Spring Detoxification Cleanse with Michelle Goebel-Angel, LAc, MSOM and Dr. Kathy Chavez, ND 

Pink flowers blooming in a tree, surrounded by green leaves

Spring is here. The return of light and warmth enables us to notice the cobwebs and clutter that have been accumulating in our homes over the long winter. The equivalent build-up of toxins has also occurred in our bodies. Regardless of how well we eat, we all carry a heavy load of toxins. Toxins in our environment from processed foods, polluted air and water, industrial byproducts, chemicals in toiletries, our furniture, our cleaning products, and even toxic relationships all put a daily strain on our body's ability to detoxify. Over time, this strain on our livers can lead to fatigue, general malaise, and the development of chronic disease.

According to Chinese Medicine, Spring is inherently a time of awakening new energy, especially stimulating movement of our liver energy. Young, green plants are plentiful and add new life to our bodies, supporting the detoxification process. Sour foods such as sauerkraut and pickled goods further support us during this time. Sunshine encourages us to get outside and move our bodies, thus raising Vitamin D levels and speeding up our metabolism. All of these elements make Spring the ideal season to awaken the body's power to release inflammation and revitalize health.


Join us for a Raby Institute Spring Detox to cleanse your body. During the detox, we will work to remove dietary burdens on your liver, increase liver detoxification, support bowel excretion of toxins, and educate you along the way. We'll use acupuncture and essential oils to support your body and encourage optimum results. Special guests will speak at each group session on topics such as lymphatic massage, toxins found in your home and personal care products, and how to make the most of your exercise program.

Past detox participants have experienced:

  • increased energy
  • weight loss
  • reduced susceptibility to allergens
  • improved digestion
  • reduction in chronic symptoms
  • an opportunity to identify food sensitivities
  • released attachments to toxic foods, emotions, and stressors

The Raby Institute Detox program includes:
  • Four group sessions, each an hour long, with Michelle Goebel-Angel, LAc, MSOM, Kathy Chavez, ND
  • Acupuncture ear seeds and essential oils at each group session
  • Special guests speakers
  • 10-day detox kit-$120 retail value)
  • 10% discount on any supplements or products recommended and purchased after your first group session.


Session 1 is Wednesdays: April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th — 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

Session 2 is Saturdays: April 22nd, April 29th, May 6th, May 13th — 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The cost of the 2017 Spring Community Detox program is $280. Call us at (312) 276-1212 to reserve your spot. 



"This is a place to bring your body, mind, and spirit. You will find physicians who are your partners and guides. You will also find a space in which to share your questions, deepest concerns, frustrations, and fears."
- Raby Institute patient