This winter season, we must take care of ourselves more especially because of the change of weather. TCM Practicioner Ruth Lee answers how we can strengthen our immunity using a special herbal solution formulated to balance the qi and a healing therapy for a variety of symptoms.
What does the herbal foot bath do and why is it effective?
Ruth: When you use Angelica Foot Bath Herbal for foot bathing, the feet are immersed in a tub filled with a special herbal solution. Ancient physicians believe that the three Yin meridians (liver, spleen and kidney) start from the toes, and exterior coldness and dampness tend to invade from the soles; bathing the feet before sleep helps warm up the yin meridians and expel the coldness and dampness. It promotes the Yang qi to flow upward and thus nourishes the internal organ systems for a balanced flow of Qi and blood. It is also a perfect winding-down evening ritual before bedtime.
What symptoms does this address and how does this help women?
Ruth: The Angelica Herbal foot bath is widely used as a supplementary healing therapy for conditions such as infertility, menstrual cramps, skin diseases, joint pain, insomnia, obesity, digestive issues like diarrhea or constipation, weak immunity or poor circulation.
What are the instructions for use of the herbal foot bath?
1. Put the herbal bag in a bucket of hot water enough to cover ankles.
2. Keep the water temperature between 45-50C.
3. Soak your feet for 20-30 minutes or until you feel warm and slightly sweaty.
4. Wear socks and keep warm. Do this once every day and preferably before sleep.
What are the ingredients in this herbal foot bath?
Ruth: The main ingredients include Chinese Angelica root, Mug wort, Saffron, Ginger, Motherwort, Doubleteeth angelica root, Taiwan Angelica Root, Suberect Spatholobus Stem, Light-yellow Sophora Root, Mulberry Twig, Szechwan Lovage Rhizome, Silktree Albizia flower
Caution: Angelica foot bath herbal is manufactured for external use only. Do not use you have open wounds on feet or severe cardiovascular disease. It is not recommended during pregnancy.