I firmly believe that toxicity causes pain.
It is rarely identified as the source of pain,
because traditional medicine addresses
symptoms rather than the cause.
Whether you are detoxing from heavy metals or getting relief for chronic conditions of pain, lethargy, fibromyalgia or disease, detoxifying the body will free it to heal more efficiently.
Colonics provide irrigation to the colon and help to evacuate metals and toxins carried in waste so that reabsorption is not possible. Colonic treatments range from from $50 to $100 and are often sold in series of multiple treatments. These are extremely helpful during detoxing and the feeling of well being is almost immediate. Garlic, wheatgrass or coffee are often added to colonics for increased benefits as these ingredients are absorbed by the body and promote healing.
Ionic foot bath
The concept of the ionic foot that is that the ion mechanism is able to draw out toxicity, including metals, and cleanse organs. There is a lot of controversy over the true efficacy of these baths, but those who feel better afterward will tell you they are worth the investment. Treatments cost about $50 and a machine plus supplies can be purchased for about $300.
Coffee enemas are very helpful as they help to clear the liver. This can be done in conjunction with a colonic or at home. Caffeinated coffee should be used.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing treatment that can assist with not only detoxing, but with side effects of detoxing and rebalancing the body.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that involves pulling toxins to the surface through a series of suction cups on the skin.
Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic drainage system, which is “waste management” for the body and so helps to dispose of toxins through the circulatory system. This is easily done at home and the benefits are felt immediately.
Using a soft, dry natural bristle brush, like a bath brush, brush the body with the flow of the lymph system. Starting at the feet, lightly brush up and into the heart center in the middle of the chest. Do this also for the mid-section, from hands to the heart center and for the head and back areas.
It is a good idea to include the jaw line from the ears to the chin and down to the heart center since the jaw line is also a disposal channel. If you are having TMJ symptoms this can help by relieving any backed up waste from the mouth or head. If you do not have a brush available the fingertips work fine with light flowing movement. You can also find massage therapists who specialize in lymphatic massages.
Infrared heat will help the body to detox through sweat glands. Saunas are helpful, but don’t overdue. You are still moving toxin, so care should be taken.
Massage will help to detox by rejuvenating the waste systems. It can also temporarily relieve many of the symptoms of toxicity. Lymphatic massage is a massage dedicated to the lymphatic system and to revitalizing it so that waste particles move smoothly and do not get clogged. It is very helpful, but not done by all massage therapists.
Castor Oil Pack
A pack can be made of caster oil by putting a teaspoon or more on the skin and covering it with a cotton washcloth. Then cover the area with a layer of plastic wrap and heat with a heating pad for one hour. Placing the oil on the belly, just below the belly button, will focus on the liver. You can also use it on sore or inflamed areas to reduce plain and inflammation. You can modify how you use castor oil and can sleep with it overnight. The heating pad is not a necessity, but will speed the process. Castor oil speeds up the movement of the lymphatic system and promotes healing with rapid detoxification.
Epsom Salt Baths
Baths help detox and sooth symptoms of metals poisoning. Adding epsom salts increases the detoxing qualities and mineralizes the body.
The poisoned body tends to get stiff and weak. It benefits greatly from motion that is gentle and stretching. Gentle yoga provides the release of muscles and strengthening to a body that is not always available for vigorous, cardio exercise. Yoga will also give balance to the mind and body and provide great stress relief. Since stress exacerbates pain, yoga is the perfect remedy for maintaining body agility and focusing the mind.
Meditation will calm the soul and allow more complete healing while reducing stress. It does not have to be formal or taught. Even taking five to ten deep breaths throughout the day, will serve to remind you to slow down and bring healing oxygen into your body. If you remember to breath deeply every time you wash your hands, you create a very useful habit. Stress exacerbates pain.
Some type of exercise consisting of gentle movement is a must. Toxic bodies tend to lose strength and balance from inactivity. Muscles tighten and become restrictive. Pain is magnified in muscles that do not move. Releasing them takes movement that also stimulates the circulatory system.
Overzealous exercise can release too many toxins and will leave a body sick and depleted. It can take days to recover from too much exercise. Know your limits, push those limits and respect your limits.
Food grade charcoal is often used as a detoxifier. It can be found in powder or capsules.
Bentonite clay can be used to pull toxins out of the intestines. It should be taken with plenty of water. Clay applied to the skin will pull toxins out as well. Cover the skin with a wet mixture of clay and allow it to dry before washing.