Packs are mode of treatment in which the whole body or part of the body is wrapped in a wet sheet, which in turn wrapped in a dry blanket. Packs are useful in cases of fever, insomnia, epilepsy, chronic cold and bronchitis, rheumatism and obesity.
Compress is a local application using a cloth which has been wrung out in cold water. The cloth should be folded into a broad strip and dipped in either cold or hot water according to the condition. The compress is generally applied to the head, chest, abdomen and back. Useful to treat fever, heart disease, eye inflammations, sore throat, hoarseness, tonsillitis pharyngitis and laryngitis. Abdominal compress helps to relieve gastritis, hyperacidity, indigestion, jaundice, constipation and diarrhea. Joints compress is helpful for inflamed joints, rheumatism, sprains.