COLONICS

COMMON QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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."


FACTS
  
  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
 efficiently eliminating?

 1) Constipation
 2) Chronic Fatigue
 3) Headaches
 4) Bad breath
 5) Gas
 6) Arthritis
 7) Brain fog
 8) "pot belly"
 9) Depression
10) Obesity                        
 11) PMS
 12) Indigestion
 13) Bloating
 14) Body Odor
 15) Swelling of legs
 16) Tension
 17) Allergies
 18)Backaches
19) Brittle nails and hair
 20) Circles under the eyes
 21) Asthma


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.
  
 


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