Mustard

mustardMustard - paper usually a standard size (8x12,5 cm), covered with a thin layer of mustard. Ethereal-mustard oil contained in mustard, irritating to the skin, resulting comes vasodilatation, a rush of blood to the appropriate area of the skin, reflex expansion of blood vessels in the deeply located tissues and organs. Mustard have the annoying, distracting and analgesic effect.

how to put mustard
Fig. 1. how to put mustard: 1 and 6 with catarrh of the upper respiratory tract; 2 - at the pains in the heart region; 3 - bronchitis and pneumonia; 4 - headache patients with essential hypertension; 5 - in lumbar radiculitis.

Standard yellow cards before applying immersed in 5-10 sec. in the warm water and put through a sheet of paper for 10-15 minutes until the redness of the skin. After the procedure, the remains of the mustard on the skin, wash with warm water. Mustard is possible to prepare them: dining room dry mustard (for children - mixed with wheat or potato flour) is diluted with warm water to the consistency of a paste and spread on a piece of canvas, canvas or paper, then covered with another piece, is applied to the skin. When catarrh of the upper respiratory tract (tracheitis) mustard impose on the chest and caviar, with bronchitis and pneumonia - stricken or both sides of the chest, with hypertension - on the neck, pain in the heart - in the heart area (Fig. 1).


Fig. 2. Mustard pack (2 - 3 - serial moments).

Contraindications: various skin diseases. Mustard should be used with caution in a decrease or absence of skin sensitivity. Small children it is better to use mustard pack (with pneumonia, bronchitis, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract and other). For wrapping prepare a warm solution of mustard (for children 30 g, and for adults 100 g on 1 l), which moistened towel or sheet, then wring out and wrap need a body part or all of the patient. Patient cover sheets and a blanket (Fig. 2). After 5 -15 min. patient raskatyvayut, skin wash off with warm water.