According to ancient Chinese medicine, the nervous system is complimented by a system of meridians, which are pathways that lead to each organ in the body.
The bottoms of your feet are direct access points for many of these meridians, allowing for great detoxing action through the bottoms of both your feet.
There are around 7,000 meridians that lead to the bottoms of your feet, and each links to different places in the body.
It's important to keep these meridians healthy, through massage and walking barefoot in nature, but another thing you can do is sleep with a slice of onion in your sock.
I know, it sounds a little bit weird, but onions have been regarded as excellent detoxing and anti-microbial medicinal tools. When applied to the bottoms of your feet, several things happen.
1. Your sinuses clear.
Air pollution, cigarette smoke, allergens, and indoor pollution wreaks havoc on our sinuses. Over time, they become inflamed, leading to chronic stuffiness.
You can't expect an overnight fix to the problem, but detoxing with an onion in your sock begins the process of removing sinus toxins built up over time.
2. Your lungs recover.
This one goes double for people who smoked at any time in their lives. If you've recently quit smoking, your body is working double, if not triple time to get all that tar and gunk out of your systems.
Helping your body drain toxins through your meridians helps recover your lungs. This works for people who live in big, smoggy cities too.