WHAT IS THE COLON?
The colon is also known as the large intestine or the bowel. It is a muscular tube of approximately 6 feet (1.8metres) long and 2.5 inches in diameter.
The colon is the end section of the human digestive system.
The role of the colon is to absorb water, vitamins, minerals and to form and eliminate the waste (faeces) from the body.
The colon is populated by trillions of friendly bacteria. This bacteria plays a large role in our immune system and overall health.
WHAT IS COLON HYDROTHERAPY?
Colon Hydrotherapy is also referred to as Colonics, Colonic Irrigation or High Enemas.
Colon hydrotherapy involves the gentle infusion of purified warm water to the colon. The body naturally releases the infused water along with any waste. This process can assist with the softening and removal of old fecal matter, gas and mucous that is backed up in the bowel.
The gentle filling and emptying of the colon during the Colon Hydrotherapy session exercises the bowel muscles, improving the peristaltic activity, which tones and strengthens the bowel, encouraging it back to its optimal functioning.
If our bowel is clogged up with toxic waste our blood stream can become overwhelmed with toxins and our whole body cannot function at its best. Colon Hydrotherapy cleanses the bowel which rids the body of harmful toxins and allows vital nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently. It also creates a great environment for good bacteria to proliferate, improving overall gut health.
No chemicals or drugs are involved in the session. Just filtered and purified temperature controlled water is used.
HOW MAY COLON HYDROTHERAPY HELP?
Generally speaking, our body has an innate ability to cleanse itself naturally with the colon taking a significant role in this process. This ability can be somewhat impeded by a poor diet, medication, stress, toxin exposure, parasites and a lack of exercise.
If the colon is not functioning optimally the overall health of the immune system declines and various health conditions can start to arise. Colon Hydrotherapy allows for more efficient detoxification and cleansing of the whole body. This encourages the body back to its optimal functioning allowing the body to naturally heal itself over time.
Colon Hydrotherapy may assist with the following:
- Reduced bloating, gas and pain
- Regular pain free bowel movements
- Relief from constipation or diarreah
- Elimination of parasites, bad bacteria, Candida and toxins
- Healthy skin
- Clear eyes
- Improved immune system (increased resistance to colds/flu/sickness)
- Reduction in allergies and food intolerances
- Weight loss and flatter stomach
- Fresher breath
- Relief from headaches
- Increased mental clarity
- Increase in energy levels and overall vitality
- More balanced mood
- Reduced stress
- Letting go of old emotions
- Improved hydration
Health professionals may refer patients for colon hydrotherapy to complement any weight loss, cleansing or detox program. Medical practitioners may refer patients to clean out the colon before a radiological exam, or colonoscopy, or for constipation.