Ionic Detox Foot BathEnhances the body’s own natural detoxification abilities.
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Detoxification is often the first step in a functional medicine treatment plan that focuses on optimizing the function of the entire body and its organ systems. Our goal is to address the underlying causes of illness, whether they are related to genetics, environment, or lifestyle.
This process has also been shown to quicken recovery time from disease or injury, so even if you do have a compromising health problem, Ionic Foot Detox can help your body fight it off more effectively.
How an Ion Detox Foot Bath Works
The process of an ionic detox foot bath is actually quite simple. We start by filling a tub with warm water. Salt is added to the warm water to improve conductivity. Then we place an array into the tub to produce a gentle electrical current.
When the machine is turned on, the patient might notice a slight tingling sensation in the feet. That’s because our bodies are made of water and electrolytes, and they allow the current to travel through the body. This current causes the tingling sensation as it works as a catalyst to boost the body’s own natural detoxifying abilities.
By the end of a 30-minute session, the water will change color. The color change is caused by the oxidation of the metal plates in the array and the ions reacting with solutes in the water.
In fact, this system of healing was also used by the Romans in conjunction with public baths to draw impurities out of the body through the processes of osmosis and diffusion.
Let’s dive into exactly what an ion detox foot bath is, how it works, and how it can benefit your overall health.
Did you know that there are more than 2000 sweat glands and 4000 pores in your feet? It’s no wonder that detoxifying footbaths have been used in Ayurvedic and Eastern traditions for thousands of years!
While the use of ionization in a detox foot bath is relatively new, the technique itself is based on ancient and well-respected methods that are still practiced today. And, when combined with ionization, the detoxification effects can happen more quickly and be even more dramatic.
What is Detoxification?
In essence, detoxification is the process of removing toxic elements like heavy metals, mold, yeast, fungus, pesticides, preservatives, and other chemicals from the body. This process is naturally performed in the human body by the liver, kidneys, and even the skin.
But when the body is overburdened with too many toxins, the natural detoxification process is inhibited. According to the Centers for Disease Control, many illnesses are related to pollutants and toxins in the environment, which enter and build up in the body.
Detoxification removes excess toxins and enhances the body’s own natural ability to detoxify itself. It’s an essential first step in any treatment plan designed to fight chronic disease and improve overall health.
Often, when we are working with a guest to boost their immune system, their progress can become stalled due to the body’s inability to remove toxins efficiently. If toxins are allowed to build up, the patient’s immune system suffers, inflammation increases, and the body reabsorbs the toxins it can’t get rid of.
By supporting detoxification and boosting circulation, we can ensure that the patient’s lymphatic system does not become blocked. This allows the body to push out any residual toxins, resulting in improved overall health for the patient.
Who can benefit from an ion detox foot bath?
Just about anyone can benefit from an ion detox foot bath to boost their overall health. In our experience, guests who suffer from chronic pain, illness, migraines, and fatigue experience the most dramatic improvement
Ionic footbaths are also beneficial for those suffering from skin conditions, fungal or yeast infections, and digestive issues. This treatment also works well as an accompaniment to our other therapies.
Do ionic foot baths really work?
Unfortunately, there are a few small and poorly conducted studies that have led to some skepticism about the effectiveness of ionic footbaths. However, we’ve seen the positive effects of ion foot baths on our guests firsthand. And, we’re not the only ones seeing positive results!
Studies conducted by AMD show significant increases in the amounts of heavy metals in the detox foot bath water after 30-minutes. Another study by AMD also found a significant decrease in Glyphosate levels in the urine of patients who received ionic detox foot baths.
Scientific research also shows that patients who receive an ion foot detox have higher amounts of toxins in their urine and stool within three days of treatment, further demonstrating that the treatment does indeed enhance detoxification.
And finally, the Pacific College of Health and Science also quotes a study that demonstrates a significant reduction in aluminum and arsenic levels in the patient’s blood after ionic cleansing. As well as increased PH levels.
Are there any risks?
Side effects are very rare. However, some patients may experience mild nausea or dizziness after their treatment. You should always let your doctor know if you have any health conditions or take any medications, just to be safe. guests with diabetes or open sores on their feet should not use a detox foot bath.