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  • Dr. Jill Kenney, Naturopathic Medicine, Fairfield, CT

Warming Socks For Immune Support

Warming Socks is a wonderful and effective treatment for any condition where there is congestion in the head and upper respiratory tract, to help with staying asleep, and many other health issues.

Warming socks should be done before going to bed and should be left on while sleeping. It's an especially effective and easy treatment for children during naptime too. This treatment works best if repeated for three nights in a row, or as instructed specifically for you.


· Pair of light weight cotton socks

· Pair of thick wool socks/hiking socks

· Water, bathtub, towel


  1. Make sure your feet are warm before applying treatment. If they are not, warm your feet first in a warm bath or take a bath. This is very important as the treatment will not be as effective and could be harmful if your feet are not warmed first. Dry off feet and body with a dry towel.

  2. Next, soak cotton socks in icy cold water, wring them out well and put the socks on feet.

  3. Put heavy wool socks over the wet socks, being sure that the dry wool socks cover all of the wet cotton socks.

  4. Go to bed and leave on overnight or remove them once cotton socks are dry. You will be amazed!! They really will be dry in the morning!

Effects of the Warming Sock Treatment:

This treatment acts to increase the circulation and decrease 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. This treatment is also effective for pain relief and increases the healing response during acute infections.

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