What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon Hydrotherapy, is a safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine, without
the use of drugs. By introducing filtered and temperature regulated water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened,
resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. This process is repeated a few times during a session.
Colon Hydrotherapy is best used in combination with adequate nutrient and fluid intake as well as
exercise. Today's sophisticated technology promotes both the safety and sanitation of this popular cleansing practice.
Why Should I Be Concerned About My Colon?
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 and most of us don't until our health becomes poor or we feel
constipated or have diarrhea. It best benefits the body due to release of this accumulated congestion in the bowel.
Historians tell us that the practice of Colon Hydrotherapy or, in its most basic form, the enemas,
was first used by the Egyptians. The Ebers Papyrus, of the 14th century B.C. and the Edwin Smith Papyrus (c.1700 B.C.), both
mention enemas and give directions for the use of the enema.
The Essene Gospel of the third century stated, "The uncleanness within is greater than the uncleanness
without. And he who cleanses himself without, but within remains unclean, is like a tomb that outward is painted fair, but
is within full of all manner of horrible uncleannesses and abominations."
The 17th Century became known as the "age of the enema", or the "age of clysters". It was an acceptable
practice in Parisian society to enjoy as many as three or four enemas a day, the belief being that an internal washing or
"lavement" was essential to well-being.
By the late 19ty Century and early 20th Century, with the advent of rubber, the enema or clyster
slowly gave way to colon hydrotherapy equipment which improved the cleansing of the colon.
Dr. Kellogg of the famous Battle Creek Michigan cereals reported in the 1917 Journal of American
Medicine that in the treatment of gastrointestinal disease in over 40,000 cases, he had used surgery in only twenty cases.
The rest were helped as a result of cleansing the bowels, diet, and exercise.
Colon Hydrotherapy eventually gained the attention of James A. Wiltsie, M.D., who contended that
"our knowledge of the normal and abnormal physiology of the colon, and of its pathology and management, has not kept pace
with that of many organs and systems of the body." He went on to say, "As long as we continue to assume that the colon will
take care of itself, just that long will we remain in complete ignorance of perhaps the most important source of ill health
in the whole body."
How Many Colon Hydrotherapy Sessions Does One Need?
Of course, the number of colon hydrotherapy sessions desired will depend on the individual. Every
person's goals will differ. Just as some people excercise on a daily or weekly basis to tone and tighten their outer body,
some people follow an ongoing cleansing, toning and rebuilding regimen for the inner body. Colon Hydrotherapy could be used
as part of any regular maintenance program.
What Is A Colon Hydrotherapy Session Like?
A session is a comfortable experience for many people. It produces no toxicity. Techniques utilized
allow a small amount of water to flow into the colon gently stimulating the colon's natural peristaltic action to release
softened waste. The inflow of a small amount of water and the release of waste may be repeated several times. The removal
of waste should encourage better colon function and elimination.
During the session, most clothing can be kept on and you will be draped, or a gown might be worn
to enuse modesty. Your dignity is always maintained.
Modern colon hydrotherapy equipment is manufactured through compliance with strict FDA guidelines
that dictate rigorous accountability. The FDA-registered equipment features temperature controlled water mixing and back flow
prevention valves, pressure and temperature sensors, and a built-in chemical sanitizing unit and/or water purification unit.
Disposable single-use rectal tubes, and/or speculae are highly recommended and used at my practice.
Colon Hydrotherapy Client & Hydrotherapist Population
It is estimated that there are many hundreds of colon hydrotherapists in the United States assisting
hundreds of thousands of clients to enjoy the benefits of colon hydrotherapy. Many of these clients claim that due to colon
hydrotherapy, they have been able to live their lives without drugs, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, and pain pills. In a
society where Eastern and Western medicine combined to give us the best of both worlds, the acceptance of colon hydrotherapy
has continued to grow with impressive results.