Colonics are one of the most effective ways of cleansing the body (unless contraindicated). Colonic hydrotherapy is the gentle rinsing of the colon (large intestine) with warm water to remove encrusted faecal matter, gas and mucus, allowing for better absorption of nutrients and leaving you feeling healthy and lighter. It is a great restorative treatment that gives a systemic boost to the body, as well as helping to tone up the colon.
The ideal transit time of food through the body is eighteen to twenty hours. However, the average time in the UK (one of the most constipated nations in Europe) is now sixty hours for men and seventy hours for women - with over 20,000 new cases of bowel cancer being diagnosed each year. No wonder laxatives are the second biggest seller for the pharmaceutical companies.
Every tissue is fed by the blood, which is supplied by the intestinal system. When the intestines are dirty, the blood is dirty and so are the organs and tissues. It is the intestinal system that has to be cared for before any effective healing can take place.
Dr Bernard Jensen
In the 21st Century, we are bombarded with toxins and chemicals that our bodies are not designed to process or eliminate - air pollutants, chemicals in soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, beauty products, household cleaners, electromagnetic fields, drugs, processed foods etc. Added to this is stress (including emotional stress), high sugar diets, trans fats, excess dairy foods and too much red meat and the body becomes too acidic and stops coping. The body creates mucus which firstly gets stuck in the colon and then gets impacted, affecting muscle tone and reducing the space through which waste can move.
The colon, also called the large intestine or bowel, is situated in the abdomen and forms the last part of the digestive tract. It is an extremely important organ of around five feet in length, handling not only our food waste but also all kinds of metabolic waste. A normal colon is populated by billons of friendly bacteria which assist in detoxifying waste, synthesise many vitamins and help support our immune system, guarding against infection and helping promote good general health. The colon is crucial to our overall wellbeing.
Our colon's delicate balance of internal bacteria is easily disturbed, be it through factors involving mental, emotional or physical stress, environmental pollution and electro-magnetic influences, to poor eating habits, modern lifestyles, various toxic substances which are often daily by-products of processed and badly digested foods, certain drugs, smoking, and general stimulants that we become addicted to.
Health and Disease
In disease, poor digestion, yeast overgrowth, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic constipation and diarrhoea are usually accompanied by auto-intoxication, literally ‘self-poisoning’ (the re-absorption of soluble wastes into the bloodstream). All this backlog and insufficient movement creates a heavy burden upon all other organs, particularly the kidneys, liver, skin and lungs.
Colonic hydrotherapy is therefore helpful not only in general cleansing, but leading to a basis for our wellbeing. Bowel problems are without doubt part and parcel of stress on many levels and with stress becoming a modern-day epidemic, colonics are a great stress buster and rejuvenator. Most people quickly experience improved mental and physical wellbeing, depending on the amount of their toxic load and the years of incorrect lifestyle which has preceded the first treatment. Your therapist will advise you on the number of initial treatments required to help you and how frequently you should have follow-ups to remain in a healthier state.
Is it Safe?
In the hands of a trained therapist colonic hydrotherapy is not only safe but may be beneficial. The equipment is disposable and used only once and the treatment room is cleaned and disinfected between each client. The bowel’s natural bacteria is not disturbed to any large degree, it repopulates within 24 hours and with far more efficiency after a colonic than before - as toxic matter is removed good bacteria stands a far better chance of dominating and often probiotic supplements can be included.