When you first put them on they look like rectangular, over stuffed tea bags. (Which will no doubt lead to nightly tea-bagg'n jokes from husband when I stick them on my feet) You really need to slap these on at bedtime since there is no way you could walk around with these pouches on your feet. They would burst and the little dehydrated flecks of Japanese voodoo would spray out around your sandals. So put them on before bed and then slip some socks on over the top.
I swear that the spots that I put the foot patches on felt kind of hot. Like something was working. (But that could have been because I pumiced the hell out of them before applying.) When you put them on the outer cotton is a pristine white. By morning, "ack", the herby insides have sort of melted into a lump. And the outside of the cotton is a dark tar black. Some say it's the toxins that have come out of your body. I tend to think it's more a reaction of the heat of your feet with the foot patch innards.
I got the variety pack of patches and last night I tried the Gold patch which is supposed to help with;
"Fatigue, headache, double vision, blood pressure, arthritis,rheumatism, skin problems, stress, slow learning, hot flashes due to menopause, and mood swings. Manufacturer recommends this for those who suffer from Crohn's disease, Fibromyalgia. Also recommended for heavy metals detoxing."Quite a snake-oil like list of cures. But oddly, my feet didn't hurt at all when I woke up this morning. And usually I'm hobbled till they stretch back out after walking around. No pain at'all. Maybe it helped with inflammation somehow? Tonight I'm taping some shrooms to my feet with the Silver Agaricus patch. This one is supposed to fight off uterine cancer and reduce blood pressure. I'll let you know if I feel especially cancer free on Friday.
(By the way I'm sharing this because I'm an over sharer and not because I'm making some mad foot patch money of any kind.)