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Pain and the rubber ban, sock, and rice heating pad cure

Reference #: 288
Submit Date: 22 Dec 2002
Browse Category: aches and pains
Author: nina
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Treatment used: rubber ban, sock, and rice
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Country of Remedy: usa
Remedy Source: International Student Home Remedies Project
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Remedy Description

...Regular grain white rice (not minute rice)

...Old cotton sock, like a tube sock

...rubber band

Be sure there is no metals in sock thread or in the rubber band.

Place enough rice to fill up your sock and tie it tight with a rubber

band. Put it in a microwave oven for a few minutes until it is as hot as

you like. Makes a wonderful heat pack for any body aches, and you can take

it anywhere because you don't need to plug it in. My kids use this for ear

aches and I use it for arthritis. I heard that birdseed in place of rice

also works but I have not tried it. Minute rice will burn in the

microwave. It would be possible to warm up the rice on a cookie sheet in a

warm oven and then putting the rice in a sock or casing if you don't have

a microwave.

This remedy can also be used for:

leg pain