Russian and Chinese healers have been using its beneficial properties to relieve various health problems simply and naturally.
Even the psychotherapist Wilhelm Reich, a student of the famous and respectable Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, referred to the practice and the methods of this form of treatment.
According to the experience that alternative doctors have gathered over many years, aluminium foil can successfully and quickly eliminate:
- pains in the spine, neck, arms, knees, feet, joints
- muscular pains
- effects of inflammatory processes
- postoperative scars
The Russian scientist A. V. Skvortsov described its miraculous powers:
“Special energy-structuring resources are used during healing, such as products of aluminium foil.
The human organism contains special stem cells, which continuously interact with the Earth’s energy field.
This field is deformed due to various reasons, disrupting the energy supply to the stem cells.
The foil’s surface reflects the Earth’s energy field and magnifies it several times as a huge focusing magnifying glass, which restoring the disrupted interaction between the cells and the energy field.”
Wraps against muscle and joint pains
According to the Chinese and many other alternative doctors, aluminium foil should be used externally for therapeutical purposes.
This treatment may alleviate various ailments such as pains in the neck, back, arms, legs and joints.
It is also effective with sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and heel aches.
It has also been proved to relieve the pain on the post-operative scar tissues.
Lay the aluminium foil on the sore spot and fasten it with a bandage or a band-aid. Leave it for the entire day or overnight.
If the pain involves arms, elbows, knees, legs or fingers, you can wrap the foil around the extremity and fasten it with a bandage, band-aid or a common scotch tape.
Apply the therapy for 10 to 12 days and then make a one to two week break. If the ailments persist, you may repeat the therapy.
Treatment against flu and cold
Aluminium foil may be a great ally in the fight against infections
A treatment with aluminium foil can help you overcome a strong cold in just a couple of days, without the unnecessary use of harmful medications.
Perform the anti-inflammatory treatment in the following way:
Wrap the foil around the feet in five to seven layers. Put cotton or paper between the layers.
Leave the wrap in this place for about an hour and then remove it.
Two hours later, place a new wrap and also leave it for an hour.
Follow up with another two-hour break and finally place the third and the last wrap.
The treatment should take seven days.
First aid with burns
The pain from burns caused by fire, hot water, oil, steam and other liquids may be very successfully relieved by pressing or wrapping aluminium foil over the burnt spot.
Expose the burnt part of the body to cold running water for several minutes.
If the skin is not damaged, dry the area with a clean, soft cloth.
If the skin has been damaged, use a sterile gauze and use it to absorb the water from the wound.
After drying the wound, apply a thin layer of an ointment for burns on the affected area. This will help prevent the gauze from sticking to the wound.
Cover the damaged part of the skin with a dry piece of a sterile gauze.
Cut a piece of the aluminium foil and place it over the sore portion of the skin (if the burn is not open) or over the gauze (in case of an open burn) and fasten it with tape.
If the burns involve arms or legs, you can wrap the foil around the extremities.
Leave the foil until the pain subsides.
Protection against post-amputation (phantom) pain
Some researches suggest that the pain which appears after an amputation of an extremity (known as phantom pain) may be relieved by aluminium foil.
The British Journal of Pain published the results of a study performed on amputees.
It confirmed that the pain was far milder in the group of people whose limbs were wrapped by aluminium foil compared to the group in which such a therapy was not applied.
For this treatment, wrap the aluminium foil around the amputated part of the body, fasten with tape and remove when the pain subsides or disappears.
Against traces of insomnia and fatigue
If you wish to look fresh and rested after a sleepless night, try using the advice of world-famous makeup artists.
Cut aluminium foil into strips and place them in a freezer for several hours.
Place the frozen strips on the areas you want to refresh – your face, cheeks or eyelids.
Leave them there for several moments, until you feel they have relaxed.
The traces of insomnia, fatigue and stress which usually reflect on the facial skin should soon disappear.
Which side to use?
Opinions differ regarding which side of the foil should be used in this treatment.
Some scientists advocate this procedure: for heating and keeping the heat place the shiny side on the inside, directly on the skin, while keeping the matte side on the outside.
For cooling and protection from the heat – the matte side should be on the inside, and the shiny side on the outside.
Still, other scientists claim that it doesn’t matter which side you use, since they are equally effective.