If you are unsure of any of the advice given please consult your doctor before use.
I have used a ginger compress successfully for the relief of back pain. I have also witnessed it help people suffering from hip, knee and shoulder problems.
A ginger compress can also be beneficial for menstrual problems
A ginger compress can also be beneficial for people suffering low energy problems for both of the above apply the ginger compress to the area just below the navel
WARNING a ginger compress should not be used on the heart area.
A ginger compress provides pain relief, the healing properties of the ginger are also able to penetrate deep into the area of pain.
A ginger compress also helps to bring congestion to the surface.
For example in the case of chest infections, the ginger compress should be placed on the back between the shoulder blades.
2oz 56.7grams of grated fresh ginger root
2pt boiling water
place grated ginger root into a dolly bag (old stocking)
Place 2pts 1.14 litres boiling water into a pan, bring to the boil, place the ginger root into the boiling water and simmer for 15 minutes
Place a face cloth into the ginger water, then wring out as tightly as possible (good idea to wear rubber clothes to help protect your hands from the boiling water). Place the hot face cloth onto the area of pain, the second it cools reapply with hot ginger water. Repeat the process for 15 minutes. You are able to use the ginger water more than once, you can also double the quantities.
The ginger compress needs to be applied at least once a day, you are able to apply it more often if the pain is persistent. If you are unsure please consult your doctor before you start the compresses.
I personally had to apply the ginger compress every day for a year, since that time, using the movements of T'ai Chi my back has remained pain free.