: On rare occasions, withdrawal symptoms can lead to complications and serious health issues that require immediate medical attention. Many people who suffer from chronic, debilitating pain are prescribed opioid painkillers. Unfortunately, it’s possible to develop a dependence and subsequent addiction to these medications. As the patient begins to detox from the prescription opioid, their severe pain will return in addition to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. It’s important to be aware of the individual’s medical history and treat the symptoms of pain appropriately before proceeding.
: Certain approaches in alternative medicine claim to remove "toxins" from the body through herbal, electrical or electromagnetic treatments. These toxins are undefined and have no scientific basis, making the validity of such techniques questionable. There is little evidence for toxic accumulation in these cases, as the liver and kidneys automatically detoxify and excrete many toxic materials including metabolic wastes. Under this theory if toxins are too rapidly released without being safely eliminated they can damage the body and cause malaise. Therapies include contrast showers, detoxification foot pads, oil pulling, Gerson therapy, snake-stones, body cleansing, Scientology's Purification Rundown, water fasting, and metabolic therapy.
: Drinking detox water infused with various nutrient-packed foods is a proven detox method. The body neutralizes or eliminates toxins via the liver, kidneys, intestines, skin and lungs. The toxins that the body is unable to eliminate are usually stored in fat tissues and bone. The elimination of waste targeted in many detoxification programs often result in improvement of weight loss and medical conditions, such as obesity, arthritis, eczema, digestive disorders, and depression.