Use heat to Cure
has heard about how good a sauna feels, and of the relaxing effect of a steam
bath which bathes you in hot vapor. But there are other heat treatments which
are equally beneficial. Heat relaxes the muscles and ligaments. When applied
locally, for example, with hot towels, it can ease muscle spasms. It can also
reduce arthritic pain. Heat dilates the blood vessels, which in turn activates
circulation. Applied to a wound, it can prevent infection by helping white
blood corpuscles and fresh oxygen surround the area more quickly.