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How often? The ginger compress should be done every day, 3-4 times a day, like right before each meal, and once before sleeping. To be most effective, make sure you don’t do right after food (do before food or at least two hours after food). This may seem like a lot of effort, but nothing is free, there is no quick pill to heal your kidney (if there is, it will likely damage something else). Start doing it, very soon it will become methodical, and you won’t know the time passing. When doing the compress, for it to be even more effective, combine with meditation, healing touch, and reiki, described below.