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1. excretory or cleansing.
2. an excretory organ or duct.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Serving to carry waste out of the body; excretory.
n. pl. emuncto·ries
An organ or duct that removes or carries waste from the body.
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We could talk detox for 100 articles, but I feel that our emunctories
or detoxification organs are extremely important for our long-term health.
Naturopathically speaking, there are multiple ways to increase the effectiveness of our emunctories. One is everyone's favorite: the coffee enema.
There are multiple other options available to us to effectively stimulate the emunctories: constitutional hydrotherapy, UNDA and GEMMO complex homeopathics from Belgium, far-infrared saunas, various forms of fasting, and so on.
These processed wastes are then sent to the primary emunctories
for elimination: the digestive tract eliminates solid wastes; the kidneys eliminate liquid waste; the lungs eliminate gaseous waste; and the skin eliminates waste in the form of sweat.