What is Detoxification?
Detoxification is one of the most widely used treatments in alternative medicine. It is based on the principles that illness is caused by the accumulation of toxins in the body causing acidity, which makes for an environment in which disease thrives. Eliminating existing toxins and preventing new toxins are an essential part of the healing process. Detoxification is a process whereby we need to make lifestyle changes in order to help rid our body of toxins.
We are in constant contact with harmful toxins from the water we drink, the air we breathe to the food we eat, not to mention vaccinations, medication, environmental pollution and biological warfare we may take in. The fact is that there is no way we could completely protect ourselves from all of these toxins. We can however make changes to our lifestyle which enables our body to detoxify more efficiently.
Who can benefit from Detoxification?
All individuals are able to benefit from detoxification. However, it is especially important for individuals suffering from chronic diseases and health issues such as:
- Chronic infections
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Blood sugar levels
- Digestive disorders
- Mental illness
Detoxification therapy is useful for those suffering from allergies or immune system problems that conventional medicine is unable to diagnose or treat, including chronic fatigue syndrome, environmental and chemical sensitivities, all the way to fibromyalgia symptoms. Those suffering with these conditions may suffer from unexplained fatigue and increased allergies, hypersensitivity to common materials, intolerance to certain foods and indigestion, aches and pains, headaches, insomnia, depression, sore throat, sudden weight loss or gain, low immunity and recurrent infection. The list of symptoms caused by a toxic environment is endless.
Detoxification can be used as a beneficial and preventative measure to increase overall health, vitality and resistance to disease.
How can I Detox?
The body has a natural ability to detoxify itself. We have seven major organs involved in cleaning out harmful toxins in our system which include the liver, kidneys, blood, lymphatic system, skin, lungs and large intestine. Our entire body relies on these organs in order to live a healthy life. Your body is detoxifying itself constantly even when we are asleep, and it is important that we take care of these organs in order for them to work properly.
Fasting & Food: The most powerful method of detoxification is fasting. Fasting without food, fasting with juices, fasting with fruit and vegetables. Fasting cannot be done indefinitely so it is important for us to choose the right foods for our bodies. Choosing organic fruit and vegetables, over processed foods, is essential in order to lighten the toxic load we are putting in our bodies. So you need to ensure you are choosing those right foods which can aid in detoxification and cleansing the body.
Herbs: Herbs and supplementation can be used to improve the detoxification process. So you need to ensure that your body is receiving the right herbs and supplements.
Water: Water is the most valuable tool for detoxification. All of the body’s most basic functions require water, especially for waste removal. So ensure you drink plenty of water.
Exercise: Exercise helps release toxins through sweat, as well as reducing the body’s stress levels. So ensure to include in physical activity and exercise in your routine.
At Sentosa we can help you with your detoxification:
- Nutritional plan, to reduce toxic load
- Supplements to help your body’s natural detoxification processes
- Bioresonance to unlock all the detoxification processes in the body
- Acupuncture to stimulate the lymphatic system to release toxins and water retention
- Ionic Foot Detox helps draw out heavy metal and environmental pollutants
- Ear Candling to remove impurities from the ear, fungal overgrowth and excess wax
- Cupping helps draw out excess dampness, cold and toxins via the skin
- Daily exercise to increase circulation and remove toxins via sweat