How Do Tibetan Soaks Work?

 

The hot water warms the feet and relaxes the fascia.  There is a dilation of the vasculature in the feet and lower legs.  The terpenes found in the herbs carry volatile oils from the herbs in through the skin and into the vascular system.  As the feet soak, the effects penetrate deeper and begin improving circulation throughout the entire body. 

 

 

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