One practice of ancient Chinese medicine was using reflexology techniques as foot remedies to detoxify your body. These methods were based on the belief that the energy zones in the feet are connected to internal organs. Both Chinese and Japanese cultures believed that you could cleanse the entire body by extracting accumulated toxins via the soles of the feet.
Healthy Feet, Healthy Life!
In addition to cleansing toxins from your system, all of these foot remedies to detox your body are very relaxing. Pampering your feet is a fantastic way to alleviate stress and unwind after a long day. Your feet are an important component of your overall health. Taking care of your feet properly is one of the first steps in an overall health plan.
1. 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 ingredients in boiling water and, when the water cools to a comfortable level, soak your feet for 30 minutes. In addition to toxic relief, this bath will help fight body aches and tiredness and increase magnesium levels.
2. Oxygen Detox Bath Recipe
Fill your foot tub with hot water. Add 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide and 1 tablespoon of dried ginger powder. Stir the water to mix the ingredients and then soak your feet for 30 minutes. This is a great bath to treat irritations and allergies as well as remove toxins from your body.
3. Clay Detox Bath Recipe
Pour hot water into a foot tub. Add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt and allow it to dissolve. Prepare a mixture of 1/2 cup of bentonite clay and water, then add it to the Epsom salt bath. Soak your feet for 20 minutes to heighten the level of magnesium in your body and remove toxins.
4. Foot Detox Pads
You can purchase foot detox pads from a variety of online stores. You will need to follow the directions for the specific product but, in general, you place them on the soles of your feet before you go to bed and remove them in the morning.
When you have foot pain in your toes, soles or heels, a podiatrist can diagnose your issue and come up with a treatment plan that will have you feeling better. If you live in the Salt Lake City area, Dr. Elizabeth Auger is happy to see you. Call our office 24/7 at (801) 396-9743 to set up an appointment. You deserve to have healthy feet, so don’t put up with foot discomfort for another day.