The effects of a stagnant colon can be manifested in the form of constipation, halitosis (bad breath), skin problems, headaches, low back pain, lack of energy or sex drive, bloating, belching, weight gain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, irritability, asthma, indigestion, menstrual problems, loss of memory or poor concentration, pot belly, allergies and many other symptoms.
The purpose of the colon as an eliminative organ is to remove waste material by muscular contraction called peristalsis. Colon therapy provides therapeutic improvement of muscular tone, facilitates peristalsis and can benefit the atonic (sluggish) colon. The colon is approximately 5-7 feet long and when constipated, the walls of the colon are generally packed or lined with accumulated feces from extended periods of intestinal overloading. The colon can neither absorb nor eliminate properly in this condition. When wastes from the blood arrive at the inner wall of the colon, the hardened feces prevent their passage through this wall. Since blood circulates through every organ in the body and reaches every cell in the body, toxins in the blood can contaminate the entire body. To properly cleanse the body tissue a thorough cleansing of the bowel is necessary. It takes time to pollute the body to the point of disease so it will take time to reverse the process through a series of cleanses. Colon Hydrotherapy is not a diagnostic or a cure, but it can be a valuable procedure for a wide variety of different colon imbalances. A toxic bowel can lead to many health problems. By eliminating the old, toxic mucus lining of the bowel, the body can then rid itself from years of accumulation. It is then, the bowel is open to a more efficient means of waste elimination and nutrient absorption, both of which are essential to any lasting healing process. This is also a great first step toward normalizing the bowel so that the friendly bacteria will flourish to keep the colon safe from putrefaction and further auto-intoxication.
Facts about Colon health
A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body for proper energy. Conventional diets comprised of refined, processed foods, high in saturated fats, and low in fiber contribute to many problems associated with the large intestine. The elimination of waste products are a vital part of digestion and absorbtion. Waste material allowed to remain stagnant in the colon results in decomposition and putrefaction creating an increase of bacteria and toxins resulting in gas.
It is significant that surgeons and physicians are beginning to understand the importance of bowel care in the prevention of disease. General toning of the intestinal muscles and elimination system may have beneficial effects on other body systems, especially lymph and blood circulation, skin, muscles, joints and kidneys, as well as reduced stress on the liver and gallbladder.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is Colon Therapy embarrassing?
After you gently insert a small tube into the rectum, disposable tubing carries the water in and out in a gentle manner. No sound, no odor and most people find a colon cleansing to be a very relaxing experience. You are laying on a massage table face up the entire time fully covered with a certified therapist working with you.
Is the procedure painful?
The only discomfort one might experience during a Colonic is right before a toxic release occurs it feels like slight pressure or gas pains. Most of the process is gentle leaving you with an overall light and empty feeling.
Can one become dependent on it?
No! Actually, one of its many benefits is increased muscle tone which can leave the colon functioning a more active level. Our goal is to assist you in educating yourself on the natural cues of your body and therefore you will be able to determine the appropriate maintenece schedule to continue the process of acheiving vibrant health.
What about the use of laxatives or fleet enemas?
Laxatives can aggravate the problem of constipation by interfering with the colon’s ability to eliminate normally on its own. Laxatives irritate and stimulate the colon by abnormally contracting to expel waste. In addition, the oral route of administration is the least optimal method of evacuation of the colon because very important digestive occurring in the stomach and small intestine are interfered with. Most laxatives precipitate dehydration and long- term use can be habit forming. Enemas only cleanse lower portion leaving most of the large intestine full of waste material.
Will one cleansing completely empty the colon?
Not usually. Many of us can have ten or more pounds of impacted feces in our colon. This hardened, rubbery material requires an active change in hydration and nutritional routine. One cleansing removes some, the second even more with the third a complete flush becomes possible. Your personal objectives will determine how many you wish to have. An initial series of between three to six sessions are recommended. Years of improper nutrition cannot possibly be reversed in a few hours. More colonics may be desired in cases of chronic constipation or the atonic (sluggish colon condition). Following the initial program, it is advisable to have a series of three treatments every three to six months to maintain the cleansing you have begun. helping you achieve optimal colon health.
Can colon therapy wash away all bacteria, even the good?
Beneficial bacteria in the colon can only live in slightly acidic environment whereas the harmful ones thrive in an overly alkaline environment. Due to years of improper eating, lack of exercise and poor elimination most people have an alkaline colon which results in a sluggish bowel. So, in order to create a proper breeding ground for healthy bacteria it’s helpful to flush away the bad bacteria and then replenish or replace. Utilizing colon cleansing assists you in changing your internal environment more quickly, effectively and healthfully leading to an increase absorption of vital nutrients.
- According to some estimates, over 70 million Americans suffer from bowel problems.
- Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. and over 100,000 Americans die annually to this disease.
- 100,000 people undergo colostomies in the U.S. per year. (Removal of the colon)
- Many people who aren’t even aware they have a bowel problem are often in the worst condition of all.
There are several general causes for waste build up:
Bad dietary habits: eating low fiber, high fat foods; eating too much or too quickly, poor food combinations and/or drinking large quantities of liquids at meals that dilute digestive enzymes.
Dehydration: drinking coffee, tea, alcohol or colas, containing caffeine, dehydrate the body.
Emotional stress: the “fight or flight” stress reaction to anger, frustration, fear, overwork and unhappy life circumstances all involve release of adrenaline. Adrenaline triggers defensive needs, like an alert mind and tense muscles, but slows or shuts down “non-essential systems” like digestion and elimination.
Bad habits: such as ignoring the call of nature or being in jobs that don’t allow you to go to the bathroom when you feel the need, which ruins the tone of the sigmoid and rectum muscles – the parts that push out the feces.
Illness: long bed rest, anesthesia for an operation or pain medication can result in sluggish body functions.
Physical stress: genetic or accidental impairment of nerve functioning or spinal misalignment.
This information is to prompt you to educate yourself about the values of a healthy colon. We at Natural Therapeutics do not replace medical evaluation and cannot treat, diagnose or cure any disease. If you have any questions please feel free to ask us or one of our referring Physicians if this is right for you.
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