SOS: Save Our Sinuses!
Do you know what’s the absolute worst? A sinus infection 🙁
Symptoms include: burning and painfully inflamed sinuses, runny nose, stuffy ears, impacted eyesight, headache, tears, a bleak outlook on life… (okay that last one is just us)
As someone who’s sinuses have a personal vendetta against them – I understand your frustration 110%!
When you say your face hurts so bad – I feel you!
When your head is pounding and your nose burns – I feel you!
And when it’s painful to cry? – I feel you too!
Every year my ears, nose, and throat ally-up and wage war against the rest of my body. Every year I anticipate their treason. One of my go-to self-care treatments: WET SOCKS.
The Wet Socks Solution:
By applying cold the to feet, the body’s natural reaction is to warm them up. In order to do so, it increases blood flow to the feet (which naturally draws fluid away from the head and sinuses).
Here’s how to do it:
You will need a pair of cotton socks and a pair of wool ones. Soak the cotton socks in COLD water, and then ring them out thoroughly. Begrudgingly put cold damp socks on feet. Put wool socks on over top. Go to sleep. You’ll wake up in the night with hot feet, dry socks, and a clear head!
This protocol works best before the sinus infection gets too complicated – when that happens: see your trusted naturopathic doctor for solutions for your symptoms!
Reclaim your face!
If the socks aren’t cold enough, try freezing the dampened socks!