Gout and the Ionic Foot Spa
Originally Written By: Dr. Derek Pinder
If you or your loved ones are suffering from the painful ailment of gout, there may be some relief for you as near as your big toe!
Gout is a variation of arthritis and rheumatism. Uric acid builds up to high levels in the joints causing painful inflammation and joint pain. This condition is usually exacerbated by having a large intake of alcohol, acid forming foods, or red meats. This build up happens over the years and with most individuals the swelling of the big toe perhaps will be the first indication of an elevated uric acid count.
Many cases have been brought to me after trying so many of the pharmaceutical and over the counter (OTC) products. The greatest relief can be found by placing the foot in the ionic foot spa with the hottest possible water the body can handle. After doing this initial short (15-20) foot spa treatment, one should find fresh tart cherry syrup. Take 2 tablespoons in a small glass of water and drink. This should be done 2-3 times a day.
For this particular ailment the foot should not be kept in the spa for more than 15-20 minutes per treatment. This should be done at least 2 times per day. Wear open toe shoes to keep the pressure off the affected area. Do this treatment continually for several weeks and the uric acid should begin to diminish.
The information provided in this article is for general information and guidance and is not intended to prescribe, treat, or diagnose medical problems and should not be used as a substitute for consulting a medical health professional. Neither the author nor the publisher of this article may accept responsibility for your health or any side effects of treatment described in this article.