Why use Kinoki Detox Foot Pads? Because it's the natural way to assist your body in the removal of heavy metals, metabolic wastes, toxins, and other chemicals. Kinoki Foot Pads provide the one-two punch of powerful detox ingredients in conjunction with tourmaline, a mineral that generates negative ions. This helps to capture toxins your body eliminates through the outer layer of the skin. The patches are adhered like a big sticker to the soles of the feet overnight. At first, most people use the pads on the arches of the feet. Every night, a new patch is applied to your foot. Successive nights should result in a gradual lightening of the patch. Do not reuse patches. Once the feet no longer darken patches used overnight, patches may be applied to the skin on other areas of the body. Do not use on sensitive areas of the body or the face. Depending upon what specific toxins are present, the color stain typically ranges somewhere between a green, grey, black, brown, or tan coloration. Individual results may vary. These results are not typical. Why are these pads applied to the soles of the feet? According to Chinese medical knowledge, our human body has over 360 acupuncture points. More than 60 acupuncture points are found on the soles of the foot! Ancient Chinese Reflexology teaches that stimulation and toxicity release from these sensitive mirror points, may also lead to vitality and wellness. At the very least, the removal of buildups in the body can only promote increased health. When the blood circulates to the soles, and the skin draws the toxins from the blood to the outer layer, the Kinoki Detox Foot Pad can absorb eliminated toxins released from the acupuncture points. What ingredients are in Kinoki Foot Pads? Kinoki Detox Foot Pads contain only 100% pure & natural ingredients: bamboo vinegar, tourmaline, chitin and detox herbs.