The Wet Sock Treatment: A Natural Remedy for Cold and Flu

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'It may sound like a very bizarre treatment, but it works! It triggers the body’s defenses, according to Jamey Wallace, ND, Clinic Medical Director at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.

The treatment is known as a “heating compress,” meaning that it’s up to the body to heat the cold, wet socks, says Dr. Wallace. The body reacts to the cold socks by increasing blood circulation, which also stimulates the immune system.' 


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