HYDROTHERAPY - COLONIC IRRIGATION
What is hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation?
Hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of poisons, gases, accumulated fecal matters and mucus deposits.
Using sterilized equipment, filtered water is gently introduced into the rectum which progressively softens and expels fecal matters and compacted deposits.
What is involved?
Under the supervision of a trained therapist, filtered water, au a carefully regulated temperature, is introduced under gentle gravitational pressure through the rectum into the colon. With specialized massage techniques, the water begins to soften and cleanse the colon of accumulated fecal matters and deposits which are piped away with the waste water. The therapist works progressively around the colon's structure, allowing water to alternately flow in and out.
The whole process takes about 35-45 minutes.
Herbal preparations may be used for some conditions, and colon implants of Lactobacillus acidophilus are given to ensure the normalization of the intestinal flora. The patient's modesty is preserved to the utmost during the process.
Is any preparation required?
No special measures are necessary prior to colonic irrigation, although results may be more rapidly achieved by following a colon cleansing program.
Is it safe?
Yes. Equipment is sterilized (or disposed) after each use using hospital-approves methods which kill all prevalent bacteria, viruses and fungi in minutes. Countless thousands of colonics have been given safely; the water pressure is very low, so there is no danger of bowel perforation and the water used is filtered. Unlike the regular usage of laxatives, colonic irrigation is not habit-forming and in fact improves the colon's muscle tone.
Who can benefit from colonics?
Essentially anyone with a condition aggravated or caused totally or partially by auto-toxicity, and where the resulting improved elimination helps healing. Most diets include mucus-forming foods like dairy products, eggs, sugar, flour and tofu, and even those people on relatively good diets and who have regular bowel movements, have old hardened accumulations of mucoid deposits which hinder proper elimination and need periodic cleansing.
How many treatments?
Depending upon the condition being treated, the individual and the initial results, anything between 6 to 12 treatments may be recommended, spread over 1 to 2 months. Deposits that took a lifetime to build up simply can not be eliminated with one or two irrigations!
Following that, it is a good idea to have a treatment every 6 months to maintain inner cleanliness and good elimination.
- Feeling of lightness and general well-being;
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The digestive process
The colon or large intestine is an important part of the digestive system; some 5 feet in length and 21/2 inches in diameter, located at the end of the alimentary tract, in completes the digestive process and handles our food wastes and several other body wastes. It is normally populated by millions of friendly bacteria which assist in detoxifying waste, synthesize certain vitamins and help us guard against infection. These same bacteria make up about 40% of the weight of our fecal wastes.
In healthy conditions, the bowel transit time, from eating to defecation, is 24 hours or less and bowel movement is at least once daily. In diseased conditions, poor digestion, yeast infection, spastic colon, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation and diarrhea ate usually accompanied by auto-intoxication, literally “self-poisoning” - the reabsorbing of soluble wastes into the bloodstream - which increases the burden of the other eliminative organs, the kidneys, the skin and the lungs.
Chronic constipation can lead to further complications: diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, fissures, atonicity, spasticity, prolapsus, colitis and even bowel cancer, as well as chronic toxic conditions in the rest of the body, like the skin (e.g. acne and eczema), the cardiovascular and nervous systems and the liver.
A properly functioning colon is a necessity for health, for, truly, “disease can begin in the colon”. It has been said that colon dysfunctions can lead to 80% of all diseased states.