A wax-like substance with a melting point of 40-65°C is a paraffin. It is obtained from a synthetic oil. Paraffin.

Paraffin is a rough grille. In appearance it is a white translucent solid mass with no smell and no taste. For heating, the wax has been used since 1909.

Special experiments have shown that human skin can withstand without scalding water with a temperature of 45 ° C, dirt — 50 ° C and paraffin — 60 ° C, and in some tests — up to 70 ° C. In addition, the paraffin cools longer and 3 times slower than, for example, sand.

Frozen, paraffin decreases in volume by about 10%. He squeezes the tissue of the body to which he was applied. Gently squeezes it. Depending on the grade, it contains 0.6-5% of oil fractions. It also softens the skin.

Paraffin treatments are usually initially melted in a water bath. Then cooled to the desired temperature, depending on the method of its use. The duration of paraffin procedures is usually 30-60 minutes. They should be conducted every other day. Relax after the procedure for at least 1 hour.

Below are 4 main ways.

1. The molten paraffin at 60-65 ° C is applied to a flat brush or cotton swab to the desired area of the body layers repeated until a layer thickness of 1 cm or more. Then this site is covered with a piece of plastic film and muffle wool or cotton blanket.

2. This method can be used only in the home for treatment of the hands and of the feet and requires much larger amounts of paraffin. He concludes that the hand or foot first coated with paraffin by the first method, and then dipped in a bucket or other utensils into which molten wax is poured at a temperature 60-65 °C.

3. Wear medical or household rubber gloves. Prepare napkins by making 8-10 layers of fabric. Napkins immersed in molten wax with a temperature of 60-65 ° C. They are compressed between two plates. This can only be done with gloves. Apply to the desired area of the body after pre-coating with a thin layer of wax according to the first method. Then, as in the first method, a part of the body is covered with a film and a blanket.

4. The most convenient way to treat at home. Melted wax is poured into the plate shape or fotokyuvetu casting aspic depending on the size of the paraffin pellet — applications -. 1.2 cm thick layer of Cured, but still soft cake (usually paraffin corresponds to a temperature 50-54 ° C) is removed from the mold, pre-cutting the edge on, and applied to the desired area of the body. Then, just as in previous methods, insulate it.
The treatment of arthritis — 10-30 procedures, 1 procedure is performed treatment is not more than 2-3 joints at the same time, alternating between them.


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