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We brush our teeth and clean our skin every day because we all know how important it is to clean away residual material that can make us feel unclean and uncomfortable. Unfortunately, not many people recognize that the same principle of cleaning and caring also applies to the intestinal system. Our colon, for example, is basically a sewage-disposal system of the body, and if not properly maintained, it’s going to become sluggish and clog up just like any other sewage system would. Because the colon is a crucial organ of elimination, you want to keep your colon working regularly to flush out fecal waste and toxic materials before they can do you any harm. However, this process breaks down when the intestinal tract becomes so congested and impacted that it is not able to properly eliminate waste. Unhealthy eating habits or diets high in animal products and processed foods that lack the natural fiber and enzymes can inhibit the digestive process and delay bowel movement, allowing undigested food to ferment and putrefy in the colon, thereby causing waste and toxins to lodge or stick to the sides of the intestinal walls. When toxins and wastes accumulate, it can irritate the lining of the colon and lead to intestinal dysbiosis where bacteria, yeast, parasites, and even worms can over-populate the colon. This also results in pH shift into the alkaline
range by producing ammonia, which disables the smooth muscle of the large intestine and intensifies the congestion. As a result, stubborn constipation develops. Dysbiosis, combined with a slow bowel transit time allows many carcinogenic substances to be produced, which opens the door for them to be reabsorbed into the blood stream and pollute the tissue and organs, leading to toxemia and disease. Ammonia is particularly toxic to the liver and forces it to work extra hard. When the liver can no longer compensate, the brain becomes affected. This is called “hepato-cerebral syndrome” and features extreme fatigue, inability to concentrate and reduced attention.
Researchers and scientists in both America and Europe have estimated that people may literally be carrying within their bodies anywhere from 5 to 50 pounds of accumulated toxic materials. Just think of all the chemicals, pesticides, drug residue, heavy metals, and food additives, along with internal by-products from food digestion and metabolism that can pile up throughout the body and expose us to sickness and health problems. This is why it’s so important to periodically cleanse the body.
The most effective way to clean out impurities and impacted waste that have accumulated over time is through colon hydrotherapy. Colon hydrotherapy can be invaluable aid to an improperly functioning colon. It is a safe and hygienic system that works directly on the colon, as follows: After the patient is comfortably positioned, the sterilized rectal nozzle is self-inserted about 1 ½ inches. A gentle flow of gravity-fed, one-hundred degree water begins. Water flowing into the colon initiates peristalsis and the patient respond by expelling water and waste repeatedly over a course of 30- to 60-minutes. This progressive irrigation and hydration that starts at the rectum, goes through the transverse section and then to the cecum, breaks up waste matter and achieves the complete evacuation of the colon. During the session, you are modestly covered, in a relaxed, comfortable position. The released waste material can be seen through a sealed – clear viewing tube, showing the type and quantity of waste eliminated. An odor exhaust system ensures the room remains odor free. A trained, certified Colon
Q. How many sessions does a person generally need to be clean?
A. The number of colon treatments required will depend on his or her prevailing condition, diet, and lifestyle. In some cases, the waste is so hard and plastered to the colon wall that it may take a series of up to twelve colonics to sufficiently soften and loosen this accumulated decal matter. While you will feel better after just one session, the best results are achieved with a series of at least three treatments spread out over two to three weeks.
Q. Is colon hydrotherapy safe?
A. Colon hydrotherapy has no known harmful side effect. Sessions are actually much safer and easier than the common enema.
Q. Do the treatments hurt?
A. No. In fact, many people report their colon hydrotherapy sessions as being both refreshing and relaxing.
Q. Is there any possibility of bacterial or viral contamination from prior use of the colon hydrotherapy equipment?
A. Our equipment is FDA cleared and we use hospital-grade disposable, sterile rectal nozzle. The use of sterile, single-use disposables coupled with the implementation of the hygienic multi-stage sanitation protocol with EPA registered disinfectants leaves no danger of contamination.
Q. Can I work directly after having colon hydrotherapy?
A. Yes. You can work just as you would after a regular bowel movement.
Q. What should I do to prepare for a colon hydrotherapy cleansing?
A. Consider implementing the following steps before and, again, after your treatment:
1.Eat a healthy balanced diet, with plenty of high-fiber foods like raw vegetables, green leafy vegetables, low-sugar fruit such as berries or green apples, and ground raw seeds and nuts.
2.Avoid animal foods like meat, cheese, and other dairy products and refined flour products such as bread, pizza, and pasta.
3.Eliminate fast foods and snacks such as candy, chips, crackers, etc.
4.You can have an organic egg, plain organic yogurt, or a small portion of fish, but only in moderation.
5.You can eat your regular meals the day of the appointment, but please do not eat for at least 1 hour before your appointment.
6.Eliminate coffee, alcohol, nicotine, and over-the-counter medications
7.Drink plenty of water pure, natural spring water to flush out the toxins.
8.To assist the cleansing process you can take an herbal intestinal cleansing fiber formula orally up to three days before your cleanse to loosen up the build-up material on the colon walls.
9.Exercise – sweat to help your body eliminate toxins.
10.Take a probiotic formula, such as Immuno-Synbiotic, to restore depleted intestinal flora caused by the use of antibiotics, chlorinated tap water, birth-control pills and other medications, and years of poor eating habits.
11.Once you have completed your colon hydrotherapy treatments, start to transition to a more plant-based diet, adding fresh raw foods, meat substitutes, and juices as much as possible, and repeat colon hydrotherapy as needed.
Q. Is colon hydrotherapy covered by insurance?
A. Currently, colon hydrotherapy is not covered by health insurance. But that may change in the future, so keep in touch with us if that is a concern. Besides, your investment will be quite small when measured against the pleasant results you will experience.
Q. Are there any contraindications to using colon hydrotherapy?
A. If you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy for you, you should consult your physician or licensed healthcare practitioner. Contraindications include, but may not be limited to: recent colon, rectal or abdominal surgery, congestive heart failure, intestinal perforations, carcinoma of the rectum, fissures or fistula, severe hemorrhoids, abdominal hernia, renal insufficiency, first and last trimester of pregnancy and cirrhosis of the liver. Professionally administered colon hydrotherapy is otherwise very safe.
Q. Can colon hydrotherapy damage normal intestinal flora?
A. The normal intestinal flora, consisting of friendly bacteria, will not be disturbed. It’s important to keep in mind that the biggest factors to why the body’s beneficial bacteria becomes depleted is because of the use of antibiotics, over the counter drugs like acetaminophen and aspirin, and the over use of processed and refined foods.
Q. What can I expect from colon hydrotherapy?
A. By retuning the bowel wall and improving colon function, the entire body is able to function more efficiently. Common effects may be:
-Cleans away old putrefied fecal matter that gets stuck to your colon walls or in pockets within your bowels, thereby reduces overall amount of toxins that recirculate throughout the system
-Makes you feel relaxed, cleansed and rejuvenated
-Helps to jump-start healthy metabolism and helps breakthrough plateaus
-Provides added support during detox diets and internal cleansing protocol
-Aids in maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle
-Reduces cravings, making it easier to stick to healthy lifestyle program
-Increases the colon’s ability to absorb, assimilate and utilize essential nutrients and water
-Naturally hydrates the colon for smoother and faster elimination of waste through the system, resulting in more regular elimination, with less strain
-Helps relieve gas, bloating, and abdominal discomfort
-Supports weight loss, flattens the abdomen
-Gently stimulates a sluggish colon and strengthen and tone the colon muscle
-Promotes the feeling of lightness, cleanness, and increased clarity of mind.
-Helps support the health of the mucous membrane that lines the colon tract
-Promotes “friendly bacteria” and flora within the colon, thereby reducing Candida overgrowth
-Worms and parasites that cling to the intestinal walls are flushes out during colon hydrotherapy
Dr. Bernard Jensen –
“the heavy mucus coating in the colon thickens and becomes a host of putrefaction. The blood capillaries to the colon begin to pick up the toxins, poisons and noxious debris as it seeps through the bowel wall. All tissues and organs of the body are now taking on toxic substances. Here is the beginning of true autointoxication on a physiological level. This accumulation can have the consistency of truck tire rubber. It’s that hard and black.”
Dr. Richard Anderson—
“I have always attempted to make it clear that the ‘Mucoid Plaque’ found in the bowel is not equivalent to the natural healthy gastric and intestinal mucosa. The natural mucosa serves as a necessary buffer for the gastro-intestinal wall and as a lubricant for intestinal motility. ‘Mucoid plaque’ of any description is un-natural and is found only after the body has moved toward disease states. Medical science has many words to describe each of these conditions, but to my knowledge, there are no effective terms that describe them under one category.”
V.E. Irons, graduate of Yale, a leading authority & specialist on colon health –
“There is only one disease, & that disease is autointoxication, the body poisoning itself…I’m convinced that unless you clean out your colon, you will never regain vibrant health.”
James Wesley Wiltsie, M.D., author of many books on the colon states:
“the principles fact of free drainage is that infection tends to disappear when drainage is adequate, and in the absence of a feeder.”
Ron Kennedy, M.D.—
Wrote that he is convinced, that the great increase in colon cancer over the past few generations is also due to autointoxication in the colon, he concludes that putrefying waste material causes autointoxication and leads to dangerous precancerous conditions in the colon. Dr. Kennedy connects the effects of toxicity to other ailments seemingly unrelated to the bowel. In his view, these are problems which, because of ignorance of a sick bowel as the root cause, medical doctors of all specialties find difficult to treat successfully. He says the prevention of disease begins with a Colon Hydrotherapy cleansing program!
Colon Hydrotherapy Fees
Colon therapy is administered under the supervision of a trained certified colon-therapist and by appointment only.
therapist, guided by an experienced naturopathy doctor, will be monitoring you throughout the session for both your safety and comfort. High standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained throughout the sessions.
A sound program of periodic detoxification should always involve a thorough cleansing of the bowel, followed by the liver and gallbladder before moving on to the juice cleanse program. Detoxing these primary organs of elimination in the right order ensures that they remain free of any obstruction, thereby allowing the nutrient-rich juices to function at their maximum effectiveness. But, if these organs remain congested with waste material, then the toxins will remain trapped and get reabsorbed back into the bloodstream.