When people talk about detoxification, they normally think about a process that takes place in the intestinal tract. At least that’s what happens in the west.
In the east however, especially in China, they think about detoxification differently. Based on theories rooted in acupuncture that teach that major nerve endings are present in our feet, Chinese medicine attempts to solve numerous health issues beginning with the feet. This includes issues that medical practitioners in the west treat starting with the gut.
The practice of detoxification through the feet is one example of how some people in the west are getting back their health based on eastern medicine. This process involves herbs that produce secretions of harmful toxins. Think of it as sweating out toxins through your feet.