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Learn about the natural health benefits of Detoxification & find an Detoxification practitioner/clinic in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to assist you further within New Zealand.


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Detoxification | The Wellness Directory

Detoxification or detox is a method that aims to purge the body of toxins and poisons, to improve overall health, using a wide range of treatments.  Although the body is able to detox itself through the liver, lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract and the skin, these natural systems within our body may find it too difficult to eliminate the vast amount of contaminants that are present in our environment today.

This dangerous build up of toxins within our bodies can pose hazardous effects to our health.  We currently rely on numerous products, which are becoming more desirable and widespread.  These products such as food preservatives, fertilizers, hair products and pet sprays to name a few, expose us to many more chemicals and toxins, than before.

Water is important to detox and helps in removing waste products, transporting minerals and oxygen around the body and regulating body temperature. Therapeutic fasting redirects enzymes (that would usually enter the stomach) to the intestines and bloodstream where they remove waste matter, damaged cells, metabolic waste and pollutants.  Fasting also rests the organs and glands enabling them to purify and rejuvenate.


Detox may benefit the following physical and mental conditions:

  • Acne                            
  • Addictions                    
  • Allergies    
  • Anaemia        
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks        
  • Anaemia        
  • Arthritis (& Rheumatoid)    
  • Asthma            
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bacterial Infections    
  • Back & Joint Pain        
  • Behavioural Problems        
  • Bronchitis        
  • Cancers    
  • Childbirth    
  • Chronic Fatigue    
  • Chronic Pain    
  • Colds & Flu        
  • Constipation    
  • Cystitis    
  • Depression        
  • Dermatitis/Eczema
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Menopausal Problems
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Cramps/Pain/Stiffness
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Stress – Emotional/Physical
  • Tonsillitis
  • Urinary Problems



Detox can include a wide range of other detox or body cleansing techniques.  One such therapy available to you is Colonic Hydrotherapy.  Prior to your initial session with a Colonic Hydrotherapist the client may be recommended to undertake a detailed diet before the first therapy has begun.  Furthermore it is not advised to drink or eat two hours before the first session and a bowel motion, if possible is recommended. At the initial appointment the practitioner will need to ascertain information on your current diet, lifestyle and any medical history.  In addition the therapist may also inquire about your sleep patterns or any sensations or feelings that you may have experienced.  Treatment times will differ in regard to which technique is suitable for your condition. The consultation session can last up to 90 minutes, with subsequent sessions typically lasting 60 minutes.  Detox can last from one day to one month and the number of sessions is dependent upon the type of therapy and the advice of the practitioner.

Physical examinations may be needed, which provides the therapist with a deeper understanding of the client’s condition and thus determines the ideal course of treatment.  These tests could include a range of nutritional investigations, such as food sensitivity, allergy and stool testing, which highlights any nutritional deficiencies, food allergies or heightened toxic levels.

Subsequently the therapist will suggest certain foods that should be avoided, together with a variety of foods, which would support and assist your body during this treatment.  Moreover certain lifestyle alterations and the use of exercise, relaxation techniques and supplements may also be recommended.

The side effects to your detox programme, which may happen during the cleansing process, could include some of the following; in the first week headaches or flu like symptoms may be experienced.  Furthermore an unpleasant odour in your stools or out of your pores, may take place, until the body has eliminated the toxins, frequent washing in advised.
Detoxing the body can play a vital role in supporting a healthy lifestyle and body, even though you feel in good overall health, it is advantageous for everyone.


The detox process is extremely safe when carried out by a qualified practitioner.  It is wise to carry out some research and select a practitioner who is either a member of, or accredited by, an association or professional body.  Detox practitioners are obligated to a code of ethics and procedure that determines your detoxification session is carried out in a suitable and safe environment.  These regulations also guarantee a specialist who has undergone certifiable training and receives professional upskilling.

The Wellness Directory provides a ready-made referral list of certified Detox Practitioners within your region.  We fully encourage you to do some independent research by checking out individual credentials, i.e. experience, training, qualifications, relevant client feedback and so forth.

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