About Colon Therapy
YOUR BODY - THE HOUSE YOU LIVE IN
Your body is like a house you live in. A home needs repair once in awhile. Every function in your body, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual is dependent on the attention that you give it. The elimination of undigested or fermented food and other waste products is as important as the proper digestion and assimilation of food.
The colon has been referred to as the sewer system of the body. It is the place where we store the waste material that most of us would rather not think about. Most of us are not concerned with our health until it becomes sick or we feel constipated or have diarrhea.
WHAT IS THE COLON?
The colon is the final part of the digestive tract extending from the cecum to the anus. It is about 6 feet long and has an average diameter of 2.5 inches. The inner lining of the colon is equipped with sensitive nerves and glands that aid in the assimilation of food, especially vitamins, minerals and water. These glands also help to eliminate body waste from the system. In the presence of healthy intestinal bacteria, certain vitamins are made and then absorbed.
WHAT IS A COLONIC?
A colonic is a safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine without the use of drugs. Colonics gently cleanse and exercise the colon by filling and emptying the colon with filtered and temperature-regulated water. The waste is then softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis.
This process is repeated a few times during a session. Colonics are best used in combination with adequate nutrient and fluent intake as well as exercise. The current technology promotes both the safety and sanitation of this popular cleansing practice and the colon therapy equipment is manufactured through compliance with strict FDA guidelines.
WHICH SIGNS SHOW INEFFICIENT ELIMINATION?
Some of the most miserable people on earth are people with inefficient elimination. Some of the signs of a toxic colon are: coated tongue, fetid breath, sallow complexion, abnormal body odor, dark circles under the eyes, cold hands and feet, brittle nails and hair, sagging posture (pot belly), tension, fatigue, allergies, indigestion, chronic headaches, irritability, nervousness, nausea, depression, asthma, and back aches.
IS A COLONIC PAINFUL OR EMBARRASSING?
The idea of a colonic often reminds people of the odor and mess of an enema, but it is actually quite different. After the gentle self-insertion of a small tube, sterilized surgical tubing carries water in and waste out in a gentle pressurized system. Except for the brief insertion of the tube, you are fully covered during a colonic. There may be some slight discomfort if you pass gas, old waste matter or have an extremely congested colon. Remember that if you have any doubts or fears, we are always available to answer any questions you may have.
What's the difference between a colonic and an enema?
An enema uses 2 quarts of water and typically only flushes out the lower end of the colon. A colonic flushes water through the entire colon which can soften years of dried, hardened waste matter. The therapist massages the abdomen during a colonic to help the peristalsis motion of the colon and enhances the vascular lymphatic circulation.