Ever wonder what does detox foot bath do to your body? Or how does detoxification really work? This article will give you a heads up about detoxification and how it does it’s magic. If you want to know if you are a perfect candidate for a Detox Foot Bath yourself, refer to Do you need an Ion Detox Foot Bath?
Origin of Detox Foot Bath
The technology of the Ionic Detoxification system has been in development for several decades. The creation of alternating positive and negative ion charges during the same treatment is based on a process called “Iontophoresis.” The FDA approved Iontophoresis as a healing modality in 1970.
The field of Electro-Therapeutics was experimented with in the early 1720s. By 1833, Dr. Bernard Raymond Fabre-Palaprat, a French physician, successfully demonstrated that potassium iodide, (blue in color), introduced into the skin through a negative battery terminal on one arm, would travel to another area of the body attracted by a positive pole. Because of this, it opened up a whole range of possibilities in using electrical currents to energize, transfer, and administrate fluids and specific compounds inside the body.
At that time, it was not understood how fluids were transferred through cell membranes. But in 2003, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to two American scientists, Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon for their discovery of an ion channel system within cell membranes. It generates an electrical signal to allow certain nutrients and fluids to pass through the membrane.
How does Detox Foot Bath work?
This channel system maintains the balance of the bioelectrical distribution of nutrients and waste products in and out of the cell. All of the symptoms of aging and degenerative diseases are in one way or another associated with poor hydration within the cell. So, this diminishes the cell’s ability to repair itself and eliminate toxic waste.
When cells dehydrate, they bunch up. Then, their membranes fuse together and eliminate important surface areas for these ion channels to work. As a result, the body becomes more and more toxic and unable to transfer vital nutrients needed for repair or cell reproduction.
Principle of Detox Foot Bath
The principle of the Ionic Detoxification system is to use microcurrent to facilitate the movement of ions in and out of cells, therefore restoring the balance of positive and negative charges of cells. This painless, non-invasive microcurrent opens up the pathways to the vital ion channels.
What does Detox Foot Bath do to your body?
The “boost” or energy the body receives from the ion water module (array), which sits down in the water during treatment, allows this amazing detoxification process to occur.
As water is ionized, it is split into H+ and OH- ions (and sometimes into H3O+ and H2O2 ions). Similarly, to the way water cascading over a waterfall becomes ionized. Consequently, these ions are then able to enter the body through the 4,000 large pores of the feet. Then the circulatory and lymphatic systems transport the ions throughout the body.
Meanwhile, these ions counteract oppositely charged toxins in the cells that are normally slow to exit the body. Therefore, it allows all the body’s organs including the liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, skin, and immune system to become energized and stimulate to function optimally. The body then rids itself of these toxins through its normal processes of urination, defecation, and sweating.
When the body is able to eliminate toxins and metabolic waste, it then allows the body and its organs to repair itself and reduce pain within muscles and joints.
Ionic detox has been known to:
- Remove toxins, free radicals and body waste products that can cause health problems (In an Aug. ’04 study by Carlos A. Lopez-Moreno, MD, there was a significant deposit of urea, creatinine, and glucose in the foot basin in 12 patients with chronic illnesses).
- Chelate toxic metals raise pH levels. Approximately, 95% of people experience a state of acidity, indicating an excess of hydrogen ions. As a result, this makes an ideal breeding ground for parasites that can cause disease.
Other Health Benefits
- Removal of inactivating viruses, bacteria, yeast, and fungus
- Relieve pain and tension including headaches
- Purify the blood and lymph
- Stimulate and balance the immune system
- Enhance nutrient absorption
- Reduce inflammation and unwanted fluid retention
- Help clear up skin
- Assist in weight loss
- Slow down aging and improve body flexibility
- Quicken recovery time from disease or injury
- Increase oxygen in the body
- Rejuvenate and energize your whole body
- Improve sleep