The three pillars of homotoxicology are drainage and detoxification, immunomodulation and organ and cell support. Drainage and detoxification is thus the first of the three pillars or fundamentals in antihomotoxic treatment of chronic diseases. Therefore detoxification may be the most important thing you can do for your health. We cannot over-emphasize the importance of detoxification to the average human being. General and specific  detoxification is safe, thorough and gentle.

From the point of view of homotoxicology diseases are the result of the body’s reaction to an intoxication.

The quality of life depends on the purity of the extra cellular matrix.

At Blue Root Acupuncture & Wellness Center we use natural detoxification techniques to decrease toxic load, increase metabolism, improve cardiovascular function and enhance energy. Each of the treatments described below are individually tailored for each person’s specific needs and goals:

1) Detox Ionic Foot Baths

Our feet have over 7,200 nerve endings and 500,000 eccrine sweat glands. In addition, arteries and veins cross paths in the feet. These factors make the feet a natural gateway for detoxification. Foot baths use ionized water and ionic current stimulations to open sweat glands and allow toxins to leave the body naturally.

This process assists the body to cleanse itself of toxic wastes and heavy metals. Decades of patient testimonials have reported liver detoxification, reduced inflammation, pain relief from arthritis along with a feeling of overall ‘”Well Being” after the treatment. One session a week for eight weeks starts the process.   More on Detox Foot Baths — Please add a page here with the information about the Ion Cleanse that you already have).

2) Homeopathic Anti-inflammatory Detoxification

Homeopathy provides perhaps the most sophisticated and specific form of anti-inflammatory treatment.  Most disease on some level or another involves an inflammatory process.  For some conditions, a general strategy of avoiding commonly recognized inflammatory agents, introducing anti-inflammatory substances and enhancing the general vitality of the body is sufficient to affect a cure.

At Blue Root Acupuncture & Wellness Center we provide a deeply individualized systematic detoxification approach for health and well-being for virtually anyone.  Whether you have no symptoms, or as a part of remediation of health ills and problems, our homeopathic detoxification can be the basis to stay healthy as well as to improve the overall quality of life.

We start with generalized support of the organs and systems of elimination, opening up the exit routes.  This alone may result in improvement for all sorts of health challenges.

3) Ozone Metabolic Detoxification

Ozone is a powerful antibacterial, germicidal, anti cancer and anti fungal agent, it inactivates viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa/parasites. It also stimulates the production of white blood cells, interferon and tumor necrosis factor, stimulates killer cell activity, which fights infection. Ozone accelerates brain repair, relieves brain fog, improves circulation. It also combats chronic fatigue, reduces the body’s TOTAL toxicity load, it burns fats, and enhances metabolic efficiency by stimulating the Citric Acid cycle. It is a powerful chelating agent, pulling out of cells heavy metals, old drug residues, and environmental; pollutants.

Healthy cells become healthier in Ozone.


A benefit of detoxification with ozone therapy is that it can have a positive effect on almost all systems of the body including the immune, nervous, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and many more.

At Blue Root Acupuncture & Wellness Center many of our patients receive one form or another of ozone therapy and often a combination of therapies.

Ozone therapy for detoxification is particularly effective in patients who have:

  •         Chronic fatigue
  •         Allergies
  •         Respiratory infections
  •         Skin conditions
  •         Joint pain
  •         Impaired liver function
  •         Digestive issues
  •         Insomnia

Our Gastrointestinal Detoxification supports the body’s natural detoxification process, it removes inflammation, toxins, and accumulated waste in the GI tract while supporting a system of rebalancing the natural gut flora.

Ozone colon insufflation can be used in patients with colitis, leaky gut, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and all chronic inflammatory process, although it has been used since the 1950s in Germany for many other conditions.  In fact, the German Medical Society for Ozone Therapy conducted a study in 1980, which found that side effects related to ozone rectal therapy were found in 0.000007%, making it one of the safest medical therapies available.

This anti-inflammatory plan makes a significant difference in each patient’s life.

We have offered ozone therapy to many patients to help them regain their health and we would love to help you, too. To become a patient, or for more information, feel free to call our office at 803-404-7575.


The value of ion therapy – a lesson from nature

We are familiar with the power of nature to heal. Medicines are often first conceived and made as extracts from nature’s plants and herbs. Ion therapy also takes its cues from nature. The positive effects of ions in nature are well known – the sense of well-being you feel from the pounding surf along the beach or near the spraying mist of a waterfall, or the sense of energy you experience before or after a thunderstorm. These natural sources of energy generate tens of thousands of beneficial ions that you breathe into your body and absorb through your skin.

Waterfalls and the surf on the beach produce ions as water droplets break apart from the energy of their movement and collisions. Ionic footbaths create an abundance of ions as water molecules break apart by means of the electrolysis of water – as a direct current is passed through an array. IonCleanse® footbath users commonly observe the same sense of well-being, alertness, and relaxation experienced in natural settings. Users also routinely observe many other health benefits from their sessions, including at the most basic level more energy and improved sleep patterns.

How footbaths create an abundance of ions

Water exists as a chemically neutral molecule of two hydrogen atoms combined with one oxygen atom. However, water in its natural state also self-ionizes in small amounts all of the time, breaking apart into H and OH ions and then recombining to the neutral H O. When an array is placed in the water of a footbath and a direct current is passed through its poles, ionization is magnified many times. With the IonCleanse® dual polarity array electrical flow alternates between the positive and negative poles of the array. When current flows to the positive pole, water breaks down into an abundance of OH ions according to the formula: 4H O + 4 e (electrons) —> 2 H, + 4 OH . When the current flows to the negative pole, water breaks down into an abundance of hydrogen ions according to the formula: 2H O —> O + 4 H + 4e . Negative ions seek to combine with positively charged atoms and molecules and positive ions seek to combine with
negatively charged atoms and molecules.

Proven effects of ions

Ions can not only make you feel good, they can do good. Research shows that negative ions such as released during the decomposition of water increase the flow of oxygen to the brain – increasing mental alertness, and elevating mood by affecting serotonin levels. It is thought that negative ions have a positive effect on the immune system, as well. The essence of the power of ions comes from their electrical charge, which makes them react with other ions, combining with them to produce chemical changes. Toxins in the body exist in
charged, or ionic, form.

Why the IonCleanse® system

Given the increasing amount of toxins in the environment that find their way into our bodies, detoxification is an essential element of any healthful lifestyle. If you want the best ionic footbath, one with a sterling, 10-year-and-counting track record of safety and reliability, the right choice is the IonCleanse® machine.

What our Patients are Saying

Dr. Soto and her staff were extremely professional, helpful, and kind. I highly recommend her practice!”

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