Kioki Foot Pads: Has anyone used them? Do you believe in them?

@mentalward (14693)
United States
March 16, 2009 6:28am CST
My husband went nuts when we heard about those foot pads that are supposed to take toxins out of your body when applied to the feet. I had ordered them for him about six months ago and he was nuts while waiting for them to come in the mail. Well, they came... and they sat. I have no idea why he was so excited to get them, then not use them. But, that is not why I'm writing this discussion. Another myLotter, one of the good friends I've met here, had a discussion about cleansing the body of toxins. That got me to thinking about those foot pads. Well, I used them last night for the first time. So did my husband. As claimed, this morning both mine and his were dark brown. Well, HIS were darker than mine, but I eat better than he does. The thing is, I have a mountain of health problems so I honestly thought mine would be darker than his, but I was wrong. The issue is, though, have you tried them? If so, did you try them for the full course until these pads were no longer dark when you took them off and did you feel better afterwards? I just don't want to go two full weeks with sticky feet in the morning! LOL That is, if they don't really do anything. I'd LOVE to think that they do help, but I don't know a soul who has used them and felt tons better afterwards. So, have you? Do you? Would you recommend them?
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@Grandmaof2 (7602)
• Canada
16 Mar 09
I have never heard of such a thing but I'd sure use them if they worked. I would much rather wake to sticky feet than the pain I have now. I'm not happy with todays doctors, just handy at giving pills for everything without knowing the problem.
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• Canada
16 Mar 09
I don't think the pads will do half as much harm as all these pills. I looked up fibromyalgia in my book. I have a good book and it does state that acupressure and moderate exercise are essential. It suggests twenty minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week. Emotional stress NOT GOOD. Also suggests learning to relax properly and doing deep breathing. Sorry but acupuncture is also suggested.
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@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I've heard those are a scam. Sounds like maybe he just has dirtier feet than you do. The best way to rid your body of toxins is to eat right, drink plenty of water, and get enough exercise. Our bodies are designed to heal themselves when we take care of them the right way.
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@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I saw a news story about them and according to their tests they don't work and the brown stuff is just normal dirt and sweat from your feet, not your body's toxins. But there are people that swear by them! I have read that a baking soda poultice works just as well and cost pennies instead of dollars.
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@mentalward (14693)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Awesome, dragon. Thank you! It kinda makes you wonder, though, just WHERE that dirt has been hiding! I soak in the bathtub every day. I scrub from head to toe to exfoliate. My feet don't LOOK dirty but that was some nasty brown color on those pads! However, I was also very skeptical about them. I've thought that it was strange that so much garbage can come out through our feet when there's a ton of it up towards to the top of our bodies! Why not put the pads where they'd do the most good? Just never made sense to me. But, since my husband paid for them, why not give them a try? One thing I CAN say for sure is that I'm not feeling the least bit better today, although I did get 5 hours of sleep last night instead of my usual 1 to 3 hours of straight sleep. It probably had absolutely nothing to do with the foot pads, though. I do, occasionally, get more than 3 hours of sleep at a stretch. Maybe I'll just let my husband try them for the rest of the week and see how he feels. One problem, though... he's a definite hypochondriac so I really can't rely on his view of the truth regarding health. I kinda thought these things weren't anywhere near as good as they claimed, otherwise we'd see them advertized, and sold, everywhere! I don't know of a single doctor who has ever recommended them. I'll have to try that baking soda poultice idea, though. It can't be a bad thing to rid the body of dirty pores!
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• United States
16 Mar 09
I have bought them for my boyfriend and he swears when we wears them at night that he sleeps better and he loves them. I have never persoanlly used them, but when he does take them off at night its like sweat, water and alot of black and brown stuff are in those pads. It;s really weird how they work, but they do work. You can pruchase some pads like these from walgreens if you have one near by, so you dont have to order them online and pay for shipping. I live close to alot of walgreens. Hopefully you enjoyed them. Happy Mylotting
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@mentalward (14693)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Well, I CAN say that I slept a little better than normal last night. I normally can't sleep more than 3 hours before waking up but, last night, I slept about 5 hours before I woke up. BUT, I'm also pretty dizzy! I don't know if that's from these foot pads or not. I'm normally quite 'wobbly' in the mornings because of my medical problems but this morning was maybe twice as bad as usual. Once I got up, I was looking around for my glasses (can't see much of anything without them). I looked EVERYWHERE around where I always put them at night. It took me at least 2 full minutes of searching for them before I realized that they were on my face! THAT'S bad!!! LOL So, I don't know if I'm just having a flare of my symptoms or these foot pads have something to do with it. All I know is, I got up this morning dizzier than normal and am STILL dizzier than normal... one and a half hours later! But, it's been raining outside for the past 3 days so that might have something to do with it. (I have really rotten sinuses and they're always affected by a lot of rain.) I'll just have to wait and see, huh? I HOPE they're helping!
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• United States
17 Mar 09
I hate to be skeptical and love Natural Remedies, Herbs and healing but just because it claims to be some ancient Chinese or Japanese remedy doesn't mean that we should all run out and buy these for our feet. For as long as each of us has lived we accumulate toxins, heavy metals, chemicals. etc. in our bodies. I don't believe the bulk of this is going to leave us through our feet. Pure, clean water is the most important thing we need for our bodies and is the greatest way to keep our bodies systems running smoothly. You can live months without food but one would die in a few days without water. Here is a good site that tells about these foot pads and raises some very interesting questions about them http://hubpages.com/hub/foot_detox_pads
• United States
17 Mar 09
Please let me know how they work after a couple of weeks as my mom wants to buy some for her feet too!
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
18 Mar 09
I totally agree with jillbeth and opal26. First of all, it's not by soaking bad things out, but by putting good things in that will help with your health. And, I think that some of these gimicks are a "mind over matter" kinda thing. About 2 years ago, my husband and I switched our vitamins. We took their 90-day money-back guarantee challenge. Within 90 days my husband was off his cholesterol prescription and within 6 months he was off his high-blood pressure prescription. We're hardly ever sick - and since my son started taking the same vitamins he's only had 1 cold. Eating right is the key, but it's hard to get the vitamins and minerals we need from our depleted soil, so suppliments are almost a must. But you need to make sure they're good ones. I can tell when I've taken the Sam's Club brand - I usually feel a bit lethargic. I do hope this helps you all, but I seriously think it will only help as long as you psych yourself up about it. Definitely keep us updated!!!
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
18 Mar 09
Hi reinydawn - What kind of vitamins did you & your husband switch to? Right now, we just started taking a multi-vitamin by NatureMade for men & women. If they made you feel so much better, I'm interested in which ones they are. Thanks in advance! Jill
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
17 Mar 09
i have seen those on tv but i have never tryed them i to wonder do they really work can it really work.if it do i need to get some of those myself.
@mentalward (14693)
• United States
18 Mar 09
I'll let you know, annjilena. My husband is still using them every night and I'm keeping my eyes on him. After 3 nights now, he DOES seem to have more energy than usual, but he also had a job interview yesterday and probably already has the job because the guy he met with had already had a telephone interview with him last week, and wants to set up a meeting between my husband and Human Resources now. So, it really looks like he's got the job which may account for him having more energy. Depression zaps your energy like a thief! I'll just keep watching him to see if he starts doing things he used to avoid because of his chronic back pain. If he starts doing cartwheels, I'll be using those foot pads myself! LOL
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I have been wanting to try these too. From what I understand you only use them once in a while. Say maybe once a month. I don't think they are for every day use.
@mentalward (14693)
• United States
17 Mar 09
They say to use them for a week, but only overnight. I'm going to just let my husband use them for now and see what he thinks. If it cures his thinning hair, I'll definitely be using them again!
@Savvynlady (3685)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I got them about two months ago and the very first time I did it, I put it on wrong. Oh bummer. but I got them right and I can see where I have some stuff to detox out of my body. I am not a drinker or smoker, but curbing on eating and all. I don't think they are a fraud myself, but that's just my two cents.
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
23 Mar 09
I have always wondered how good those pads were. It is expensive where I am. And the price is what's holding me back from trying them out. So to answer your first question, no, I have not tried them. To the second question, yes, I would love to try them out. Just to see if they are as good as they claim to be. I have heard and read stories about how good they are and I am itching to find out. Until I try them, I wouldn't be recommending anything!
@cream97 (29152)
• United States
18 Mar 09
Hi, mentalward! Since you gave us an accurate review on it, I would for sure like to try them. I have seen this is a catalog, amd I have been thinking about trying them. I wonder if they would cleanse out my body like it say that it would. After reading your discussion, I know that I would like to try it! I hate to take the pills that they have. I would rather use the pads. I want to see what good it can do for my body. Thanks for letting us know about these pads.
@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
18 Mar 09
I have never heard of these things, but it's an interesting discussion. I'd like to know how your husband is going after using then for a while. The comments after the article are interesting, particularly the first one where she explains that the pads contain ingredients which are absorbed to stimulate the lymphatic system and detox that way. That makes much more sense than the toxins all coming out of your feet!
• United States
17 Mar 09
i have heard they are fake.. some one told me that they tested them on tv and it would show that it took out toxins even when it didnt and that the whole thing is a scam.. BUT i have heard people rave that get swelling in their feet and legs that it reduces swelling.. but to me the soles of your feet are tough and thick compared to other places on your body so how the heck will it draw the stuff out through that?!?
• India
17 Mar 09
sry don know wat ru talkin about