Again our friend water is here to assist in healing. Today’s blog addresses a common ailment – sore throats. As seasons change, temperatures drop and children go back to school sore throat season begins for many. Sore throats can be caused either by bacteria or a virus. Both are essentially benign and the biggest factor for recovery is how well the immune system is operating. For some children “Strep” throat can be a concern. most of the time however if a child is healthy the immune system will do its job well and in a few days the soreness will be gone.
Adults and children can use this easy healing therapy at home and frequently as needed. The Healing Throat Wrap has been in use for decades – maybe longer and works so well to resolve the crankiness, soreness and inflammation of an infected throat.
WHAT IS NEEDED:
2 hand towels or dish towels (not too thick)
1 long warm winter type scarf (wool or fiber blend)
WHAT TO DO:
Soak one towel in hot water, wring out and apply around the neck. Place the scarf around the wet towel to hold in the heat. Leave on for 5 minutes.
Soak the 2nd towel in cold water, out and apply the cold towel immediately after removing the warm towel. Apply the scarf over the cold wet towel. Leave the cold towel in place for 20 minutes or until you warm the cold towel.
The alternating hot, cold and warm sequence of the towels assists the circulation to the throat area stimulating blood flow and an immune response for healing.
This treatment works and can be repeated every 1-2 hours as needed for relief. An ongoing persistent sore throat needs further medical care. See your health care practitioner.