Foot Bath TherapyThis article was provided by doctor zhengfalei 2014-09-22 15:57
1. The functions of Foot Bath Therapy
Stimulate original qi in kidney meridian and eliminate toxic pathogenic factors in kidney meridian by immersing feet into the medicinal decoction, which can act on Yongquan acupoint (KI 1) and Taixi acupoint (KI 3). This treatment of foot bath can make original qi in kidney meridian of foot-shaoyin sufficient and flow smoothly to enter into kidney and then the original qi in kidney can be restored.
Decoct medicines that warm meridians and expel cold as well as invigorate blood and dredge collaterals.
Pain should be treated with medicines that expel cold and stop pain; cold disease should be treated with medicines that warm and tonify kidney yang; heat disease should be treated with medicines that clear heat and cool blood; Insomnia should be treated with medicines that tonify heart to tranquilize mind; Blood stasis should be treated with medicines that invigorate blood and dissolve phlegm.
Immerse feet in 2000ml decoction for 40 minutes. The temperature cannot exceed 40℃.
Efficacy will be better if foot tub with the massage function is used or soaking feet and massaging acupoints are done simultaneously.
Short course of treatment for seven days, long course of treatment for 49 days.
4. Short-term effects
Relieved pain, improved sleep, increased appetite, warm hands and feet, sweating,
Detumescence, rosy and dedicate foot skin, relief of itch.
Although this therapy can help people suffer less but it is not suitable for all the patients. This therapy is contraindicated in pregnant women; for patients with abnormal blood pressure should be treated under particular circumstances; as for patients with broken skin, they should be caution during the treatment of this therapy.
In addition, you also should pay attention to water temperature to avoid scald, especially for Diabetic patient with sensitive skin.