Wet sock therapy

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Moonchez
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   Posted 10/3/2017 4:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried this for lyme?

Edit: Its supposed to be great for colds but ALSO for lymphatic drainage.

Its an old hydrotherapy technique where you put on a pair of wet 90% cotton socks followed by a dry pair of 90% wool socks before bed and it causes your blood to rush to your feet and apparently also stimulates lymphatic movement/ immune response.


I literally feel like my feet are hypothermic and are about to fall off. If anyone has done this, is this normal? Or is my absolutely screwed up immune system telling my feet they're on their own and just sending them off to be amputated?? LOL. What on earth?

Post Edited (Moonchez) : 10/3/2017 4:43:27 AM (GMT-6)


10LymeB
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   Posted 10/3/2017 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never tried it, but it sounds inherently uncomfortable. The best things for lymph drainage are red root and dry brushing - for me anyway. I take a liquid called L-Drain (you can find it online). It helps me a lot. Dry brushing every day.
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Moonchez
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   Posted 10/3/2017 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, I HATED last night, it was AWFUL. BUT, it really worked. The inflammation in my head is so improved I'm doing it again tonight.

After taking the socks off this morning, I expected to find blue, shrivelled up cold feet, but they were pink, warm and just incredibly tingly (my feet are usually purple and have had HORRIBLE circulation lately).

What a weird thing. Hmm.....

I just went and read my ND's notes again and apparently it boosts t-cells.

Post Edited (Moonchez) : 10/3/2017 4:16:57 PM (GMT-6)


mcspike
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   Posted 10/3/2017 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, my Nd suggested this a year ago, but I never tried it. Now I will. Thanks for the reminder!!!

Moonchez
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   Posted 10/3/2017 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Cool, maybe we're starting a "thing" lol...

I didn't mention above but she stressed the importance of making sure your feet were incredibly warm before putting on the cold socks (i.e. soaked in hot water or have a bath).... I also put the "wet socks" in the freezer for a few minutes after I wet them - and after I wrung them out - to make sure they were cold.

Let me know how it goes!!

Post Edited (Moonchez) : 10/3/2017 6:23:35 PM (GMT-6)


10LymeB
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   Posted 10/5/2017 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow. That's amazing. I have head pressure and inflammation in my head constantly. I'm gonna try it tonight. I also found this: www.bodyquirks.com/2012/04/warming-socks-hydrotherapy-for-cold-flu-and-sinus-issues/ - which has instructions. I feel like my circulation is always off and I have dizziness too, feels like from sinus pressure and neck.

Thanks!

Jasperilla
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   Posted 10/5/2017 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
My LLND has recommended I try this when the kids have fevers and that it's amazing at helping them feel better / recover. My problem is that I can't find 90% cotton socks...does anyone have a source for them?

1000Daisies
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   Posted 10/5/2017 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Jasperilla said...
My LLND has recommended I try this when the kids have fevers and that it's amazing at helping them feel better / recover. My problem is that I can't find 90% cotton socks...does anyone have a source for them?


Do you shop at amazon? You can search for 100% cotton socks in their search, and I found several options. It will at least give you ideas on brands even if you don't buy from them. HTH.
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Jasperilla
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   Posted 10/5/2017 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Daisies! I'll check again, but I looked last year and all the ones I could find had reviews that said the socks they actually received weren't primarily cotton, so I was hesitant to order.
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