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Restoring your health is our main objective at Innovative Body Solutions.
"Every tissue in the body is fed by the bloodstream, which is supplied by the bowel. When the bowel is dirty, the blood is dirty and so are the organs and tissues. It is the bowel that must be cared for first. Sickness and disease respond more effectively and faster to treatment when bowel irrigation is done first."
Dr. Bernard Jensen, DC, ND, Ph D
Colon Hydrotherapy also known as colonic irrigation, colonic, high colonic, hydro-colon therapy, colon lavage, high enema and detoxification therapy is a safe and gentle internal colon cleanse. It cleans the bowel of waste and toxins through the administration of purified water and sometimes herbal solutions.
It is a highly beneficial natural therapy which assists in restoring your health and is suitable for males and females. It can be used as preventative healthcare and can indeed bring solutions to and relief from many health conditions.
This therapy stimulates the body's own natural healing processes. Colonics improve the function of the bowel alleviating the discomfort and sometimes embarrassment experienced due to gas and bloating. It detoxifies the whole body in general, boosts your immune system, restores the proper pH balance to the body and increases your energy levels.
It is just what you need to kick start a detox, loose a few kilos or quit that cursed habit you've always wanted to. Among other positive benefits it can also help lift depressive emotions to give you a new lease on life. Whether it is your desire to improve sleeping routines, soothe irritated skin conditions or simply gain regular toilet habits. Colon Hydrotherapy is the Ideal treatment for healing and addressing your individual concerns.
Throughout the following information the following words will be used interchangeably as they all mean the same thing: colon, bowel, large bowel, large intestines.
An Ancient Practice
Colon Hydrotherapy is an ancient treatment performed as far back as ancient Egyptian times. They believed that death began in the colon and therefore the purging of toxic waste products from the bowel prevented disease and death.
"90% of the diseases of civilization are due to improper functioning of the colon."
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
In more modern times, Dr John Harvey Kellogg, a Medical Doctor, of Battle Creek, Michigan, advocated the benefits of colon hydrotherapy in the 19th century. He ran several Sanitariums, supported vegetarianism and was famous for the invention of corn flakes and peanut butter. Colon hydrotherapy machines were commonly used in hospitals then and advocates of colonics described the large intestine as a type of sewage system. They declared if waste matter is not eliminated quickly, it stagnates in the colon causing the formation of toxins. These toxins are then absorbed from the colon directly into the blood. This led to the logical understanding of "autointoxication" - self poisoning. These toxins are then circulated through the whole body, threatening the health of every organ, even the brain! No wonder we have clouded thoughts and suffer from 'stinking thinking'.
What are the benefits?
Colon Hydrotherapy has become popular again with increased media attention. Programs such as Gillian McKeith's 'You are what you eat' and popular celebrities have declared the health benefits of Colonics and of a healthy lifestyle.
"In the 50 years I've spent helping people to overcome illness, disability and disease, it has become crystal clear that poor bowel management lies at the root of most people's health problems."
Dr. Bernard Jensen, DC, ND, Ph D
- Restores the shape of the colon
- Encourages holistic healing by stimulating the reflex points of other bodily organs like the lungs and liver
- Alleviates constipation
- Reduces flatulence and bloating
- corrects IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Stimulates the sluggish peristalsis muscle action
- Restores proper bowel function and motions
- Speeds up the transit time of food waste through the bowel
- Boosts the immune system
- Reduces bodily odours and halitosis (bad breath)
- Improves skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis and eczema
- Stimulates your metabolism
- Addresses weight issues
- Promotes longevity
- Not just a cleanout...it's the Ultimate Body Detox!
Click here to see other health conditions which colon hydrotherapy may improve.
Why is the health of the colon so important?
Among the eliminatory organs of the body such as the kidneys, skin, and lungs, the colon is one of the most important. It is crucial to keep it functioning regularly. In these modern times, less importance is placed on our health due to the fast food generation we live in, the junk food media bombardment and the high paced lives we lead.
"The lesson to learn is that when one gets the urge to move, you must do so. Being too busy in our society to give in to the need to defecate is unhealthy. Find a way!"
Dr. Robert Charm, MD, Gastroenterologist
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California
Colon Cancer is increasing rapidly, taking the lives of 80 people per week in Australia. If not treated, it can spread from the affected area to other parts of the body. The good thing is that you can help prevent it! Eating a healthy plant based diet and exercising regularly can prevent 66 to 75% of bowel cancer cases. It's never too late to correct your diet and lifestyle. If you give the body the right conditions, it will heal itself!
The colon's natural function is impeded due to poor diet, overeating, the consumption of highly refined food, like white bread, white rice, white pasta and animal products, lack of water, insufficient exercise, and the stress of day to day living.
Delaying the need to go to the loo is also detrimental to the colon's health. Many people put off going to the loo simply because they're embarrassed. We must become comfortable with the idea of going to the toilet.
The colon is also negatively affected by our emotional upsets and trauma. It is an extremely sensitive organ. Suppressed emotions will affect the colon. If you are feeling 'up-tight' your bowels will literally become 'tight' leading to constipation! The terms 'bottling it up' and 'not letting it go' will cause the bowels to 'hold on' as well. We need holistic healing for the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of our being. During a colon hydrotherapy treatment it is not uncommon for clients to experience a healing, emotional release. Your emotions are respected in our private, nurturing and caring environment.
You can see the organs of the digestive system represented here. The large colon is the last part of the digestive system. Notice the shape of the large colon? It is square-like, surrounding the inner small intestines. This is how a HEALTHY colon should look.
The unhealthy lifestyle habits mentioned just above, affect the shape of the colon, sometimes causing lifelong damage. Conditions result such as diverticulitis (pockets in the bowel lining), ballooning of the bowel (widened sections) and strictures of the bowel (narrow sections). Ballooning or bloating of the bowels due to an overload of waste material puts pressure on the surrounding organs. The bowel pushes against the uterus, bladder, liver, kidneys, and reproductive organs, increasing your blood pressure and needlessly causing health problems.
The next two x-ray images show us how UNHEALTHY colons look:
The colon can become prolapsed also, which can be seen in the transverse section of the x-rays. This results in the bowel 'sagging' downwards under the heavy weight of waste material that should have been eliminated. The greater the prolapse the harder it is for the waste to be eliminated effectively. It requires more effort from the colon's peristalsis muscles to push it up such a steep incline and then down and out through the descending section.
Colon Hydrotherapy rehabilitates the bowel. The removal of built up waste by way of the cleansing water helps the bowel regain its original shape and function. It is much better to prevent these types of health issues. Prevention is much better than finding a cure!
We need to prioritise what is important in our lives and realise that without our health we can do nothing. Our dreams, goals and desires may never be realised unless we learn how to be kind to our bodies and nourish them with nutritious food.
We look after our cars better than we do our own bodies!
When we don't provide our bodies with the right fuel or adequate water, things break down and when we see premature signs of decay, we wonder why! Colonics provide the 'wheel alignment' you need, to help in restoring your health.
Death begins in the colon - A harsh but true reality.
When a healthy lifestyle is not maintained food waste that should be eliminated from the body within 8 - 20 hours sometimes remains in the colon for days and even weeks! This waste matter, literally composting away in the large colon, begins to create a very unhealthy environment where bad bacteria is produced, poisonous toxins accumulate and fermentation is caused.
This toxic waste matter can adhere to the wall of the colon causing 'mucoid plaque'! It becomes sticky and builds up layer upon layer over the years like plaque on an artery, narrowing the passageway for digested food. Doctor Bernard Jensen in his book, Tissue Cleansing through Bowel Management, reports that autopsies performed confirm it is black and has a hard rubbery consistency.
"One autopsy revealed a colon to be 9 inches in diameter with a passage through it no larger than a pencil. The rest was caked up layer upon layer of encrusted faecal material. Another autopsy revealed a stagnant colon to weigh in at an incredible 40 lbs. Imagine carrying all that morbid accumulated waste. That's 18 kilograms!"
Dr. Bernard Jensen
The role of the small and large intestines is to absorb digested nutrients from our food. The nutrients are absorbed directly into the blood vessels which line the wall of the intestines and are then assimilated it into our body's tissues. However as previously stated, if layers of putrefying waste accumulate on the wall of the bowel, it not only prevents the absorption of nutrients but the actual toxins produced are absorbed in their place directly into the blood.
Life is in the blood. If the blood is not healthy no part of our body will be healthy. These toxins in the blood can rob us of the vitality we so desire and need, to live happy, active lives.
Don't let your colon dictate your health or quality of life! Allow a colonic to cleanse you from the inside out and from bottom to top!
Upon arrival at the clinic, you will be welcomed and made feel at ease. We will go through your medical history and a brief Iridology Assessment is given, focusing on the bowel to determine its condition and shape. We will be able to see the level of toxicity and what other areas of the body could also be affected. It is also possible to determine if the colon has diverticulum, ballooning, strictures (narrowing) or is prolapsed. A gown is then offered for you to change into, or you may remain in your shirt and be draped with a towel or sheet.
During the therapy the client lays comfortably on a treatment table, well draped. Initially you will lie on your left side for the insertion of the small disposable speculum. This is gently inserted into the rectum, through which warm, purified water is passed into the colon. Shortly afterwards you will roll over onto your back for more comfort during the remainder of the treatment. The colonic treatment takes approximately 45 minutes. A small amount of filtered warm water is allowed to enter the last section of the colon initially. We slowly encourage the body's natural peristalsis to initiate elimination. With client consent, special abdominal massage techniques are used to facilitate the treatment and colon reflexology points are also worked on the feet to support the cleanse. We may fluctuate the water temperature from warm to cool to further stimulate the body's natural peristalsis action. The therapist will be sensitive to your requests. This procedure allows the colon to empty itself by way of the cleansing water and gradually enables the removal of harmful toxins from the entire large colon. There is a glass viewing section where the material can be seen. This helps the therapist to further ascertain what state your colon is in and determines if there is an excess of gas, fermentation, mucous or even the presence of parasites. It is also comforting to know that throughout the treatment there is no accompanying odour, sound or mess.
Once the treatment is complete, you will visit the restroom. Rest and relax to ensure you have emptied your bowels sufficiently. Some are soon ready to go about their daily tasks; however you are welcome to relax in our waiting room if you feel your body requires a little more time to readjust. Why not take some time out from your busy schedule to read some interesting health articles or perhaps borrow a book OR dvd from your local library.
We happily recommend the following books and DVD's:
- Tissue Cleansing through Bowel Management by Dr Bernard Jensen
- Colon Health - The Key to a Vibrant Life by Dr Norman Walker
- Food Matters (DVD)
How you eat, drink and live affects your body and your health and ultimately, the quality and quantity of your life. Knowledge is Power! So with the information you will be given during your treatments, you will be empowered and motivated, to make better lifestyle choices. The dietary guidelines and healthy lifestyle hints will encourage you to put the responsibility of caring for your health back into your own hands.
You can find solutions to your digestive health problems with a Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis. This is a fantastic diagnostic tool! For more information please view this link: www.digestionhealthreport.com.
As you detoxify your body with colon hydrotherapy and make positive changes in your lifestyle and diet, you will see immediate results.
We hope this insight into the procedure has demystified the colon hydrotherapy treatment somewhat and dissolved any of your uncertainties.
Member of the
Australian Colon Health Association
Practising since 2004
Central London, United Kingdom