of the hollow vicera, such as the intestines. Often a condition of early infancy, colic is marked by chronic irritability and crying.
Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time. Want of sleep: inability to sleep; wakefulness: sleeplessness.
How to cool the pack:Place the herb pack in a plastic Ziploc bag and put in the freezer for I to 2 hours. The herb pack will stay cold, dry and flexible for approximately 30 minutes.
When to use cold pack:
Black Eye A bruised discoloration of the flesh surrounding the eye, often resulting from a blow causing a build up of blood under the skin's surface.
Bruise An injury of the underlying soft tissue or bone without breaking the skin, as by a blow.
Burn An injury produced by fire, heat, radiation, electricity, or caustic agent often causing the tissue to blister with blood or puss under the wound.
Cold Sore A small blister occurring on the lips and face and caused by herpes simplex. Also called fever blister, herpes labialis.
Earache Pain in the Ear.
Fever Abnormally high body temperature.
Headache A pain in the head generally caused by constricted blood flow.
Heatstroke Collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat.
Cramp A sudden, involuntary, spasmodic muscular contraction causing severe pains, often occurring in the leg or shoulder as the result of strain or chill. A temporary partial paralysis of habitually or excessively used muscles.
Shin Splints Any of various painful conditions of the shins caused by inflammation of the surrounding muscles, frequently occurring among runners.