When was Colon Hydrotherapy Conceived?
The practice of flushing out waste from the colon dates as far back as 1300 B.C. Early fathers of medicine Hipocrates and Galen were strong promoters of colon cleansing as a medicinal tool. The French physician, Ambrosio Pare was the first to describe colon hydrotherapy in detail and to set it apart from an enema. The 1906 edition of the Larousse Illustrated Medical Dictionary includes information on the uses of enemas and colon hydrotherapy.
During the 20th century, physicians Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (Kellogg's cereal), Dr. Norman Walker and Dr. Bernard Jensen stressed the importance of receiving regular colonics as part of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, until the 1930's, colon hydrotherapy was commonly practiced in many hospitals and doctors' offices, attesting to its legitimacy. Unfortunately, the surge of pharmaceutical drugs put the practice of colon hydrotherapy on the back burner until recently. People are now realizing the health depriving consequences of depending on too many pharmaceuticals and processed foods and they are turning back to natural health care.
Today we are negatively effected by many toxic and hazardous ways of living some of which include: busy schedules, high stress levels, a dependence on nutrient-deficient processed and fast foods, chemicals and preservatives, sedentary lifestyles, alcohol consumption, smoking, recreational and prescription drug use, coffee addiction, thousands of toxic chemicals in household and industrial products, pollution and food that is grown in mineral depleted soil. The above list contains some of the health robbing problems in today's world, contributing to a general decline in the population's health, producing conditions from fatigue to more serious chronic and disease states.
Today many people are searching for their lost vitality, wondering what happened to their energy. The billions of dollars spent by Canadians on supplementation and the incredible interest in alternative medicine of late, is a sign that people are not satisfied with their level of health. Colon hydrotherapy will play an important role in helping you to achieve and maintain optimal health and vitality.
What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy or colonics, is the process of gently cleansing the colon with filtered water. (some clinics do not use filtered water but we strongly believe in the need to use chlorine free, clean water) This process is safe and very effective in releasing toxic build up from the colon.
A lubricated, disposable plastic proctoscope is very gently inserted only 2 inches into the rectum. This proctoscope has an inlet tube and outlet tube attached to it. The filtered, warm water comes into the colon and leaves the colon through a clear plastic viewing tube. This viewing tube enables us to see how effective your digestive system is, the presence of parasites, what toxins are being released, old embedded fecal matter stuck to the walls of the colon, mucus and many more extremely helpful clues that will aid us in helping you to improve your health.
The session includes a thorough abdominal massage using therapeutic Aromatherapy oils before and during your colonic. These oils have been specifically selected in order to enhance digestion. (not all colon hydrotherapists perform this service; we here at RHNT strongly believe it is necessary to massage the abdomen in order to be as effective as possible.)
A Special Note On Parasites
Because of the presence of Isopropyl Alcohol in the body, our livers have a difficult time fighting off parasites. Normally, in chemical free and healthy environments, the body can deal with all parasites. We can see parasites during a colon hydrotherapy session and will recommend a parasite cleanse if necessary. Dr. Hulga Clark, PH.D., N.D. has proven scientifically the connection between the intestinal fluke parasite and cancer.
What are the Benefits of Receiving Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colonics are extremely valuable in helping the body to heal all ailments. This is simply because we are clearing out the toxins in order to make the body more efficient and speed the natural healing process. The following is a list of illnesses which colon hydrotherapy can improve and in some cases cure:
- Brain Fog
- Candida (Yeast Infection)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lack Of Sexual Desire
- Memory Loss
- Muscle And Joint Aches
- Poor Circulation
- Poor Concentration
- Poor Posture Due To Pot Belly
- Prevention Of Colon Cancer
- Weight Gain
When the colon contains waste matter that is not efficiently released, it becomes impacted, eventually putrefies and becomes toxic. We can blame much of this on our lifestyle and lack of fibre in our modern diets. These toxins are absorbed into the bloodstream through the colon wall, where they travel throughout the body and eventually end up in various organs and tissues. The toxins then weaken and poison the body and in some cases, all of the organs including the brain. Colonics cleanse the colon, giving the body the opportunity to release trapped toxins so that they can be properly eliminated. Cleansing the colon assists the body in cleansing itself of all the toxins of our modern day life. It is very difficult to maintain vitality with a toxic colon.
Can Colon Hydrotherapy Help Specific Ailments?
YES. Colonics are very helpful with conditions involving poor digestion and elimination such as constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating, indigestion, yeast infections, diverticula, intestinal parasites, hemorrhoids, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Are There Any Other Benefits?
YES. By relieving the body of toxic build-up, colon hydrotherapy can dramatically improve bowel function. A clean colon allows beneficial bacteria to proliferate. These beneficial bacteria manufacture important vitamins including biotin, which is essential for the proper breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins and fats; vitamin B12, which promotes red blood cell formation and assists in the production of neurotransmitters (chemicals that transmit nerve impulses) and vitamin K, a key factor in normal blood clotting and in the development of healthy bone structure. This good bacteria also produces lactic acid, which creates an environment that "bad" bacteria will not grow in. You will be given a high quality probiotic supplement after your treatment to begin this building process. You will need to take a probiotic at home to continue this process during your cleanse.
Is the Treatment Painful?
Hydrotherapy Equipment NO. We use high quality, disposable, smooth proctoscopes, sterilized lubrication and breathing techniques to ensure comfortable insertion. We will give you the option to assist us in guiding the proctoscope. During the session you may feel a slight cramping when fecal matter is being released, although some people fall asleep during the treatment.
Is There Any Odour?
NO. There is no odour because we use a closed gravity system. The waste material goes directly into the sewage pipe behind the wall.
How Toxic is Your Colon?
- consumed process foods, white sugar, white flour, alcohol, tap water, prescription drugs, sushi, undercooked meat, coffee or non organic food.
- not been drinking 6 to 8 glasses of clean drinking water per day (Reverse Osmosis or Distilled).
- not been getting between 25 to 35 grams of fibre per day.
- lived in a city or led a sedentary lifestyle.
Then You Can Benefit From Colonics!
How Often Should A Person Go For Colon Hydrotherapy?
Everyone has different responses and needs in regards to colonics. We recommend starting with a series of 4 to 8 sessions and assessing from there.
It is highly recommended for you to take a fibre supplement during your course of colonics in order to intensify and increase the effectiveness of the work we are doing together. We want you to get the best results possible, and by taking a fibre drink daily you will be adding bulk to fecal waste causing it to swell and push against the wall of the colon. This makes the colon contract and propels waste along the bowel.
Another way to get the most out of your series of treatments, is to do a simple castor oil pack the night before. Your therapist or one of our receptionists will be happy to describe this process to you.
After the initial cleansing process is complete, a regular maintenance program is recommended in order to maintain health and vitality.
The optimum goal is for you to be having 2 - 3 good bowel movements per day. Some people like to come once every 4 - 6 weeks, others prefer to do a series every 6 months or every year. Much will depend on how much fibre is in your diet and how healthy and organic your diet is.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are preparing for a colonoscopy we do not recommend using colonics as a preparation due to the fact that we cannot tell accurately how many sessions it would take to clear your colon enough for this procedure.