I thought I’d deal with some more foot-related quackery.
I present the amazing Ion Detox Foot Bath.
It’s a special unit that is supposed to detoxify your body through your feet. It has the usually quack claims:
It is used as an Ion foot bath to cleanse, balance and enhances the bio-energy [the vital energy force present in the breath of bodily fluids]. This energy is the electro-magnetic force that is stored within the body and utilized by our cells. Chinese medicine refers to this energy as the “chi”. The complex energy fields permeate and realign the body’s energy field while improving oxygen levels. While the Ion Detox Foot Bath is widely used to increase energy [both physical and mental energy], vitality, and stamina, at the same time, it is used to purge [Ionic detoxification] the body of toxins, chemicals, radiation, pollution, synthetics, and other foreign material trapped in the skin layers that have clogged up the body’s systems of elimination.
More word salad.
But they have pictures!
They even pull in Reflexology,
As believed in Reflexology, each foot is actually a channel, a conduit, through which your body attempts to cleanse itself of toxic wastes and heavy metals that are building up in many parts of your body. During the foot bath, you will actually see the cleansing process take place as the water interacts with a compound electric current and magnetic field structure. This body cleansing process results in the correct frequency required for cells to return to a healthy state, and to release waste that has been bonded to them over the years. This Ion Foot Detox (Ionic detoxification) therapeutic procedure also enhances the effects of other therapies.
It’s just bait for the gullible.
Here’s the thing. If you ran the device without putting your feet in it (and folks have done this to test it), the water still looks yucky. Why? Because it is based on electrolysis, and all that happens is that the electrodes are getting dissolved into the water. That’s what is giving the yucky color.
It’s a scam (by those selling the things) that takes advantage of the gullible (those buying them).
You might enjoy this youtube video from some guy who bought one, then tried it out.
I’m reminded of those Power Balance bracelets, that were also a big scam, and touted using a classic parlor trick. The salesman would try to tip you over while you were not wearing their bracelet, and then when you were, and it seemed that the bracelet gave you great stability.
Here’s the youtube video that exposes the scam:
But you just cannot convince people who want to believe. An Australian show actually had a skeptic who conducted blind tests and the Power Bracelet (or its “special” hologram) failed. Spectacularly.
But did it convince the true believers?
[H/T: Respectful Insolence.]