Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners follows a guideline of treating diseases in the upper body by working on the lower part. In fact half of the twelve bodily channels start from and end with “the second human heart”---the feet. This area is also home to more than 60 acupuncture points. Moreover, at the bottom of feet is a reflex zone of 64 visceral organs. Therefore, foot bath greatly helps stimulate the feet, promote energy and blood circulation, and regulate bodily channels for good health.
The best time for foot bath is 19:00, when the kidney can be most relaxed. Use a wood or enamel basin. Keep water temperature around 40℃. Sink your ankles below warm water, and cover your legs with a towel for better results.
Below the bottom of feet is Yong Quan acupuncture point, a key to health care. If this point is opened up, so will all the twelve bodily channels. Then blood vessels will be dilated, detoxing accelerated, and kidney functions repaired. As a result your ears and eyes will maintain healthy, your blood vessels unobstructed, and your legs energetic. If, after foot bath, you rub this point, you will benefit more from that than you do from highly nutritious soups!