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Can massages release harmful toxins into the body?

Can massages release harmful toxins into the body?

In theory yes, but..: One could conceive of a way in which rubbing your muscles vigorously might cause muscle waste products to leak into your circulation--so does exercising. But you do not need to buy anything fancy to detox that. Your kidneys, if healthy, do an excellent job of cleaning your blood by themselves. All you need is water to ensure that you are well hydrated. Your body will do the rest. ...Read more

Toxin (Definition)

Poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms;man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was first used by organic chemist ludwig brieger (1849–1919). For a toxic substance not produced within living organisms, "toxicant" and "toxics" are also sometimes used.[citation needed]. Toxins can be small ...Read more


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Can getting a massage release too many toxins from your muscles while you are pregnant?

Can getting a massage release too many toxins from your muscles while you are pregnant?

Massage: Gentle massage is usually fine. Would not recommend rolfing of other forms of deep tissue work. ...Read more

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What's the reason massage of the lymph system removes toxins?

What's the reason massage of the lymph system removes toxins?

Lymph: Lymphedema is a collection of protein debris. The lymph channels may be small or the numbers low. Proximal massage can help the channels "unplug" and allow return of the lymph up to the chest area where it is gotten rid of by the body. The lymph protein is considered breakdown products ie toxins. ...Read more

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What are toxins in the body and what are they used for are they or bad for you should you fast to release them and is it healthy for you

It depends: Toxins generally refer to poisons and are bad for you. However, there are many otc supplements that claim to rid the body of various "toxins", promoted as liver or bowel "cleansers". There are no legitimate studies that show that these supplements do anything beneficial for you. ...Read more

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Will a colon cleanse release toxins from my body?

Will a colon cleanse release toxins from my body?

Yes and No: It can help release toxins, but please realize that your body naturally wants to get toxins out. When you have enough fiber in your diet, the toxins will bind and be eliminated. Make sure your liver has what it needs to detox appropriately. I do not believe colon cleanses are necessary. You can get bloating, cramping. Don't force a detox. Support the body and it will detox on its own! ...Read more

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What are the best way to release all the bad toxins in my face that cause acne?

What are the best way to release all the bad toxins in my face that cause acne?

Use real science: Acne isn't caused by "bad" toxins. Someone not only told you this in baby talk, they told you lies and made you feel dirty in order to to sell you something worthless. Acne's a chronic, serious, non-lifestyle-related disease that can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day does not clear you in two weeks, prescription-strength medicine is indicated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do intense workout dvds while breastfeeding or does it release harmful toxins?

Is it safe to do intense workout dvds while breastfeeding or does it release harmful toxins?

Do it: Ignore whoever told you that it might "release harmful toxins." that's crazy talk. I'm very pleased -- that you're a new mother, that you're breast-feeding, that you want to exercise, and that you want the best for baby. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Explain all the (best) (different) ways Toxins can be found? I am speaking of Toxins released from an Infectious Disease aspect?

Infection: Presence and source of infection best determined by physical exam. Identification of specific pathogen (s) involved best determined by lab tests. Please call your PCP now. Infections tend to worsen rather than self-healing. You need help--find it. ...Read more

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I have veginismus. Would botox help? Many Drs say that botox toxin injection will release the Virginias spasming and help the virginas muscles relax

Possibly: It could certainly help. It is worth a try because the effects are reversible so it is extremely unlikely for there to be any long-term side effects. ...Read more

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Is it possible that training after a lymphatic drainage massage, spread toxins around the body and cause flu like symptoms?

Is it possible that training after a lymphatic drainage massage, spread toxins around the body and cause flu like symptoms?

Not usually: For those with compromise of lymphatic drainage, manual lymphatic drainage moves the lymph fluid around the blocked area and gets it to where it needs to go. The movement of the lymph fluid which may contain bacteria, fungus, viruses or very digested food goes finally to the big blood vessels to be sent to processing areas. Training probably does not add much movement to already moving lymph. ...Read more

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When nursing on an empty stomach, can toxins be released into breastmilk?

Not an issue: Your breast milk is created over time from nutrients it extracts from your circulation. It pays little attention to your feeding schedule but appreciates good fluid intake and balanced meals. It will make milk regardless of your feeding pattern and extract nutrients mobilized from your tissues and bone if you are not eating right. ...Read more

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Toxins are chemicals and toxins could also be something released in the blood stream as a by product to an infectious disease? Did I miss anything?

Toxins: Formally, toxins are specifically biologically produced poisonous substances (created within organisms or living cells). Thus, there are a broad range of chemicals that are covered by this term. However, some people expand the definition to include synthetic, environmental poisons as well. These would probably be better described as poisons or toxicants though. ...Read more

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Can fat loss create sickness through toxin release? I am currently dieting and exercising and noticing itchy welts developing on extremities.

Can fat loss create sickness through toxin release? I am currently dieting and exercising and noticing itchy welts developing on extremities.

Not really.: Exercise can cause "cholinergic uritcaria." but this usually occurs after exercise and does not persists for more than a few hours. Your diet would not causes this unless you are ingesting a food you have mild allergies to, which previously was not eaten. Otherwise, this may be unrelated and a completely new issue. Try some otc zantac (ranitidine) 75mg twice daily with one geexneric zyrtec 10mg/day. See your d. ...Read more

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Why is it common for meningococcal meninigitis surviors to lose limbs? Knew a kid with it, said body released toxins into blood stream? True?

Why is it common for meningococcal meninigitis surviors to lose limbs? Knew a kid with it, said body released toxins into blood stream? True?

Essentially Yes: Basically yes in a simplified way. The infection sometimes causes the release of material that grossly affects the tissue and blood supply of the limb causing the tissue to effectively "die". Amputation is to save as much as possible. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to release hamstring muscles with massage?

I need some tips on how to release hamstring muscles with massage?

Release or relieve?: Release means a surgical procedure for 4 very tight hamstrings usually in kids or disabled adults. Do u mean stretch hamstrings, then heat, massage followed by ice will help. Must b done in this order. If u just mean stiff hams heat massage; ice will help. Also if very sore ; stiff nsaids ; activity modification should b added. Good luck. ...Read more

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Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Fibromyalagia: This is fibromyalgia and not directly related to Lyme. Your physician needs to direct you to a fibromyalgia program which includes:
1. Exercise - the pain is in the muscles
2. Sleep evaluation and treatment
3. Stress evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Get lot of chills throughout body from sensations like a massage. Can that release excessive growth hormone and cause adults (over 30) to grow taller?

Get lot of chills throughout body from sensations like a massage. Can that release excessive growth hormone and cause adults (over 30) to grow taller?

GH release: Massage feels good, and the sensations, chills, are normal. I am not aware that massage can release GH. GH is circadian (higher in early AM), and goes down normally with age. Once you have finished growing and your bones fuse (about age 16-18), you will not grow any more, no matter how much GH. ...Read more

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Will deep tissue massage/myofascial release work on the occipital region, neck and shoulder help heal or worsen occipital neuralgia?

Will deep tissue massage/myofascial release work on the occipital region, neck and shoulder help heal or worsen occipital neuralgia?

Help: The greater occipital nerves run in between the neck muscles and ligaments. Muscle relaxation should help minimize pressure on the nerve. ...Read more

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5 min Protectd sex with Asian massage girl 1wk ago. Didn't release. Wet/dry cough for several days and mouth sore for 2 day inside lip near teeth. Hiv?

5 min Protectd sex with Asian massage girl 1wk ago. Didn't release. Wet/dry cough for several days and mouth sore for 2 day inside lip near teeth. Hiv?

HIV: HIV has a longer incubation period than 1 week. Glad it was protected however I would get screened for STDs. Symptoms could be cold/flu with cold sore BUT get tested so see your MD ASAP. ...Read more

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Will cigarette toxins contaminate food?

Will cigarette toxins contaminate food?

It depends: If the cigarettes are being ground up and placed in the food, it could contaminate it. Cigarettes being smoked could make the food less palatable due to odor -- but less likely to directly contaminate. Smoking while preparing food in restaurants may not comply with food safety regulations. ...Read more

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How can one flush one's body of toxins?

Toxins: What is a toxin to you. The liver converts many toxic substances to fat or water soluble metabolites and you excrete them. Certain toxic metals can't be flushed but can be chelaed with edta or a similar compound. Hydrocarbons in excess can be depurated to some extent. ...Read more

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How do I go about cleansing my body of toxins?

How do I go about cleansing my body of toxins?

Nothing special: There is a small industry making big $$$$ from claiming that there are 'toxins' in the body that need cleansing. Your body has 24-7 mechanisms for getting rid of anything harmful and you needn't do anything extra for this purpose. Don't fall for this hype. ...Read more

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What toxins do you get if you chew on a battery?

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What toxins do you get if you chew on a battery?

Batteries Toxins: Regular batteries contain mercury & cadmium. Car batteries contain lead & sulfuric acid. ...Read more

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Why is it important to remove toxin from your body?

Folklore: I'm afraid the idea of "toxins in your body" is not supported in the medical literature. Unless you ingest something poisonous, then all the byproducts of normal body functions (metabolism) will be taken care of by the body's built in elimination mechanisms - so all you need to do is maintain a healthy diet and drink reasonable amounts of fluid, and your body will take care of the rest. ...Read more