THE BEST Way To Prime Your Immune System
This time of year, when we are locked indoors, eating alot of stuff we probably shouldn’t be – and our immune systems are on constant guard -challenged, and sometimes even defeated. It seems I have talking about warming socks non-stop. Warming socks, an oooooold hydrotherapy technique is great to use at the first sign of an acute cold or flu to beat it, but is also a great way to keep your lymphatics in good shape and your immune response balanced all year round – a great weekly addition to your self-care.
A great addition is a few drops of an appropriate essential oil or a capo-rub salve to the soles of your feet before doing the socks.
Great for anyone – old and young!
The warming sock treatment is best if repeated for three consecutive nights, or as instructed by your naturopathic doctor.


Sore throat                      Neck pain                                 Headaches

Migraines                        Nasal Congestion                     Coughs

Bronchitis                        Sinus infection                        Upper respiratory infection



– 1 pair of thin cotton socks

– 1 pair thick wool socks

– warm bath or foot bath if required



  1. Soak the pair of thin cotton socks completely with the coldest water possible. Be sure to wring the socks out thoroughly so they do not drip.
  2. Warm your feet first. This is very important as the treatment will not be as effective and could be harmful if your feet are cold when beginning the treatment. Warming can be accomplished by soaking your feet in warm water for at least 5-10 minutes of taking a warm bath.
  3. Dry off feet and place cold wet socks on feet.
  4. Place the thick dry wool socks over the wet cotton socks and go to bed. Avoid getting chilled.
  5. Keep the socks on overnight. You will find that the wet socks will be warm and dry in the morning.


Effects of the Warming Sock Treatment

With the contrast of cold and the gradual warming, this treatment serves to increase the circulation of blood and lymph and reduce 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. The warming sock treatment is also effective for pain relief and increases the healing response during acute infections.


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