What is Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonic Irrigation
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 there 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?
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.
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).
Needs Internal Cleansing?
Do you experience any of the following signals regularly?
- Constipation or Diarrhea
- Need for Frequent Laxatives
- Frequent Headaches
- Skin Problems
- Lower Back Pain
- Lowered Resistance to Infection
- Bad Breath
- Asthma/Sinus Problems
- Food Allergies
- Loss of Memory
- Menstrual Problems
- General Aches and Pains
- Yeast Infections
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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.
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 two or three 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
indulge in daily routines and they are direct causes of constipation.
There are three 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, one
half hour before meals or two hours after eating- not during meals- or
digestive juices become diluted.
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
What to Expect . . .
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
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 two 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 one session. It usually takes six to
ten 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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