Detox Foot Spas consist of a bowl of salty water containing a charged coil into which the feet are placed, plus the electrical components which control the whole process. People who use these systems generally report an increased sense of well-being.
So how does it work? According to Dr Diep (Ph.D., M.D.(T.M.), F.F.Hom., M.I.L.A.) the human body contains Qi (vital internal energy) and is surrounded by a bio-physical part that we are all used to seeing. These three interact with each other to the benefit of the whole.
The Qi flows through a series of 14 channels know as meridians, 6 of which flow through the feet. Three (Kidney, Liver and Spleen) start from the toes and run upward, drawing energy in at the toes. The coupled channels (Urinary Bladder, Gall Bladder and Stomach) flow downward and terminate at the feet, expelling energy at that point.
These six channels between them control the lower part of the body, which contains two of the three elimination organs (Urinal Bladder & Bowel). The electrical fields generated by the Detox Foot Spa stimulates these six channels.
Why do we need to detox at all?
The body continually absorbs toxins from its surroundings, mainly via the atmosphere and liquids coming into contact with the skin, but also via nutrition. These toxins are either, filtered out by the Kidneys and excreted via the Urinal Bladder, or they are stored (indefinitely) in the Liver, where eventually they will cause deterioration in well being.