What is Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonic Irrigation or Colonics)?
Colonics have been around in one form or another for thousands of years. In fact, there are pictures on the walls of ancient Egyptian temples of servants administering colonics to the Kings and Queens of the day. Is there any doubt that this is truly a royal treatment? In the 1800s and early part of the 1900s, almost every hospital and clinic in the U.S. was offering colonics as an integral part of their wellness protocol. When the pharmaceutical industry gained power in the mid-1900s, colonics were pushed to the background. Today, with colon cancer having become the number one cause of death in the U.S. from cancer, Colon Hydrotherapy is once again recognized as an important and vital part of regaining and maintaining optimal health!
Why Colon Cleansing?
The colon (or large intestine) is a hollow tube-like organ made up of a muscle structure that moves toxic materials out of the body by a wave-like motion known as peristalsis. Use of laxatives over an extended period of time will weaken these muscles, creating dependency.
From the beginning of the large intestine (cecum) to the rectum, it is approximately 5-6 feet long. When a person is constipated, the walls of the colon are generally packed or lined with accumulated feces. This causes extended periods of intestinal overloading by failure to respond to the immediate call of nature. In this condition, the colon can neither absorb nor eliminate properly. Polluted blood from this system is picked up by the liver and circulates through every part of the body, reaching every cell. To properly clean the body tissue, we must start by a thorough cleansing of the bowel. It took time to pollute our bodies to the point of disease, so it also takes time to reverse this process through a series of internal cleansings (colonics).
Who Needs Internal Cleansing?
Do you experience any of the following signals regularly?
Constipation or Diarrhea
Need for Frequent Laxatives
Lower Back Pain
Lowered Resistance to Infection
Loss of Memory
General Aches and Pains
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The average person is carrying several pounds of dried-up fecal matter impacted in the colon as a result of eating white flour, meat, fat, dairy products, sugar, alcohol, processed foods and preservatives. It is safe to say that anyone who has been on a Basic American Diet (B.A.D) will benefit from periodic internal cleansings, especially if you live in an urban area, where pollutants are high.
Surprisingly, healthy elimination should be within 24 hours after eating. If you eat three meals a day, you should move your bowels accordingly. Bowel movements once a day, or every 2 or 3 days, are considered normal in America. This is not normal and it is insufficient to maintain health. Foul-smelling stool and gas are also danger signs. The healthy color of your stool is golden brown and has minimal odor. During constipation, you may observe a darkening of the stool. This is caused by longer transit time in your system with residues lying in your colon for more than 12 hours. The result is that the colon will distribute the poisons into the bloodstream causing toxemia or autointoxication (self-poisoning).
We indulge in daily routines and they are direct causes of constipation. There are 3 habits working against Mother Nature. First is eating refined and processed foods. They do not provide quality energy to our cellular structure and to the organs responsible for the elimination of waste matter. Second is neglecting to stop everything we are doing to answer the call of nature. Third is not drinking enough water. We should drink enough water to equal half our weight in ounces daily, 1/2 hour before meals or 2 hours after eating- not during meals- or digestive juices become diluted.
A toxic bowel is the source of many health problems. Colon cleansing is a valuable procedure that activates the body's self-healing processes thereby allowing a more efficient means of waste elimination and nutrient absorption. Both are essential to any lasting rejuvenation process. This is also the first step toward normalizing the colon so that the friendly bacteria can return to keep the colon safe from putrefaction.
What to Expect...
Persons who have never had a colon therapy treatment may be fearful or embarrassed to receive one. This is because they don't know what to expect.
The usual colonic irrigation lasts about 45 minutes. All tubes are disposable. We use an FDA-approved colonic machine with a sophisticated water filtration system. After gentle insertion of the speculum (we show each client how to insert the tubing - it is very simple), it is attached to 2 plastic tubes. One brings the clean, filtered water into the body and the other carries out the waste, gas, undigested foods, parasites, yeast, etc. The therapist then adjusts the water pressure (very gentle flow) and the temperature.
The process is an alternating cycle of gently filling the colon with water and releasing. During the session you are covered at all times. As the treatment continues you may see mucus, gas, parasites, new and very old fecal matter that has broken loose from the colon wall, or other surprises passing back into and through the clear glass viewing tube in the machine. Since this is a closed system, there is no smell or mess. We also massage the abdomen to help loosen fecal matter or to promote peristalsis, and focus on deep relaxed breathing.
Since the colon is 5-6 feet in length, and we administer the water very gently, most clients need more than 1 session. It usually takes 6 to 10 sessions before old fecal matter dislodges.
As old, unhealthy matter leaves the colon, the opportunity for the growth of important friendly bacteria increases. We often suggest that the client use a supplement of friendly flora in conjunction with the treatment series. We may also recommend other supplements such as fiber, enzymes, or a specific cleansing program to support you in your unique health journey.
Colonics are a gift you give your body, mind and soul. It is a time for deep healing and letting go at whatever level you are ready. It is a sacred process! We respect the body's wisdom and seek to help restore your body to optimal health and wellness, naturally.
For more detailed, specific information about the Colonic process, please see the FAQ.
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No claims are made of any of our treatments or their results and nothing that our Practitioners do diagnoses or treats any illness or disease or replaces any other treatment. Please consult your family medical doctor for the diagnosis or treatment of disease. Please also consult your family medical doctor before undertaking any health program.
Understanding Colon Hydrotherapy