This gift of nature can be used internally or externally with similar effects of warming the body and improving circulation. It also helps digestive problems resulting from the consumption of too much fat, protein, or oily foods.
Ginger tea can help with nausea and vomiting from motion sickness, pregnancy, and postoperative nausea. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, easing symptoms of arthritis and other joint conditions.
An ancient Japanese healing modality, hot ginger compresses can be used externally to relieve tension and stagnation in different areas of the body. Its effectiveness lies in its ability to strengthen and tonify the internal organs.
Many types of acute or chronic pains can be relieved with ginger compresses such as rheumatism, arthritis, asthma, backaches, intestinal and menstrual cramps, stiff neck, and similar problems. Ginger compresses can speed up the improvement of a variety of inflammatory conditions such as bronchitis, liver, bladder, and intestinal inflammation.
Ginger compresses are also very useful in drawing toxins out of the kidney area, increasing the blood circulation and helping to dissolve hardened masses such as kidney and gallbladder stones as well as cysts, uterine fibroids, and benign tumors. Release of these toxins and blocked energy can bring a deep and soothing feeling to the body as a result of endorphin release. Ginger is truly an amazing gift from nature!
~ Born in Paris, France, Veronique moved to the United States 30 years ago to study the Chinese and Japanese approach to healing. She has been practicing the “Healing Art of Ginger Compresses” for the last 18 years in Boston and at various yoga retreats around the world. She recently extended her practice to the Berkshire area. www.ragasha.com/naitea.