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Using Detox Foot Patches

By: Anna Martin - Updated: 6 Mar 2013 | comments*Discuss
Detox Foot Patches Reflexology Waste

There have been many beneficial health claims made relating to the use of Ionic Detox Foot Patches. Manufacturers claim that by simply applying the flexible pads to your feet at night toxins are removed from your body while you sleep. By preventing the accumulating of toxins in the body you are substantially reducing the chances of potential illness and disease developing and spreading. Identifying whether or not detox foot pads are too good to be true, however, may require personal exploration.

How Do Detox Foot Patches Work?

By combining a list of ingredients, that are generally influenced by Japanese and Asian cultural medicine, detox foot patches are manufactured as a toxin elimination product that is easy to use and mess-free. The detox foot patches will contain minerals that emit negative ions, bamboo vinegar, which helps the skin release waste products, and wood vinegar, which also provides a good means of drawing out toxins from the body.

Working on the principles of reflexology the pads are applied to the sole of the foot where it draws out toxins through direct contact with zones of the foot that correspond to the organs in the body. It is worth noting however, that the claims made by the manufacturers of detox foot products are not openly supported by medical professionals.

How To Apply

Waste removal through the feet has become a popular practice. Detox Foot Patch manufacturers are therefore providing a simple to use product that is easy to apply, use and dispose of. The foot width sized patches are impregnated with minerals and detoxification ingredients that are applied to the skin on the sole of the foot rather like an adhesive sticker. These foot patches are best applied at night when your feet are relaxed and your movement is restricted. The patches are simply stuck to the soles of your feet while you sleep, and your body heat encourages the patch ingredients to draw out waste.

In the morning you simply unpeel the detox foot patch from the sole of your foot and wash away any sticky residue.

Colour Change Indication

As the patches draw out toxins from the body the colour of the pad should change. This is often viewed as an indication that toxin elimination is taking place. What is actually happening is that the ingredients used in the production of the detox foot patches are beginning to react to being in contact with the moist skin on your feet. Sweat will provide the ideal moist required for the dried ingredients to rehydrate. This liquidation process allows for the ingredients to darken in colour as the patches absorb moisture.

Alternative Detox Method

Detox foot patch users may state many beneficial results. If you are looking for alternative, cost effective, ways of eliminating toxins from the body however, you may opt to remove internal waste through the pores of the skin by indulging in a sauna or steam bath treatment. A more thorough detox process requires the removal of solid waste, that can’t simply be passed through the pores of the skin. This requires adjusting your diet so that your body is cleansed during a period of days.

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