Colonic Hydrotherapy or Colonic Irrigation is a gentle cleansing of the whole colon. The colon (measuring 5ft in length) is the sewage dump / rubbish bin of your body. It is here where all unwanted material from the body is stored until you evacuate. Similar to your rubbish bin at home it is susceptible to a certain amount of stagnation, putrid odours and poisonous substances. When putrefaction and decay is present it can effect every cell in the body as it is in the bowel where we reabsorb 90% of water from the waste and recycle it around the body. It can cause of autointoxication or self-poisoning of the body.
past eating habits and emotional pressures
Through our past eating habits, emotional pressures, or just living in our modern environment, our bodies have become reservoirs for toxic waste. The poisoning can take many forms. Fatigue, loss of vitality, flatulence, excess wind, bloating, IBS, cramps, spasms, candida, bad-breath, eczema, psoriasis, lack of energy, bloating, headaches, insomnia, poor memory, constipation, diarrhoea, sinus problems, the list is endless. The old stagnant waste and mucous trapped in the intestinal folds can inhibit absorption of minerals and water and may eventually lead to more serious problems such as leaky gut syndrome, diverticulitis, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, liver and kidney problems. Slow elimination of food also creates a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, organisms and parasites. Recent statistics show that over 60% of the world’s population has worms and parasites in their intestinal tracts! These unwelcome inhabitants can pollute the blood, organs and lymph system, causing illness and degenerative diseases.
The colon can benefit from from a colonic by helping reduce toxins and putrefaction being reabsorbed back into the body. Colonic Irrigation is especially popular for those participating in a detox cleanse. Such detox cleanses include Jason Vale – The Juice Master – Juicing, Andreas Moritz – The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush, Joe Cross-Reboot or Kimberly Synder-The Beauty Detox to name a few.
Individuals with sluggish colons may especially benefit from colonics as the action of the water helps exercise, re-tone and reshape the colon, which in time may help with daily motions when the muscle tone is improved. Colonic Hydrotherapy may sound a far-fetched answer to some of your health problems, but it is really no more than an internal bath, helping cleanse the colon of excess gas and accumulated faecal matter. Once the the bowel is completely empty it will leave you feeling refreshed, lighter & your colon healthier whilst your digestive symptoms diminish.
role of the colon
The colon, large intestine or bowel is situated in the abdomen and forms the final part of the digestive tract. It is approximately 5 ft long and 2.5 inches in diameter. The colon is responsible for a number of vital functions, such as:
- it reabsorbs 90% of water,
- the absorption of water-soluble nutrients and
- the synthesis of certain vitamins.
Not only does colonic hydrotherapy directly clear out the colon, it also assists in rehydrating the bodies cells creating a healthy environment in your body. Your stomach will be flatter, bloating will be reduced, skin and eyes become brighter, a reduction of flatulence, a general increase in energy, improved mental clarity and it can also help with, immune and weight problems too.
The colon is a major part of the excretory system, and is responsible for eliminating food and other body wastes, as well as protecting us from infection and disease. In a normal functioning colon, all this is achieved with the help of billions of friendly bacteria which inhabit the colon and make up some 70% of the dry weight of our faecal waste. However, the delicate balance of this internal ecosystem can very easily be disturbed by a number of factors including stress, pollution, poor food and drink choices, certain drugs, smoking and exposure to toxic substances. Many people benefit from taking a course of Acidophilus to help reduce excess wind and bloating.
- The healthy transit time (the time a meal takes to pass from mouth to rectum) of food through our bodies should take 12-24 hours.
- On average in the U.K. it is now 60 hours for men and 70 hours for women!
- The United Kingdom is the most constipated nation in the world.
- The U.K. has the highest incidence of bowel cancer in the world with 20,000 new cases per year.
- One in three people consulting G.P.s have a bowel problem.