Benefits of Foot Soak.
On Traditional Chinese Medicine (ICM), soles of the feet is the starting point and end of the sixth meridian. Soles of the feet there are more than 60 acupuncture points related to the gall bladder, bladder, stomach, spleen, liver, and kidneys.
Soak feet in warm water can help open the blocked meridians and improves circulation throughout the body. Many people benefit by immersing their feet in warm water, but not everyone understands when the right time to soak the feet and some details that need to be known to be associated with a foot soak.
Soaking your feet in the evening to strengthen the kidneys and sleep more soundly
According to the theory of PTT, foot baths at around 21:00 is the best time to improve kidney energy because at the time of kidney energy is at its lowest. Foot soak will make the blood vessels dilate and increase blood circulation. This can relax the whole body and reduces fatigue from a busy day dramatically.
Soaking the feet also add the quality of sleep. After soaking your feet, massage the acupuncture points Yong Quan (KI 1), located at the bottom of your foot for a few minutes. This massage helps regulate kidney energy. After soaking your feet in the evening, you should not move too much, try to go straight to bed, and you’ll be sleeping soundly.
Soaking your feet in the morning energy boost
Another good time to soak the feet in the morning. Sleeping with a fixed position throughout the night, will make the blood flow is not smooth. Soaking your feet in the morning helps regulate the nervous system and endocrine system. In no time, you will feel refreshed and ready for work.
The time required to soak the feet
Soak feet for 20 to 30 minutes. Water not too hot or too cold. Approximately the temperature was 38 ° C. We recommend using a bucket of wood, not metal because the metal will make the cold water too fast. Pour enough water to cover your ankles.
Add Chinese herbal
Add some root Dang Gui (Angelica sinensis) or roots and Shen (Salvia miltiorrhiza). Add fresh ginger root would help prevent the flu. If you suffer from arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis) may be able to add a few pieces of cinnamon, black pepper, and Hong Hua into the water. Chrysanthemum flowers add or Xia Ku Cao will help lower your blood pressure.
Conditions that are not recommended to soak the feet?
Soak feet in warm water for most people, but not everyone is encouraged to do so. If you suffer from severe heart disease, such as angina or low blood pressure, will make you faint when soaked feet.
Soaking the feet are also not recommended for diabetics because of their skin will burn very easily due to warm water. When you are feeling very hungry or just ate too much, you should also avoid soaking your feet.