The stomach is a muscular sac that is important for absorbing food and preparing food for further digestion.
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.