A natural way to fight sickness this winter.
The post-holiday winter months are prime cold season. The wet sock treatment is one of the most classic naturopathic remedies to supercharge the immune response at the start of an upper respiratory infection. This treatment uses hydrotherapy to recruit both the cardiovascular and lymph systems to decrease congestion in the upper respiratory passages, head, and throat. While the idea of cold applied to the feet may not seem pleasant while you are sick, this treatment actually has a sedating and relaxing effect and many report improved sleep. Use treatment with caution and under physician supervision if you have diabetes, Raynaud’s phenomenon or syndrome, arterial insufficiency or advanced intermittent claudication.
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