Epsom Salt Baths

One of my questions for the doctor yesterday was whether we should start giving Jackson Epsom Salt baths.  As I have been scrolling through websites and blogs, I keep stumbling upon Epsom Salt baths.  He said, yes, definitely.  We are supposed to add 1 1/2 cups of Epsom Salt to a warm/hot bath for Jackson to soak in for 3o minutes every day.  Why?  University Google to the rescue!

Epsom salt is a way to draw toxins out of the body. Hot water draws toxins out of the body to the skin’s surface, and while the water cools it pulls toxins from the skin.  When magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) is absorbed through the skin in a bath, it helps to draw toxins from the body, reduce swelling and relax muscles.

As we kill off these parasites and toxins from Jackson’s body, he needs some way to get them out.  Of course, pooping them out is one way, but that’s not enough.  As adults, we can also sweat them out through exercise or in a sauna.

Www.alternativehealth.com says, “You may experience flu-like symptoms during the detoxification because your body is ridding itself of poisons.  Skin brushing can be very beneficial, because the skin is a primary avenue for detoxification – along with the lungs, kidneys, liver, and colon.”

So far, I haven’t noticed any adverse reactions from Jackson detoxing, starting all his meds or starting the epsom salt baths.  We’re continuing on our recovery from Lyme Induced Autism!


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One thought on “Epsom Salt Baths

  1. Hey I remember when I taught special education that some kids with sensory disorders we brushed them. We had special plastic brushes. Do you have one for Jackson? If not ask an OT.

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