Ionic Cell Cleansing Foot Bath

Have any of you ever done an 'Ionic Cell Cleansing Foot Bath'? A new business just opened up here in the small town I live in. They do Ionic Cell Cleansing, which they say can rid the body of toxins, etc. It costs $30.00 for a 30 minute treatment. Not very thrifty, that is for sure. I was wondering if anyone knew if this is some kind of quackery or scam or if this is some kind of legitimate alternative medical treatment?

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SkyeBlue from Arkansas

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January 18, 20080 found this helpful

Sounds similar to those "Oriental foot pads" advertised to be worn at night to remove bodily toxins out from the bottom of the feet. You can ask your doctor, but I think it's bogus.

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January 18, 20080 found this helpful

They can say anything, but how do You know if the toxins are removed? You are relying on them to tell you what has happened. I would search on the internet and maybe do a safe cleanse at home or talk to a homeopathic dr first.

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January 18, 20080 found this helpful

I just read an article today on detoxification and how the products fool you into thinking they are pulling all these bad things from your body. It's well worth a read for anyone considering doing this.

http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4083

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January 18, 20080 found this helpful

Heard a speaker talk about "scams". He mentioned various detoxifying "cleanses", etc. It seems that detoxifying is very likely a scam...if we were so full of toxins we would be dead or at the very least, throwing up.

Negative ions in the air do increase our sense of well-being. They are found near running water, the beach, and if I recall correctly, near open fires. Have to do some research here...

There are small household machines sold that emit negative ions. I would take a chance on one before I would believe someone who says they can suck poison out through my feet. But, hey...I could be wrong.

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January 18, 20080 found this helpful

There is an outfit doing this in our town too. Someone told me that the 'toxins" they say are coming out of your feet are just stuff in the machine. If you turn the machine on without your feet in it, the same goop shows up. I say save your $30 for something more fun.

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January 20, 20080 found this helpful

my sister does this and she has helped alot of people. including a diabetic who was told she would NEVER get pregnant (she got pregnant after 1 detox). i lost 10 lbs after trying every diet in the world (I have ALL the books) so maybe you should think "outside the box". Of course drs are going to poo-poo this because they make money when you are sick not when you are healthy. the "chemical" they use is salt and water. much like taking a bath with epsom salts which I know everyone has used and has said what healing properties. but hey this is from personal experience and everyone I have recommende to do this has had some health benefits.

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January 23, 20080 found this helpful

The ionic footbath was originally created for German sailors to get rid of hang overs by detoxing the body of alcohol. This same type of machine will clean toxins from every organ of your body and is the only type of cleanse that does so. Most people are ignorant to its actual benefits because it just sounds to foreign to try.

It is unusual, but most of the people who think it's bogus have not researched it let alone tried it. Until you have a daily chronic problem, maybe $30 for your overall health and well-being isn't worth it. My father-in-law used it once and his arthritis is completely gone. He suffered daily for 35 years with little to no relief. You must continue maintaining this as needed, since toxins will naturally build up again, but at least it's still cheaper and safer than a prescription.

Obviously, you only KNOW that toxins are being removed when you have a chronic problem like arthritis, allergies, fatigue...etc. Most people choose not to believe solutions such as these because they are used to running to the medical doctors to be pumped full with a pill or prescription. My daily suffering with allergies are gone, as well as my husbands chronic fatigue.

And yes, if you put the machine in clear water, it will pull toxins from the water and change the color of the water. However, everyone's water comes out differently during the detox according to their health.

Don't do it if you are too scared to try something new, but it's your loss.

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February 5, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions everyone.

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February 14, 20080 found this helpful

I would also like to throw some comments on this Ionic Cell Cleansing Foot Bath

The Ionic Cell Cleansing Foot Bath consists of electrodes to create both negatively and positively charged ions in warm water to rinse out and balance the body's electric cells.

The Ionic Cell Cleansing Foot Bath gives a luxury sensation to legs if the legs are cramped up inside socks, boots and wooly slippers. This foot Bath also helps to filter toxin from body which helps in reducing headaches, poor circulation, constipation and other medical problems.

http://my-foot-detox.com/

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September 6, 20080 found this helpful

They are bunk like the pads! Just try it with no feet in it and see the sane rust from the array being eroded! We would all be dead if we had that much iron oxide in us. That's why the arrays must be replaced so often! I sent mine back yesterday. I could watch the rust form inside the array grid!

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December 15, 20080 found this helpful

The whole system is one of a placebo affect. As a chemistry major, what you have happening is a chemical reaction with Ferrous and Ferric ions bonding with the Hydrogen and Oxygen molecules. The bonds are created by the electron flow from the iron rods being placed in the water and the electrical current flowing through the rods and water. The Hydrogen molecule is released from the Oxygen bond and comes out in form of bubbles. The Oxygen bonds with the Ferrous or Ferric iron molecules and leaves the color in the water.

The liver and kidneys and lungs are only means of discharging the toxins in the blood. If the toxins really did come out of the feet one would have open sores and small ruptured cells all over the feet.

For some people it feels good because they abuse their feet and shear water treatment makes them feel better. It is a complete SCAM AND NOT ILLEGAL so long as disclosure are made. No medical research supports this system.

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