According to the American Cancer Association, Colon Cancer is now the #2 cause of cancer induced deaths in the United States. Experiencing either constipation or diarrhea is the first sign indicating that the bowel is not functioning properly. It is possible for a person to have several bowel movements a day and still be constipated, accruing long term buildup of plaque along the colon wall. According to Dr. N. W. Walker (a leading specialist in Colon Health), “Health and sickness both have their roots in the colon.” We experience better health and an overall sense of well being when the colon is clean and functioning normally. If you are experiencing more than one of these problems, you may have a toxic colon: Fatigue, Gas, Bloating, Headaches, Constipation, Diarrhea, Irritability, Bad Breath, Body Odor, Arthritis, Acne and skin problems.
A colon irrigation is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of poisons, gas, as well as years of accumulated even impacted fecal matter. Each session is 30-40 minutes on the average; this allows a gentle and steady flow of filtered H2O in and out of the colon. Unlike an enema, this procedure does not involve the retention of water. Colon Hydrotherapy is far more thorough than an enema as it can reach the entire five to six foot length of the colon rather than just effecting the recto-sigmoid area (first six inches). Generally, there is no pain or discomfort.
There are no known negative side effects. A majority of the time, clients will usually use the words “lighter and energized” to describe how they feel after a session. It is possible, however, to feel fatigue an/or get a headache afterwards. This is generally due to toxins being flushed quickly, which can be reabsorbed into the system. This “yucky” feeling soon passes, and with further sessions the client can expect to see benefits while experiencing relief right away.
No. Most people who have accumulated impacted feces and toxins which encrust along the colon wall cannot create their own intestinal flora. Many people are mis-informed and believe colonics can flush out good bacteria, minerals, as well as nutrients out of the system. What many people do not realize is if your colon is not functioning properly because of possible encrusted accumulation, there is no possible way for your body to create friendly probiotics and flora on its own. Logic dictates that once this area is free of these toxic burdens, the body’s goal is to maintain homeostasis by reincculating with the assistance of fiber and water.
Like anything, even too much of a good thing can be less than beneficial. Everyone is bio-individual and must consider their genetic makeup, lifestyle and nutritional habits. The best step towards good health is to see a reputable and certified therapist. Together you will set up a schedule of treatments that are right for you.
Yes. If anyone experiences discomfort during a session, it is usually a pocket of gas working its way out of the colon. Once it has passed, discomfort or sensation of fullness will pass and the cleansing process will continue.
We go to great lengths to ensure that all of our equipment is sterilized according to code by the I-ACT guidelines. Our sterilization process is much like your dentist’s or surgeon’s as we use an autoclave to sterilize all equipment. We also offer disposable equipment at the clients’ request.
Although we are not doctors and cannot prescribe, we find that our clients have better results the better hydrated they are. If you know yourself to be chronically de-hydrated, most of our clients have reported that drinking as much as a gallon the day before the session give the body time to absorb and assimilate the water. Do not wait to drink all of your water until the day of the session, because if your bladder is full, you can experience discomfort.
Many people who are doing a series of colon irrigations close together tend to see better results when they employ the use of implants. Our most requested is the organic/unrefined sesame oil infusion that works well for all dosha constitutions. Oils are naturally anti-inflammatory and lubricating, and also help to loosen old mucoid plaque. We also have probiotic infusions for people with candida/yeast concerns and chlorophyl infusions for those who want to alkalize and are doing cleanses.
Same idea, but they work a little differently. I have found that majority of products on the market are not very efficatious, or if they are, they can be too harsh on your system. There is also no regulation on over the counter supplements, so you have to do your research. Make sure the product is clean and safe and manufactured by a conscientious company, or better yet, endorsed by a health provider you trust.
Most of the feedback we get from our clients is that they find the best cleanses is to combine the two. Our clients have reported that taking oral cleansing products in conjunction with colon irrigation with a certified therapist generally is the most efficient way to cleanse.