Integrative Medicine. Hydrocolon therapy
How could I understand that my intestine is not functioning properly?
The most common problem of colon is constipation or lazy bowel movement. Other signs that you have a colon that is not 100% happy are bloating and gas, which sometimes indicate an overabundance of bad bacteria. In general, for those who begin the colon cleansing procedure, these issues begin to disappear.
Isn't it enough that I go to the toilet every day?
In 90% of cases, it is not enough. Our "modern" lifestyle, which is completely unnatural, leads to the accumulation of toxic waste in the body throughout the year. The diet of modern humans is based on animal protein, processed foods, fats and sugar.
If stress and constant pressure of the lack of physical movement are added to this state, the colon becomes a true deposit of waste and toxins that affect the detoxification capacity of the body. This causes toxic materials to re-enter the bloodstream and be stored in cells. As a result of this self-poisoning, our general condition is well below the optimal potential and we are even at risk of getting sick.
How do we detoxify by means of colon hydrotherapy? Is it painful?
The great majority of those who choose colon hydrotherapy feel no pain. For a few seconds, a slight discomfort may be perceived, when inserting the disposable speculum that will help irrigate the bowel.
During the procedure, some may experience mild cramps, while others may feel a slight nausea, caused by the detachment of toxic waste from the colon wall prior to their evacuation - especially those who have a very crowded colon; but this is part of the detoxification process, which includes the removal of residues.
Does this entail the loss of "good bacteria" from the bowel?
Colon hydrotherapy actually facilitates the presence and multiplication of beneficial bacterial flora in the small and large intestines.
But, once toxins and mucus or old waste removed from the colon, it is indicated to use herbal remedies, followed by the reinstallation of friendly bacteria. The contribution of probiotics, also called "friendly bacteria", is an important part of the health program, particularly in combination with colon hydrotherapy. A diversified diet based mainly on foods and beverages fermented in salt - probiotics - and vegetables and fruits - prebiotics - cannot be replaced by anything.
Irrigation of the colon
Also known as colon hydrotherapy, it is a safe and effective method of colon cleansing.
By repeatedly introducing filtered warm water through the rectum, at very low pressure, using special massage techniques in the lower abdomen area to stimulate the detachment of materials deposited on the inner wall of the colon. The procedure does not involve addition of chemicals or drugs and is both relaxing and effective.
The purpose is to remove the crust formed inside the intestine by the settlement of fecal matter, gas and mucus. This will allow easier absorption of vital nutrients through the colon wall, making you feel younger and healthier. The procedure can also help invigorate and correct colon deformities.
Is the procedure safe?
Colon hydrotherapy is very safe, especially if carried out by a qualified specialist. The equipment used is sterilized on the inside, and the irrigation kits that are inserted into the body are for single use. The water goes through an advanced filtration process before entering the colon, and the devices that handle the whole process are certified at European level.
Could we not obtain the same results by means of laxatives?
Laxatives have an irritating effect on the body. Therefore, it produces a liquid substance that flows through the colon and covers the toxins and waste as a film, leaving them in place.
How do we ready ourselves for the colon hydrotherapy session?
We recommend you to refrain from eating at least two hours before your appointment, and to hydrate well. It would be good to have a diet based exclusively on vegetables and cereals two to three days before the procedure, to prepare your colon for treatment. Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.
How many colon hydrotherapy sessions are necessary?
Each person is different, and the changes in our lives cause us stress. There is no specific number of treatments. It depends on the health and well-being goals of each person. Although you may feel relief from the first session, more sessions are necessary in order to clean the colon properly.
An initial pack of 3 to 6 such treatments is recommended. After each of them, you will undergo an evaluation to see to what extent you need to resume treatment. It is necessary to undergo several sessions of colon hydrotherapy because in the colon, which is about 1.5-1.8 m long, many toxic materials accumulate over the decades.
How do you feel after the procedure?
Colon hydrotherapy sessions bring a "relief" effect. You will feel that you are floating and that you are literally very clean on the inside. However, perhaps the most surprising effect is the much increased energy level that most people feel after the procedure. Also, many people report that their skin is brighter after the procedure. After the colon has been thoroughly cleansed, this effect must be sustained with effective diet, physical exercise and other health support measures. After a series of colon hydrotherapy sessions, such health support measures will prove to be much more effective. Make sure you drink enough liquids, avoid raw vegetables and reduce meat consumption for several days. Eat steamed vegetables, fruits and soups.
It improves the following disorders until they heal, depending on each individual case and on pathology:
Constipation, bloating, chronic diarrhea, difficult digestion, abdominal meteorism, enterocolitis, irritable bowel syndrome, duodenal, gastric ulcer, acid reflux
Hepatitis, biliary dyskinesia
Obesity, hypothyroidism, diabetes
Cellulitis, eczema, acne, dermatitis, skin stains, wrinkles, psoriasis
Migraines, headache, irritability, stress, insomnia, depression
Cervical spondylosis, lumbago, sciatica, ankyloses, osteoarthritis, spondylosis, osteoporosis
Rhinitis, sinusitis, otitis, asthmatic bronchitis, respiratory allergies
Cystitis, adnexitis, urinary incontinence, prostate dysfunction, renal failure
Chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins, thrombophlebitis, hemorrhoids
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Parasitic, bacterial, viral infections.
Danger of residue buildup on colon walls
Unfortunately, out of the previously described causes, colon cancer is the main cause of cancer mortality in non-smokers in developed countries.
Approximately 16,000 people die of colon cancer annually in the UK alone.
Over 149,000 people died of colon cancer in 2008 in Europe.
Colon cancer has killed approximately 600,000 people worldwide in 2008.
These sad statistics help us understand the great danger posed by an unhealthy modern lifestyle. Even those who seem to be following a so-called "good" diet will be surprised by the volume of fecal matter accumulated for decades in their colon.
This is why anyone may benefit from the cleansing of the bowel, a procedure that may wonderfully combine with an improved diet and lifestyle.
Benefits of colon hydrotherapy
1. Makes the digestive system more efficient
As the colon cleanses, it pushes undigested food waste through the system, leaving a clear path for better nutrient uptake. If waste remains in the body for too long, it becomes fertile ground for bad bacteria and disease. A colon cleansing following a detoxification procedure allows undigested waste to easily pass through and be discharged, which is able to solve many issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome, bloating and gas, diarrhea and even esophageal reflux.
2. Helps regulate transit and avoid constipation
Constipation - especially the chronic one - slows down digestion, which makes the undigested residues stay longer in the body. This increases the probability of toxins being released into the bloodstream, causing other diseases and irritations, such as hemorrhoids or varicose veins.
3. Strengthens the immune system
Creates a clean and healthy environment for the growth of good bacteria. It leads to the disappearance of candidiasis, canker and bad breath. It increases the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
4. Increases energy level and improves mental state
- Feeling of relief, freshness and energy
- Reducing the feeling of lethargy and fatigue
- Clears the mind, reduces headaches, improves sleep
The removal of toxins from the body is rejuvenating because it reallocates the energy commonly used to push debris to the other end of the intestine. People who underwent colon detoxification say they have better blood flow, a more restful sleep and a much higher level of energy.
5. Increases the absorption of vitamins and nutrients in the body
A cleansed colon will allow only the absorption of water, vitamins and nutrients into the bloodstream, while previously, the walls allowed toxins and bacteria in as well. When the colon is detoxified, it allows the essential nutrients to reach the cells of the body.
6. Improves the ability to concentrate
A diet poor in essential nutrients and vitamin absorption issues can decrease the ability to concentrate. The accumulation of mucus and toxins in the colon can prevent the body from extracting its necessary nutrients even when eating healthy food. Colon cleansing, joined by a detoxification diet, can make the difference between a state of being on guard and in alert and the inability to concentrate. This has wide ramifications both in career, and in the field of personal relations, affecting our overall health.
7. Brighter and cleaner skin
It solves dermatological problems such as eczema, psoriasis, acne.
8. It stimulates weight loss
Food which is poor in fibers moves through the digestive system four times more slowly than food which is rich in fibers. These slow-moving foods produce excess mucus, which is literally stuck on the intestine walls, making the intestinal tract heavier with extra kilograms of fecal matter.
Colon cleansing may help us lose weight. Some say they have lost up to 9 kilograms in a month through colon hydrotherapy. The average human colon weighs approximately 1.8 kilograms when empty, and is able to maintain a weight equivalent to up to eight meals until their final digestion. Colon cleansing by colon hydrotherapy can result in a significant weight loss and can give a strong boost to the sluggish metabolism, while also determining us to focus on healthier eating options and on the well-being of our entire body.
9. It reduces the risk of colon cancer
All the toxins that we eat, drink, inspire and absorb through the skin end up being processed in the gastrointestinal and liver system. If they are not expelled as quickly as possible from the liver and colon, they can overwhelm the body. By eliminating the stagnant residues, the risk of polyps, cysts and cancerous protuberances in the colon and gastrointestinal tract is reduced.
10. It increases fertility
Colon cleansing, an increased dietary fiber intake and a healthy diet help control weight. Fat is produced under the influence of estrogen in women and, if it is too much in the body, it becomes difficult to get pregnant. In women, a colon heavy with residues accumulated over the years may press on the uterus and on the surrounding reproductive organs, which it will strain.
Colon hydrotherapy also saves us from many chemicals and toxins that affect the production of ovules and spermatozoids. Many naturopathic specialists recommend colon hydrotherapy to both spouses before trying to conceive a child.
11. It maintains a balanced blood pH
Foods that cause colon blockage produce acids, particularly in those with a diet consisting of many proteins and fewer fibers. This generates an overall bad condition of the body. The tissues of the colon become sicker and more inflamed, reducing the ability of this organ to function normally, which would imply the passage into the bloodstream only of water, minerals and vitamins through its walls. When fungi, bacteria and parasites or even fecal particles get through the walls of the colon into the blood and connective tissues, the pH of the body will become unbalanced. An alkaline body keeps us away from disease and helps us look young and fit. With those who have an acidic pH caused by excessive consumption of animal protein, colon hydrotherapy will help decrease their body acidity.
For one single colon hydrotherapy procedure, 60-80 liters of purified water are used. Once you feel the benefits of the procedure, you will be even more motivated to comply with the recommendation to drink 2 liters of water a day.
13. It improves the well-being of the entire body
Cleansing the colon of all the residues and toxins by cleaning the layers of interior deposits may make you feel relieved, stronger and in good general health.