How to Effectively Treat Muscle Pain With Bath SaltsGerald - January 23, 2021
Bath salts are generally a collection of designer drug. The full name derived from instances where the chemicals were disguised as bath salts in a bathroom. The bath salts, flakes, or crystals tend to look similar to Epsom salts, yet differ chemically. The ingredients change consistency and appearance from time to time, as bath salts evolve from a highly dangerous chemical bath product into a socially acceptable recreational drug.
Various countries have banned bath salts due to various public health concerns, including potential risks to sex hormones, depression, and Parkinson’s disease. Even so, use and regulation of the bath salts continue. Substances used in bath salts may contain stimulants like ephedrine (or ‘fire’), caffeine, and/or nicotine. It is believed that that plant, a tree often found growing in moist tropical regions, may also contain addictive substances that mimic those of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana. It has been banned in several countries; however, the use and trade of the bath salts continue.
Some of the dangers of using bath salts include: dehydration, overheating, burns, electrical shock, brain abscesses, allergic reactions, hallucinations, hypothermia, nausea, kidney failure, paralysis, rash and nausea. Many users do not experience these symptoms, and the effects of using bath salts is not fully understood. If a bath salt overdose is ingested; death can result.
Medical professionals are not entirely sure how bath salts addiction works. Some believe that it is due to serotonin depletion, while others think it has something to do with the body’s natural response to stimulant abuse. Another theory on bath salt addiction is that of using the drug “recreational” or “intended for personal use”. This theory is largely based on the fact that bath salts mimic cocaine and heroin addiction; yet users themselves claim that the drug is not addicting.
To date, there is no known cure for bath salts addiction. Treatment options include placing bath salts under medical supervision, and slowly cutting bath salt intake until the user is free of desire. Some people use bath salts as a way to alleviate depression and anxiety. Withdrawal symptoms can be handled by placing bath salts under medical supervision and gradually reducing the amount used over time.
One effective treatment for bath salt addiction is to use bath salts in conjunction with warm water therapy. This treatment is referred to as “bio-ing”. Bio-ing involves soaking the person in warm water in order to remove any built-up pressure, as well as allowing the body to relax and rejuvenate. The warm water therapy is usually performed on a daily basis.
An alternative to soaking in hot water is to dissolve the salt in a carrier oil. By using a carrier oil, the user can eliminate the possibility of feeling too much heat or the burn effect associated with extremely hot bath salts. An essential oil can also be used as a carrier oil. Essential oils are normally much less expensive than bath salts and will not cause any harmful side effects. If you decide to use an essential oil, make sure you dilute it before applying it to your skin.
As bath salts are very easy to obtain, it is relatively inexpensive to experiment with. If you decide to use bath salts as a way to ease muscle pain, try making a blend containing essential oil and warm water and consuming it prior to or after exercise. For maximum effect, soak in the mixture for approximately forty-five minutes. You may find that soaking in bath salts prior to exercise is much more effective than simply using hot water.