Colon therapy is a valuable procedure and treatment for a variety of colon conditions and as part of a fasting or cleansing program. A colonic treatment offers a gentle cleansing of the last five feet of the digestive tract. The purpose of the colon is to remove waste material from the body by mass muscular contractions called peristalsis. Colon therapy provides therapeutic improvement of muscular tone, which facilitates peristalsis and benefits the sluggish colon. Colonics also help reduce the transit time of waste, helping to stop the recycling of fat soluble toxins. Normally 94% of bile and fat soluble toxins are recycled. During a fast, on day’s two to five, colon hydrotherapy is recommended to ensure the flushing of fat soluble toxins form the body. 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 and low sex drive. By stripping down biofilm (the old, toxic mucous lining of the bowel), a major source of disease in the body is removed. The bowel is then open to a more efficient means of eliminating waste and absorbing nutrients, both of which are essential to any lasting healing process.
The colon is approximately 5 to 5½ feet long. It contains the largest concentration of bacteria in the body. These beneficial bacteria help to synthesize important nutrients including folic acid, B vitamins and vitamin K. Waste material allowed to stagnate alters the proportion of healthy bacteria to disease producing bacteria, preventing proper elimination and absorption leading to toxic accumulation. When waste arrives at the inner walls of the colon from circulating blood, the buildup of feces prevents their removal. The colon becomes weak, waste materials accumulate and the colon becomes irritated. There are multiple causes that can affect proper bowel function: poor dietary habits, dehydration, illness, medications, emotional and physical stress. Restoring efficient bowel peristalsis and digestion is very important to your health.
Colonics: Before, During and After
- Preparing For Your Colonic
- Drink plenty of water. If your system is not hydrated, the body tries to meet its need for water by absorption through the colon walls. This can slow the rate of release during the colonic.
- Do not eat anything 2 hours before a colonic (water and juice are ok).
- Avoid any gas forming foods the day before your colonic (i.e. beans, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, onions, cucumbers, pop).
- If fasting, continue on with your routine.
- What to Expect During Your Colonic
- A colonic is a safe, gentle infusion of treated water into the colon via the rectum.
- The patient lies comfortably on a treatment table during the procedure with privacy being maintained during the entire session. A small disposable sterile speculum is gently inserted into the rectum through which warm water passes into the colon.
- The skilled therapist will use several “fills and releases” of water as well as gentle massage techniques to dislodge the toxic waste material adhering to the walls of the colon
- The waste is then gently washed away through the system’s closed waste disposal hose. No mess, no odour.
Note: some people do not get a huge release. This could be due to elevated feelings of anticipation and nervousness surrounding the procedure. In addition people who already have 2-3 bowel movements per day may not have a large elimination. Pockets of gas can also block the flow of water into the colon during the procedure. Usually if you do not have any elimination during the procedure, you will have a successful elimination immediately afterwards. A small or no release of stool does not suggest that the treatment was unsuccessful as the colon is still being flushed of built up toxins.
- Post Treatment
After your colonic, it is important to:
- Drink plenty of fluids (distilled water, juices, herb teas)
- Avoid eating raw vegetables for 2 days. Cooked or steamed vegetables are permitted
Replace Intestinal Flora:
- Acidophilus should be taken as indicated on the label
Avoid foods and beverages such as:
- Alcohol, caffeinated beverages, chocolate, dairy products, fatty and fried foods, sugar and wheat products.
- Gas producing vegetables such as beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, onions, peppers and raw vegetables are also to be avoided
- Reduce meat consumption for 3 days (heavy pork and beef)
- If on a fast, continue on with the routine
- Observe your body closely for its reaction to the colonic, the food you eat and your energy level
- Be prepared that the colonic might precipitate a healing crisis. By releasing these toxins, energy in the body is available to help other areas
Most Important Organ in the Body:
“The Brain said I should be in charge, because without me nothing would happen. The Stomach said I should be in charge because I process all the food and give you all energy. The Eyes said I should be in charge because I allow the body to see. The Kidneys said I should be in charge because I clean and filter any toxins in the body. The Colon said I should be in charge, and before he could say why, all the other organs laughed and insulted him. “RIGHT”!! The colon was so upset that it decided to go on strike! Within a few days the brain had a terrible headache.
The stomach was bloated. The kidneys were overworked. The blood had gone toxic. The eyes had double vision and gone blurry. They all agreed that the colon should be the boss.”