Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cold feet is to blame for my sinus problem- hot foot bath stopped my sneezing

Kinosaki, Japan: Ashiyu (Hot Spring Foot Bath)Image by panduh via Flickr

For long time I had sinus problem. Allergy medicine did not do good on this. It killed sneezing but it also weakened my heart function. I just can tell because whenever I took medicine like "claritin" I would get palpitation easily and also breath hard.

This summer the weather is unbelievably hot and the AC made my feet frozen (my legs and feet are especially weak of dealing with coldness). This somehow slowed blood circulation and weakened my immune system so I sneezed very easily even it is no longer the season. One day I was sneezing like crazy all day long and at night I suddenly remember years ago hot foot bath stopped my sneezing (I thought it was a coincident at the time), so I did it again. Magically my noses felt smooth almost immediately, and in another few minutes sneeze was gone!
After I finished foot bath my feet and legs felt warm and my mind was clear again. However after a while when my feet got cold again and I started sneeze again. Then I went bed, put a small electric pad underneath my feet and had a good sleep. The second day, sneeze was gone totally.

This incident convince me that, sometime we have problems on one part of our body, the cause is really from somewhere else.

*This hot foot bath I believe can only work for sneezing caused by the slow blood circulation. Other allergy problems caused by different reasons would not be relieved by this method.


  1. Interesting observation..... I know someone who wears socks to bed for similar reasons.

  2. I have leaned to keep my feet warm too. Try this when using a hot foot bath for a cold or sore throat or to intensify treatment, add 1 tablespoon mustard powder to the water. You will be syrprised how well it works. BTW I alwats wear socks to bed too. :)

  3. Thank you all.
    I used electric pad for my feet this whole hot summer...

  4. I wear socks to bed every night. Out of the five of us in the family, I hardly ever catch a cold. Could this be the reason? Quite right to say - that symptom on one part of the body, problem somewhere else.

    Few years ago I had to have my gum problem sorted out. The dentist told me about the link between gum disease and heart disease - I was quite surprised.

  5. i've been drinking bird nest soup every night (i only get the homemade kind back at home). the only reason why i drink it is because it's supposed to be good for complexion.

    i’ve been taking the store-bought kind online (e.g. of famous branded only of course) which is directly mailed from Hong Kong. this would be at a more affordable price.

  6. That is just awesome, but I still hope you check out a doctor. You have to do it until medicine can respond to it. I had my sinusitis before, I didn't find time to check it out so last month, I just found myself undergoing endoscopic surgery. If I only came earlier, it could have been treated by mere medicine intake.

    nasal irrigator

  7. Hi Yun Yi,
    What you have said is true.
    I want to learn more why this happens.
    Is there an explanation for this in chinese medicine? thanks.
    you can write to me my email is:

  8. I was operated with FESS 3 yrs ago. For the first 6 months I would go and visit my doctor
    Take meds meds. Suddenly decided to stop everything and look at my diet. Started drimking warm water with salt and tsps of vinegar. Started daily.exercise. now, almost 3 yrs i havent visited my doctor. When i get colds and cough. I eat raw garlic. Lessons - our body heals on its own. Exercise good diet relax and good environment help.