What are Tibetan Foot Soaks?
Foot soaks are a simple but profound way to improve our health and well being. Soaking the feet in hot water is certainly relaxing but combined with the herbs involved in this treatment the health benefits are far reaching.
The combination of herbs in our foot soaks has a synergistic effect. The overall aim is to:
calm the mind
How do they work?
The hot water warms the feet and relaxes the fascia. There is a dilation of the blood vessels in the feet and lower legs. The active ingredients found in the herbs carry volatile oils through the skin and into the vascular system. As the feet soak longer the effects penetrate deeper and begin improving circulation throughout the entire body. The herbs are able to have their powerful effect without the need to be digested - they enter the blood stream directly.
Here are the herbs in the footsoak:
Artemesia (Ai Ye)-commonly known as mugwort, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, inhibits blood clots, increases secretion of bile in the gallbladder to aid in burning fat
Ginger (Gan Jiang)-liver-protective, protects the gastric mucosa of the stomach lining, reduces pain, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, prevents clotting
Tibetan Saffron (Zang Hong Hua)-lowers cholesterol, reduces clotting, protects the heart, powerful antioxidant, increases circulation, protects against stroke and heart attack
Tibetan Rhodiola (Hong Jing Tian)-increases oxygen in the blood, improves immune function, alleviates chronic pain and inflammation, improves chronic fatigue
Tibetan Black Salt (Ka Ru Cha)-special salt containing high levels of minerals creating a botanic hot-spring quality, donor for the Klotho gene, which is associated with longevity.
Notopterygium (Qiang Huo)-imperial grade herb with 78 volatile oils, anti-inflammatory, eases arthritis pain, anti-fungal, regulates heart rate
Acorus (Zang Chang Pu)-mild tranquilizing effect, relaxes the body, anti-bacterial, regulates digestive system, improves diseases involving the gut-brain axis
Sophora (Ku Shen) anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-parasitic, inhibits bacterial biofilms associated with many chronic diseases and obesity
Lamiophlomis Rotata (Du Yi Wei)--treats pain, stops bleeding, reduces inflammation, promotes red blood cell production, antioxidant