Use 1 cup of washing soda in a warm bath, soak for at least 20 minutes. (DO NOT do this immediately after a Bowen session)
Soak in an Epsom salts bath a few times a week and paint the fluid sac with apple cider vinegar several times a day. (If the skin is sensitive, dilute the vinegar with water).
Crush washing soda crystals ,(sodium carbonate, sal soda), to coarse salt size pieces and place in the centre of a square cotton cloth. Approximately, 10cmx5cmx2cm, would be suitable for an adults knee or ankle. Fold the edges of the material over the soda crystals so 1 layer of cloth will lie between the skin and the soda crystals. Tape this, or use Cling Wrap to hold the pack, just below the effected joint. Cover this with a towel and leave in situe for 3-4 hours. Use this on alternate days for 1 week. (SENSITIVE SKIN CAN BLISTER -DO NOT APPLY THIS POLTICE IF YOU HAVE VERY SENSITIVE SKIN)
Put 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts, (magnesium sulphate), in a bowl of warm water. Place feet or effected digits in this and soak for 20 minutes. Apply Iodex (TM) or Bowtech Ease to the joint.
Apple cider vinegar helps to repair soft tissue, reduce bruising and swelling. It aids cellular healing. Soak a face cloth in apple cider vinegar and cover or wrap it around the effected area. Secure under cling wrap and leave in situe for 4-5 hours. For sensitive skin dilute the apple cider vinegar. (Remember to cover any cuts or abrasions to avid stinging). Apple cider vinegar is also useful in assisting to resolve swelling in fluid sacs on the elbows by painting it onto the fluid sac several times a day.
Calendula oil helps reduce inflamed itchy skin conditions, it gently soothes,heal and softens the skin. Use in its concentrated form or dilute in your favorite carrier oil. (Beware its strong natural yellow pigment will stain clothing when applied undiluted)
Processed sugars can exacerbate inflamatory joint conditions such as arthritis and gout. Substitute processed sugars with alternatives such as , honey, rice malt syrup, coconut sugar, agave or stevia.