Do any of you have a buckwheat pillow?

@Willowlady (10666)
United States
January 30, 2007 4:01pm CST
I have wanted one for a long time and now with Mylot earnings I might just get me one. Is there anything I should know or where would be the best place to get one? All answers will be appreciated!!
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@ukchriss (2106)
4 Feb 07
You can buy these from a lot of places online if you just do a search you can find them. I like to make my own its quite easy if you can but some wheat... Making Your Own Wheat Pillows http://www.healthypages.net/newsstory.asp?newsid=5558 These pillows have great versatility! so are Ideal for a wide range of conditions and sports injuries. They are a great to aid relaxation and sleep, Wonderful for heat therapy used straight out of the microwave. Also Great for cold therapy from your fridge. You can also add lavender flowers for a natural alternative therapy. I use the small pillows which i made on my knees and back and it they work and give relief every time. Questions and Answers about Buckwheat hull pillows http://www.makura.com/lang/q_and_a.html
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
5 Feb 07
Thanks so much for such information. I know of the alternative or complentary uses of herbs. Thanks for the links!
@MySpot (2602)
• United States
6 Mar 07
My Mom bought me and my sisters one for Christmas. They were cute kitties that wrapped around your neck. She found them in those little trinket books you get in the mail. They were meant to be chilled or heated but mine caught fire, right before my eyes, during microwaving! I no longer have a buckwheat kitty and don't think I'd purchase another one for myself either : (
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Shows the power of the microwave. Sorry for your loss. Thanks much for responding.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
5 Feb 07
What is a buckwheat pillow? And what is the benefit of having one? I have never heard of this before, but coming from you, it must be beneficial in some way... I can't wait to know more about it...
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
5 Feb 07
Made of buckwheat hulls thhey are a use for a by product of growing grain. They are good since they can be chilled or heated depending on the use you have for the treatment. Additional herbs can be added to help induce sleep and treat headaches. I am eager to finally have a couple. Thanks for responding.
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@estherlou (5026)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I never knew you could warm it up! Wow! Anyway...I have one, and I fight with it every night! I bunch it up, and wad it up, and move those buckwheats around and scrunch it up, and finally get it situated just right...but I'm used to it now, and wouldn't want to try another one instead. Crazy, huh?
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
1 Feb 07
No, not crazy. We often have a love/hate relationship with the things we cherish. Nice to know that your pillow is worthwhile. Thanks for responding!!
• United States
1 Feb 07
Have you tried your local HME supplier? The store where I worked sold these pillows. They were expensive, but those that bought them swore by them.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
1 Feb 07
What is HME supplier? I look forward to your response!
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
30 Jan 07
oh I just love mine. I warm it up and put is across my shoulders. It stays warm for a very long time. When I take it out of the microwave I shake it up a bit so that the heat is evenly distributed. I got mine at a farmer's market near where I live. I'm sure they will be easy to find.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Seems like we have a good bit in common, that is so neat. Glad that you found yours in a great spot.. at the farmer's market. Thanks so much for the heating tip and thanks for responding.