The gallbladder concentrates and stores bile as a pear-shaped sac which it can release to help digestion after a fatty meal.
Detoxification or detox is a process deployed to cleanse the body of toxic substances. Detoxification is performed in conventional as well as various alternative medical systems. The procedures vary with the underlying philosophies that guide the various medical systems as well as the objective of detoxification which could be removal of metabolic toxins, removing drugs from the system, alcohol detox, etc. Detox techniques in alternative medicine include herbal and electromagnetic therapies, dieting, body cleansing, oil pulling, etc. Dialysis and chelation therapy are two detox techniques used in conventional medicine.