One method of ancient Chinese medicine was to use reflexology techniques as foot medicine to detoxify your body. These methods were based on the belief that the energy zones of the feet are connected to the internal organs. In Chinese and Japanese cultures, it is believed that the entire body can be cleansed by expelling accumulated toxins through the soles of the feet.
Healthy feet, healthy life!
In addition to cleansing your body of toxins, all detox foot treatments are very relaxing. Pampering your feet is a great way to de-stress and unwind after a long day. Your feet are an important part of your health. Taking proper care of your feet is one of the first steps in an overall health plan.
- Ionic foot bath
Soak your feet in warm water to open the pores. Add 1 cup of sea salt, 1 cup of Epsom salt, and 2 cups of baking soda to the water. Dissolve all the ingredients in boiling water, and after the water has cooled to a comfortable temperature, soak your feet for 30 minutes. In addition to removing toxins, this bath will help fight aches and pains in the body and increase magnesium levels.
- Oxygen Foot Detox Bath Recipe
Fill the foot basin with hot water. Add 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon of dried ginger powder. Stir the water to mix the ingredients, then soak your feet for 30 minutes. It is an excellent bath to relieve irritation and allergies and remove toxins from the body.
- Mud Foot Detox Bath Recipe
Pour hot water into the footwell. Add 1/2 cup Epsom salt and dissolve. Prepare a mixture of 1/2 cup bentonite clay and water, then add it to the Epsom salt bath. Soak your feet for 20 minutes to increase magnesium levels in your body and flush out toxins.
- Foot Detox Pad
You can buy foot detox pads from various online stores. You’ll need to follow the instructions for the product, but generally you put it on the soles of your feet before bed and remove them in the morning.
If you have pain in your toes, soles, or heels, your podiatrist can diagnose your problem and create a treatment plan that will help you feel better. If you live in the Salt Lake City area, Dr. Elizabeth Auger would be happy to meet with you. Our office is available 24/7 by calling (801) 396-9743 to schedule an appointment. You should have healthy feet, so you don’t have to suffer from foot pain for a day.