The Recommendations of the Doctor to the Stars
Best-selling author Dr. Mao Shing Ni says health benefits from the magnesium and sulfate in Epsom Salt include easing sore muscles, improving sleep, fighting the cold and flu.
An award-winning doctor and best-selling author says he recommends soaking in Epsom salt to help improve sleep, fight the cold and flu, soothe sore muscles, relieve itchy scalps and reduce discomfort in the eyes and neck.
«Epsom salt has so many beneficial uses,» says Dr. Mao Shing Ni, author of the best-selling book Secrets of Longevity and cofounder of two Southern California institutions – Yo San University, a leading school of Traditional Chinese Medicine that’s on the forefront of integrative healthcare education, and the Tao of Wellness, an acclaimed center for nutrition, Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
Dr. Mao’s recommendations are highly regarded. He’s a 38th-generation doctor of Chinese medicine, an award-winning expert who’s regularly featured in national media outlets. Dr. Mao often recommends Epsom salt, which is actually magnesium sulfate, as a home remedy.
He suggests adding 1 to 2 cups in a bath (2 or 3 depending on the size of the tub and the amount of water) and soaking daily for 15 to 20 minutes. You can also add lavender to increase the calming, relaxing benefits, he says.