The common cold is making its way around again. There are many ways to prevent and treat the common cold:

  1. Elderberry syrup
  2. Vitamin C
  3. Vitamin D
  4. Drink plenty of water
  5. Rest

But what do you do if you get the dreaded common cold? There are several naturopathic treatments you can do at home, but one in particular stands out: Cold wet sock therapy – a simple hydrotherapy technique that is especially good to use with the nasal congestion of colds and flu.  Immediately you think that putting cold wet socks on your feet would cause you to become sick, but instead this ancient water based therapy boosts the immune system.

You will need:

  1. 100% thin cotton socks
  2. 100% wool socks

Make sure the body is warm 97° or above (if not hop in the shower for a couple minutes to warm up). Place cotton socks in cold water or freezer. Put on cold wet socks after wringing out excess water. Put on dry wool socks over the cotton wet socks. Get into bed with warm blankets and get some rest! Wet socks may be removed once dry or warm. This can be done daily until the symptoms are gone.


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