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Tao of Wellness’ Cleansing Detox Retreat

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Tao of Wellness’ Cleansing Detox Retreat


January 20, 21 & 22, 2012

Dr. Maoshing Ni is a Board member of Joan Valentine – A Foundation for Natural Cures, Inc. He is a doctor of Chinese medicine and an authority in anti-aging medicine. His Chinese medicine practice is called the Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica, California, where his patients have included physicians, Fortune 500 CEOs and celebrities.

Space is limited for his Cleansing Detox Retreat.


The Cleansing and Detoxification Retreat is helpful for those wishing to change their habits and adopt a healthier lifestyle. It is very effective for people who feel constantly fatigued and for people who are trying to stop smoking, wean off drugs, lose weight, slow aging, prepare for pregnancy or reduce inflammatory conditions. Many participants have reported significant improvement in their symptoms and conditions after attending a three-day detoxification retreat.


Our body is automatically programmed to cleanse itself daily. However, with our fast-paced modern lifestyle and exposure to an increasing number of harmful and toxic substances, our body’s natural cleansing ability has become overworked and compromised. Many signs and symptoms attributed to stress are now being linked to exposure to harmful substances such as PCBs, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, growth hormones, and mercury in food and liquids as well as dioxins and formaldehyde in the air. These substances most notably affect the healthy functioning of the liver and immune system.

Common symptoms of dysfunction in these systems include:

Fatigue, anxiety and depression
Allergies and frequent infections
Unexplained weight gain and difficulty losing or gaining weight
Joint pain and muscle weakness
Difficulty focusing and memory loss
Indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, gas and/or abdominal bloating
Skin rashes, skin eruptions and/or acne
Recurrent yeast/fungal infections
Rapid aging

Harmful and toxic substances from our chemically laden food and polluted environment have also become implicated as a leading cause of many serious illnesses such as:

Degenerative diseases
Infertility, birth defects and genetic changes
To counter this growing situation, the doctors at
Tao of Wellness have developed a Cleansing and
Detoxification Program that is unique and highly
Useful in ridding the body of many harmful and
Toxic substances

“An amazing experience…I am looking forward to experiencing the lasting effects over the coming weeks and months.”

In designing the detox program, the doctors have drawn upon the centuries-old Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles to solve a modern problem. The detox program combines selected TCM techniques that work together synergistically such as: acupuncture, cupping, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, far-infrared sauna, tuina bodywork and chi gong.

“The treatments were wonderful. Each day I felt very refreshed. Definitely lost some weight and inches…”


The Cleansing and Detoxification Program is scheduled as a three-day retreat at the Tao of Wellness or as a week-long program. The procedures used are designed to stimulate the release of harmful substances stored in the tissues and liver. Once the toxins are released into the circulatory system, it is important to remove them as soon as possible. This is why the chosen treatment modalities are so important.


Acupuncture stimulates neurological, immunological, and endocrine responses beneficial to tissue cleansing and cell rejuvenation. It also stimulates the release of endorphins that reduce the pain and discomfort sometimes experienced when detoxifying and withdrawing from addictive substances such as alcohol, caffeine, drugs, nicotine and sugar.

“I feel an overall openness. My mental clarity is better and the fogginess has lifted.”


The proprietary herbal formulations focus on drawing the toxins directly out of the body through increased sweating, urination, and bowel movements. Some of the herbs directly support the filtering function of the liver and assist it in cleansing and promoting cell repair and cell regeneration.


Dietary therapy plays a distinct and essential role in the detox program. The prescribed meal plan includes selected foods that cleanse the liver and intestinal tract and provide key nutrients such as all the vitamins and minerals necessary for optimal health.


The heat and deep vibratory action of the sauna’s far-infrared energy also promotes the release of toxins through increased circulation and sweating. The far-infrared sauna differs from the conventional sauna in its ability to penetrate deeply beneath the superficial layers of the skin where toxins reside. Studies show that the infrared light waves help to rid the body of those toxins. The excreted toxins include: cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals (such as mercury and aluminum), sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia, and uric acid. The unusually high concentration of heavy metals and other fat-soluble toxins is not found in the sweat from normal exercise or a regular sauna.

“I feel refreshed, optimistic, and my knowledge of my body is improved. Though I’m lighter and calmer, I’m more energetic!”


Toxins often accumulate in the connective tissues creating blockages and impeding blood and fluid circulation. The strong suction action of the cupping stimulates blood and lymphatic fluid to flow near the skin’s surface and to key areas of the body for easy and direct release of toxins.

“Such a great weekend. The staff were so wonderful, and everything was so well organized. I felt at home here. Thank you for all the great attention.”

All quotations are testimonials from participants in a Tao of Wellness Cleansing and Detoxification Retreat.

To REGISTER, call 310-917-2200 ext. 221


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