What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon Hydrotherapy, also known as colonics, is a method of removing waste from the large intestine without the use of chemicals or drugs. Colon hydrotherapy is a safe, gentle infusion of warm filtered water into the colon; the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation, through the rectum. This is a restorative, painless procedure, which is both relaxing and effective.
You may not expect that constipation and bowel issues affect as many people as it does, but one trip to the pharmacy aisle and the number of intestinal regulators and antacids that are available might change your mind. As a society, many people in the United States have poor eating habits. And the poor diet coupled with people’s busy and stressful lives makes us susceptible to bowel problems like constipation and bloating.
Cleaning out toxins and having a healthy colon are a small part of having a healthy lifestyle.
Proper Function of the Colon
The colon is responsible for removing toxins from all parts of the body, not just digestive waste. When the colon is functioning properly, it is normal and healthy to have a bowel movement shortly after each meal. However, with the typical modern diet of overcooked, processed and refined foods, chronic constipation and digestive problems are on the rise. In addition, many people do not drink enough water, consuming primarily coffee, sodas, and sugar-laden fruit drinks. The caffeine and acids in coffee and sodas can dehydrate the intestines and promote the breakdown of healthy flora in the digestive tract, while the sugar in many of our foods and drinks feeds the unhealthy bacteria and Candida, leading to overgrowth of yeast. Mental and emotional stress, which are so prevalent in our fast-paced society, can also interfere with proper digestion and elimination.
The Trouble with Laxatives
Unfortunately, when people experience constipation or digestive trouble, they often turn to laxatives for relief. Most laxatives work by irritating the colon wall so that it will contract unnaturally. Over time, these laxatives can become habit-forming, as the colon will no longer move without this stimulation. Fortunately, colon hydrotherapy is safe, gentile and effective and will not lead to dependency. In fact, the expansion and contraction of the colon as the water fills and releases can help tone and strengthen the colon muscle over time.
How do I know Colon Hydrotherapy will be useful for me?
Today’s diets consists in great part of refined, processed foods, high in saturated fats and low in fiber. We believe eating these foods, combined with stress, allergies and infections lead to poor colon health. The colon contains the largest concentration of bacteria in the body. Waste material allowed to stagnate alters the proportion of healthy bacteria to unfriendly bacteria, disrupting the balance of healthy microrganisms essential to the health of the colon and the body in general. Symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating or gastrointestinal pain may alert you to colon distress. It may be necessary to consult a physician.
It is our opinion that Colon Hydrotherapy may be valuable in minimizing the effects of environmental stresses and toxins which bombard us on a regular basis and may lead to immune system imbalances. Immune tissue residing in the intestines may rejuvenate once waste materials are removed. In the case of a serious heart condition or acute inflammatory conditions of the colon such as diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease, your physician can best determine the appropriateness of the procedure.
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“When all is said and done, when you try
colonics, I believe you will agree with me and
say that you feel healthier, lighter and glad
that you added colonics to your health regime.”
-Dr. Susan R. Cushing