Colon therapy has been used in both Europe and America for many years as part of a healthy lifestyle. People have experienced numerous benefits to this treatment that may help a variety of ailments. Colon therapy uses a series of gentle colonic water flushes to clear and detoxify the lower intestine and aid in the reconstruction of its intestinal flora. The procedure washes toxins out of the colon while stimulating the liver and lymphatics to help activate deep tissue detoxification.

       The healthy function of the colon is essential for good digestion, proper absorption of nutrients, and the natural elimination of body waste and toxins. Colon therapy can help to reestablish regular bowel movements by restoring muscle tone to the colon and normal peristalsis. Faulty bowel elimination arises from numerous factors, including improper diet consisting of processed foods high in saturated fats and low in fiber, lack of exercise, emotional and mental stress, and poisons such as coffee, sugar, alcohol, and tobacco.

The elimination of these toxins is important for maintaining health. The colon contains the largest concentration of bacteria in the body. When toxins are allowed to accumulate in the colon, they can cause a number of problems.

       Conditions that may benefit by this therapy include backache, headache, bad breath, coated tongue, gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation, sinus or lung congestion, skin problems like psoriasis, loss of concentration, obesity, food allergies, and Candida. These conditions tend to arise from the accumulation of toxins in the body.

       A typical colon therapy treatment takes place in a comfortable relaxed setting, and lasts about forty-five to sixty minutes. Before a session, it is good idea to eat and drink lightly. For twenty-four hours following the session, gentle and nourishing foods like vegetable soups, broths, and fruit or vegetable juices can be eaten.


The treatment consists of the gentle insertion of a sterile speculum into the rectum. The speculum has an inlet for filtered water and an outlet for toxic elimination. The therapist monitors the pressure and temperature of the filtered water as it irrigates the bowel. This method provides a closed and sterile system so elimination goes directly in the drain line thereby avoiding any offensive order.
        
        Frequency of treatment depends upon the presenting condition. To help reverse bowel elimination problems usually takes more than two or three sessions. Initially a series of several treatments is recommended. It is advisable to have maintenance treatments as determined by an individual’s habits and lifestyle.

     

 

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