• Mustard Leaves (large bunch, shred or tear by hand)
  • Raw sesame oil (5-6 cups)
  • Squares of cotton fabric (about 12 inches x 12 inches)


  1. Begin by heating a small amount of oil, (1/4 to 1/2 cup) in a wok. When oil starts to crackle, slowly drop shredded pieces of mustard leaves. Toss leaves in the oil for two or three minutes. (Leaves should still be crispy, not soggy.)
  2. Continue adding leaves and pour in more oil if needed.
  3. Next, scoop mustard leaves into center of fabric and tie off with a strip of fabric. Bolus, which means ball in Latin, should resemble a large tea bag.
  4. Repeat to make additional boluses. Softly pound and rub boluses on back, legs or other areas to relieve pain.

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