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Massage for Detoxification

Some of the conditions associated with toxicity

• Auto immune diseases
• Multiple sclerosis
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Lethargy and muscle fatigue
• Psychological problems e.g. anxiety, depression, claustrophobia
• Cancer
• Colds
• Joint pain
• Arthritic changes
• Fevers
• Skin eruptions
• Digestive disturbances

Treatment of toxicity
Toxins which are circulating in the blood are normally eliminated through the colon, the kidneys, the lungs, by the liver via the bile, the mucus membranes, and the sweat glands in the skin. Other toxins like bacteria and minute particles such as coal dust are taken up and neutralized by the lymphatic system. Toxic substances can bind to proteins in the interstitial tissues and are then broken down by the action of phagocytes.

Effects and application of massage
Massage is very beneficial in the treatment of toxicity. It helps to relieve the symptoms such as headaches, myalgia and fatigue and improves the function of the organ or system affected.

Massage is first of all applied to improve the circulation systemically in order to secure a good nutritional supply to all tissues. It is also utilized to enhance the venous return which is essential for the removal of toxins. To this end massage movements like effleurage and petrissage are applied to the superficial tissues and to muscles. Circulation to the visceral organs can also be enhanced; using similar techniques and, in some cases, by more specific methods such as compression massage for the liver and for the kidneys (described further on).

See more at: http://www.pacificcollege.edu/acupuncture-massage-news/articles/558-massage-for-detoxification.html#sthash.h5rb1y16.dpuf

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Spring is here and it’s time to do some Spring cleaning – and that includes your insides.

SpringTea

 

 

 

 

SPRING DETOX TEA*

3oz green tea

2oz dried red clover blossoms

2oz dried calendula flowers

1oz dried burdock root

1oz dried lavender flowers

1oz dried dandelion leaf

1oz dried ginger root

combine the ingredients in a bowl and while gently mixing  with your hands slightly crumble the herbs and flowers to release their medicine, flavor and aroma ~ once mixed store in an airtight container & keep in the freezer to maintain freshness and potency

to brew : scoop one teaspoon into a tea strainer, or if you’re feeling fancy scoop into empty tea bags* to take with you or to share

 

* these ingredients can be found at health food/herbs stores such as Larrabee’s (Elmwood Park,IL) or on-line from Mountain Rose Herbs

Spring Recipe for Detoxifying the Liver : Mung Bean and Tangerine Peel Soup

Serves 2

Peel an organic tangerine and let the peelings dry. You can leave the peelings out over night.

Take a half of cup of mung beans and soak them for 3 to 4 hours in clean water.

Drain the water and put the mung beans in a pot with 5 cups of fresh clean water and add the dry tangerine peelings.

Use a Slow cooker for 2 hours until beans are ready. If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can bring the beans and water to a boil and then cover them and simmer them for 2 hours.

If you like you can add a little brown sugar, perhaps a tablespoon of brown sugar or a little more – brown sugar is good for absorbing the extra water inside your body – and also can help to balance any infection in the body – organic whole brown sugar is best.

Mung bean and tangerine peel soup is especially good for people who work late and work a lot on the computer – have it a couple of times a week if you like.

If you don’t want to use brown sugar, then you can use good healthy sea, Celtic or Himalayan salt to taste. It is best with this dish to either use the brown sugar or the salt but not both together.

Mung Beans

These little beans are a nutritional powerhouse. Not only are they high in protein, and fiber they are low in saturated fat, contain no cholesterol and are packed with vitamins and minerals. The fiber in these beans is soluble and picks up and captures cholesterol in the blood stream and the intestines and carries it out to be eliminated.

Mung beans not only help detoxify the liver they also support heart health, the immune system and protect against free radicals and conditions like diabetes and cancer.

One cup of mung beans provides approximately 14 grams of protein.

Tangerine Peel

A 2004 Canadian scientific published study showed that tangerine peel has 20 times the antioxidants than found in the juice and helps lower bad cholesterol without diminishing good cholesterol.

The peel of an organic tangerines also helps, relieve stress, detoxify the liver, balance blood sugar.

Dried tangerine peel will last for at least two months if kept in a dry sealed container.

Tangerine Peel Tea

This is simple tea to make. Just boil a pure cup of water, tear off a couple of small pieces of the peel and place in the cup of hot water and seep for 2-3 minutes.

source : springforestqigong.com/energy-of-food/mung-bean-and-tangerine-peel-soup/

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