Did you know that regular aluminum foil is great not only for cooking in the oven and wrapping food leftovers, but also for treating various health conditions. According to Russian and Chinese healers, and the results of some medical research, aluminum foil has a very strong anti-inflammatory properties, it can be used externally for therapeutical purposes.
1. Treat painful joints
Aluminum foil is great for treating painful conditions like arthritis, gout, sciatica and heel pain! All you have to do is wrap the foil around the most painful area on your body and use a medical bandage to keep it nice and secure. It’s best if you do this before you go to bed and leave it overnight. Repeat this treatment every night for about two weeks and make a two week break. The pain should be gone but if you still feel discomfort repeat the process until you feel absolutely pain-free.
2. Treat muscle pain
Aluminum Foil is a very natural way to treat aching muscle with no pain or side effects. Place the aluminium foil on the paining muscles and fasten it with a bandage. Leave it for about 9 to 10 hours. Remove it later and you will notice the rapid reduction of muscle pain and tightness.
3. Treat common cold and flu
Because of it’s anti-inflammatory effect, aluminum foil is effective for fighting infections. It is totally safe and normal procedure to treat cold and flu. Take a long range of foil and begin wrapping it on your feet. After each layer put a piece of paper or cotton fabric. Wrap-around 5 such layers of foil every layer separated with other utilizing paper or cotton. Leave it for an hour and untie all the foils. After 2 hours, repeat the therapy and leave your feet wrapped for one more hour. Repeat the process once again to finish the therapy. Follow this treatment for 6-7 days.
4. Treat Skin burns
Aluminum foil can also treat minor burns cause by hot water, oil, steam and any other liquid. First hold the burn under cold running water for few minutes. If your skin isn’t damaged, dry it with a clean, soft cloth. If your skin is damaged, absorb the water from the wound using sterile gauze. Dry the wound carefully before applying a thin layer of ointment to prevent the gauze from sticking to the wound. Now put some aluminum foil over the burn (if the burn is not open) or over the gauze (in case of an open burn) and fasten it with some bandage. Leave the foil until the pain diminishes.
5. Re-energize the face
Use this aluminum foil treatment to re-energize and refresh the facial cells. Put some aluminium foil strips in a freezer for about 2-3 hours. Apply the frozen strips on the areas on your face you want to refresh, your face, cheeks or eyelids. Leave the strips on your face for 5-10 minutes or until you feel your facial muscles have relaxed.