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Millwoods Acupuncture Center
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Cook salt


You may use cook salt to solve some of your health problems. Followings are some of folk tips used by Chinese in China for years and years.

The tips may or may not replace your professional treatments. You may try it if you have no time to visit your doctor, have no money to go to him, or if he fails to help you with chemical drugs, or the professional treatments have caused side effects that you cannot tolerate any longer, or you suffer from the trouble again and again while the biomedical system found nothing wrong in your body.

If there are some herb ingredients in the formula and you cannot find it by yourself, welcome to come and check with us, see if we can help you to get it.

It is well known among Chinese that some tips work even much better than doctor's prescription. A good TCM doctor does not and should not refuse to use such “simple” tip for his patients. So many times, we know the tips (as well as the whole TCM) work, though we do not know why it works from modern science point of view. There are so many mysteries around us, even if modern science has tried so hard to understand it.


(1). Constipation

How to use: Dissolve salt into water. Drink the salt water 200 ml every morning with empty stomach.


(2). Stomach pain due to exposure to cold

How to use: Take salt 250 g. Fry without oil to warm it. Fold with gauze or similar material. Apply onto stomach for 10 min or until it turns cold. Replace it with a warm one. Repeat three to five times a day.


(3). Sour throat

How to use: Fry salt powder to warm. Blow it into throat. The person will vomit out lot of saliva. The pain will be reduced.


For frequent sour throat, drink salt water 100 to 300 ml every morning. Repeat every day for two to three weeks.


(4). Pain due to hernia

How to use: Warm salt. Fold with gauze. Apply onto the painful area.


(5). Eczema (Shi Zhen)

How to use: Dissolve salt 6 g, alum 15 g into water. Wash skin with the solution.


(6). Joint pain and muscle pain

How to use: Bring salt 500g and fennel 120g to warm (dry frying, for instance). Fold with gauze. Apply onto the affected muscle or joints. Repeat twice a day.


(7). Urinary retention

Material: Salt, 250 g; Chinese green onion, ten.

How to use: Chop the green onion into small pieces. Fry the salt and the green onion (without use of oil) to warm. Fold it with gauze. Apply onto the lower stomach.


(8). Bite by bee

How to use: Dissolve salt into water. Use the water to wash the affected skin.


(9). Continuous bleeding from tooth after tooth pulling

How to use: Dissolve salt in water to prepare high concentration salt solution. Use cotton ball to dip the salt solution. Apply the cotton onto the bleeding area of the tooth. Take it away after one hour.


(10). Prevention of hair loss

How to use: Wash hair with low concentration of salt solution (dissolved in water).


(11). Itch of head skin

How to use: Dissolve little bit salt and borax (Peng Sha) into water. Wash head with the mixture.


(12). Prevention of skin rash and so on for children

How to use: Add little salt into water when having bath.


(13). Wash broken contaminated skin due to trauma or infection

How to use: Prepare low density salt solution. Wash the skin with it.


(14). Protect throat for those who is going to singer or talk

How to use: Drink light salt water before perform.


(15). Ulcer in mouth

How to use: mix salt the sesame oil into warm water. Hold it in mouth. For baby, drop several drops in mouth before feeding. Repeat several times a day.


(16). Stimulate vomiting

How to use: Add one teaspoon of salt into about 300 ml water. Bring to boil. Cool it down. Drink it to promote vomiting. This is useful for those who feel bloating in stomach and chest due to eating poisonous material.