||Sun Bath and Magnetic Therapy
The sun-bathing of an affected part forms an important adjunct to treatment through magnets,
as it helps in the healing process. When an affected part is directly exposed to sunlight,
especially during the early hours of the morning, the ultra violet and infra-red rays - falling
beyond the visible colour spectrum - favourably affect the skin, muscles and nerves by
providing warmth and help in the mitigation of inflammation and pain. Sun-bathing is helpful in
all rheumatic affections and is one of the age-old methods of pain-relief.
The sun-bath should be taken early in the morning before the day warms up that is, around 7
A.M. For the purpose, sit comfortably on a chair or on the ground, exposing the affected part but
shielding the eyes from the direct rays of the sun.
Initially, expose the affected part directly to the sun for about 10 minutes. Then gently rub the
south- or north-pole oil over the part, and cover the part with red cellophane paper. Expose the
part further to the sun for a period of 15 minutes or longer, depending upon the type of disease,
as will be indicated under an individual disease. Some of the diseases like rheumatoid arthritis,
paralysis and poliomyelitis need longer periods of sun bathing.
After the stipulated period of exposure, remove the cellophane paper and gently rub the part,
avoiding application of cold water.