Cold Treatment


Effects of the Wet Sock Treatment

This treatment acts to reflexively 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.


  • 1 pair white cotton socks
  • 1 pair thick wool socks
  • Towel
  • Warm bath or warm foot bath


  • Take a pair of cotton socks and soak them completely with cold water. Be sure to wring the socks out thoroughly so they do not drip.
  • Place wet socks in the freezer for 10-20 minutes.
  • Take a hot bath to raise your core body temperature.
  • Dry off feet and body with a dry towel.
  • Take cold, wet socks out of the freezer and place on feet. Cover with thick wool socks.
  • Go directly to bed. Cover up with blankets and avoid getting chilled.
  • Keep the socks on overnight. You will find that the wet cotton socks will be dry in the morning.