Is Footbath Effective For Good Health?

Contributor: Nutrition Counselor Ling Ai

In Chinese Medicine’s theory, Chinese physicians emphasized that the foot is the second heart of human body and has six meridians (liver, gall bladder, kidney, bladder, spleen and stomach) located at the soles of the feet.  Each of these organs has more than 60 acupuncture points that corresponds to many parts & organs of our body.  As all acupuncture meridians of the body either begin or end on the feet or hands, foot health is crucially important for balance of the acupuncture energy system.   

Exterior coldness tends to penetrate from the soles to our internal body, therefore washing our feet before sleep will help to warm the yin meridians and expel the coldness.  In addition, soaking our feet in hot-warm water will help to improve better blood circulation, metabolism and energy to our internal organs as well as removes toxins from our body.  Researches showed that footbath added with herbs will help to speed up the recovery of illnesses, delay or prevent illnesses’ symptoms & energize the body system to good health.  

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