Activated charcoal chemically adsorbs (attaches to, not absorbs) and inactivates toxins. E.g. snake and spider, venom, tylenol (acetaminophen), aspirin, penicillin, nicotine, cocaine, opium, gasoline, kerosene, mercuric chloride, antimony, arsenic, cyanide, strychnine, and hemlock.
Activated charcoal has been made under controlled conditions. Usually limiting oxygen, which significantly increases the adsorptive nature of the charcoal. Ordinary carcoal is simpy charred wood .
Activated charcoal may not adsorb alcohol
HultÃ©n BA, Heath A, Mellstrand T, Hedner T. Does alcohol adsorb alcohol, 1986, Hum Toxicol. 1986 May;5(3):211-2. PPubMed
How to use
The sooner activated charcoal is used, the better the results. After 24 hours, it will be ineffective
Adsorbs/ binds toxins in the GI tract to prevent their absorption from the stomach and intestines into the blood stream. E.g. from drug overdose, food poisoning,
Poultice: Adsorb localized toxins (E.g. poisonous / toxic bites)
Soak: If treatment area can be submerged. E.g. foot, hand, arm, finger
Attend to Diet, Lifestyle and Emotional State
"The medical kit of the future"
General electrotherapy health benefits. Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:
|Detoxification||Wellness / Healthy aging||Pain relief|
|Relief from insomnia||Immune system restoral||Anti-Inflammatory|
|Maximizes cellular energy production||Accelerated tissue /bone
|Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation||Increased blood oxygen
There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:
|Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy|
|Near Infrared (NIR) class 4 laser therapy|
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:
|Balances neurotransmitters||Relieves pain||Treats depression|
|Substance abuse withdrawal||Relieves insomnia||Relieve stress / anxiety|