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What is detoxification?

It’s virtually impossible not to take in a certain amount of toxic substances in our modern era, so it’s vitally important to our health that we get them out before they can wreak further havoc on our health.

Detoxification is a critical ongoing process for achieving and maintaining health in the human body. It involves the elimination of substances which are poisonous and/or for which the body has no further constructive use. All healthy cells automatically detoxify themselves everyday. As we do not live in an environment of pure air, water, food, thoughts, emotions, and actions, one would be wise to use additional detoxification methods for the removal of waste and toxins to attain or maintain optimal health in our polluted world. This is accomplished via specific vitamins, minerals, herbs, foods, bodywork, movement exercises, stress reduction methods, and baths as needed.

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Which toxins can be found in our body?

External toxins can be found in everything from your daily deodorant to even your drinking water and they find their way into our bodies and wreak havoc. Here are some examples of toxins and their origins:

  • Toxic Heavy Metals: Mercury (fish), Lead (canned goods), Aluminum (deodorant), Copper, Cadmium, Arsenic, Nickel
  • Solvents (Oil paint, household cleaner, personal care products)
  • Fungus: Mold (improper ventilated basements), Candidiasis (antibiotics, stress, diabetes)
  • Toxic Chemicals: Pesticides (contaminated food), Gasoline
  • Viruses: Eppstein-Barr-Virus

“The essence of all disease is the accumulation in the system of waste matter and impurities due to wrong habits of living. The elimination of this toxic matter from the body is what nature is striving for all the time . . . It is through detoxification . . . that the healing latent within all of us can be given a free hand to function.”

~ Joseph A. Boucher (1916 – 1987), Canadian Naturopathic Physician

What can I expect from my detox treatments at South Point Acupuncture?

Your body has two main organs that are responsible for detoxing your entire body – the liver and the kidneys. These organs act like filters to separate the toxins from other useful nutrients. When the liver and kidneys get overwhelmed, they call in for reinforcement from your backup detox organs, including your large intestine, lungs, bladder and skin. Too much added work can cause stress and allow toxins to build up over time, damaging cells and tissue. This can result in symptoms such as skin irritations, cysts, benign tumors, asthma, or arthritis.

The purpose of the South Point Acupuncture Whole Body Detox Therapy is to support your liver and kidney functions in order to prevent any sort of imbalance or buildup. Whole body meaning this is not just a “bowel cleanse” or a “liver detox”, we take a whole body approach to improving the function of ALL your major detoxification organs.