The colon, or large intestine, is an important part of the digestive system; some 5 feet in length and 2½ inches in diameter; situated at the end of the alimentary canal, it completes the digestive process and handles our food waste and much other body waste. It is normally populated by billions of friendly bacteria which assist in detoxifying waste, synthesise certain vitamins and help us guard against infection. These same bacteria make up some 70% of the dry weight of our faecal waste.
The colon structure os of smooth muscle and it is broadly divided up into 3 segments; the caecum and ascending colon into which food waste enters in a fluid state through the ileocaecal valve, the transverse colon where water, minerals and vitamins are re-absorbed and the descending colon where mucus is secreted to coat the faeces prior to defecation through the rectum and anus.
In health, bowel transit time from eating to defecation is 24hours or less and bowel movement is at least once a day.
In disease, poor digestion, yeast overgrowth, spastic colon, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation and diarrhoes are usually accompanied by auto-toxinication, literally "self poisoning" ~ the re-absorbtion of soluble wastes into the bloodstream ~ which places a heavy burden upon the other eliminative organs of the body, the kidney, the skin and the lungs.
Chronic constipation can lead to further direct complications: diverticulitis, haemorrhoids, fissures, atonicity, spasticity, prolepsis, 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 cardio-vascular system, the nervous system and the liver.
Correct function of the colon is a necessity for health, for truly “disease can begin in the colon”. It has been said that colon malfunction can lead to 80% of all diseased states.
Colonic irrigation is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of poisons, gas, accumulated faecal matter and mucus deposits.
Such techniques were first recorded in 1500BC and have been used in traditional and naturopathic medicine since that time.
Using sterilised equipment, filtered water is gently introduced into the rectum which progressively softens and expels faecal matter and compacted deposits.
Colonic irrigation is more effective than an enema, since the whole colon is treated and water is not purposely retained.
It is best used as a complimentary technique to other therapies. By improving elimination, response to dietary, homeopathic, herbal, manipulative and other therapies is markedly improved.
Poor elimination can lead to many chronic conditions; it is these conditions that colonic irrigation can help; Constipation ~ Diarrhoea ~ Mucus Colitis ~ Colitis ~ Spastic Colon ~ Diverticulitis ~ Liver Sluggishness ~ Halitosis ~ Headaches ~ Flatulence ~ Haemorrhoids ~ Skin Problems (acne, eczema and psoriasis) ~ Abdominal Bloating ~ Asthma ~ Allergies ~ Fatigue ~ many ‘Psychological’ states such as depression, lethargy, schizophrenia, etc. It is also of benefit prior to and following barium enemas and during therapeutic fasting.
Some complex conditions such as Crohn’s disease, Myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E) and Intestinal Candida are also helped by the resultant detoxifying effect of colonic irrigation.
Conducted by a trained therapist, water at a carefully regulated temperature is introduced under gentle gravitational pressure through the rectum into the colon. With special massage techniques, the water begins to soften and cleanse the colon of faecal matter and old deposits which are ripped away with the waste water.
The therapist works progressively around the structure of the colon allowing water alternately to flow in and release.
The whole process takes about 30-40 minutes.
The modesty of the patient is preserved to the utmost during the process.
No special measures are necessary prior to colonic irrigation, although results may be more rapidly achieved by following a colon cleansing programme.
Yes. Equipment is disposable or steralised using hospital approved steralisation solutions 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.
Unlike regular use of laxatives, colonic irrigation is not habit-forming and in fact improves colon muscle tone.
Most people quickly experience improved mental clarity after colonic irrigation. With their toxic load diminished after colonic irrigation. With their toxic load diminished after colonic irrigation, a greater feeling of well-being and lighness is felt.
Obvious relief from bloating and constipation, toxic headaches, painful haemorrhoids and skin problems.
In the long term, bowel disease risk is also diminished and nutrients are better absorbed - leading to improved all-round health.
Essentially anyone with a condition aggravated or caused totally or in part by autotoxicity, and where the resulting improved elimination aids healing.
Most diets inculde mucus-forming foods like dairy, 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.
Depending on the condition being treated, the individual and the initial results, anything between 3-12 treatments may be recommended, spread over a few months.
Deposits build up over a lifetime cannot be shifted with one or two irrigations only!
Following the course, it is a good idea to have a treatments every six months to maintain inner cleanliness and good elimination.
The Association & Register of Colon Hydrotherapists ~ formaly the Colonic International Association ~ was founded in 1987 by DR. M. Siewert, an experienced Medical Practitioner and Chiropractor, now specialising in enterotoxicity and detoxification.
The Association & Register of Colon Hydrotherapists aims to maintain a high standard of practice and training in colonic irrigation and to care for the patient.
The association members are men and women who are qualified therapists.
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