What is Colonic Hydrotherapy?
Also known as colonic irrigation, colonic, colon lavage or high colonic, Colonic Hydrotherapy is a safe, effective method of cleansing the colon of waste material by gentle, repeated flushing with water.
What is the purpose of Colonic Hydrotherapy?
Waste material can build up in our colon and the muscular action of the colon can be diminished resulting in constipation and inadequate bowel movements. Whilst our body is very well adapted and able to deal with the consequences of our modern lifestyle, sometimes the delicate balance can be affected by diet, stress and health. This doesn’t just apply to our colon, and we are not suggesting that a colonic is the answer to all health issues. We always encourage a healthy balanced diet along with rest and exercise as the basis towards good health.
It is a fact however, that many people suffer with bowel problems and there are many drugs that are regularly used to treat symptoms of bowel problems. Colonic Hydrotherapy is an effective way of removing waste matter by using the gentle introduction of water into the bowel which stimulates the muscle to contract thus emptying itself.
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 important organ, about 5 feet in length and 1 – 2.5″ in diameter and handles our food waste and much of our body waste. A normal colon is populated with billions of friendly bacteria which assist in digestion, the synthesis of certain vitamins, water absorption and helps protect against infection. The delicate balance of this internal eco system may be easily dsiturbed by various factors, including stress, polution, processed food, artificial drinks, certain drugs, smoking and other factors. In fact, modern life!
Correct functioning of the colon is a necessity for good health. The average healthy transit time from eating to defecation should be around 24 hours, with a bowel movement at least once a day. Digestive disorders lead to poor digestion, yeast overgrowth, irritable bowel syndrome, (IBS), bloating and constipation as well as other bowel related disorders.
Chronic constipation may lead to further direct complications, such as diverticulitis, haemorrhoids, fissures or colitis, as well as chronic conditions in the rest of the body such as acne and eczema. It also exacerbates inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. The cardio-vascular system, the nervous system and the liver are all involved in detoxifying substances and this can contribute to feeling heavy, dull and slow.
James A Wiltsie MD stated –
“As long as we continue to assume that the colon will take care of itself, just that long will be remain in complete ignorance of perhaps the most important source of ill-health in the whole body”.
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