A natural method of stimulating the immune system and zapping a cold or flu. The treatment, which is commonly prescribed by naturopathic doctors, involves putting on ice-cold socks and … sleeping in them!!!
It may sound strange, but it works because it rallies the body’s defenses. And the best part about it is that it uses the healing power of nature and doesn’t cost anything.
The treatment is known as a “heating compress,” meaning that it’s up to the body to heat the cold, wet socks. The body reacts to the cold socks by increasing blood circulation, which also stimulates the immune system. You have to ‘rev up’ the immune system, so it’s ready for battle against the affliction or condition.
This treatment acts to reflexively increase the circulation and decrease congestion in the upper respiratory passages, head and throat. It also has a calming action, and many patients report that they sleep much better during the treatment. The treatment is also effective for pain relief and increases the healing response during acute infections.
The wet sock treatment is only one component of an integrated treatment plan that includes hydration, proper nutrition and immunity-boosting supplements. It’s best to start the wet sock treatment on first day of an illness, ideally repeating it for three nights in a row.
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