I must add from my search that it's stated the magnesium from soaking can get absorbed into the body via the skin and it's a "relaxant"...so I would think that's why one would feel less pain.
The only "toxins" it would take from the body are what would naturally be found in sweat or skin oils considering the skin is an effective filter...it would be impossible to draw anything from any other part of the body...that part's the scam.
The baths...my friend paid a naturopath to turn on the machine and let run for the required time....yep, it turned dark brown. Go figure.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!