- Sore throat or any inflammation or infection of the throat
- Nasal congestion or sinus infections
- Upper respiratory infections, coughs or bronchitis
- Ear infections
- Neck pain
- Headaches or migraines
- 1 pair white cotton socks
- 1 pair thick wool socks
- Warm bath or warm foot bath
Directions: This therapy should be timed for when you are about to go to bed or take a nap.
- 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. Warming can be accomplished by soaking your feet in warm water for at least 5-10 minutes or taking a warm bath.
- Dry off feet (and body) with a dry towel.
- 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.
- Place cold wet socks on feet. Cover with thick wool socks. Go directly to bed and cover yourself warmly with blankets - avoid getting chilled.
- Keep the socks on while you rest, for a minimum of 30 minutes. If you use the socks overnight you will find that the wet cotton socks will be dry in the morning.
Repeat this process for 3 treatments on consecutive days upon first signs of illness. Magic socks can also be worked into a regular self-care routine.
This process may sound bizarre and uncomfortable upon reading these instructions. Don't knock (your socks off) before you try it! Share you experience in the comments below.