It is said that human body can defend itself well against most environmental insults and effects of occasional indulgence. However, we have a lot of unhealthy habits and an extremely unhealthy lifestyle. We need to care for ourselves and do all our best to remove the harmful toxins present in our body. One way is detoxification and the best way to remove harmful toxins is detox through foot. This is an old science and nothing new. In the Chinese system of reflexology, the foot is believed to contain natural energy zones connected to the major organ systems of the body. In acupuncture, these zones are activated through the insertion of needles. Detoxification through the feet is a combination of this idea with Chinese herbal medicine, resulting in the secretion of internal toxins in a manner similar to sweating. Today detoxification of the body through feet is an increasingly popular practice.
Here are a few ways that your body can be detoxed through the foot. Remember the first thing that you need to do always wash. Wash your feet with mild soap and warm water before doing any kind of foot detox. You can use a loofah, net scrubber or fine pumice stone to remove any dead skin cells and soften calluses before soaking your feet.
The next thing that needs to be done is to prepare a nice warm foot bath. Today, special ionic foot baths are marketed for detoxification of the body through the feet, and are said to provide relief from a broad range of maladies, including migraines, hypertension, diabetes, acne, arthritis, depression and fatigue. All you need to do is first add water and salt to the small bathtub or spa. Then soak your feet in the bath for up to 20 minutes as a current of ions is passed through the water by an attached array. Soon, the water will change colors, revealing the types of toxins being removed.
You can always compare the water to a toxin chart. Soon after inserting your feet, the water in the ionic bath will change colors, revealing the types of toxins being removed. An ionic foot bath should come with a chart matching the color of the water as it changes to denote specific types of detoxification. For example, black water indicates toxins from the liver, whereas orange suggests the removal of toxins from joints. This information can be used to select other herbal remedies to continue the detoxification process.
If you do not want a foot bath you can always try attaching foot patch. In other words, another way to increase the detoxification of the body through the feet is to use a homeopathic foot patch. These are impregnated with wood-vinegar essence from certain medicinal trees in the Chinese system; they can be affixed to the sole of the foot like a sticker and worn overnight. In the morning, you will usually discover that the patch has changed color, reflecting the toxins pulled out of the body through the feet. You need to apply foot detox pads to the bottom of your feet at bedtime. Always make sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions for where to place them, as some go on the soles of your feet from toes to heel, and others are supposed to work better if applied across the arches. You can remove them in the morning, and then put on fresh ones every night for the next 30 nights. This is yet another way of detoxing through your foot. You can always choose the best for you.
However, if you go for detox foot bath, you never walk away from an ionic foot bath without turning it off first. This is a warning that must be noted well. You can always massage a moisturizer or foot cream into your feet after soaking them which will indeed turn them soft and relieve your stress.