Brava Detox

Cupping for Digestive Detoxification

If you have a thick waistline, bulging abdomen, or feel continually bloated, you can benefit greatly from an abdominal cupping detox treatment. In fact, toxins in the colon are not only prevalent, but are the norm in our Western society. Most people need to clear their colons regularly, but are unaware of how important this is.

Toxins drain the body of energy and increase susceptibility to infection and disease. According to holistic health experts, colon toxicity is often the underlying cause of common health issues, such as:

  • Backaches
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Allergies
  • Frequent colds
  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Skin problems
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Food cravings
  • Irritability
  • Menstrual issues
  • Prostate trouble
  • Difficult weight loss
  • Distended abdomen
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Bad breath/halitosis
  • Abdominal gas
  • Foul body odor

Prevalence of Colon Toxicity
The typical Western diet of unnaturally processed, irradiated, and preserved foods has contributed to a virtual epidemic. Even though most of us feel “normal,” our digestive systems are in a constant state of imbalance.

About 22 feet of small intestine is coiled in the human abdomen. This leads to five feet of large intestine, which is supposed to be about 2.5 inches in diameter. A healthy colon contains about 5 pounds of residual friendly bacteria. However, many Americans’ colons are distorted—up to 10 or more inches diameter in very obese people—and coated in stagnant, impacted feces. Autopsies have found some encrusted colons to weigh more than 40 pounds!

With only a tiny channel for excreted matter to pass through, the colon becomes permanently toxic, leading to a variety of health issues as the poisons seep into the bloodstream and organs.

Mucoid Plaque Buildup
What causes this toxicity? Mucoid plaque, also called biofilm, can accumulate in the intestines from years of eating mucus-forming foods, along with the body’s natural secretion of mucus as a defense against toxins. Over time, layers of plaque compact and harden, blocking the proper absorption of nutrients and hindering the elimination of toxins from the digestive tract. This process often begins in infancy!

If you consume (or ever have) meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, sugar, processed foods, chocolate, caffeine, soda or alcohol, then you most likely have mucoid plaque buildup. Even vegans can get mucus from soy and grains. That is why everyone can benefit from regular abdominal massage and detoxification treatments.

Digestive Detox Massage
Abdominal cupping massage externally manipulates the digestive systems, working the small and large intestines, stomach, and colon.

Because the vacuum created by cupping is negative pressure, a digestive detox therapy session can feel much more comfortable than a standard massage that pushes down on the abdomen. The strong suction activity, combined with patterned strokes of the cups on your skin, very powerfully loosens and separates encrusted plaque from your colon, so it can be eliminated. By cleaning up your internal sewage system, you may also surface and release long-buried emotional issues that were stored in your abdomen.

After a digestive detox treatment, be sure to drink a lot of room-temperature water for several hours to assist in flushing your system.

Follow with Cleansing
After the digestive detox cupping treatment, a nutritional cleanse can support clearing toxic substances from the body, cleansing the colon from the inside, enhancing circulation to stimulate the lymph system, eliminating mucus-forming foods, and nourishing the liver, which is the main organ involved in the detoxification process.

Bentonite clay and flaxseeds are both very effective to assist with this process, along with detox supplements like Vitamin C, milk thistle, and a high-potency multivitamin with selenium, molybdenum, zinc, and copper. Avoid foods with sugar, gluten, wheat, corn, conventional dairy and red meats, trans-fats, yeast, food additives, preservatives, caffeine, alcohol, and all carbonated beverages.

Enjoy detox-supporting foods like broccoli (and sprouts), cauliflower, onions, garlic, artichokes, beets, red and green vegetables, fresh fruits, fish, beans, brown or basmati rice, quinoa, amaranth, millet, buckwheat, goat milk, virgin olive oil, and caffeine-free herbal teas. Healthy condiments include: vegetable salt, sea salt, vinegar, naturally fermented soy sauce or tamari, culinary herbs and spices, limited amounts of raw honey and maple syrup.