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Complete Herbal Detoxification in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Herbal Detoxification

Liver Detoxification

Kidney Detoxification

Ionic Foot Detoxification

Want to start living your healthiest life but don’t know where to start? Patty Johnson’s Acupuncture understands that doing what is right for your well-being can be difficult, especially in our fast-paced modern world. This issue is further compounded by the fact that so much of the food available to us is often less nutritious and becoming more questionable.

Thankfully, we can offer you solutions to help you create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Through our herbal detoxification in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, we help you to cleanse your body of toxins and improve your overall well-being. Contact us today to learn more about how our detox treatments can help you improve your health so you can start living your best life.

Herbal DTX

The treatments we offer are based on a cutting-edge product known as Herbal DTX. This powerful tool helps eliminate toxins in your body through urination and defecation while stimulating blood circulation to accelerate recovery and strengthen your body’s natural defensive ability. Created using an incredible formula, Herbal DTX contributes to the treatment and prevention of overdoses while also preventing the accumulation of chemicals and toxins.

What types of toxins and chemicals can Herbal DTX help you flush out of your system? They can include substances such as insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, and artificial preservatives. So, when you want to improve your nutrition and health while cleansing your body of harmful substances, trust our experienced herbalist to provide you with an effective natural and holistic solution.

Herbal Detoxification

Clinical Applications

  • Chemical poisoning (insecticide, pesticide, herbicide, artificial hormones and preservatives, chemical compounds, chemical solvents, plastics, cleaning products, pollutants, detergents, paint thinner, nail polish remover, new carpet fibers and any other products that may contain toxic fumes of fragrance)
  • Heavy metal poisoning in water, food and the environment (lead, arsenic, mercury)
  • Air pollution (gas exhaust, fumes, perfumes, air freshener, burned plastic, and other airborne toxins)
  • Drug overdose and poisoning
  • This formula is designed for long-term use to alleviate symptoms associated with chronic poisoning. It is not suitable to treat acute conditions.

Western Therapeutic Actions

  • General detoxification effect
  • Treats overdose and poisoning by drugs
  • Treats herbicide and pesticide poisoning
  • Treats heavy metal poisoning
  • Treats overdose and poisoning of food and plants
  • Protects the liver and treats hepatitis and liver cirrhosis
  • Protects the kidney and treats nephritis and renal impairment

Herbal Detox

It is designed to treat various symptoms related to different kinds of poisonings, such as by drugs, chemicals, or heavy metals. Patients may exhibit symptoms of heat sensation, low-grade fever or high fever, thirst, dry mouth, headache, nasal congestion, allergy, irritability, nausea, vomiting, turbid urination, or disorientation.

Herbal Detoxification in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

It is an excellent formula for the prevention and treatment of overdose and the accumulation of harmful chemicals and toxins. Herbal DTX eliminates toxins through urination and defecation, invigorates blood circulation to accelerate recovery, and strengthens the body to increase its natural defensive ability.


  • Organic products are highly recommended for patients who are suffering from poisoning.
  • Take lactobacillus acidophiles supplement to restore the normal balance of intestinal flora.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help flush out toxins.
  • Avoid preserved foods such as ham, canned food, peanut butter, etc.

Lifestyle Instructions

  • Exposure to the offending toxins should be avoided as much as possible. Do not drink tap water if it contains high levels of heavy metals. Avoid eating foods that contain preservatives, artificial hormones, herbicides, and pesticides. Minimize outdoor activities if the air quality is poor in order to avoid the inhalation of air pollutants. Avoid all products that may contain artificial scents and flavor. Lastly, individuals with hypersensitivity should avoid the use and inhalation of certain chemicals, such as hair spray and perfumes.

Clinical Notes

  • Herbal DTX should be used continuously for at least three months for optimal results.
  • Because of its effect to eliminate the accumulation of toxins and enhance the functions of the liver and kidney, Herbal DTX is a good formula for individuals who have hypersensitivity to certain toxins, chemicals, and environmental factors. Herbal DTX contains herbs that will enhance the body's natural ability to break down and eliminate the buildup of toxins in the body. Herbal TDX is a gentle formula that gradually and continuously removes toxins from the body. It should be taken persistently for 6 to 12 months for optimal effect.
  • General actions for acute poisoning are as follows:
  1. For inhaled poison, open the doors and windows and get the person fresh air as quickly as possible.
  2. For poison on the skin, remove the contaminated clothing, and flood the skin with water for at least 10 minutes.
  3. For poisoning in the eye, flood the affected eye(s) with lukewarm water poured from a glass 2 or 3 inches from the eye(s) and repeat for 15 minutes.
  4. For swallowed poison, give a glass of water (2 to 8 ounces) immediately unless the person is unconscious, having convulsions, or cannot swallow. For more information, please contact the National Poison Control System at (800) 222-1222.


  • Patients with an acute overdose or poisoning should be treated in an emergency room or urgent care center. Call 911, or contact the local poison control center for additional instructions.
  • Patients with hematuria (blood in the urine) should be treated with extreme caution because this symptom may indicate the possibility of significant damage to the kidney.
  • Patients who are disoriented or having a seizure/convulsion associated with poisoning should consult their medical doctor immediately.
  • Patients with a sensitive stomach should take this formula with food. If stomach upset still occurs, reduce the dosage, and increase the frequency.
  • Patients who are on anti-coagulant or anti-platelet therapies, such as Coumadin (Warfarin), should use this formula with caution, as there may be a slightly higher risk of bleeding and bruising.

Herbal DTX is designed to treat various kinds of chronic poisoning reactions, including but not limited to such toxins as environmental toxins, chemical compounds, heavy metals, and drugs. Such toxins are present in our everyday lives, including but not limited to insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, gas exhaust, artificial hormones, heavy metals, air, and water pollution. Acute poisonings are far more difficult to diagnose as the signs and symptoms are often vague and non-conclusive. Chronic poisoning usually occurs following long-term exposure to toxic agents and their gradual accumulation in the body to create various illnesses and diseases. Furthermore, since the liver and kidney are two organs that are primarily responsible for metabolizing and eliminating foreign substances, it is extremely important to ensure that these organs are functioning properly. Individuals with chronic poisoning often have damaged liver and kidney functions. Therefore, optimal treatment must address both detoxifications of the offending agent and the healing of these two organs.

Pharmaceutical Drugs & Chinese Medicine: A Comparative Analysis

One striking difference between western and traditional Chinese medicine is that western medicine focuses and excels in crisis management, while traditional Chinese medicine emphasizes and shines in holistic and preventive treatments. Therefore, in emergencies, such as gunshot wounds or surgery, western medicine is generally the treatment of choice. However, for the treatment of chronic idiopathic illness of unknown origins, where all lab tests are normal and clear diagnosis cannot be made, traditional Chinese medicine is distinctly superior.

In cases of chronic poisoning (from chemicals, heavy metals, and various environmental toxins), there are often many vague, non-specific, non-diagnostic signs and symptoms accompanied by normal laboratory tests. Under these circumstances, western medicine struggles to determine the exact diagnosis and corresponding treatments. On the other hand, traditional Chinese is beneficial as it excels in regulating imbalances and alleviating associated signs and symptoms. This formula is extremely beneficial because many herbs in this formula have been shown to have marked effect to detoxify various types of toxins and to protect and restore normal functions of internal organs (liver and kidneys). This, however, is a gradual process that requires a long-term commitment. Herbs should be taken continuously for 6 to 12 months for optimal success. By treating both symptoms and causes, herbal therapy effectively prevents deterioration and restores optimal health.

Case Study

This formula has been used with great success in China for the treatment of drug overdose (sedatives and hypnotics), accidental ingestion of rat poison, and adverse reactions associated with Shang Lu (Radix Phytolaccae). This formula has been used with excellent results by itself, in combination with drug treatment, or as following gastric lavage.

                                                           W.C., Shanxi, China.

Liver Detoxification

Clinical Applications

  • Liver damage with high levels of SGPT and SGOT
  • Liver detoxification: enhances the normal metabolic and detoxification functions of the liver.
  • Hepatitis: treats hepatitis with or without jaundice, repairs liver cell damage
  • Liver cirrhosis from excessive alcohol intake
  • Addiction: detoxifies liver during alcohol, drug or smoking cessation
  • Cholecystitis with increased liver enzymes, possibly with liver impairment

Western Therapeutic Actions

  • Enhances the liver function by increasing the regeneration of liver cells.
  • Protects the liver from damage due to foreign chemicals and substances, medications, and alcohol.
  • Anti-oxidant effects to neutralize free radicals and prevent cell damage.
  • Lowers elevated levels of hepatic enzymes


  • Patients with liver cirrhosis should increase the intake of vitamin K found in such foods as green leafy vegetables, almonds, bananas, kelp, prunes, raisins, rice, wheat bran, and seeds. They should increase their intake of vegetables, especially artichokes, carrots, and beets. Water intake should be increased
  • Artichokes contain cynarin, a substance that stimulates the bile flow and regulates the liver.
  • Patients with hepatitis should avoid alcohol, sugar, fat, raw fish, shellfish, and highly processed foods with chemicals or food additives. Fat, butter, margarine, cheese, fish, fowl, meat, salt, soft drinks, sugar, tea, cod liver oil, vitamin A, spicy, and fried foods should be eliminated from the diet. Also, avoid over-eating, cigarette smoking, alcohol, coffee, and drugs.
  • Patients with jaundice should not consume alcohol, raw or undercooked fish, meat, or poultry.
  • Hepatitis
  • Recommendations: rice, barley, millet, azuki beans, pearl barley, squash, cucumber, grapefruit, dandelion greens, beet greens, pears, water chestnut, carrot, cabbage, spinach, celery, winter-melon, rice vinegar, pineapple, and lotus root.
  • Avoid dairy products, alcohol, coffee, sugar, fatty and fried foods, overly spicy foods, cold and raw foods, tomato, eggplant, bell peppers, and shellfish.


  • Liver DTX is contraindicated during pregnancy and nursing. It should be used with caution in cases of qi and yang deficiencies.
  • Do not use this formula to treat liver failure - such conditions must be sent to the emergency room for immediate medical care.
  • Decrease the dosage to 2 capsules twice a day if there is loose stool after taking the herbs.
  • Patients who are on anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapies, such as Coumadin (Warfarin), should use this formula with caution as there might be a slightly higher risk of bleeding and bruising.

Modern Research

Liver DTX id formulated with herbs that enhance the normal metabolic and detosification functions of the liver. Clinical applications of the Liver enzymes and possible liver impairment, liver cirrhosis from excessive alcohol intake, and detoxification of the liver during alcohol, drug, or smoking cessation. Ingredients in Liver DTX have demonstrated functions that increase the generation of liver cells, protect the liver from damage by foreign chemicals and substances, prevent and repair liver damage, neutralize free radicals, thereby preventing damage to liver cells with their anti-oxidant effect, and lowering elevated levels of hepatic enzymes.

Pharmaceutical Drugs

Western Medical Approach: Liver diseases, such as hepatitis and liver cirrhosis, are serious and very complicated diseases. In western medicine, these conditions are usually treated with interferon. These drugs, however, have limited success, but are extremely expensive and create a significant number of serious side effects, including dizziness, confusion, coma, arrythmia, heart failure, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and many others. In severe and life-threatening cases, such as liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, surgery may be performed.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach: In traditional Chinese medicine, the treatment of liver disorders is also a very challenging and complicated matter. These conditions are usually treated with herbs that drain damp-heat from the liver. Pharmacologically, these herbs have hepatoprotective effects that remove toxins from the liver, prevent the entrance of toxins into the liver cells, and increase blood circulation to the liver to facilitate recovery. In most cases, herbs are most effective in the early stage of liver disorder characterized by increased liver enzymes. Immediate and aggressive treatment with herbs generally lowers liver enzyme levels and reverses the illness. Once the disease progresses into various stages of hepatitis and liver cirrhosis, customized treatments should be considered for maximum effectiveness.

Summation: Liver diseases, such as hepatitis and liver cirrhosis, are serious and very complicated diseases that are challenging to both western and traditional Chinese medicines. Herbal treatment is generally more effective for early stages of liver disease, ones with mild to moderate severity. Drug treatment, such as with interferon, are generally not utilized unless there is moderate to severe liver disease, because the risks of side effects are generally greater than the potential benefits. Unfortunately, severe cases of liver disease are extremely difficult to manage for both western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. Under these circumstances, customized treatment with careful supervision is most effective.

Case Studies

A 41-year-old male complained of occasional bouts of irritability. He had elevated liver enzymes, elevated HCT, and was positive for Hepatitis C. The practitioner diagnosed his condition as damp-heat in the liver and gallbladder. After taking Liver DTX, the liver enzyme levels tested within normal limits. The patient's medical doctor, after recognizing all supporting evidence, encouraged the herbal treatment wholeheartedly.

          P.C., Stanwood, Washington

M.C., a 49-year-old highly stressed executive, presented elevated SGPT, LDL, and cholesterol levels. He stated he frequently checked his blood pressure, and it ranged from 135-148/85-91 mmHg. He was never diagnosed with hypertension but had an upcoming insurance physical and wanted to lower his blood pressure naturally. He also complained of low-grade temporal headaches, pressure feeling in the head, neck, and shoulder tension. His blood pressure at the time was 148/94 mmHg, and his heart rate was 72 beats per minute. He worried excessively, in part because his son was diagnosed with a brain tumor ten years ago. He also suffered from insomnia, and fist-clenching that lasted throughout the day. He said that his stress caused numbness and tension on his left shoulder and rhomboid area.

Kidney Detoxification

Clinical Applications

  • Chronic Nephritis
  • Chronic Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Proteinuria
  • Kidney disease with such symptoms as edema, soreness of the lower back, fatigue, emaciation, flabby tongue, greasy tongue coating, deep, thready or wiry pulse.
  • This formula is not recommended for acute kidney disorders.

Western Therapeutic Actions

  • Restores the normal filtration and excretion functions of the kidney.
  • Reduces the presence of protein in the urine.
  • Regulates water circulation to eliminate edema.


  • Intake of salt should be restricted to 1 to 2 grams per day, as excessive presence of salt will increase the severity of edema.
  • Diet with restricted protein is recommended to reduce proteinuria and lower the stress on the kidneys. A high protein diet is discouraged since it accelerates the deterioration of the kidney disease by increasing the intraglomerular pressure and urinary protein excretion.
  • Vitamin D supplementation is encouraged in patients with clinical or biochemical evidence of Vitamin D deficiency.
  • Lotus nodes are recommended to be included in the diet.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking. do not eat sour and spicy foods.

The Tao of Nutrition by Ni and McNease

  • Nephritis (acute)
  • Recommendations: black beans, mung beans, azuki beans, pearl barley, garlic, carp, winter melon, watermelon, watermelon rind, corn-silk, sweet rice, lotus root, and water chestnuts.
  • Avoid stimulating (sour, spicy, salty) foods, alcohol, caffeine, smoking, overworking, and high protein foods.
  • [Nephritis (chronic)
  • Recommendations: ginger, Chinese black dates, sweet rice, soybeans, winter melon, carp, yams, mung beans, and black beans.
  • Avoid stimulating foods (sour, spicy,salty) foods, alcohol, caffeine, smoking, overworking, and high protein foods.

Lifestyle Instructions

  • Adequate rest is essential to recovery. Strenuous exercise increases the stress of the kidneys and accelerates their deterioration.
  • To minimize stress on the kidneys, encourage elimination of toxins through lung, skin and bowel. Practice breathing exercises, ensure regular bowel movements, and take hot baths.

Clinical Notes

  • To effectively treat kidney disorder, it is extremely important to identify and eliminate the cause(s). It is important to make sure disease conditions that are known to increase the risk and acceleration of kidney disorders are well controlled, such as diabetes and lupus. Furthermore, certain drugs, toxins and heavy metals are known to cause kidney damage, and must be avoided as well. Examples of drugs include certain antibiotics, analgesics, and anti-epileptics. Examples of heavy metals include lead and cadmium. Avoidance of such factors will significantly improve both short- and long-term prognosis.
  • Though the use of herbs can treat kidney disorders and restore the normal kidney functions, this formula is notrecommended for acute renal diseases.
  • It is prudent to monitor progress objectively with urine analysis. Such laboratory tests will confirm the effectiveness of the treatment and assist in the long-term treatment strategy.


  • Kidney DTX is not suitable for acute nephritis. Such conditions should be referred to a medical doctor for immediate treatment.
  • This formula is contraindicated during pregnancy and nursing.

Modern Research

Kidney DTX is a carefully crafted formula that treats chronic and generalized disorders in which the filtering and excretion functions are compromised. Compromised kidney function is often evident with the presence of protein, blood cells, and fat in the urine. In addition, chronic nephritis or chronic nephritis syndrome will also cause edema, especially in the lower parts of the body. The causes for such kidney disorders vary and may include conditions such as diabetes, lupus, use of certain drugs, exposure to certain toxins, and chronic heavy metal poisoning. Therefore, optimal treatment requires comprehensive herbal therapy with appropriate adjustments in both lifestyle and dietary habits.

In Summary

Kidney DTX is formulated with many herbs that have a marked effects to treat kidney disorders, such as chronic nephritis and chronic nephrotic syndrome. These herbs have been shown to regulate water circulation, eliminate edema, reduce the presence of protein in the urine, and restore the normal filtration and excretion function of the kidney.

Pharmaceutical Drugs & Chinese Medicine: A Comparative Analysis

Western Medical Approach: Kidney diseases, such as nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and kidney failure, are serious and extremely complicated diseases. There are many causes of kidney diseases, and therefore, treatment vary depending on the exact etiology and prognosis. If the conditions continue to deteriorate, kidney dialysis, and eventually kidney transplant may become necessary. Kidney dialysis, and transplant are generally considered to be the last options, but they do prolong life and offer additional hope.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach: Treatment of kidney diseases is also a very challenging and complicated matter. However, many herbs have been shown to have marked effect to relieve stress fro the kidney by promoting eliminating of water and other unwanted substances. Furthermore, certain herbs have been shown to restore normal functions of the kidney, thereby offering hope of a life free from kidney dialysis and kidney transplant. However, herbs are generally only effective for early- to mid-stage of kidney diseases, and only for those with mild to moderate severity. Furthermore, herbs are more suitable for chronic kidney diseases, and not recommended for acute kidney failure. Nonetheless, for the patient on kidney dialysis who have no options other than kidney transplant, use of herbal therapy offer one additional hope and option.

Summation: Kidney diseases are very challenging for both western and traditional Chinese medicine. both drugs and herbs offer hope to reverse the illness, especially in early stages of kidney diseases with mill to moderate severity. if the patient is already on kidney dialysis, it may still be worthwhile to explore herbal therapy, as there is a small possibility of recovery. when all else fail, kidney transplant is the final option.

Case Studies

A 40-year-old female presented with slow mental functions. She answered questions slowly, and reported hot flashes, acid reflux after eating spicy foods, and a history of alcoholism and smoking. Objective findings revealed that her ankles were slightly swollen. The TCM diagnosis was toxic damp-heat accumulation with yin deficiency. Herbal DTX was prescribed for one month with Wu Pi Yin (Five-Peel Decoction) and Jia Wei Xiao San (Augmented Rambling Powder). After one month, the swelling in her legs was down and the woman felt less brain fog. She wanted to drink more water and less alcohol. After 6 months of herbal, acupuncture and homeopathic treatment, she felt better all around.

                                                                M.C., Sarasota, Florida

A 51-years-old male had chronic recurrent nephritis for 6 years. In the past 6 months, the patient reported frequent urination at night (4 to 5 times), soreness and pain of the lower back, tinnitus in both ears, fatigue, pale red and flabby tongue with teethmarks, white greasy tongue coat, and deep thready pulse. Objective tests confirmed the presence of protein (++) in the urine. The patient was diagnosed as qi and yin deficiencies of the Kidney with accumulation of dampness. After 50 days of herbal treatment, the patient reported a reduction of tinnitus in the ears, and increased energy levels. Furthermore, urine analysis was negative for protein in three consecutive tests. The treatment was concluded to be effective.

                                                                  W.J., Zhejiang, China

Ionic Foot Detoxification

According to the Environmental Working Group, " Everyone in the United States carries more than 100 chemical pollutants, pesticides and toxic metals in their bodies."

Beginning Foot Detox

During Foot Detox

The Ion Spa Treatment is a form of bio-electromagnetic therapy done through a foot bath, that uses the application of electromagnetic fields to promote health. It has been used and studied in Eastern Europe for over 40 years.

It works by using the electrolysis and ionization theory. Since ions carry electrical charges a healthy person has a balance of 80% negative electrons and  20% positive electrons. The spa generates a higher concentration of negative electrons in the water, and osmosis helps regulate the balance of ions in the body.

The negative electrons help improve health by making the blood circulation pure and enhancing it's circulation, as well as alkalizing the blood. As all of this happens, the metabolism increases which activates the energy within the cells and stimulates the detoxification of the other tissues and organs of the body. Although there are visible changes color of the water during the spa session, the main action from the detox process in internal, not external.

What are the benefits of treatment?

  • Stimulates blood circulation.
  • Increases energy in the cells.
  • Balances hormone levels.
  • Reduces joint pain
  • Enhances the absorption of nutrients.
  • Improves the PH levels in the blood.
  • Stimulates metabolism.
  • Encourages detoxification of tissues/organs.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Reduce general aches and pains.

Cleansing Detox Colors and their Origin

  • Yellow-green: Detoxifying from the kidney, bladder, urinary tract, female/prostate area.
  • Orange:Detoxifying from joints.
    Brown: Detoxifying from liver, tobacco, cellular debris.
  • Black: Detoxifying from liver.
  • Dark green: Detoxifying from gallbladder.
  • White foam: Lymphatic system.
  • White cheese-like particles: Most likely yeast.
  • Black flecks: Heavy metals.
  • Red flecks: Blood clot material

Completed Foot Detox