A toxin is any agent, whether it is physical, chemical or microbial, that affects the body in a negative way. Toxins may be derived from inside the body as a by-product of metabolism or they may come from the external environment. A couple of examples of toxins originating in the body include the excess production of hormones or waste products from cells. Toxins that originate from the external environment can be absorbed or ingested through the gastrointestinal system, such as industrial chemicals, hormones and drugs in animal food, food additives, toxic metals, etc. They also can be inhaled through the respiratory system, such as outdoor air pollution, building materials, household products and mold. Toxins can also be absorbed through the skin from things like cosmetics, lotions and deodorants.
We live in a modern age and are exposed to many of these toxins in our environment through the air that we breathe, the food and drink we consume and the surfaces we touch. The Environmental Protection Agency has filed over 80,000 chemicals with new ones created each year. Our bodies have ways of getting rid of toxins and our level of health can be determined by how well we eliminate these things from our bodies over a period of time. Some of the factors that can affect your general ability to eliminate toxins from your system include your genetic makeup and predispositions, your diet and nutritional status, your lifestyle and individual exposures, your history of antibiotic or drug use and your emotional well-being.
When toxins inside the body accumulate faster than can be eliminated, the body becomes out of balance which may cause symptoms or a progression of disease or illness. Symptoms that may be associated with excessive toxins include fatigue, headaches, muscle and joint pain, mood imbalances, cognitive and neurological problems, immune deficiencies, skin problems, etc.
One therapy that can be used to help the body neutralize and eliminate toxins is Biotherapeutic Drainage. It is a gentle therapy by working on a cellular level to get your body to eliminate its toxins in an efficient manner. It is also a philosophy of using natural therapies in a systematic way to open up the organs of elimination such as the liver, kidneys and bowels and then getting rid of the body’s toxic accumulation in a very supportive manner. Biotherapeutic Drainage can be used with anyone at any age and be combined with other therapies or used alone.