Many clients claim the benefits of colonics include increased energy, improved circulation, clearer skin & eyes and weight stabilisation. Clients often report better digestion, relief from bloating and heaviness, freedom from headaches, increased mental clarity, and relief from aching joints, allergies, and all other symptoms of toxicity.
Clients have also noted that circulatory and inflammatory conditions often improve with colonic treatments and accompanied by recommended diet and lifestyle changes.
By removing the waste material from the colon, the process of detoxification is given a boost, and harmful bacteria that is produced by the old stagnant faecal matter is removed from the body.
Colon hydrotherapy can help your immune system to help itself by giving the good gut bacteria a chance to flourish. The lymphatic system, skin, liver kidneys and lungs can then more effectively cleanse your body, as they are no longer overtaxed by a failing large intestine.
After colon hydrotherapy the bowel is better able to absorb nutrients and less likely to absorb entro-toxins (toxins produced in the gut). This helps to support vitality. Improved bowel function and more regular bowel movements help the body to return to its optimum level of functioning, and restore overall wellbeing.
Brief History of Colon Hydrotherapy
Some of the earliest records of colon hydrotherapy have been seen to date back as far as pagan times. Records of the cleansing procedure have been documented in early Egyptian medicine dating back to 1500 BC. In those days they used horns and reeds as piping to administer the water and there is mention of the technique in older translations of the bible. It’s fascinating to think that even back then cleansing was an important part of healing and wellbeing.
More recently and over the past 80 years ‘Colonics’ and ‘Enemas’ were given to patients in hospital to help bring down their temperatures and aid in the recovery process and the patients overall wellbeing. Since then and much more recently the advancement of modern medicine have led medical practitioners to use pharmaceuticals and herbal substitutes to help in the patients’ elimination, putting Enemas and the Colonics out of favour.
20 years ago, Colon Hydrotherapy began getting back into the picture after the Princess of Wales swore by the benefits of the therapy. Since then it has gained much in popularity and is becoming more and more widely known as a recognised complementary therapy and many have claimed the benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy an important aid for detox programs and helping them overcome a whole host of maladies.
The colon, or large intestine is an important organ situated at the end of the digestive tract in the abdominal cavity.
Its functions are re-absorb digestive juices, water-soluble salts and bile back into the bloodstream and to the liver, to store and desiccate food and other bodily wastes prior to elimination and to house a vast array of beneficial bacteria which help our immunity to fight infection, keep high blood cholesterol levels in check, and produce a number of vitamins.
The colon is short compared to the small intestine which can average 15 to 20 feet long. The large intestine varies between 3 to 5 feet long, in some cases it can be longer, stretching to 11 feet, this would be of a disadvantage as constipation is much more likely to occur due to the longer transit time of the waste matter. When functioning normally, it is expected that the bowel will partially empty during a bowel movement at least once every 24 hours.
There are many factors that can interfere with this process, such as stress, certain medications, poor diet, dehydration and changes of routine in one’s life, leading to constipation and other related disorders of the colon.
The large intestine has three main parts: the ascending colon(up the right side of the body),the transverse colon (straight across the belly under the ribs) and the descending colon (down the left side of the body) to the rectum, where the faeces exit the body.