It may sound odd but the wet sock treatment is a natural remedy which can effectively prevent and treat flu and colds. This treatment is commonly prescribed by naturopathic physicians at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
“Wet sock treatment” can help you with sore throat, nasal congestion, coughs bronchitis, ear infections and infections on the upper respiratory tract, headaches and migraines, according to Cathy Wong ND.
So, How Do You Do It?
The procedure is very simple. You will have to sleep in a pair of ice cold socks. This may sound very strange at first, but this treatment has proved to be extremely effective. This is so because the treatment has the ability to naturally stimulate and strengthen the immune system.
This treatment is commonly known as a “heating compress”. The cold socks create a gentle shock in the body, stimulating the heat production through increased blood circulation in order to warm up the cold, wet socks, says Dr. Wallace. “The body reacts to the cold socks by increasing blood circulation, which also stimulates the immune system. You have to ‘rev up’ the immune system, so it’s ready for battle against the affliction or condition.”