Ionic Detox: Foot Bath
The main point of this type of detox is to make the body’s pH more “alkaline,” but what exactly is the importance of being alkaline?
An alkaline body is crucial to a person’s health. Diseases thrive in an acidic environment. So basically, the less acidic your body is and the more alkaline, the less prone you are to contracting a disease, such as osteoporosis or cancer.
The Center for Disease Control reports that up to 85% of all illness are caused by toxins and pollutants in our bodies. The human body functions best when the ions are balanced at 80% negative and 20% positive. So how do we achieve this?
An ionic detox, helps to facilitate the alkalization process through the process of ionization, which removes “free radicals” from the body.
The water changes color naturally because of the chemical reaction between the electricity and the salt water, not because of toxins. The toxins are actually the debris that begin to form in the water.
Is the ionic detox good for anybody?
Yes! Most people can benefit from an ionic detox. It is especially good for those suffering from GI disorders, skin conditions, fungal or yeast infections, and cancer.
Pacific College Alumna and Oncology Specialist Christine Adamo, LAc, uses them particularly with her cancer patients to help with the side effects of chemotherapy.
This form of detox is gentle and safe, and not compromising because it bypasses the gastro-intestinal system. The detox also works well when accompanied with acupuncture, to stimulate blood flow, in treating peripheral neuropathy.
The ionic detox is contraindicated for those who are pregnant, have a pacemaker and/or open sores or lesions on his/her feet. People with Diabetes Type I should use this therapy with precaution.
- Treatment (approximately 30 minutes) $30
- With other services $15