Wet Pack for Detox- Just Dip, Wring, Wrap & Detox!

What is Wet Pack?

A set of cotton cloth which is used, after soaking in cold water, for wrapping on specific parts of the body.  

Why is it used?

The root cause of every chronic disease is the accumulation of waste inside the body. The wet pack is a simple yet very effective method to get rid of toxins from the body and thus helps in relieving various diseases. 

What are its benefits?

  • Application of wet pack reduces the temperature of some body parts (where the cold strip is applied) as compared to other body parts (where the cold strip is not applied). This difference in temperature leads to an increase in blood circulation, which helps wastes, clots, toxins etc. to leave their place and finally exit through stool/urine.  
  • The cold strip applied on the abdomen helps to cure all forms of indigestion, including constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, acidity, ulcers, colitis, stomach pain etc. 
  • It also helps in getting rid of excess fat accumulated around the abdominal region.
  • Problems like tonsils, thyroid, throat infection, can be relieved by the cold strip applied on the neck.
  • Wrapping a cold strip around the forehead helps cure headache, migraine, anxiety and other mental disorders.
  • It is a simple and natural method to quickly cure primary diseases like fever, cough, cold, diarrhoea, etc.
  • It is a very effective way to detox the body.

How is it used?

Take 1 big cotton strip and 2 small cotton strips, dip them in bearably cold water and squeeze out excess water.

Wrap a big cotton strip around the abdomen such that half of it lies above the navel and half below it. Tuck it properly so that it doesn’t fall off.

Wrap one small cotton strip around your forehead and tuck it from the end.

Similarly, wrap the other small cotton strip around the neck.

Let it be applied for 30 to 40 minutes.

Which important points must be remembered?

  • It can be applied before or after a meal. However, it is advised not to eat or drink anything while it has been applied.
  • Clothes can be worn over it and daily chores can be done while applying it.
  • In winters, normal tap water (if it is bearably cold) can be used to soak cotton strips and warm scarf or any other warm cloth can be wrapped over it if needed.
  • It is more effective if followed by an enema after 1 hour since the toxins circulated by a wet pack can easily exit through stool during enema.
  • It is recommended to apply all three strips together for best results.
  • Initially, it must be applied once (preferably in the morning) or twice a day, regularly for 21 days and then, once or twice every week.
  • While suffering from cough, cold, fever, diarrhoea, indigestion, vomiting, stomach ache or any other acute disease, it must be applied 3-4 times a day for quick recovery.
  • It can also be applied during menses or during pregnancy.
  • It is completely safe for kids too.

Any precautions?

  • Water used for soaking strips should not be unbearably cold. 
  • A wet pack should not be applied while doing Pranayam as lungs cannot spread well during its application.

How else can it be used?

Stimulating abdominal wet pack

During cold weather or in case of very weak patients, wrap a scarf or any other warm cloth over the wet strip. 

Local cooling pack

In case of pain or discomfort in any body part due to boils, wounds, burns, stings, sores, ulcers, sprains, fractures, or any other reason, a local wet pack can be applied. This involves a simple application of wet cotton strip over the region of pain for 30-40 minutes. It is recommended to wrap a cold strip around the abdomen too along with a local wet pack. 

Alternate hot and cold pack

This can be used in case of severe pain in some part of the body. Take two small bowls- fill one with cold water and the other with hot water (cold and hot water is taken should be bearable). Soak the cotton cloth in warm water first, squeeze to get rid of excess water and apply it on the region of pain. After about 1 minute, dip another cotton strip in cold water, squeeze and apply over the affected region after removing the previous strip. Repeat this process for about 15 minutes. In the end, apply a cold pack over the region of pain for about 20-30 minutes. This helps to relieve pain quickly by increasing blood circulation and getting rid of toxins.