Wet Sock Treatment To Battle the Flu

Jan.20.2018 | Naturopathic Medicine, Environmental Medicine

Supplies: 
1 pair of very thin socks, liner socks or polypropylene socks
1 pair of thick wool socks or thick polypropylene socks
2 sets of sweats or pajamas
1 bowl of ice water
Directions: 
1.    Soak the pair of thin socks in the bowl of ice water. Then wring the socks out thoroughly so they do not drip. 
2.    Take a hot bath for 5-10 minutes. This is very important for the effectiveness of the treatment. In fact, it could be harmful if your feet are not warmed first. 
3.    Dry off feet and body with a dry towel. 
4.    Place ice-cold wet socks on feet. Then cover with thick wool socks. Put on the first set of pajamas. Go directly to bed. Place the second set of pajamas next to the bed. Avoid getting chilled. 
Wear the socks overnight. During the night, you may wake up with your whole body wet from sweat. If so, change into the dry pajamas, but leave on the socks. You will find that the wet cotton socks will be dry in the morning. 

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