Using Electromagnetic Energy to Detoxify,
Heal and Relieve Pain
Magnetism is one of nature's most fundamental phenomena. It has been used medicinally in China for over 2,000 years. Bio-electromagnetic therapy is the application of these electromagnetic fields to treat disorders and promote health.
At IMED of the Southbay we use ion therapy to stimulate bio-electromagnetic energy regulation and this aids in boosting metabolism, promoting the repair ofregulatory circuits and activating the body's self healing powers.
How Does It Work?
Ionic Therapy is based on the beneficial effects of Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) pulsed magnetic fields on biological tissue. Scientific research demonstrates that ionic fields are able to restore the exchange of nutrients between the cell and external environments, allowing the cell metabolism to reactivate. Ion therapy supplies a low stimuli excitatory effect.
This effect can be seen in similar therapeutic devices such as
cold laser therapy
and micro-current devices, which have been shown to increase cellular energy known as Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). This influx of bio available energy created by the ionic field helps to restore the cell back to its natural frequency and homeostasis.
Ion therapy stimulates the production of ATP in cells. Through this phenomenon, the biological-chemical effects help to repair both aging and injured cells, improve circulation and boost metabolism.
Moreover, there is increased activity in the elimination and transportation of waste products out, and the absorption of nutrients in. In addition, skin and muscle elasticity is improved, muscle relaxation
is enhanced, and there is neutralization of lactic acid. At IMED of the Southbay we encourage our patients to try the ion therapy after they have worked out so that they can experience for themselves how the treatment reduces muscle pain and fatigue. There is no better way to understand how this works than to actually experience it.
The effects of the application of the ELF ionic field are equivalent to the action of the body's sodium potassium pump, which keeps the concentration of positive and negative ions in correct balance across the cell membrane. This natural process guarantees the presence of the correct electric potential that is altered in many degenerative processes.
An Effective and Relaxing Therapy
Ion therapy is an effective detoxification therapy system. Each treatment helps alkalize the entire body and, with frequent use, the body becomes stronger and works more efficiently. After several treatments most users will have substantially more energy, have better concentration and mental clarity, increased metabolism and an improved sense of well being.
An Array Used in Footbath
This system works on the principal of ionization. An arrayis placed in water where a field is formed by the rise of the negative potential of the water. Negative potential refers to the tendency of water to move from one area to another due to osmosis, gravity, mechanical pressure, etc. This concept is especially useful in understanding water movement within plants, animals, soil and the human body.
If possible, water will move from an area of higher water potential to an area that has a lower water potential. One very common example is water that contains a dissolved salt,like sea water or the solution within living cells.
These solutions typically have negative water potentials, relative to pure water. If there is no restriction on flow, water molecules will proceed from the pure water to the more negative water potential of the solution.
Feet in the ion spa lined with biodegradable corn bags
When our feet are placed in the water in the ion spa, we experience the same potential as the water. The io-electromagnetic field created causes the sodium and potassium ions outside the cell membrane to rearrange. The salt in the water acts as a bridge and allows the cell membranes to convert positive ions to negative ions.
This conversion activates the cell tissue throughout the entire body, the cells become charged with energy and immediately start to detoxify. These waste products are expelled through thenormal detoxification channels of sweat, urine and feces.
Helps Balance the Body's pH
One 30 minute treatment of ion therapy activates cell tissues, stimulates various beneficial enzymes and may alkalize the user's saliva up by a pH point. pH is a measure of the balance between positively and negatively charged ions in the body fluids, i.e., blood, urine, and saliva.
The "p" stands for "potenz" (the potential to be) and the "H" stands for hydrogen. A lower pH value (below 7) indicates that one's body is fluid is on the acidic side, while a higher pH value indicates alkalinity. A pH of 7.0 is considered neutral and is the pH of distilled water.
The Truth About Acid and Alkaline Balance
You may have heard sales copy that told you that alkaline is good and acid is bad. That diseases like cancer can't exist in an alkaline environment. This is an over-simplification and is not always true. Disease processes are very complicated and different parts of our body have different acid and alkaline requirements.
For example, the stomach is an acidic environment and it is vitally important that it maintain a certain level of acidity. Chemically it is an acid solution with a pH of 1 to 2 in the stomach lumen, consisting mainly of hydrochloric acid(HCl) (around 0.5%, or 5000 parts per million), and large quantities of potassium chloride (KCl) and sodium chloride (NaCl).
Stomach acid is responsible for breaking down nutrients, vitamins and minerals and making it possible for these to be absorbed by the small intestine. If your stomach becomes too alkaline you may become malnourished. There is a common condition we see here in our clinic called "hypochloridria" which is a condition of too little stomach acid.
On the other hand, The normal pH of human arterial blood is approximately 7.40 (normal range is 7.35 – 7.45), it is a mildly alkaline solution. Blood that has a pH below 7.35 is too acidic, whereas blood pH above 7.45 is too alkaline. The acid/alkalinebalance of the blood is balanced principally through the respiratory system and the urinary system.
So you can see, systemically, it is really important to be mildly alkaline. When people say disease processes are fostered by an acidic environment this is what they are referring to. If one's system is too acidic then the body borrows minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium from vital organs to neutralize the acid and remove it from the body.
Are Toxins Really Drawn Out of Your Feet?
No. This assertion is ridiculous. Detoxification does not take place in your feet any more than thinking takes place in your buttocks. The main pathways of detoxification in the human body are via the liver and these toxins are eliminated by the kidneys,the respiratory system and the skin in the form of sweat.
Ion therapy energizes your body and promotes detoxification through these pathways. We use the changes in the water for diagnostic purposes because just like other forms of observation like feeling the pulse, looking at the tongue and observing the skin we can learn information about your internal environment.
As your body and physiology interact with the water during ion therapy, changes take place and this is what we are able to see. This is by no means as accurate as other diagnostic tests, like other tests we offer such as Blood Chemistry Analysis.
However, it does give us useful information about what is happening to you internally. And your body does eliminate toxins via the sweat glands in your legs and feet, so, in some measure, we are seeing the physical results of this detoxification.
The best to way to enjoy the benefits of ion therapy is to experience it for yourself. We invite you come down to our facility and try our ion spa. We use filtered water so you aren't exposed to chlorine and other chemicals, and we use biodegradable corn bags so that we don't further pollute our environment.