Toxins and waste regularly build up in the body as a normal part of the metabolic process, and are cleansed out on a regular basis. However, our self-cleansing systems can become overloaded if the toxins we take in through our food, water, and air exceed our ability to get rid of them. When the body accumulates more toxins than it can get rid of at one time, it stores them in various parts of the body to keep them from causing harm. If these stored toxins are not periodically cleansed and eliminated, they can build up and begin to cause damage to the body. Acupuncture, acupressure, guasha, and reflexology are all excellent methods of improving the body's ability to cleanse out and eliminate stored toxins.