Notice of Clarity – Colon Hydrotherapy is not within the scope of practice of the Massage (LMT), Registered Dietitians (RD) and Nutrition (CN) licenses. LMP, RD and CN registrations, certifications and licenses do not include training or certification for Colon Hydrotherapy.
Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe and very effective method of cleansing the colon (the large intestine) of accumulated wastes and toxins without the use of drugs through natural peristalsis supported by a gentle flushing with filtered water. Dating back to early Egypt, this deep cleansing permits other organs of elimination (skin, lungs, liver and kidneys) to operate more effectively, which provides detoxification of the cells throughout the body with improved nutrient absorption.
Colon hydrotherapy is not a cure or treatment for any medical condition. It is simply the act of flushing the colon gently with filtered water to help eliminate material within the colon.
A health and clean colon support:
- Better elimination
- Stress reduction
- Assimilation of foods
A health colon may also help reduce symptoms of:
- Bad breath
- Skin problems
- Abdominal discomfort
Timing is important and relative to how and why to use colonics. They may be used to prepare an individual for surgery, a change in lifestyle, or a meditative retreat. As well, they may offer relief following periods of stress, overeating, drug abuse, or lethargy.
Neglecting or abusing the colon (the body’s sewage system) results in distribution of the poisons of decay, fermentation and putrefaction to tissues throughout the body.
Degenerative diseases, caused largely by the build up of toxins in the body, are killing more people and affecting younger and younger people. These illnesses were comparatively rare in earlier days before mineral depletion of our soils, and widespread use of pesticides, hormones, additives and irradiation in our foods.
The process is simple, comfortable and is not painful. Purified water is introduced into the colon via a disposable speculum. Material from within the colon is gently eliminated through the waste tube. Repeated gentle fills and releases are administered during a session which lasts approximately 45 minutes. Colonics are most effective when done in series and close proximity (ideally 2-3 times per week for a short duration, though once per week also works well). The number in a series is individually assessed on information gathered during the first few visits.
There are fundamentally three approaches to colon hydrotherapy:
- Once every now and then: 1-3 colonics over a 1-2 week period. (see services)
- Extended cleansing support: 8-14 colonics on average over a 2-6 month period. (see specials)
- Seasonal Cleansing : 1-3 colonics per season.
A colon hydrotherapy session may cleanse the entire five feet of colon, unlike an enema which cleanses only the sigmoid colon, the lower 8-12 inches of the bowel.
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