Colon hydrotherapy is a procedure to remove accumulated fecal matter, mucus and sludge from the colon by gently irrigating the colon with warm purified water.
The History of Colon Hydrotherapy
Colon hydrotherapy is an ancient remedy known to be used as early as the 14th century BC by the Egyptians. It was also used by ancient civilizations like the Babylonians, Assyrians, Greeks, Romans, Africans, and in ancient India, Europe, and South America. In more recent times, colon hydrotherapy was popularized in the United States by Dr. Bernard Jensen. He cured many ailments through colon hydrotherapy and wrote books about the results. It is now a common treatment in many countries of the world and is a preferred natural therapy.
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The Colon (Bowel / Large Intestine)
The colon is the sewer system of the body. The accumulation of old feces in the colon diminishes your bowel’s natural function. It becomes clogged over time and cannot work efficiently. When it is not clean, it can create many diseases and health issues in any part of the body. Encrusted fecal matter caked onto the walls of the large intestine or colon emits toxins that get reabsorbed into the bloodstream. This ultimately affects the health of the whole body. Even those that claim they are not constipated may be carrying from 10 to 25 pounds or more of old fecal matter within their body. In fact, people have died from constipation. The only way to remove the impacted fecal matter from the colon is by colon hydrotherapy. Other methods cannot clean the colon properly.
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The large intestine or bowel is about 5 feet long and about and 1-2 inches in diameter. With severe constipation, the size of the colon can be drastically enlarged due to a build of old feces. The “largest colon in the world” on record is in a museum in Philadelphia and is almost 9 feet long, 27” in diameter, and contained more than 40 pounds of old feces. He died in his 20’s.Click on the link below to see pictures:
Toxic Build-Up in the Body
The main channels of the body to remove toxins are through the colon, lungs, skin, kidneys, liver, and the lymphatic system. The toxins then need to be excreted from the body in the form of feces, urine, sweat, and exhalation. An excess of toxins in the body creates an acidic environment within the body that affects the pH of the tissues, urine, saliva, and the body in general. The change in pH, in turn, disrupts several body functions.
When toxins build up in the colon and cannot be excreted, they get transported by the blood to other parts of the body. The process is called autointoxication. The liver gets overloaded so fatigue results. The toxins may settle in the joints creating joint problems and inflammation. Skin problems like acne, eczema, and psoriasis develop and body odour may become foul as attempts are made to expel toxins through the skin. The texture of the skin becomes rough instead of soft and smooth like it should be. To protect the organs, the body stores accumulated toxins in fat tissue making it difficult to lose weight. The older we get, the more toxic the body generally becomes resulting in diseases such as cancer. We need to detoxify the body regularly to keep it functioning well.
Why should I do colon hydrotherapy?
If you have a slight pot belly below the navel you likely have accumulated fecal matter that is causing your transverse colon to prolapse and drop down and out. This can happen even if you eat a healthy diet and exercise often. To keep a healthy digestive system, it is better to maintain the health of the colon on an ongoing basis before the problem gets stretched out of proportion. Stress, processed and fast food contribute greatly to colon issues. As years pass, a person who continues to eat poorly and live under emotional stress, will gradually become overwhelmed by the built-up toxicity. Conditions such as allergies, arthritis, skin disorders, heart disease, migraines, gout, metabolic/hormone imbalances, Crohn’s Disease, constipation, Candida, parasites, and others can then develop.
Benefits of Cleansing the Bowel by Colon Hydrotherapy
· More effective digestion
· Maintains regularity and prevents constipation
· Increased energy
· Increased absorption of vitamins and nutrients
· Kick-starts weight loss
· Improvement of skin conditions and skin texture
· Feeling of lightness in the tummy as unwanted waste is expelled
· Reduced intestinal bloating and gas
· Decreased risk of colon cancer
· Helps the body become more alkaline
· Improved whole-body well-being
· Improved concentration and less brain fog
· Less illness
· Improvement of bad breath
· Improved sleep
Conditions that respond well to colon hydrotherapy:
· Irritable bowel syndrome
· Intestinal parasites
· Chronic diarrhea
· Skin problems
· Food allergies
· Joint Aches
· Body Odor
· Irritable Bowel Syndrome
· Chronic Fatigue
· Immune Disorders
Colon Hydrotherapy is NOT recommended for these conditions:
· Severe Cardiac Disease
· Congestive Heart Failure
· Renal Insufficiency or Kidney Failure
· GI Hemorrhage/Perforation
· Cirrhosis of the liver
· Acute Anemia
· Acute inflammatory conditions of the colon
· Abdominal Hernia
· Bleeding Colitis
· Cancer of the colon/rectum
· Intestinal Ulcers
· Severe Hemorrhoids
· Recent colon/rectal or abdominal surgery (3-6 months)
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I prepare for a colon hydrotherapy session?
A lighter diet is recommended for 1-2 days prior to colon hydrotherapy. This would include some raw food and vegetables. Chia seeds are excellent. Ideally, flour products, heavy protein meals, coffee, and alcohol would be avoided for 1-2 days. Herbal preparations may be taken to start the cleansing process. The specific protocol can be reviewed with your therapist when making the colon hydrotherapy appointment.
2. Can laxatives or enemas accomplish the same result as colon hydrotherapy?
Laxatives are an irritant to the bowel and will only clear recent waste. They cannot soften and expel the dried up impacted material caked up on the inside of the colon. Overuse of laxatives contributes to a lazy bowel, dehydration, diarrhea, and electrolyte imbalances. Colon hydrotherapy, on the other hand, empties and exercises the bowel so that it can function better.
3. Is colon hydrotherapy dangerous in any way?
Colon hydrotherapy is a completely safe. Your colon hydrotherapist is a specially trained professional for this procedure. The gravity system being used is gentle, preferable to other systems, and has been used successfully for centuries. The speculums are disposable and sterile. Disposable tubing is also used. The water used for the colon irrigation is a superior quality of filtered, temperature-controlled water subjected to ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria. The closed-system equipment is fully disinfected and hygienic. Communication with the client is maintained throughout the therapy to ensure maximum comfort.
4. Are colon hydrotherapy sessions painful or embarrassing?
Colon hydrotherapy is neither painful nor embarrassing. The therapist is trained to maintain the dignity of the client and minimize any discomfort. It is possible that there could be some cramping similar to having a bowel movement. This just means that the colon’s natural peristaltic movement is being activated. The client will enjoy a lighter feeling in their tummy following the colon hydrotherapy session as the waste gets evacuated.
5. Will colon hydrotherapy affect the friendly bacteria that live in the colon?
A toxic colon does not provide a proper environment for the friendly bacteria to survive in proper proportions so the unfriendly bacteria proliferate creating a lot of gas and discomfort. Probiotics are always advised to promote more friendly bacteria. As the friendly bacteria are restored, the unfriendly bacteria will naturally diminish. Colon hydrotherapy will help ensure a suitable environment for the bowel’s friendly bacteria to proliferate.
6. Can colon hydrotherapy be used to prepare for a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy?
Colon hydrotherapy is an ideal way to prepare and cleanse the colon prior to a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. You can consult your physican to ensure there are no contraindications before booking your appointment.
7. How many colon hydrotherapy sessions will I need?
This depends on the condition of your colon and how much waste it is storing. A heavily laden colon with years of impacted fecal matter in it will naturally require more sessions to return it to a more healthy condition. Diet and lifestyle also contribute to the speed and degree of progress. Your colon hydrotherapist will coax and encourage you to gradually improve these factors.