As adults, we have around 400 to 800 man-made chemicals lodged in our bodies. Normal body elimination processes do not remove all these chemicals and in time our bodies begin to show signs of "aging". Food, drinks, polluted air, medications, stress, diseases, cosmetics, synthetics plus home and workplace chemicals all contribute to your body's toxin load which accumulates daily and builds up over the years.

Acupeds detox foot patches contain all natural, non-toxic, ingredients including Organic Agaricus mushrooms (high in Beta Glucans), Tourmaline, Saururus Chenesis, Achyranthis Radix, Artemisia lwayomogi, Paeoniae Rubrae Radix, Caragana sinica, Siberian Ginseng, Platicodon Grandifloum, Mokcho Powder, Pearl Stone, Mugwort extract, Loquat (Japanese medlar) extract, and wood vinegar from mature trees.

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Acupeds® - at work while YOU sleep
All natural and non invasive foot patches

We invite you to take the time to look through our website and compare Acupeds to other foot patches.

Do other brands have the same quality and variety of ingredients? Do they use starch filler? What percent of negative ions do they have from Tourmaline (Acupeds use about 8% of pure tourmaline in each pad)? Are they USA based? Are they network marketing or direct sale from manufacturer? Do they offer excellent value or inflated prices? Do they offer professional after sales service, other detox products and discounts to preferred customers?

Acupeds offer an easy, non-invasive, natural detoxification.

detoxification heavy metal removal

Each Acupeds detox patch comes packaged with a simple-to-remove adhesive patch so that they can be kept in contact with the skin. Acupeds can be attached, where there is pain or health issues to remove toxins from that area. At the same time they should be applied to the sole of the feet, for maximum detoxification.

detoxify heavy metal platinum, mercury etc Depending on the individual, the detox period may be for two or three days to two or three weeks, or longer in the case of more severe disease or toxic build up. Results, however, will be immediate and obvious when the pads are looked at the morning after.

As your Acupeds warm up, the pores in your skin open allowing the accumulated wastes to be drawn out through the skin under osmotic pressure from the blood and lymphatic systems.

They can be worn anytime, but preferably at night. For eye problems, place on the back of the ears or on the temple, but not directly on the eye. For wounds and bruising (excluding cuts and eyes) Acupeds can be used to help reduce inflammation and pain. Apply a patch either side of the spine on the back of the neck underneath the ears but above the lymph nodes for mouth or ear problems.

Why are Acupeds detox foot pads so effective?

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 your often-exhausted immune system return to its natural balanced state and to get back its life giving protection.

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. 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 aging comes from the feet. In Western foot reflexology, the feet (also called the 'Second Heart') are seen as holding the essence of all our major organs, with over 60 acupuncture points on our soles relating to the major organs in the body. Generally, the top third of the foot relates to the organs in the top third of the body, the arch relates to the organs in the center of the body and the heel to the organs in the lower third of the body

Not that long ago, detoxifying food pads were only available in Asia. Acupeds are especially made for the Western market using only the highest quality ingredients and packaging. A happy marriage of ancient wisdom with modern technology. Now millions around the world can enjoy the benefits of these detoxifying foot pads. Acupeds with their detox foot pads USA, detox foot pads Canada and foot patches UK offer help for detoxification and multiple chemical sensitivity.

Please Click Here for a beautiful diagram showing how our Reflexology Foot Pads can affect your whole body through the soles of your feet.

The Acupeds detox foot pads help your body combat fatigue, improve circulation, increase metabolism, enhance quality of sleep, reduce topical pains, release and remove toxins, and to generally develop a healthy, clean and more energetic presence.

They work while you sleep - naturally.
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 breath, impure water you may drink and stress reactions from our busy, modern lifestyles.

Millions of chemicals have been produced and thousands are now used commercially every day.

What follows the intake of toxins is often weakness, pains, disease and sickness. It is very important that toxins be regularly expelled from your body for continued good health.

Helping your body to detoxify can be done in many ways. You can use over the counter herbal cleanses, fasts and specific diets backed up with supplements and medications. All of these when used under the guidance of a professional can be immensely helpful.

However the most difficult toxins to remove are those that attach to your tissues, such as heavy metals (arsenic from water, mercury, lead, platinum etc.).

Chelation is a possibility for decreasing toxic levels of mercury (from dental amalgams and fish consumption), arsenic and lead. But a much simpler and effective way to help rid yourself of toxins can be to apply Acupeds to the bottom of your feet. As Acupeds are topical there is no worry about adversely affecting another part of your body. Nothing goes into the body. Yet toxins are drawn out.

This may be the first time you've used your Acupeds. If you attach them at night (using the adhesive patches that come with each order), by the morning you will see the white dry pads have changed to a dark, moist brown or black and may also smell.

Did you know?

Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include mental confusion, pain in muscles and joints, headaches, short-term memory loss, gastrointestinal upsets, food intolerances/allergies, vision problems, chronic fatigue, and others. 

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Acupeds Ingredients

Acupeds® are an incredible alternative to presently available detox methods. Using centuries old research to unlease the natural power of healing herbs and plants, we have created a safe naturopathic combination that draws toxins from the acupuncture points at the bottom of the foot. This drawing power of Acupeds' natural ingredients has been extensively tested and no animal products are used.

Please read on to see why Acuped detox foot pads
set the benchmark for quality.

In the process of research, Western methodology was used along with the wisdom of the 'Donguibogam' - a famous Oriental Science Medicine Book.

According to oriental medicine your body has over 360 acupuncture points. More than 60 points are on the soles of your feet. The sole of the foot is considered to be the second most sensitive area of the body next to the heart. These points are reflex zones of our major internal organs, When applied to your feet the patch warms, causing pores to open and then draws out and absorbs accumulated wastes via the skin through osmotic pressure from the blood and lymph systems.

Acupeds® come in a sterile white packet that is applied to the soles of your feet.

They are applied before retiring and left on for 8 hours while sleeping. The degree of toxin removal can be easily seen the next morning. The pads will be brownish to grayish in color.

With continuous use there will be a visible reduction in the stain and odor of the pads.

We have taken the pads directly from the feet and rushed them to an independent testing lab for an analytical report. We have conclusively found that Acupeds draws a significant amount of toxins out of the body. You can conduct a test on yourself. If you are not allergic to garlic take a large piece and rub it on the sole of your foot. You will taste garlic in your mouth. It is that resonance that will allow you to understand the connection and how toxins can be drawn out through the soles of your feet.

All Natural Ingredients
Dry powder in the patch contains:

Tourmaline Powder

Tourmaline is best known as one of the only minerals to emit far infrared heat and ionization. Acupeds consist of about 8% tourmaline (twice the amount of other imported brands). It creates a resonance in the body that vibrates at the same frequency as water. Tourmaline exerts a cleansing energy on our nervous system. This has a stabilizing and cleansing effect.

Mokcho Powder

The end product of wood distilation - contains about 800 organic compounds with significant amounts of Ca, Na, Fe, Mg, Zn and SOD. Mocho sap radiates natural far infrared ray (FIR). When Acupeds are applied to the skin, you can see the change in color as certain waste substances are absorbed.

Organic Agaricus Mushrooms from Brazil

Agaricus contains high level of effective elements such as polysaccarides, both Beta(1-3)D-glucan & Beta(1-6)D-glucan protein compounds, ribonucleic acid protein compounds, acid heteroglucan, xyloglucan, lectin, etc. When these elements are introduced into our white blood cells, it enhances the activity of macrophage, an antibody cell that destroys or delays the proliferation of cancer cells.

Saururus Chinesis

This is the first plant to grow at the bombsite of Hiroshima. The leaves are used as a poultice to clean abscesses and boils. In Chinese medicine Saururus Chinesis is considered an anti-oxidant which helps in a variety of health conditions. It is used for counteracting poisons, relieving muscular ache, chronic fatigue, skin beauty and overall health

Achyranthis Radix

Used in traditional medicine as a cure for rheumatism, pains on the knee and back, genital troubles, antidiuresis and covering marrow. Protects against body chills, preventing gray hear and regulating menstruation. Promotes blood circulation and reduces edema.

Paeoniae Rubrae Radix

It promotes the blood circulation and suppresses constipation. Colic and abdominal pain are removed by using this medicine. It kills strong bacteria and relives hepatodysentery and temesmus, etc.

Siberian Ginseng

It is available for myosalgia, ankylosing arthritis, promotion of blood circulation, blood control, glycemia control, diet,promotion of metabolism, neuropath cure, stroke prevention, etc.

Artemisia Lwayomogi

It is used for the restoration of the liver and intestine, protection of eyesight, prophylatic chemotherapy, suppression of carcinogenic substances, extinction of cancer cells, suppression of cholesterole, strengthening of blood pressure, increased immunity, removal of fever protection of liver disease.

Caragana Sinica
Used for neuralgia, urarthritis, fluor, hypertension, vaginitis, etc. Also seen as a preventive or curative response to bone decalcification and osteoporosis.
Platycondon Grandiflorum

Principal herb in Chinese medicine for diseases of the lungs and throat, and is commonly used for inflammatory conditions of the eyes, ears, and sinuses. The herb has a strong expectorant and antitussive effects and is included in many cough formulas.

Mugwort Extract

This is widely used as a herb medicine in the Orient. Helps to make the human body warm without being dry and is used by herbalists as help treat nervousness, insomnia and to stimulate the liver and as a digestive aid etc.

Loquat (Japanese Medlar) Extract

The Loquat leaf contains malic acid, tartaric acid, citric acid, tannate, carotene, vitamins A, B and C. It's leaves and kernel contain amygdalin (amygdalin is otherwise known as vitamin B17, or laetrile). It promotes the secretion of body fluids and has antitussive, expectorant, antiemetic properties. It has 3000 years of history in moxibustion therapies and has been used extensively in Buddhist medicine. In India it has been called the king of herbal medicine.

Pearl Stone

Made from crystalline igneous rock and used to improve fluidity and absorbability.

Tree Essence or Wood Vinegar
This high quality product contains over 200 natural raw materials. Quality woods and bamboo are used including oak trees grown at Naraken in Japan. All come from a renewable source of wood that is harvested in an environmentally friendly way.

From ancient times in Japan, wood was burnt and the art of making charcoal by wood distilation was developed. From the charcoal kiln, smoke billows upward. When this smoke is cooled and condensed, a thick brown /black liquid results. This liquid is raw pyroligneous acid (wood vinegar). This acid has been shown to warm the body, activate the skin, moisturize and act as an antibacterial.

From this raw material, further refining is carried out to remove the tar and any other undesirable elements. The result is a beautiful liquid of a pale yellow color (very weak tea). This liquid is then aged for up to a year to produce the final high quality wood vinegar that can be consumed as a health tonic. It is condensed five times and contains no synthetic vinegar or starch.

After the initial extraction process, the extract is dried for a period of six months. It is then filtered four times using the highest quality Umbamegashi-Binchou Charcoal. It is then dried one more time for an additional six months before it can be considered for use. This process yields a very concentrated extract with an extremely high level of purity.

Wood vinegar and bamboo extract are naturally condensed 5 times until both become a powder. This drying phase lasts for a period of over 8 months and makes for an exceptional purity of product. Then finally this essence, after a last quality control test, goes into the Acuped Detox Foot Patch. Additionally, the quantity of this powder for this product has been increased from a conventional 3.2g to 4.0g. Other food pad products contains starch powder in order to maximum profit and also differ in terms of quality of ingredients and length of preparation.


If a tincture of iodine is added to the sap sheets in order to test the purity of the products.

Product from company A (KINOTAxxxx) and B (Netteruxxxx) will change their color, but the Acupeds detox foot patch does not.

Research conducted by two Japanese doctors over a 26 years period have unlocked a beneficial mystery behind the longevity and homeostasis (enhanced state of wellness and resistance to disease) of trees. They showed Tree Essence has tremendous absorption qualities and a positive effect on many functions of the body.

Tree Essence, or pyroligneous acid, is a sap extracted from tree cells. It exhibits exceptional permeability and sterilizing properties.

wood vinegar

Dehydrated tree saps infiltrate, absorb, detoxify, and sterilize. This is the basis of their ability to assist in disease prevention through reduction of body toxicity. The Eucalyptus tree, for example, is probably the most powerful antiseptic in its class as ozone is formed upon exposure to air. It has a proven disinfectant action destroying unhealthy flora and microbes. This tree grows to over 350 feet and is amongst the tallest trees in the world. To provide enough water to it's upper most part, it has an amazing capacity to absorb water. The tree ability to purify large amounts of ground water through the roots into high quality water transported into the trunk and leaves, as well as harnessing the absorbing and detoxifying power of the wood sap, made the sap a natural ingredient for human use. It radiates a fine fragrance and has a sterilization effect to its surroundings.

Did you know?

Sources of toxicity can include environmental, water supply, industrial, hobbies, and others - causes of arsenic toxicity include ingestion of arsenic (found in insect poisons), skin contact (e.g. some linseed oils) and even drinking water. 

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Acupeds Foot Pads - Questions and Answers

What are Acupeds?
Acupeds are an incredible new wellness product created through Japanese research and development. Approximately 10 million foot pads are used each month in the Orient. Acupeds are made entirely from best quality, natural ingredients to suit Western needs. They are a proven safe, effective, non-invasive, convenient, and economical method of detoxification.
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What ingredients are in Acupeds?
Organic Agarius Mushrooms
Saururus Chenesis
Achyranthis Radix
Artemisia lwayomogi
Paeoniae Rubrae Radix
Caragana Sinica
Siberian Ginseng
Platicodon Grandifloum
Wood Vinegar
Mokcho Powder
Pearl Stone
Mugwort Extract
Loquat (Japanese Medlar) Extract
Tree Essence or Sap from Bamboo and Eucalyptus Trees

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How easy are Acuped foot pads to use and where do you use them?
All Acupeds come with their own adhesive pads for attaching to the skin. They are very easy to put on and take off. Acupeds are mainly applied to the soles of your feet at bedtime but can be applied anytime to many parts of the body. We have testimonials from people that had great results using their Acupeds as close as possible to the source of their pain or problem. For maximum benefit its best to leave them on for 8 hours while you sleep.

At first it is recommended to use two pads per foot. You will see for yourself upon waking the amount of toxicity present in your body. The pad will range from being relatively unchanged to brown, wet, and sticky. In the case of extreme toxicity, they may be black, soggy and putting off an offensive order. The darker color means there\'s more toxicity present in your body. This is natural detoxifying without the stress of more aggressive detox procedures.

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What are toxins and how do I get them?
From a variety of sources. Food, water and air that are not pure may contain several different metals toxins and decontaminates.

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How do toxins affect me?
Ignored body toxins can be the cause of poor health, sickness and disease. Many lifestyles do not support the body\'s ability to naturally remove toxins. The body\'s immune system has been compromised through the accumulation of toxins. It is important that toxins be removed regularly to insure and maintain good health.

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How do Acupeds remove toxins from my body?
Eastern medicine has long held that the body is connected by meridians and that access to these meridian internal flows of energy (chi) is through the acupuncture points on the outside of the body. If we stimulate an acupuncture point it will activate energy (chi) at the of the body corresponding internal point thus bringing strength to a weak area of the internal body. The foot is considered the second most sensitive area of your body next to your heart. The intelligence of your body will naturally send toxins as far away from the heart as possible for protection. That means toxins and decontaminates are collected in the lower portion of your body, at your feet. The combination of herbs, saps and other natural ingredients in the Acupeds first; tenderly warm and slightly open the acupuncture points in the soles of the feet then allow the Acupeds\' gentle drawing power to pull toxins from the body into the pad.

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Are Acupeds safe to use?
They do not deliver any chemicals to the body. They are only topical and draw toxins out of the body. You ingest nothing therefore they are completely safe. Nevertheless, we recommend that you discontinue use if any allergic reactions occur. Our Acuped foot patches were tested and certified safe and with non detectable heavy metals by USA FDA lab certification and Texas Department of Health(FSNS) in November 2002. ; USDA ACCREDITED #4882, #4890

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Do I need to follow a special diet while I use the foot pads?
There is no need for a special diet. We recommend that to help flush the toxins and heavy metals etc. you look at your diet, exercise regularly and drink plenty of water. The best water by far is alkaline ionized water. There is plenty of information on this subject at

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How often do I use Acupeds?
It is recommended that Acupeds be used for at least one week so as to completely cleanse. You will know how your detoxification is progressing by the color of discharge on the pad. As the pad diminishes in colorization you will know that the detox is coming to an end. The length of time for this to happen varies with each individual. Some will detox relatively quickly others much longer depending upon life styles, immune system fatigue, and other variables.

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Can I use Acupeds on only one foot?
Yes, you may do that but as you study the acupuncture point chart you will see that the liver point, for example, is located in the same place on both feet. If you were interested in the liver it would most beneficial to apply an Acuped to both feet at the liver point. Also for balance sake it is wise to have both feet involved in the detox process.

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Do Acuped foot pads contain chemicals?
Acupeds contain only 100% natural ingredients and none of those ingredients enter the body. The ingredients Of Acupeds merely stimulate and draw from inside out.

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How long has the product been in existence?
Wood saps products for body cleansing purposes have been in existence since 1999. The Acuped combination of herbal and wood ingredients was introduced in 2003 and is having phenomenal success in Asia and Europe. It is even a newer product to North America.

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Can I apply Acupeds to a backache?
Yes,Yes,Yes. There are two ways other than to the feet that you can apply Acupeds. If you study the acupuncture chart you will see there are points all over your body that correspond to various internal organs. These points are located specifically over a meridian flow so that the stimulation of Acuped herbs can be carried into the location of pained or weakened organ. If you have specific joint or muscle pain you can apply Acupeds directly over the pained area and temporary relief will ensue.

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Can Acupeds ease pain caused by gout, arthritis and rheumatism?
By all means yes! Users from around the world have received temporary pain relief. Acupeds is not a cure for maladies but can act as an efficient relief from pain caused by them.

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Can I reuse the Acupeds?
The pads are for single use only. Once the pad is activated by the resonance in the foot and toxins release onto the pad, any reuse would not be potent or hygienic.

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Are there any side effects?
Aside from allergies to the ingredients used, no side effects have been noted.

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Why do my joints hurt even more?
Each of us responds to our healing process in different ways. You may experience a form of healing crisis. Users experiencing this are likely to have chronic problems. Reflex points will act to assist your body in its recovery process. If this is the case you will find the discomfort is tolerable and it will disappear in a day or two with continued use of the pad.

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Why do I feel tired?
You may require more sleep as your body begins to release toxins.

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What are the benefits of using Acupeds?
Detoxifying using Acupeds may improve your circulation, aid in the elimination of waste and increase the movement of lymphatic fluids. This may create feelings of vigor, easing of muscle and joint problems, improved immune system, and better sleep.

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How long should I use Acupeds foot pads?
Effects may occur within a few days (one or two pads per foot). You can use them as long as you see the need and have results. When toxins have been removed it is common to have no discharge into the patch.

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Sometimes my pouches remain dry. Does this mean they are not working?
The pouch has two main purposes, the most important being its relationship to its emission of Far Infrared energy. This energy stimulates circulation, healing and expulsion of toxins from various parts of your body. This will stimulate your excretory organs to step up their function. Those organs include the skin, lungs, kidneys, liver, bowels and bladder. Most of the detoxification that occurs is through these regular channels only increased. When the pouches do not get completely wet, it does not mean the product is not working, it just means your body is not excreting any excess fluid from the part of the body on which you are wearing them. In creating the pouches, one of the goals is to allow the pouches to stay dry as long as possible because once they are wet; they cannot emit the Far Infrared energy.

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What causes the pads to be sticky when they are wet?
When the pads get sticky, it is the result of the starches used in the pads to absorb the moisture. The toxins released are not causing the stickiness.

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How do Acupeds help to cleanse my lymphatic system?
Toxins tend to collect in the extra cellular fluid of the lower extremities. In a healthy, physically active person who exercises regularly, these toxins would be taken up by the lymphatic system. When the lymphatic system gets sluggish and overburdened, everything backs up. As toxins are released, the burden on the lymphatic system is reduced in a gentle and effective manner. This process supports the optimal functioning of all the digestion and elimination organs.

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Can I use the pads if I sleep less than 8 hours?
You can apply them before retiring. It is best to wear them when you are relaxed and off your feet. It is optimal to wear Acupeds while you sleep, because it is easier for your body to release toxins while your body is deeply relaxed. It is ok to walk on the pads, but we recommend removing them upon rising, as they may be moist.

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Is there anything that will enhance Acupeds effectiveness?
It is wise to wash the site of application, to remove lotions, oils or anything that will block the pores. Soaking your feet in warm water can enhance circulation and aid in opening your pores. You may want to wear socks if your feet get cold. The pads are activated by your body heat and normal skin moisture. Be sure to drink plenty of water and assure good contact between foot and pad.

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If I\'m taking medication will using Acupeds contradict this?
None of the ingredients are taken into your body, so there is no need for concern.

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What is the Far Infrared Radiation that Tourmaline naturally emits?
Far Infrared is a form of safe radiated energy given off by Tourmaline.

It\'s energy penetrates, warms and increases the blood flow at the point of contact. It is most helpful for its capacity to break down (and relax) water and waste molecules for easier release of toxins into the pads. Acupeds utilizes the Far Infrared Radiation (FIR) effect of tourmaline. FIR has been researched for many years in the USA, Sweden, China and Japan. The studies focused on the effects of FIR on a variety of conditions such as muscle sprains, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis, shoulder stiffness, menstrual pains etc.

One of the effects of FIR is that it may replicate a cardiovascular training effect. Some research has even suggested the idea that Infrared stimulation of the cardiovascular system could be a possible means of maintaining cardiovascular conditioning in astronauts during long space flights.

Our tissues normally produce infrared energy for warmth and tissue repair. Tissue production of infrared energy is associated with a variety of healing responses. At times, the infrared energy in our tissues may need a boost to a higher level to ensure the fullest healing possible for tissue repair. Your body tissues that need an infrared boost selectively absorb infrared rays.

Infrared energy penetrates tissues to the depth of over an inch. Its energy output is tuned to correspond closely to the body\'s own radiant energy so that the body\'s tissues absorb close to 93% of the Infrared waves that reach the skin. The healing properties of infrared light create an increased white blood cell count. More white blood cells means greater immunity.

Today we\'re seeing new technologies employing far-infrared energy in health care products and clinical protocol such as hypothermic therapies for detoxification and cancer treatment.

Energy medicine is an ancient practice used especially by Chinese health practitioners. Although these ancient practitioners did not know the technical terms as to why their therapy improved health, they were sure their patients got better. The human heat from their touch increased immune defense response in which white blood cells surround and ingested small living bacteria and cell wastes.

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Did you know?

The symptoms of toxic heavy metal poisoning and the symptoms of autism, PDD, Aspergers, & ADD/ ADHD are very similar. Medical research is now finding links between heavy metal toxicity and children with autistic symptoms.

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