There are 7000 nerve endings and 60 acupuncture points in the soles of the feet. By drawing on the principles of Chinese medicine and reflexology, Detox Foot Patches work on the knowledge that the body can release toxins through the feet. The patches clear the meridian pathways so you detox while you are sleeping.
You simply stick these nifty little patches to the soles of your feet when you nod off and remove them when you wake up. The used patches will show a dark residue as a result of the evil toxins - but better out than in!
What's in them?
- Wood Vinegar - maintains blood circulation & aids IBS, click to know more
- Tourmaline* - emits Far Infrared heat and cleanses the nervous system
- Chitosan - traps toxins, grease, heavy metals and oils. NB Vegans - Chitin comes from the Hokkaido crab
- Mugwort Extract - popular folkloric and magical herb - this is a common skin soother
What's a negative ion?
Found in the atmosphere, negative ions are good for you while conversely, positive ions are bad. Negative ions linger around beaches, mountains, lakes - leaving us recharged after a visit to these sanctuaries. If they get inside our blood stream they increase our serotonin levels (happy endorphin) and help us relax and sleep more easily.
What's Far Infrared heat?
Found in the natural environment (from the sun) this thermal energy is warming, soothing and good for opening skin pores. The amount of tourmaline* is key in these patches as accumulated waste is drawn out under osmotic pressure from our blood and lymphatic systems, eliminating toxins.
I've used these twice now and after the first use the patches were disgustingly black as my body dumped its bad stuff. The subsequent patches were still heavy but less than the first. With each use the colour lightens, becoming less offensive, as your body clears out the dark stuff.
*Infrared Tourmaline is a natural source of negative ions and far infrared (FIR) rays. It is known to improve circulation, relieve stress, increases mental alertness and strengthens the immune system. (Niwa Institute for Immunology, Japan. Int J. Biometeorol 1993 Sep; 37(3) 133-8).