Flexi-Patch is your portable reflexology patch or “Detox Patch”. It’s great for muscle discomfort and whenever you are feeling tired and stressed and need a good night’s rest. Flexi-Patch combines ideas on reflexology, natural cleansing, traditional Chinese medicine, far infrared, use of poultices and crystal therapy.
The concept of stimulating acupuncture points at the base of the feet, for example through foot reflexology massage, is well established. Stimulation of points along such meridians (an ancient Chinese concept) by use of needles or massage will in turn generate stimulus in other organs or body functions that are related to that meridian.
Flexi-Patch utilizes the far-infrared (FIR) effect of certain materials to generate that stimulus. FIR has been researched for many years in relation to a wide variety of conditions such as muscle sprains, strains, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis, shoulder stiffness, period pains etc. Many “functional fabrics” are now used in garments that also rely on FIR for improving circulation. The FIR effect may even help with people confined to a wheelchair and are therefore unable to exercise in a conventional way.
Flexi-Patch is made of a fine pulverized form of purified Mandarin Wood Vinegar, nano-tourmaline and green tea. These patches may support healthy circulation and as a consequence promote cleansing internally through normal body channels.
Flexi-Patch has a high absorptive capacity and long lasting effect during use. This product is excellent for muscular aches and pains resulting from long hours of work, exercise or due to conditions such as arthritis and gout. It may also benefit people who are stressed and unable to sleep or those with edema.
Clinical research on sleeping disorder proved that Flexi-Patch can effectively enhance the quality of sleep. An independent study on sleep disorder in London has shown that the use of Flexi-Patch for a period of 4 weeks has significantly increased the subjects’ average sleeping time and sleep quality by 50%!
Another randomized double blind placebo-controlled trial was conducted to determine the effects on Sleep Disturbance (60 subjects). Outcomes were measured after two weeks and four weeks. Highlights of the study were:
• In a month, subjects with sleeping disorder on average improve by 24% on their quality of sleep.
• Clear reduction in the number of times sleep is interrupted; from 3-4 times to 1-2 times.
• Approximately 35% increase in time asleep.
Clinical research on far-infrared proved that Flexi-Patch can effectively promotion healthy blood circulation of the human body. Effect after 4 hours of use, showing significant improvement in circulation as evidenced by increased area of green / blue colour in the photos.
A clinical trial entitled “Is Patch-It® better than placebo in alleviating swelling and ache in the lower legs and feet? A randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind, crossover, sequential trial.” was done.
It was concluded that “Patch-It had greater efficacy than the placebo in alleviating recurring swelling and aching in the legs and feet, and is well tolerated.” The trial report can be found here.