Then my Dr. told me about the Wet Sock Treatment. We did it last night and she didn't cough once - or all day today. The key is you have to do it three nights in a row for it to work. Tonight was #2 for her and I'm going to try it on me to help get rid of this nasty stuffy nose I have. I'm so excited I just had to share! I know it's cold and flu season and if you could help without taking any drugs wouldn't you be game? So good luck and I'll keep you posted on how it works for me! Let me know if you try it!
WET SOCK TREATMENT
The wet sock treatment is best if repeated for three nights in a row, or as instructed by your physician.
Sore throat or any inflammation or infection of the throat, neck pain, ear infections, headaches, migraines, nasal congestion,
upper respiratory infections, coughs, bronchitis, and sinus infections.
Use with caution in diabetes, Raynaud’s phenomenon or syndrome, arterial insufficiency or advanced intermittent
claudication. The warming phase is especially important for these patients. Please consult your physician.
- 1 pair white cotton socks
- 1 pair thick wool socks
- Warm bath or warm foot bath
- Take a pair of cotton socks and soak them completely with cold water. Be sure to wring the socks out thoroughly so
they do not drip.
- Warm your feet first. This is very important as the treatment will not be as effective and could be harmful if your feet are
not warmed first. Soaking your feet in warm water for at least 5-10 minutes or taking a warm bath for 5-10 minutes can
- Dry off feet and body with a dry towel.
- Place cold wet socks on feet. Cover with thick wool socks. Go directly to bed. Avoid getting chilled.
- Keep the socks on overnight. You will find that the wet cotton socks will be dry in the morning.
Effects of the Wet Sock Treatment
This treatment acts to reflexively increase the circulation and decrease congestion in the upper respiratory passages, head,
and throat. It has a sedating action and many patients report that they sleep much better during the treatment. This treatment
is also effective for pain relief and increases the healing response during acute infections.
Resources: Dr. Douglas Lewis N.D.