Things to know about Mud Therapy

Mud is one of the five elements of nature which has an immense impact on the body in normal health as well as during can be used as a therapeutic agent in naturopathy treatment because of the following reason.
•    Black colour of the soil obsorbs all the clours of the sun.
•    Mud retains moisture for a long time and has a cooling effect on the body.
•    The shape and the consistancy of mud can be changes easily by adding water.
•    It is inexpensive and easily available.

Mud used for treatment should be black in colour,rich in clay content and free from pollution and contamination.The mud should be dried,powered  and sieved to separate  stones,grass particles and other impurities,before using for the treatment.clay(mud) is fine earth. when taken out from the lower Depth of the ground ,clay is free from microbial flora,retains its greacy quality when wet and impermeable.In case of orgnic Disorders, its intense activity destroys unhealthy cells and rebuilds healthy improves the blood supply to the internal organs.clay is a powerful agent of stimulation,transformation and transmission of energy.
Application of clay is effective for indigestion,hyperacidity,colitis,diarrhoea,
gynaecological disorders and urinary problems.
•    when applied on the abdomen,it provides relief from indigestion
•    Effective in decreasing intestinal heat and stimulating peristalsis
•    A thick mud pack applied on the head,in the case of congestive headache provides immediate relief from pain
•    The advantage of mud pack over clod compress is that it retains the coolness for a longer time.
composition of mud (Clay): clay contains the following the ingredients:
         silica - 31.14 - 41.38%
         Titanium - 0.47 - 1.89%
         Calcium - 0.05 - 0.13%
         Aluminium - 40.27 - 48.13%
         iron - 0.11 - 0.78%
         Magnesium - 0.05%
         Sodium - 0.25 - 0.85%
         Potassium - 0.25 - 0.85
Due to the above composition,clay stimulates the evacuation of toxic and non-usefull elements.
colours of clay: The clours of clay ranges from black to dark down,yellow,red,green,gray  to white.clay is used to prepare talcum is an excellent deodarant and is effective for sticky feet and can also be applied on infants.
Tempreture for mud: while preparing clay for application on the body,the tempreture may vary.clay may be used in cold,hot and warm form.

Methods of application: Depending on the type of health problem,the methods of application can also vary. External application in the form of mud bath,mud packs,compress and poultice can also be undertaken. it can also be applied locally on the abdomen and face.
1. Mud pack for face: Fine mud paste is applied on the face and allowed to dry. The recommended is 30 minutes.
•    Improve the complexion
•    Removes pimples and opens skin pores
•    Eliminates toxins
•    Removes dark circles around the eyes

2. Mud pack for eyes: Soaked mud of half inch thickness is placed in a 20 X 15 cm size wet cloth,folded on all sides and placed on the eyes for 20-30 minutes.
•    Reduces irritation in the eyes and provides relaxation
•    Effective in conjunctivitis and haemorrhage in the eyeball,itching of
 eyes and allergic conditions
•     Useful in short sightedness, long sightness,glaucoma
•     Reduces tension of the eyeball

3. Mud bath: It is given in a special cubicle where the patient can be exposed to sunlight. The  mud paste may be exposed to sunlight. The mud paste may be applied to the patient in a sitting or laying down position for 45-60 minutes. Avoid mud bath during fever and in case of open sores.
•     Mud bath strenghthens the circulatory system.
•    Imroves the     complexion by getting rid of spots especially after chicken pox.
•    Recommended for skin diseases,including psoriasis,Leucoderma,Urticaria and allergic conditions.
•    Recommended for treating abscess and boils, acne, allergies, alkalosis, anemia,arthritis, bruises, bumps and blows,burns,lambago,mumps,painful menstruation and sprains, eczema, haemorrhages, hernia,lymphatic oedema,psoriasis,shingles,problems related to the spinal cord and varicose veins.
•    can also be used as a deep cleansing mask,instead of shampoo and soap.

If you want to experience mud therapy then you may visit SPPC center. There are trained doctors who will assit you with therapy so that you get benifitted from them.

Details shared by :
Dr.Divya Sharad
Swami Parmanand Prakritik Chikitsalaya (SPPC) Yoga Avam Anusandhan Kendra 


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