WHAT IS COLON HYDROTHERAPY?
Colon hydrotherapy is a method of removing waste from the large intestine, with out the use of drugs. By introducing filtered water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. This process is repeated several times during a session.
WHY SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT MY COLON?
The Colon has been referred to as the sewer system of the body. It is the place where we store the waste material that most of us would rather not think about. A healthy colon produces Vitamins B and K, and absorbs water. A healthy digestive tract helps support a healthy immune system.
Do you suffer from candida albicans, gas, bloating, acid reflux, indigestion, constipation, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, nausea, parasites and or other digestive related ailiments and illnesses colonics may improve the condition of your situation. While not a cure all and end all, colonics may contribute to maximizing the effects of cleansing the body of impurities and toxins.
HOW MANY COLON HYDROTHERAPY SESSIONS DOES ONE NEED?
The number of colon hydrotherapy sessions desired is dependent upon the individual. Every persons goals will differ. Just as some people exercise on a daily and weekly basis to tone and tighten their outer body, some people also have their own ongoing cleansing, toning and rebuilding regimen for their inner body. Colon hydrotherapy could be used as part of any regular maintenance program.
What is the colon and what does it do?
The colon or large intestine is the end portion of the human gastrointestinal tract. It is a muscular tube of approximately 5 1/2 to 6 feet long and has an average diameter of approximately 2 ½ inches. The main functions of the colon are absorption of water and minerals, and the formation and elimination of fecal matter. The colon contains billions of nearly 60 varieties of micro flora or bacteria that make up approximately 70% of the dry weight feces. These bacteria aid digestion, promote vital nutrient production, maintain pH (acid-base) balance, and prevent proliferation of harmful bacteria. These bacteria provide important functions such as the synthesis of folic acid and valuable nutrients from food, including vitamin ‘K' and portions of the ‘B' complex.
What is constipation?
Constipation is having bowel movements that occur less frequently than food intake, less than twice to three normal movements a day, every day. One bowel movement a day and incomplete elimination is a sign of constipation. Constipation slows down transit time. The slower transit increases fermentation and putrefaction of undigested food by bacteria and yeast. The bacteria and yeast give off toxic wastes in the form of acids and gasses. These substances also cause inflammation and damage the cells of the intestinal walls. These toxins enter the blood stream through the intestinal wall causing many ailments from headaches to autoimmune disorders. Chronic constipation has also been linked to a number of more serious issues. According to the American Gastroenterological Association, constipation "may signal and be the only noticeable symptom of a serious underlying disorder such as cancer."
According to Dr. Bernard Jensen, D.C., Ph.D. and author of many popular health books, "it has become crystal clear that poor bowel management lies at the root of most people's health problems. In treating over 300,000 patients, it is the bowel that invariably has to be cared for first before effective healing can take place."
What are some of the signs and symptoms that the colon is not
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4) Bad breath
7) Brain fog
8) "pot belly"
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19) Brittle nails and hair
20) Circles under the eyes
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
IBS is an inflammation of the colon caused by the large intestines not functioning properly. Symptoms of IBS can include among many: diarrhea and /or constipation, abdominal pains and spasm, excess mucous in the colon and stool, heartburn, fatigue and depression. IBS may be caused by bacterial, fungal or parasitic infection, stress, allergies and inadequate enzyme production
Is the practice of colon hydrotherapy new?
The practice of colon hydrotherapy in its most basic form, the enema, was first recorded in 1500 B.C. in ancient Egyptian document called the "Eber Papyrus." Galen, the greatest physician since Hippocrates, advanced the use of enema therapy. In earlier times, people implemented enema treatments in a river by using a hollow reed to induce water to flow into the rectum. It is recorded that before the departure of Lewis and Clarke expedition, a physician instructed them in the appropriateness of using enemas in cases of fever and illness.
Dr. John Kellogg brought Colon Hydrotherapy to prominence in the United States during the early 1900's. He reported in the 1917 Journal of American Medical Association that in over 40,000 cases, as a result of diet, exercise and colon hydrotherapy, "in all but twenty cases," he had used no surgery for the treatment of gastrointestinal disease in his patients.
By the early 1950's colon hydrotherapy was flourishing in the U.S. The prestigious Beverley Boulevard in California was then known as colonic row. Toward the mid- 1960's, the use of colon irrigation and colon hydrotherapy slowly dwindled until approximately 1972 when most colon therapy instruments were removed from the hospitals and nursing homes. Medical doctors tended to favor the use of laxatives. The medical procedure known as the colostomy (removal of the colon) started at this time.