My friend Dr. Joshua Berry introduced magic socks to our family when our kids were very little and I want to share this treatment with you too. It is great for colds, congestion, coughs, sinus infections, ear infections, sore throats, headaches, bronchitis, teething and fevers. It truly helps people to sleep more comfortably through the night. Magic socks are worn at night or at nap time and are useful for adults as well as children. They are contraindicated for babies under 4 months of age and people with circulatory issues. They are best used for 3 nights in a row. One important rule of thumb is to make sure the environment (the bedroom) is warm so that no chill is caught. Sometimes if the bedroom is not warmed up yet I will lightly warm up a heating pack and put it on the feet while I am preparing the magic socks or you could take a warm foot bath, bath or shower first. Dry the feet after the bath or shower and then proceed with the magic socks.
1 pair of cotton socks (100% cotton)
1 pair of wool socks (100% wool)
A warm environment.
Wool socks are difficult to find for kids. My favorite brand of wool socks is smartwool. They can be found at outdoor stores like REI but usually they do not have baby or children’s sizes. Any size of smartwool socks can be ordered on Amazon.
Ok, this is how you do it. Wet the cotton socks with cold water, ring them and place them on the feet. You want the socks damp but not dripping wet. Put the dry wool socks over the wet cotton socks and put the feet under the blankets immediately. Get a good night sleep and wake up with bone dry cotton socks in the morning- magic! This works energetically to bring the bloodflow down to the feet and takes the congestion away from the upper part of the body. It also has a slight sedative effect to allow for a restful sleep.