What is Colonic Hydrotherapy?
The colon, bowel or large intestine plays a important role in health and vitality, carrying out a range of different functions that keep you fit and well.
These functions include the final stages of the process of digestion, absorbing water and nutrients in addition to producing certain vitamins. In addition, the colon plays a major role in eliminating food from the body along with other harmful waste products and in turn, helps prevent disease and infection.
In a normal, fully working colon, all of these functions are aided by ‘friendly bacteria’ that work with the body to prevent disease. However, the fragile balance between the good bacteria following a treatment using a good quality probiotic.
The effects on a toxic bowel can be seen throughout society, resulting in a range of health problems. Some of the health problems include discomfort and chronic pain, ranging right through to life-threatening illness in the worst cases.
Factors that can disturb the ecosystem include poor diet, stress, pollution, smoking, drugs and exposure to toxins. This type of imbalance in the colon can result in a number of health problems and complications including Irritable Bowel Disease/Syndrome (IBD / IBS), Crohn’s Disease, Yeast Infections (Candida) and Colitis.
How can Colonic Hydrotherapy help?
Colonic hydrotherapy has a number of benefits that goes much further than just washing the colon.
The benefits of colonic hydrotherapy include increase energy, a clearer mind, less bloating, stop IBS symptoms, less headaches, clearer skin, flatter softer stomach, some weight loss. Other effects include immune benefits, better circulation. As you might expect, cleaning the colon can have significant benefits for people with weight problems. People that have a course of colonics treatment, often find it easier to reduce and maintain body weight.
However, a benefit that comes as a surprise to many people is in the health of the skin. Many people find their skin condition and complexion improving drastically following colonic hydrotherapy.
Detoxifying the colon can also help the efficacy of other natural and alternative therapy treatments. As a result, many people receiving treatments from herbalists, acupuncturists and homeopaths are referred to colonic practitioners as part of their overall treatment.
How many treatments will be required?
The number of treatments you require depends upon your individual case. You will receive advice on this at the time of you first consultation with your hydrotherapist. Typically, courses may range from just a single one-off treatment to a number of treatments over a period of months. After a course of colonic treatments, it may be that you are recommended a maintenance or preventative treatment to continue, at least twice a year.
Is colonic hydrotherapy safe?
You can also be assured that all equipment used is disinfected. The cleaning process is rigorous and uses hospital approved disinfecting solutions. This cleaning kills all bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Unlike the use of laxatives, Colonic hydrotherapy does not result in any habit formation and actually helps to improve your colon’s tone.
Colon Hydrotherapist Training
A practitioner must have been either trained and experienced in regular medicine (for example, a dentist, doctor or nurse), or have had a full training in physiology and anatomy as well as extensive experience before being accepted for training.
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What To Expect from your treatment?
A typical treatment would take 30 minutes for a full consultation followed by your treatment. This would take between 30 – 45 minutes.
It is not uncommon for people to need more than one treatment. You will be advised following your first treatment how far around the colon you have emptied and if you need further treatments to achieve this. Once this has been achieved you will be advised to maintain a healthy colon by having a maintenance treatment every 3 to 4 months. This will ensure that you keep your colon in tip top condition.
Following your treatments pro-biotics will be administered to replace good bacteria needed for a healthy colon.
Did you Know?
In healthy people, food should travel through the body in under 24 hours.
In the UK, the transit time of food has escalated to 70 hours for women and 60 hours for men.
The most consitpated country in the world is now the UK!
The highest rate of bowel cancer is now found in the UK. There are over 20,000 new bowel cancer cases in the UK every year.
On average, out of every three people that visit a GP in the UK, one of them has a bowel problem.
Colonic Hydrotherapy (sometimes referred to as Colonics, or Colonic Irrigation), is a practice dating from around 1500 B.C., involving giving a gentle, warm internal bath to help clean the colon. This process results in the elimination of old faecal matter, toxic substances, mucus and gas from the colon.