Treatments such as acupuncture and massage help to heal the body, eliminating toxins, these methods help to improve the body’s energy flow or “Qi” as it is known in the East and bring the body into back into balance. The flow of energy within and through the body is improved and this helps to rid the body of the build up of chemicals that get stored in the fatty tissue over time, creating a healthier body and mind. Once you have chosen the dietary and lifestyle changes you feel comfortable with to help you on your natural detox cleanse, the next step is to combine these with complimentary therapies of your choice. These are a nice addition to weight loss programmes, not only can you use them to further aid the cleansing process, but you can also take time out for yourself helping your body to get back into balance naturally:
Acupuncture: Is an ancient therapy, based on the belief that life energy flows through your body along different channels called meridians. This flow of energy depends on the balance of two opposing forces ying and yang, a balance which is easily disrupted through factors such as stress, emotional upset and poor dietary habits, when this energy flow becomes blocked, symptoms of illness are triggered. Although there are over three hundred different acu-points in the body, the five acu-points in the ear are usually focused on during a cleanse, these points help to overcome cravings for sweets, fatty foods cigarettes and alcohol.
Chiropractic: This therapy is based on a belief that poor body alignment and abnormal nerve functioning are direct causes of ill health. A chiropractor will manipulate the spine, gently realigning the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. These techniques help to strengthen and balance the body’ promoting the elimination of toxin build up, easing tension and promoting relaxation.
Homeopathy: Is based on two principles, the first that like cures like and the second that less cures more. By diluting substances many hundreds, thousands of times their healing properties are enhanced whilst any undesirable side effects are lost. A form of homeopathy, known as the drainer complex is very effective for a detox cleanse and can be taken for one, or two weeks at the beginning of the diet. The aim is to stimulate the natural excretory organs of the body, assisting in the cleansing of toxins and providing support for the liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, lymph vessels and mucous membranes.
Naturopathy: This is based on the belief, that the body can balance and heal itself given the right conditions. Naturopathy aims to identify the underlying cause of illness, rather than merely relieving the symptoms. A naturopath will focus on maintaining a balance between the body’s biochemistry and will guide you through a variety of treatment options, that will include dietary changes, vitamins, minerals, biochemical tissue, massage and skin brushing to enhance the cleansing process further.
- A Regular Detox Cleanse Will Help You in the Long Term (cleansebody.org)