“When a tree dies, it is the roots that die first. When a person ages, it is the feet that age first.” ~ Ancient Chinese proverb
We eagerly look to our devices to see how many steps we’ve taken, but do we take care of the feet that take those steps?
Our feet carry the weight of our bodies some 1,500 times for every mile we walk. Each foot contains over 7,000 nerve endings, 107 ligaments, nineteen muscles and twenty-six bones (one fourth of all the bones in the body). For many people, feet are a low priority when it comes to the care and attention we give our bodies. And yet, they are our connection to the Earth. They are our foundation. All it takes is an irritation on the tiniest toe to give discomfort to our total being.
Our foot soak therapy begins in these Tibetan mountains with herbs that are grown, graded, and processed with the utmost care and skill. The bags of herbs are then shipped to our clinic.
The herbs are heated in water that you then soak your feet in for 20-30 minutes daily. The warmth activates the herbs to increase blood circulation in your feet and up your legs. The herbs in the formulas also help to eliminate dampness and phlegm. So if you have been suffering from cold feet, neuropathy, arthritic pain or any of many foot conditions, regular foot soak therapy will reduce these problems. Because the feet have so many nerves and connections to the rest of the body, regular foot soaks have also reduced knee, hip, and low back pain, and, perhaps surprisingly, upper body pain as well. Because they help increase circulation, they have also been useful in eliminating many gynecological problems.
The foot soak therapy in conjunction with herbs taken internally, dietary changes, meditation, rest, and other lifestyle considerations can be the best thing that you do for yourself and your hard working feet.