Happy Feet Detox Foot Patches and Pads – a Natural Alternative
The all-natural dry ingredients in the Foot Patches adhere like a big Band-Aid to the soles of the feet.
Foot patches are a simple non-invasive and natural way to detox the body. They simply warm up and stimulate the soles of your feet whilst you sleep.
The story behind detox foot patches
Over the past 50 years hundreds of different chemicals have been introduced into our environment, from the food and water we drink, to the air we breathe. A build-up of toxins in the body can lead to an imbalance and health problems. Detox foot patches maintain a powerful reputation in traditional folk medicine, with well-documented use in China that dates back over 500 years.
Easy to use, detox foot pads are based on the principles of Eastern medicine, which teaches that toxins move away from the heart and towards the extremities of the body – including the feet, where toxins accumulate. In traditional Chinese medicine the feet are regarded as your “second heart” and a mirror of internal health.
Detox your body with foot pads
During the day, when you’re standing up and moving about, gravity pulls toxins down towards the feet. Foot patches are designed around this principle. Simply place one to six detox foot pads on the body at bedtime. Try foot patches for yourself and you might be surprised to find that a clean, white patch can become soggy, wet and black after 8-12 hours of use. Happy Natural Therapies sells a number of other alternative products, check out our range of ear candles, mozzie patches and eye patches today for affordable, fast and effective treatment.
What are the Benefits?
Absorb toxins released from the body
More vibrant in the morning
Promote a feeling of well being
What are detox foot patches?
Foot Patches look like a tea bag which has a mixture of herbs and minerals. When they are pressed against the body they warm up, and increase circulation to the area. The foot patches absorb any toxins that the body releases.
Where do I apply them?
You apply the patches to the soles of your feet when you go to bed and let the patches absorb the toxins whilst you sleep. Many people apply the patches to areas where they have a sore muscle, or other parts of the body such as a knee or shoulder.
To apply the patches
Simply remove the backing from the plaster and stick to the sole of your feet.
You can apply the patch to either the heel or centre of each foot or the centre.
Leave the patches on for approximately 8-12 hours.
In the morning the patches will have become wet and may smell. It is recommended that you remove the patches in the bathroom as they can make your feet quite sticky. The stickiness is normal and will reduce slightly each day. You can keep them and compare each day as you progress or just take a picture.
Particular areas of the foot patch may be darker than others, which is an indication of parts of the body that are getting the greatest benefits. You can experiment with where to place the patches on your feet.
How long should I use foot patches?
This really depends on the individual. The amount of waste that appears on the patches is the best guide. If after the 7-day program the patches have become less sticky, then this is enough. Should the patches still be really sticky and black after 7 days you may need to continue using the patches. This means you have a higher level of accumulated toxins and it may take up to a month before the patches become clear. After you complete the program, we recommend that you repeat the process every eight weeks to continue improving your health and wellbeing.
WHAT’S IN THE PATCHES?
The foot patches contain potent all-natural ingredients for maximum effectiveness:
Ingredients – ionic tourmaline minerals • chitosan • vitamin C • ginger • eucalyptus leaf • powdered pearl shell • starch • tree sap vinegar • bamboo sap vinegar
Tourmaline is best known as one of the only minerals to naturally emit far- infrared heat and negative ions. Tourmaline exerts a cleansing and liberating energy that has a very positive effect on the body
Tree Essence or Wood Vinegar
Wood sap vinegar is made by the burning of wood to charcoal, distilling the condensation. 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). 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 Foot Patch.
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. Dehydrated tree saps infiltrate, absorb, detoxify, and sterilize.
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.
Pearl powder has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to soothe, promote a feeling of well being.
Ginger, Zingiber officinale, is derived from the tuberous rhizome of the perennial plant of the Zingiberaceae. Ginger has been used as a price, condiment and flavouring agent. Meanwhile, Ginger has also played an important role in Asian medicine as a folk remedy to promote cleansing of the body through perspiration, to calm nausea, and to stimulate the appetite for thousands of years. Ginger was also used as a carminative and in the symptomatic treatment of colds. It has been used in China and other countries for many years as a tonic.
Ginger contains gingerol, a Ginger oleoresin (combination of volatile oils and resin) that accounts for the characteristics aroma of Ginger, and explains its therapeutic properties.
Chitosan is the name given to the polymers that are obtained by the deacetylation of chitin (poly-b-1,4-D-N-acetylglucosamine). In industrial-scale procedures, chitin is produced by treating seafood waste, especially shells from crustaceans (shrimps, crabs, lobsters, krills, etc).
Chitosan is the result of the biomass research. Chitosan products have been used now for over 30 years by water companies to trap toxins, grease, heavy metals, and oils. It is the second most plentiful fibre, after cellulose.
Chitosan products are also used extensively by the medical profession due to their remarkable ability to promote wound healing to injuries such as burns and skin inflammation.
Dextrin is a product of starch hydrolysis, a carbohydrate having the same general molecular structure as starch but with a smaller and less complex molecule with adhesive properties. Its presence is necessary in our foot patches as a filler, and also to bind other ingredients together. Beware of claims for foot patches made without dextrin, as this is misleading. Without dextrin, foot patches will not work, like a car running without tyres.
However, keeping the amount of dextrin low in the foot patches is the best way to achieve optimum results. Foot patches with high amounts of dextrin, and with low amounts of vinegar, gives less benefit and poor results, although the smell of the vinegar is less pungent.
ARTG No. 148412