Indications:  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.


  • 1 pair cotton socks
  • 1 pair thick wool socks (also flannel or heavy-duty cotton socks)
  • Towel
  • Warm shower/bath or warm foot bath


1.       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.; ankle socks work best, the full length of sock need not be wet just the part on feet.

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 not warmed first. Warming can be accomplished by soaking your feet in warm water for at least 5-10 minutes or taking a warm shower/bath for 5-10 minutes. Ideally, taking an Epsom salt bath for 20 minutes with at least 2 cups of espsom salts, or a warm foot soak with salts. A warm shower or just bundling up in warm clothes and warming feet by heater is fine too.

3.       Dry off feet and body with a dry towel. Put on warm pajamas.

4.       Place cold wet socks on feet.  Cover with thick wool socks.  Bundle up with clothing and lots of covers. Go directly to bed.  Avoid getting chilled. Ideally, you wake up sweating in the night or in the morning having had a good sweat. If you wake up at night and you are sweatt and cold, change to dry clothes and return to your warm bed.

5.       Keep the socks on overnight.  You will find that the wet cotton socks will be dry in the morning.