Lana Farson, M.S., L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Tips for Soaks & Compresses


As Steam Soak:

Place herb pack in 4 cups water & bring to a boil.  Lower heat & simmer for 25 mins.  Immediately place herb pack in Ready for the Foot Bathappropriate basin & hold affected limb over the steaming liquid, drape towel over the limb to keep in steam.  When the decoction cools, bathe limb in the liquid, immersing the traumatized area if possible.  Do this 2 times per day.  To enhance the effects of the soak, add 2 tablespoons of rice wine to the water at the beginning of the steam.  Liquid can be re-used and re-heated for up to 3-4 days.

As a Compress:

When it is not possible to soak a traumatized area such as the shoulder, you will need to use a compress.  Cook the pouch in 2 cups of water, bring to a boil & simmer for 25 minutes.  Remove the bag and as soon as it has cooled enough to place on the skin, place it over the traumatized area, covering with a hot pack or hot water bottle to keep in heat.  Leave on for about 25 minutes. You can also add 2 TBS of rice wine to the hot water before taking out the pouch to enhance the effects.

hot water bag·  Soaks and compresses penetrate the skin and underlying tissues and leave them open for awhile after treatment.  It is therefore important to keep the area covered for up to an hour after application to avoid invasion of wind and cold.

·  It can be useful to follow up a steam soak or compress treatment with other herbal products that reduce pain.


  1. Wow, this article is good, my sister is analyzing these kinds of
    things, so I am going to convey her.

  2. چت روم says:

    It’s actually a great and helpful piece of information. I
    am glad that you simply shared this useful information with us.
    Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Puedes imprimirlas y trabajar los colores, teniendo presente las posibilidades de mezclas.

  4. Aiden King says:

    I got here from Facebook well done on a very good social media campaign

  5. whoah this weblog is excellent i love reading your articles.
    Keep up the great work! You recognize, many people are looking around for this
    info, you could help them greatly.

  6. Having read this I thought it was really enlightening.
    I appreciate you finding the time and energy
    to put this information together. I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and posting comments.
    But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  7. If you want to improve your familiarity simply keep visiting
    this web site and be updated with the most recent news update posted here.

  8. Fine way of telling, and nice article to get information on the topic of my presentation topic, which i am going to present in college.

  9. Lora says:

    It’s really a great and useful piece of information. I’m satisfied
    that you just shared this useful info with us. Please keep
    us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  10. I’ve been exploring for a bit for high-quality articles
    or blog posts in this kind. Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this website.

    Reading this info & i’m happy I discovered exactly what I needed.

  11. Tasha says:

    You read my mind! You appear to know a lot. fantastic blog.
    A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.

  12. This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found ssomething which helped me.
    Appreciate it!

  13. As the admin of this site is working, no doubt very
    quickly it will be renowned, due to its quality contents.

  14. You cann certainly see your skills within the work you write.
    The world hopes for even more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to mention hhow they believe.

    All the timne follow your heart.

  15. I really like what you guys are up too. This sort of clever work and coverage!
    Keep up the fantastic works guys I’ve you guys to blogroll.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published or shared.