For those of you who have tried the Gold detox foot patches and wanted more, and update:
I was no longer able to get them from my previous supplier at a reasonable cost so I have been on a quest for a suitable replacement. A few clients and friends and I have tried a number of brands and varieties, looking for a something we liked.
We found Happy Feet Heaven with these!
These foot pads use lavender in addition to the usual ingredients, they work better than the others I tried, and BONUS!!–I slept like a rock each time I used them. Here is a rather nifty Reflexology Chart that shows the points on the feet and the areas you can address with the foot patches.
If you have never tried detox food pads, they are easy to use: You apply them to the feet at night and they draw out the toxins while you sleep. If this sounds too good to be true…well, it’s another wonderful thing in life that is wonderful AND true! Daily OM did a nice article on this, if you’d like to read more you can check that out here.
Foot patches are based in the ancient practice of Oriental Medicine and have been used for centuries. Chinese medicine often refers to the feet as “The Second Heart.” This philosophy says the feet are intimately connected to the body and its organs, also taking on the entire weight of the body. The ancient art of acupuncture teaches that the feet are a prime location for acupuncture points, with more than 60 of the 360 points over the entire body. Areas on the soles of the feet affect the stomach, intestines, kidney, knee, shoulders as well as many other internal organs. Therefore it makes perfect sense to use this area for overall body cleansing.
The wood vinegar in the pad acts like a sponge, drawing harmful toxins out of your body through the skin. Other natural ingredients work to open up the pores, while other ingredients are said to revitalize cells. The lavender is an added bonus in these patches, contributing to deep rest and relaxation. I also like that rather than being made in China, where there is little regulation on such things, these are made and regulated in Japan.
These are honestly the best I’ve tried in years, probably ever. A box of 6 patches is only $20, which is also a good price. Let me know if you have any questions or would like to try some.