QUESTION #1 WHAT IS COLON IRRIGATION?
Colon irrigation is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of poison, gas, and accumulated fecal matter. Unlike an enema, it does not involve the retention of water. There is no discomfort, no internal pressure, just a steady gentle flow in and out of the colon. At the same time, an abdominal massage is sometimes given to stimulate the colon to recover its natural shape, tone, and peristaltic wave action.
QUESTION #2 WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COLON IRRIGATION?
Colonics offer relief from a variety of disturbances by cleansing the colon of impacted and putrefactive fecal matter. Fatigue, gas, headaches, irritability, skin problems, cold hands and feet, lethargy are among a few of the problems people have found relieved by colon cleansing. Constipation, of course, is another as well as chronic diarrhea. Your sense of well-being is often dramatically improved with colon irrigation. You feel lighter, more energetic. The body can again assimilate food in the colon and better defend itself against disease. Natural peristalsis, tone and regularity are restored and many serious diseases may be averted through this gentle, sterile, scientific technique. Colonics are a key factor in the restoration of the body's natural balance or what we call good health.
QUESTION #3 HOW MANY COLONICS DO I NEED?
The number of treatments will always vary with the individual and his/her condition. Often the waste is so hard and well lodged in the colon that it may take a series of colonics to sufficiently soften and loosen this accumulated fecal material. Some people may not have startling results for the first few treatments. This is why a series of treatments is necessary and advisable. Though individual colonics have their benefits, it should be understood that colonics taken in succession have a cumulative effect towards improved health. For these reasons we generally recommend at least one colonic a week until our objectives are realized.
We encourage our clients to progress at the rate they are most comfortable with. Good results can be achieved whether therapy is pursued aggressively or at more of a casual pace. Being consistent is the key. Our clinic recommends taking control of your own health, which includes using good judgment and
Colon irrigation is most effective when employed in combination with exercise and a proper diet of non-mucous producing foods. Fresh fruits, vegetables and certain herbs are suggested to help loosen and dissolve accumulated fecal matter.
Once the colon is clean, it is advisable to have a colonic at least once a month to maintain the environment. A good time is at the
change of seasons when diet and exercise patterns often change. You should have a colonic before, during, and after a "fast" to hasten the removal of toxic waste and it would also be beneficial during the cold and flu season.
QUESTION #4 ARE THERE ANY SIDE AFFECTS AND
WILL COLONICS DAMAGE THE NORMAL INTESTINAL FLORA?
There are no side affects! It is not uncommon for some people to start to feel like they have a cold or headache after a colonic. Toxins which have been lying dormant in the colon are now being flushed out and a small amount may be re-absorbed into the body's system. This healing crisis passes quickly and the person will realize a feeling of well-being with further treatments.
What about intestinal flora?...
One of the functions of the first half of the colon is to gather the intestinal flora needed for the colon. When the accumulation of feces in the bowel leads to fecal encrustation, it is difficult for the colon to function normally and the glands in this lining cannot produce the necessary intestinal flora. The resulting lack of lubrication intensifies a state of constipation and generates toxemia. This upsets the normal acid-alkaline balance and the growth of the friendly bacteria is stunted. Cleansing the colon will help bring the acid-alkaline ratio back into balance. In this environment, the friendly bacteria will again thrive and disease causing bacteria will find it difficult to develop.
QUESTION #5 HOW DOES THE HEALTH OF OUR COLON
AFFECT OUR TOTAL OVERALL HEALTH
The colon is a tube approximately five feet long and 2 1/2 inches in diameter. A healthy colon has uniform size and tone. It extends from the cecum, where it joins the small intestine, up and across the abdominal cavity and down the left side of the body until it reaches the sigmoid and rectum.
The three main functions of the colon are:
1) The final digestion of our food.
2) The elimination of digestive residue.
3) The discharge of toxins and wastes from the body.
We experience better health and well- being when the colon is clean and functioning normally. When the colon is congested with stagnant waste, poisons back up into the system and pollutes the inner environment. This is called autointoxication which literally means "self-poisoning." All of the body's tissues are affected by the autointoxication. There are many contributing factors to autointoxication. A toxic bowel, improper diet, insufficient exercise, stress, overeating and ignoring the "call for nature" can all lead to bowel problems. Autointoxication can be a causative factor in numerous serious diseases and is considered by many to be the underlying reasons for disease. The colon is the largest perpetrator of disease of any organ in the body and is said to be the initiator of 80 percent of all critical illness.
QUESTION #6 HOW IS A COLONIC ADMINISTERED?
A person receiving a colonic lies on a table below the temperature-controlled input tank. A speculum is gently inserted in the rectum. Water flow, which is always under the direct control of the practitioner, flows into the colon via a small water tube and out through the evacuation tube carrying with it impacted feces and mucous. As the water flows out of the colon, the practitioner sometimes gently massages the abdomen to help the colon release its contents. It is possible to see this expelled waste matter when it passes through a special viewing window in the evacuation tube. The person is well covered and their modesty is given top priority during the procedure.