The Wet Sock Treatment: A Natural Remedy for Cold and Flu

This may be quite a bizarre treatment for some of you, but Jamey Wallace, ND, Clinic Medical Director at Bastyr Center for Natural Health has something else to say on the matter. Wallace is pretty sure that this treatment works.

The “heating compress” helps the body heat cold wet socks, as confirmed by Dr. Wallace. This treatment triggers the body and stimulates blood circulation and immunity.

Yes, your immune system needs to be “rev up” once in a while which means it’s ready to battle against ailments.

The treatment has great impact on circulation, and decreases congestion in the upper respiratory tract. Its sedating action helps you sleep better during the treatment. Many patients swear in its ability to relieve pain and increase the healing response during acute infections.

Keep in mind that you have to do this at the very first moment you notice your cold symptoms , and repeat it several days in a row.

All you need is a pair of thin cotton socks, a pair of thick wool socks and a bucket.

Here’s how to do it!

Step 1

Soak your think socks in ice cold water. Squeeze out any excess water.

Step 2

Soak your feet into a bucket filled with hot water for 10 minutes until they are well warmed up.

Step 3

Take your feet out and pat them dry. Put on your cold wet cotton socks, and your dry wool socks.

Step 4

Go to bet, and keep your feet covered all the time. That’s the only way to obtain excellent results.

For optimal results, you can massage your feet with rosemary oil. This will give you a hand in your treatment of poor circulation.

Source: livingtraditionally.com

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