Friday, August 17, 2012

Camphor oil rub for back pain

You don’t have to shell out big bucks for a nonprescription cream for back pain. Instead, try this effective, easy-to-make rub.

Camphor oil rub for back pain

Ingredients for camphor oil rub

1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger (or 1 tablespoon powdered ginger)
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1/4 cup olive oil
5 drops peppermint oil (optional)
2 drops camphor or wintergreen essential oil (optional)

Preparation for camphor oil rub

1. Whirr the ginger and rosemary in a clean coffee grinder until very fine and blended.

2. Mix the olive oil and the peppermint and camphor oils together in a small bowl.

3. Blend in the rosemary-ginger mixture.

4. Have someone rub the fragrant mixture into the painful area of your back and cover with a piece of flannel or an old T-shirt. Then put a heating pad over the cloth for 15 to 20 minutes and rest while the rubs soak in. You can double the recipe for larger areas. Wash it off during a soak in the tub, if you like.


To get relief from back pain try spending a few days without your wallet or handbag. 
You heard me :-)

Men’s wallets can be so thick, they press on nerves when sat on for any length of time. Likewise, women’s shoulder bags can weigh 4kg or more and can twist the body in all sorts of weird ways. Clean out your wallet or handbag, and see if the pain doesn’t ease.

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