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Detox Foot Patches

Are you suffering from the "Tired All The Time" syndrome? A body overloaded with toxins can result in a number of symptoms. These include fatigue, poor concentration, headaches, poor memory, constipation, bloated stomach, poor digestion, gas, weight gain, excessive mucus, poor skin, depression, bad body odour and breath. Our bodies have difficulty in excreting an overload of toxins circulating in the bloodstream, and thus they may accumulate into harmful substances and quantities that can interfere with our metabolism.

Detox Foot Patches

Well-known author Dr. Bernard Jensen said that when the body reaches a state of degeneration, the vital force is so diminished that the breakdown of the tissue is stronger than the regenerative power. We must cleanse (detox), then nourish and strengthen the integrity of the whole organism so that it will be able to reverse itself through the previous stages from which it evolved.

As we grow in our desire to take responsibility for our own health, we discover the importance of removing body toxins. It is vital to help our often-exhausted immune system return to its natural balanced state and to get back its life-giving protection.

There are many ways of detoxing or cleansing the system such as fasting, special diets, exercise, sauna, herbal teas, skin brushing, detox baths and juicing, to name a few. However, there are none as easy and effective as detox patches.

Eastern medicine has held the view for centuries that toxins go downwards in the body during the day. They are then deposited away from the vital organs, in places such as the feet. Toxins accumulate in our bodies from a number of sources. These include chemical pesticides and fertilizers in the food you may eat, polluted air you may breathe, impure water you may drink and stress reactions from our busy, modern lifestyles. Eastern medicine also understands that toxin accumulation leads to many degenerative diseases. For example, painful rheumatism and arthritis are caused by acidic toxin fluid gathered in the joints.

There is an Asian expression that says ageing comes from the feet. In Western foot reflexology, the feet (also called the 'Second Heart') are seen as holding reflexes of all our major organs, with over 60 acupuncture points on our soles relating to the major organs in the body.

For overall health, the patches are placed on the soles of the feet at night before retiring. However, they can also be used in areas where there is discomfort, for example: shoulder, back, knee, ankle, elbow and the like. For maximum utilization and benefit, the patches are kept on for at least seven hours. Socks may be worn over the patches to keep them from being rubbed off if you move around while you are sleeping.

Detox Foot Patch Before and After

Detox foot patch before and after.

Once the patch has been used it will be slightly moist and the powder in the bag will turn brown after use and have a sticky texture. On certain parts of the body you may find that even after several hours of use the colour of the powder in the bag remains unchanged. This is entirely normal as toxins are predominately released through the feet.

It is recommended that patches are used in pairs on the soles of both feet every night consecutively for five nights. This will provide a good detox course. We are all at different stages of health and thus some people may continue to use further patches daily until a satisfactory response is reached, other may use the patches every 2nd or 3rd evening to keep the detox rhythm going, and some may finish one box and then simply repeat another box as maintenance in a month or two. All are correct ways of using the patches. The patches do slowly become lighter in colour as toxins become less in the body. The patches will be beneficial from the very first night of use.


  • People who want to do a detox cleansing program.
  • People who become fatigued easily.
  • People whose hands and feet are cold and become easily swollen.
  • People who feel pain or soreness in their shoulders, neck or back.
  • People who feel a twinge in the knee-joints.
  • People who feel heavy and burdensome.
  • People who are engaged in physical labour.
  • People who work standing up or who drive for a long time.
    People who need help sleeping.
  • Convalescence after childbirth.
  • The old and feeble.


For standard detox place the patches on the upper in-step of the feet as this contains all the detoxification organs. For a specific problem or imbalance, place the patches over the problem area, e.g. for headaches you can wrap up the big toe. Below are the reflexes as found on the feet:

  • Toes: Relate to all organs in the head and neck.
  • Ball of the foot: Relates to the organs in the thoracic area including the upper lymph, oesophagus, trachea, bronchi, thymus, lungs, parathyroid, heart, solar plexus and diaphragm.
  • Upper instep: Relates to the upper abdominal cavity including the liver, gallbladder, adrenals, kidney, stomach, pancreas and duodenum.
  • Lower instep: Relates to the lower abdominal cavity including the small intestine, ileo-caecal valve, appendix, colon, rectum, ureters and bladder.
  • Heel of foot: Relates to the pelvic cavity and includes the sciatic nerve and reproductive organs.
  • Inner side of feet: Relates to the spinal column.
  • Outer side of feet: Relates to the joints such as the shoulder, elbow, hand, knee and hip.

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