How Does Ionic Foot Detox Work?
The technology of the Ionic Detoxification system has been in development for several decades. The induction of alternating positive and negative ion charges during the same treatment is based on a process called “Iontophoresis.” The FDA approved Iontophoresis as a healing modality in 1970.
The field of Electro-Therapeutics was experimented with in the early 1720‘s. By 1833, Dr. Bernard Raymond Fabre-Palaprat, a French physician, successfully demonstrated that potassium iodine, (blue in color), introduced into the skin via a negative battery terminal on one arm, would travel to another area of the body attracted by a positive pole. The opened up a whole range of possibilities in using electrical currents to stimulate, transfer, and administrate fluids and specific compounds inside the body. At that time, it was not understood how fluids were transferred through cell membranes, but in 2003, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to two American scientists, Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon, for their discovery of an ion channel system with cell membranes that generates an electrical signal to allow certain nutrients and fluids to pass through the membrane.
This channel system maintains the balance of the bioelectrical distribution of nutrients and waste products in and out of the cell. All of the symptoms of aging and degenerative diseases are in one way or another associated with poor hydration within the cell. This diminished the cell’s ability to repair itself and eliminate toxic waste.
When cells dehydrate, they bunch up, fusing their membranes together and eliminating important surface areas for these ion channels to work. Over time, the body becomes more and more toxic and unable to transfer vital nutrients needed for repair or cell replication.
The principle of the Ionic Detoxification system is to use micro current to facilitate the movement or transfer of ions in and out of cells and restore the balance of positive and negative charges of cells. This painless, non-invasive micro current opens up the pathway to the vital ion channels.
This “boost” or energy the body receives from the ion water module (array), which sits down in the water during a treatment, allows this amazing detoxification process to occur.
A water is ionized it is split into H+ (acidic) and OH- (alkaline) ions (and sometimes into H3O+ and H2O2 ions), similar to the way water cascading over a waterfall becomes ionized. These ions are then able to enter the body through the 4,000 large pores of the feet. Then the circulatory and lymphatic systems transport the ions throughout the body. These ions neutralize oppositely charged toxins in the cells that are normally slow to exit the body. In this way, all the body’s organs, including the liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, skin, and immune system, can become energized and stimulated to function optimally. The body then rids itself of these toxins through its normal process of urination, defecation and sweating.
In the late 1990’s I had a radio announcer from KSUB radio in Cedar City come to my office for an Ion Detox. After a 30 minute session he exclaimed that something had happened during his session. He related that earlier that morning while broadcasting he had problems remembering. However after his Ion Detox session he could again think. His mind was clear. Thus it showed me that when the body is cleansed of toxins the brain is included. Dr. T.M. Cooper
When the body is able to eliminate toxins and metabolic waste, then inflammation, edema, and swelling all decrease, allowing the body to repair itself and reduce pain within muscles and joints.