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Ginger Compress

The Activity of the Ginger Compress – an amazing restorative for all that ails you.

Ginger has many healing capabilities

Ginger has many healing capabilities

The purpose of a hot Ginger Compress is to dissolve stagnation, mucus and tension, melt blockages and stimulate circulation and energy flow. This is a wonderful treatment for injuries to the body, especially the back and is particularly good for moving stagnated chi in the kidneys and the lungs. It also helps heal skin complaints. The heat activity of the compress stimulates the blood and tissue circulation in the area being treated which then facilitates the excretion of the dispersed toxins.
It is effective in dissolving hardened accumulations of fats, proteins or minerals. Examples are kidney stones, gallbladder stones, cysts and benign tumours such as uterine fibroids.
Many types of acute or chronic pain can be relieved such as rheumatism, arthritis, backaches, cramps, kidney stone attacks, toothaches, stiff neck, frozen shoulder and similar problems.

Ginger compress can speed up the improvement from a variety of inflammatory conditions, like bronchitis, prostate infection, bladder inflammation, intestinal inflammations (but never appendicitis). It is effective in relieving congestive conditions like asthma.

When tissues have been damaged, the compress can speed up the regeneration of the damaged area and is also a wonderful treatment for dissolving muscle tensions.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, grate enough gingerroot to equal the size of a golf ball. When the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and place the ginger into a cotton handkerchief and tie with string or secure with an elastic band.

The water at this point should be just below boiling point. Place the ball into the pot and allow it to soak in the water without boiling for about 5 minutes.
Place a face towel into the ginger water, wring out and apply to the desired area on the body. Cover with a hand towel to hold in the heat. Change the facecloth every 2 to 3 minutes as it starts to cool off. This can be done by using 2 cloths and alternating them so that the skin does not cool off between applications. Continue the applications for about 15 to 20 minutes until the skin has turned pink.
The tissues of the walls of the intestine begin to receive clean, revitalized blood (if we have also changed our way of eating, and it has to emphasized the ginger compress is a waste of time if we do not). The intestines become revitalized, leading to regeneration of the tissues and restoration of their proper, harmonious function.

During Treatment.
As a result of doing the treatment mucus deposits are gradually dissolved and toxins flushed into the bloodstream. The body may show signs of detoxification or may show no overt signs of cleansing other than passive weight loss, increased urination and bowel movement and some fatigue. If they are accompanied with healthy appetite, normal sleep patterns, good vitality and no nausea, these signs indicate the healing process is going well. The compress should be done twice a week. For Psoriasis place the hot towels from the sternum to the navel so as to cover the whole intestinal tract.

Never apply a ginger compress when a high fever is present. As the compresses are very contractive (yang) they are hot applications therefore should not be used on a dense area of the body such as the brain.

There are many other home remedies, medicinal teas and 200 delicious recipes in my book ‘Macrobiotics for all Seasons’ available on my website www.marlenewatsontara.com

In good health,
Marlene x

9 Comments

  1. Hello, I have a question regering uterine fibroids. Where skall I apply the compress? Front or backside of the body? And when in the cyclys? After, during or before the period? Is there anything I should take extra care of? Thank you in advance. Mandra

    • Place the ginger compress on the abdomen – avoid during menstruation, do in between cycles. Avoid all animal, dairy and sugar, eat a wholefoods plant based diet and follow the seasonal recipes and educational material in my book. Regards, Marlene

      • Thank you Marlene for the information, I’ll try it out. Sounds promising!
        With kind regards, Mandra

  2. Willie has stage 3 kidney disease caused by hypertension left uncontroled over a 15-year period of time. I would like a rundown of foods to avoid and those foods that will lead to a more healthy future and help to avoid dialysis. Let me hear your response.

    • I replied to the other message regarding a dietary approach for kidney disease. Follow all the recipes in my book as suggested. Plant based diets are the key to health and longevity.

  3. I need to learn more about a proper diet to increase functions of the kidneys. Using the ginger copress sounds promising, but I also need information on a proper diet to allign with these treatments, so that the whole process benefits to the max. My kidney function is at about 1/2 of fully functioning. Let me hear from you.

    • Adopt a plant based diet for kidney health. Excess protein from animal foods are harmful to overall health. Elevated levels of protein can also cause kidney damage, liver problems, kidney stones, excess fat gain, contribute to the damaging of the lining of artery walls, lead to plaque build-up in arteries, result in lethargy, diminish bone density, and cause a host of other health problems. My book ‘Macrobiotics for all Seasons’ is available on amazon world wide. Read the educational chapters. There are over 200 plant based recipes there to enjoy. The ginger compress is explained on page 192 in my book also.

  4. I love ginger. I use it in smoothies, in juices and literally two minutes ago I suggested ginger tea to a friend who is feeling like a summer flu is coming on!

    • Great website you have Susan, bright and vibrant, just what the world needs. Currently putting together my Weight Loss Natures Way Course to sell on line so have my darling hubby shooting 10 videos of me cooking!! all good fun though. x

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