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035 150x150 Heat Pack made of Hemp LinenHeat Packs made of Eco Friendly, Sustainable Hemp linen. All natural Heat Packs are the Best Heat Packs for providing Back and Neck Pain Relief. A few minutes in the microwave or oven and your sore achy muscles and joints will have luxurious moist heat therapy with gentle acupressure.

Our Hemp Heat Packs are refillable! You can order one of our Heat Packs filled with flax seed for long lasting cozy moist heat. Or you can save money by ordering an empty Hemp Heat Packs and fill it your self, it’s easy!

Our favorite filling is flax seed which holds heat well and conforms easily to your body. However if you prefer filling your heat pad with rice or corn, you can do that too! If you want to try rice, and later decide to try flax seeds, it’s easy to simply pour out the old filler and add fresh.

We think natural Heat Packs are the best Heat Packs, but they all will eventually become stale, or if you leave it in the microwave to long it will have a burned smell. Typically, this is when you have to throw out most Heat Packs.

But with ours, all you need to do is pour out the old filler, wash if needed, and add fresh filler. It’s cheap and easy!

Your natural Heat Packs will last and last!

Made with soft durable 100% hemp linen that has not been dyed or bleached, no chemicals against your skin.

Add herbs at any time! If you have ever used an Herbal Heat Pack you know how heavenly they are. But that wonderful aromatherapy quickly fades. With our Hemp Heat Packs you can add Lavender, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Rose petals, Spearmint, Peppermint or Balsam at any time.

Your Herbal Heat Packs will last and last! Microwavable Heat Packs are known by many names and many fillers such as rice heating pad, rice pillow, flax seed pillow, wheat bag, corn bags heating pads, etc. They all provide comforting, relaxing, long lasting warmth at a very good price. However it typically costs twice as much to ship these fillers then it costs to purchase them, whereas the Heat Packs shell weighs only ounces. So it is an ecologically sound thing to do to use the grain or seed that’s easily available in your area.

Heat therapy is a simple effective, age old technique that breaks the pain spasm pain cycle. It soothes nerves and calms muscles. It relaxes stiff contracted back, neck and shoulder muscles providing pain relief.

Use these Heat Packs for cold therapy by putting them in a plastic bag and placing in the freezer.

 

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Rice heating pads are easy to make and oftentimes you have everything you need on hand. This tutorial is a good way to use up scraps of fabric from other projects.

You will need

>About 1/4 yard of 44-45 inch wide cotton fabric. if you have no fabric, consider up-cycling an old shirt or other piece of clothing that is no longer usable.

>About 3-4 pounds of rice, preferably brown rice. Brown rice has a higher oil content then white rice and holds heat a little better.

There is a lot of flexibility in the dimensions of your finished heating pad. You can make it any size you choose just be sure its small enough to fit in the microwave and rotate freely. Other then that, let your creativitly or the size of your fabric help you decide on how big you want it.  But for the sake of this tutorial, we will be using 1/4 yard of fabric.

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Cut a piece 8 inches wide from a 44″-45″ wide cotton fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fold the fabric lengthwise so the the right sides are together.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sew the two long edges together, using about a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

 

 

 

 

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On the short, open edge, fold down 1/2 inch.

 

 

 

 

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open up the sides seams to lay flat when you do the fold down. Press with iron.

 

 

 

 

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Now turn your rice heating pad right side out.

 

 

 

 

 

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Now mark a spot about 2 inches from the short edges in the middle. Notice the green arrows pointing to the pins.

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Now sew a straight seam right down the middle from one pin mark to the other. Being sure to back stitch at each end to anchor threads.

 

 

 

 

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Now its time to fill with rice!

It helps if you have a friend to hold the bag open for you while you pour the rice in, but its not difficult to do it by yourself either.

 

 

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Now the trick to filling your rice heating pad is to not fill it all the way up. if it is completely full the rice does not shift around very well and it will not conform to your body well.

Usually about 2/3 full is just right but you will want to experiment a little with it.

 

 

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When you think you have the right amount of rice in it, carefully pin the opening closed or baste it shut. if using pins, you want them very close together so the rice will not leak out.

Then try it out by draping it around your shoulders or however you intend to use it. Decide whether it needs more or less rice and adjust as necessary.

Make sure you can fold or roll it so that it will fit into your microwave and rotate freely.

 

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Once you have the rice filling adjusted just right. Sew the opening shut close to the fold.

On this seam it looks best if you take your time and and sew straight and even right next to the fold. Sewing 1/4 inch or so away from the edge will make your seam stand out more whereas if its very close to the fold it tends to disappear and look more professional.

 

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That’s it! Your done!

Now you have a natural rice heating pad that with care will last you for years!

 

 

 

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How long you microwave your rice heating pads depends on a number of things,

-How big or how much filler is being used

-The wattage of your particular microwave

-How warm you want it

So once again you need to experiment with it. Start off with 30 seconds at a time testing to see how warm it is before microwaving for another 30 seconds until its the right temp. Now you know how long to microwave your rice heating pad in your microwave oven.

Do not over heat, over heating anything in your microwave is dangerous and your rice heating pad is no exception.

Rice produces a moist heat use after use. But eventually the rice will dry out, At this point you may want to spritz a little water on your rice heating pad or add a small cup of water to the microwave when you warm it. This will add moisture back to the pad so you can continue enjoying moist heat therapy.

For a really deep moist heat you can wet a washcloth or small towel and wring it out. Place this damp towel against your skin and place your warmed rice heating pad on top of that. This deep muscle treatment is very similar to hydrocollator pads that many Chiropractors and Massage Therapists use because of its ability to provide deep relaxation fast.

I hope you enjoy your rice heating pad so much that you make some for your friends and family. But if you don’t have time to make it yourself, please check out our Eco friendly HEMP heating pads. They are refillable and washable. Buy a YouFill pad and fill it yourself with rice, wheat, corn whatever you wish or we can fill it for you with our favorite filler, flax seed.

 

I welcome your comments, let me know what your think of this tutorial or give me suggestions on how I can improve it.

I value your input, thank you.

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Even in this day and age not everyone has a microwave. In fact, natural heating pads were being used long before microwaves were even invented. In times past, natural heating pads were warmed by the hearth or oven. here is an easy way to do it yourself.

*Heat oven to 350 degrees and then turn it OFF.
*Place heat pad in a baking pan or cookie sheet and spread it out flat.
*Place in turned off oven for about 30 minutes.

You can experiment a little with the time to get it just right, but be sure to always have the oven off before you put the heat pad in.

If the pan you are using has baked on grease, you can place a paper towel under the heat pad to protect it from oil stains.

If the oven is used for cooking supper, once its turned off you can use that residual heat to warm your heat pads for your family to use as bed warmers. In the winter time, this is a ritual that kids just love!


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Homemade Heating Pad how to do it yourself

Easy instructions to make your own microwave heating pad

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Tear off an 8 inch strip of 44″ inch wide cotton fabric.

Fold in half lengthwise, right sides together, so that now you have a 8″ by 22″ rectangle.

Sew the two long edges shut with a one quarter inch seam allowance.

Fold down the open edge one half inch and press.


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Now turn the bag right side out and sew a seam directly down the middle lengthwise, stopping and starting 2 inches from each end.

This forms a partition that helps keep the filler evenly distributed.

Usually one long lengthwise partition will make your heating pad drape and conform better then several short crosswise ones will.

 

 

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Now its time to fill it.

What kind of filler to use is up to you. Commonly used fillers are dried corn, rice, Flax seed, wheat or other grain or seed.

Be sure not to overfill, it is easy to do, usually about 2/3 full is about right.

If your homemade heating pad does not conform well to your body and just sets on top like a bag of rocks, it means you have it overfilled.

 

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You can pin or baste the opening closed so that you can experiment a little with how full you want it, try draping it around your neck and so forth to see if it molds well. When you are happy with how full it is, sew the opening shut, close to the folded down edge.

Here we have used dried corn as a filler

 

 

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For an almost instant Homemade Heating Pad, simply fill a large sock with your choice of filler, leaving just enough room to tie off the end. The stretchiness of the sock, allows the filler to conform well to your body even with a full sock. I like to tie off the end first with a rubber band and then with a ribbon or cord, that way if one fails, you have a back up.

 

These sock heating pads also make excellent, cheap bed warmers for cats and dogs. And its a must have for a new puppy in the house that must sleep alone for the first time.

 

How long do I Microwave my Homemade Heating Pad? The amount of time depends on your microwave, what kind of filler you used and how much filler is used, so you will need to experiment a little to find the right amount of time. Start with about a minute and increase the time 30 seconds at a time until it reaches the desired temperature, then you will know how long you can heat your heating pad in your particular microwave.

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If you do not have the time to make your own Heating Pads, you can order one (or more!) of our Hemp Heat Pads and fill it with your choice of local fillers.

Our all natural Hemp Microwave Heating Pads can be filled with flax seed, rice, corn or any other grain or seed for inexpensive moist heat therapy. You save money by ordering an empty heating pad and filling it yourself, with whatever filler is easily available in your area.

Dried corn, flax seed, wheat, rice, etc holds heat well and produces a moist heat. After repeated and prolonged use, it will dry out and need to be replaced, but that is easy to do with our refillable heat pads. You can compost the old filler or simply toss it out on the lawn for birds or other creatures.

You will love your all natural Homemade Heating Pad!

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Feb 092011

Mostly accompanied by tissue injury,Neuropathy pain is a state of complex,chronice pain. With neuropathic pain, the nerve fibers themselves may well be damaged, dysfunctional or injured. These damaged nerve fibers send incorrect signals to other pain centers.

An example of of neuropathic pain is phantom limb syndrome. It happens when an arm or a leg has been taking away owing to illness or injury, but the brain still gets pain messages from the nerves that originally carried impulses from the missing limb. Pain is the result of these nerves as they misfire. Neuropathy pain is known to the diabetic patients. Neuropathy pain management is essential if you are enduring this pain. Neuropathy takes long term to occur and its occurence is thanks to prolonged high blood sugar levels specifically for five years or longer. For your cure of diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain treatments are also there.

It seems that there have been no obvious cause of neuropathic pain,but, some everyday grounds for neuropathic pain include:

- Alcoholism

- Amputation

- Back, leg, and hip problems

- Chemotherapy

- Diabetes

- Facil problems

- HIV infection or AIDS

- Multiple sclerosis

- Shingles

- Spine surgery

A physical exam and an interview can be done by a doctore. About ways you would describe your pain, when the pain occurs, or whether anything specific triggers the pain, may well be the possible questions a physician can ask for. The application of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Aleve or Motrin are advised by some of the neuropathic pain studies. The painkillers that are strong and consist of morphine are required by a few people. Which seems to work in some incidences are Anticonvulsant and antidepressant drugs.

Conditions like diabetes needs better management of that condition and may need to alleviate the pain so Diabetic neuropathy pain is around.

Implantable device therapies to effectively manage the pain or the pain specialist invasive device therapies,when the anguish gets difficult to take care of. The pain sensation symptoms may be seriously controlled by the electrical stimulation of the nerves involved in neuropathy pain remedy.

In place of the neuropathic pain convalescing it gets worst over the course of time thanks to the truth that neuropathic pain often responds poorly to standard pain remedies . It can also result in the severe disability in the instance of some people.

Peripheral neuropathy pain has its own root cause on which it depends. It is is the initial step of the therapy to look out for the root cause.

- The deficiency of minerals can be dealt with.

- We can control diabetes but still the control cannot turnaround for the neuropathy. But it is good that there is a neuropathy pain treatment.

- Neuropathies linked with immune diseases can get improved with the treatment of auto immune disease.

Neuropathy pain relief hinges on the stage at which the pateint goes to consult physician for the treatment.

Neuropathy Pain Relief Guide

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Nebraska City, Neb. —
Winter chill gripped Southeast Nebraska on Tuesday with temperatures failing to eclipse the single digits. Although a warm-up trend is expected to begin on Wednesday, temps are still forecasted to remain under 20 degrees.
Factor in the wind chill and the “feels like” temperature is even colder.
How do you stay warm?
Experts favor the use of several layers of light weight clothing over just a heavy coat. Long underwear is also suggested as a strategy to stay warm.
Indoors, use blankets and external heat sources to stay warm. Experts note that care should be taken when using an external heat source, such as a heating pad.
Wraps or pads that can be microwaved should be favored since the user doesn’t have to remember to “turn them off” as they would a heating pad, thus reducing the chance of burns.

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These Heated Gloves Hand Warmers take less then a minute to make, using items you probably already have on hand. These hand warmers contain no chemicals and are reusable.

You will need

1 pair inexpensive stretchy knit gloves. Buy new ones (they are often about $2 a pair) or use up those odd gloves with missing mates.

2 cups (about) of flaxseed, dried rice, bird seed or any other small dried grain or seed you may have.

2 elastic hair bands, be sure it has no metal bits.

2 small pieces of ribbon, yarn, cord or whatever.

Its easiest if someone holds the glove open for you while you fill it with the grain, but if you don’t have any help, a funnel will do. Do not overfill the glove. Because it is stretchy, you will be able to pack a lot of grain into the glove, but keep it the regular size of a hand or a bit smaller, so that it will fit easily into pockets, or into the palm of small hands.

Secure well with elastic band and then tie securely with the ribbon or yarn. Now if one fails, you have a backup.

It usually only takes about 30 seconds to heat in microwave, but be careful and use less time to begin with until you know how much time it takes your microwave to heat the specific size of your hand warmers.

These stay warm about 20-30 minutes, longer if you keep them in your pocket.

For a really special treat, add some herbs to the hand warmer, cinnamon, cloves or even herbal tea can add a blissful scent. You may also wish to order some of our lavender, chamomile, rose petals, spearmint, balsam, peppermint or eucalyptus.

This is a great winter project for little ones, they will be so proud of their Heated Gloves Hand Warmers!

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36611e9b393b256 Microwave Heating Pad for Chronic Pain Relief

What are Microwave Heating Pads?

Microwave heating pads are pads or pillows that are filled with grains or seeds. Commonly used fillers are dried rice, corn, wheat and flaxseed. When warmed in the microwave, these pads become flexable, moldable, cordless heating pads that you can use again and again.

Microwave heating pads are typically a square or rectangle shape depending on how it will be used. Though usually the long rectangle shape is the most popular and versatile shape. The only limit in size is that it must be small enough to fit in your microwave and rotate freely.

These natural heating pads where even popular long before the invention of microwaves. In times past people warmed them in slow ovens or by placing near the wood burning stove. They were often used as bed warmers and many families kept one for each family member to take to bed each night. And of course, they were used frequently for aches pains and illnesses.

Microwave Heating Pads for chronic pain relief

These heating pads provide heat therapy for effective chronic pain relief. When a muscle is in spasm it compresses the blood vessels and reduces their ability to bring in blood and nutrients necessary for healing. Heat Therapy causes the blood vessels to dilate, providing the area with much needed blood for repair and long term pain relief. The heat also soothes and numbs the pain signals to the brain, and in response, the brain sends less spasm signals to the muscle, giving quick pain relief.

Heat Therapy also warms muscles and tissues helping it to relax, loosen and become more flexible. This helps reduce pain and restore normal function and movement. This makes it easier to do gentle stretches and exercise which further aids the healing process.

Make your own Microwave Heating pad

It’s quite easy to make your own. Simply fill a sock about two thirds full with dried rice, corn, flaxseed, whatever you have on hand. Tie the end closed with string or a rubber band and your done! You’ll have to experiment a little to find out how long to warm in microwave as it all depends on how big your heat pad is and the wattage of your microwave, so start off with about a minute and slowly increase until you find the right amount of time. Now you have a microwave heating pad that you can use again and again.

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db4edaaf7a0cba8 Heating Pad for Back Pain

A heating pad is a simple, effective tool for eliminating chronic back pain. It is so simple, in fact, that many people overlook this inexpensive, and indulgent like remedy.

What causes back pain?

Back pain can occur when someone is injured,  over exerts themselves or over stretches causing a strain, sprain or spasm in one of the muscles or ligaments in the back. In some cases, a disc may rupture or bulge causing pressure on one or more of the many nerves coming out of the spinal cord. These nerves transmit signals from the body to the brain and vice versa. When these nerves become irritated or compressed, pain results.

Back pain can also results from muscle irritations and bone lesions. Degenerative conditions such as arthritis, disc disease, osteoporoses and other bone disease can cause back pain. Smoking, obesity, infections, weight gain, stress, poor posture, inactivity and poor sleeping habits can all contribute to back pain. Scar tissue created by injuries are weaker and less flexible then normal tissue and this can contribute to more back pain, weakness and additional injury.

Sometimes back pain can signal a more serious medical condition and one should always consult with a doctor before any treatment plan, including self care.

Pain Spasm Cycle

Most back pain is resolved withen a short time but when it continues beyond 3 months it is considered chronic. Chronic pain is often progressive and it can be difficult to eliminate.

Exercise may be the most effective way to eliminate back pain. Along with gentle stretching, back strengthening exercises, and other back healthy activities such as yoga, swimming and walking.

Heating pads can be highly effective in reducing or iliminating back pain be breaking the pain spasm cycle. The pain spasm cycle occurs when a strain or injury sends pain signals to the brain. The brain responds by tightening the muscle to reduce risk of further injury, even after the danger has passed. Tightening the muscle reduces the flow of blood to the muscle along with the oxygen and nutrients it needs to repair itself. This causes the muscle to send more “distress” signals to the brain and the brain responds by more muscle tightening or spasm, and so the cycle continues.

Heating Pads help interrupt and numb the pain signals to the brain and the brain responds by sending less spasm signals back to the muscle. The heat also causes the blood vessels to dilate, increasing the flow of blood, with its oxygen and nutrients, giving the tissue what it needs to heal.

Heating pads also warm and relax scar tissue, giving more elasticity and movement. Helping to restore normal strength, structure and movement.

Hemp heating pad for back pain relief.

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Microwavable Heating Pad made of Eco Friendly Hemp. All natural heating pads are the Best Heating pads for providing Back and Neck Pain Relief. A few minutes in the microwave and your sore achy muscles and joints will have luxurious moist heat therapy with gentle acupressure.

Our Hemp Microwavable heating Pads are refillable! You can order one of our heat pads filled with flaxseed for long lasting cozy moist heat. Or you can save money by ordering an empty Hemp Heat Pad and fill it your self, it’s easy!

Our favorite filling is flaxseed which holds heat well and conforms easily to your body. However if you prefer filling your heat pad with rice or corn, you can do that too! If you want to try rice, and later decide to try flax seeds, it’s easy to simply pour out the old filler and add fresh.

We think natural microwavable heating pads are the best heating pads, but they all will eventually become stale, or if you leave it in the microwave to long it will have a burned smell. Typically, this is when you have to throw out most natural heat pads.

But with ours, all you need to do is pour out the old filler, wash if needed, and add fresh filler. It’s cheap and easy!

Your natural microwavable Heating Pad will last and last!

Made with soft durable 100% hemp linen that has not been dyed or bleached, no chemicals against your skin.

Add herbs at any time! If you have ever used an Herbal Microwavable Heating pad you know how heavenly they are. But that wonderful aromatherapy quickly fades. With our Hemp Heating Pads you can add Lavender, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Rose petals, Spearmint, Peppermint or Balsam at any time.

Your Aromatherapy Microwavable Heating Pad will last and last! Microwavable heating pads are known by many names and many fillers such as rice heating pad, rice pillow, flax seed pillow, wheat bag, corn bags heating pads, etc. They all provide comforting, relaxing, long lasting warmth at a very good price. However it typically costs twice as much to ship these fillers then it costs to purchase them, whereas the heat pad shell weighs only ounces. So it is an ecologically sound thing to do to use the grain or seed that’s easily available in your area.

Heat therapy is a simple effective technique that breaks the pain spasm pain cycle. It soothes the muscles and calms the nerves. It relaxes stiff contracted back, neck and shoulder muscles providing pain relief.

Use these Microwavable Heating Pads for cold therapy by putting them in a plastic bag and placing in the freezer.

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