COLON HYDROTHERAPY – A HEALTHY MOVE
“Health is as infectious as disease, given the right conditions for its spread”
– Dr. George Scott-Williamson, 1943
The Colon, also called the large intestine or bowe, is situated in the abdomen and forms the last part of the digestive tract. It is an extremely important organ some normally 5 feet or more in length and 2.5 inches in diameter. It sits in the abdominal cavity on top of all our other organs and is held in place by the pelvic floor and rib diaphragms (hence you may feel water quite high up in the abdomen during colonic treatment). It handles our food and body waste and a normal colon should be populated by billions of friendly bacteria which assist in detoxifying waste, the synthesis of certain vitamins and helps protect against infection. The delicate balance of this internal ecosystem is easily disturbed by a number of factors such as stress, pollution, electromagnetic influences, processed food, artificial drinks, certain drugs, smoking and exposure to toxic substances.
A healthy colon is essential for general good health, as many experienced doctors have recorded in the past. It has also been said that colon malfunction can lead to 80% of all diseased states. A. Wiltsie M.D. stated ” As long as we continue to assume 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”.
The average healthy transit time from eating to defecation should be less than 24 hours with a bowel movement at least once a day. In the presence of poor digestion, yeast overgrowth (Candida), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) chronic constipation and diarrhoea autointoxication can occur – literally “self poisoning” (the re-absorption of soluble waste into the bloodstream). This places a heavy burden upon the eliminative organs of the body such as the kidneys, skin and lungs. The cardio-vascular system, the nervous system and the liver are especially prone to this “self-poisoning” and this can contribute to feeling heavy, dull and slow.
Chronic constipation can also lead to further complications such as diverticular disease, haemorrhoids, fissures, colitis and even bowel cancer, as well as chronic toxic conditions in the body such as acne and eczema. It also exacerbates inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.
Will I benefit from having colonic hydrotherapy?
Following colonic hydrotherapy most people quickly experience improved mental and physical wellbeing to after their first treatment; the speed of improvement being dependent on their toxic load and the number of years of poor lifestyle. After this first treatment I will be able to advise you on the number of treatments required and how frequently you may need a follow up treatment to maintain your desired level of health.
What is involved in my practice
Your modesty is preserved at all times. Probiotic implants may be used and as your Practitioner I may advise beneficial dietary changes to further enhance your treatment. No fasting or special measures are necessary prior to a first treatment but colon-cleansing programs may be advised between sessions.
The session takes one and a half hours during which time we will go through the two page questionnaire together and carry out the colonic procedure. I aim to give the most thorough treatment possible for the patient and may spend more time with you than some therapists. Health advice will be given as necessary. Until the first treatment has taken place it is not possible to tell if further treatments will be necessary. I aim to empty the colon on the first treatment whenever possible, and the treatment lasts an hour and a half. Cost £70.00.
I use sterile disposable equipment as opposed to re-sterilised equipment. After the treatment you may require an Implant to replace the friendly flora Lactobacillus. Bifidum, etc. The digestive tract is the largest immune organ in the body and this flora on the mucosa of the gut wall is an important part of the process. This costs £7.00.
What to expect
The sterile equipment used in Colonic Irrigation and Colonic Hydrotherapy in the UK consists of three pieces:
- A speculum that is inserted in the body so that it just crosses over the anus muscle. From then on the only thing that enters the body is double filtered sterile water.
- A small tube (that carries the water into the body) fitted on the side of the speculum.
- This leaves a straight flow out through the larger tube that is connected onto the end of the speculum.
The water flows into the body and breaks down the stools that then flow out of the large tube. When I hold water in you it is held up to a pressure of 1.8 lbs (hospital enemas start at 5 lbs and go up to 12 lbs) so the process is gentle. If the stools are hard or clay-like then it will take a little while before they are broken down.
What you will experience is the feeling of going to the toilet and any accompanying feelings of spasm. You may feel like you have diarrhoea if things move quickly. It is a strange experience as you are on a table and not a toilet. However if everything did not go down the tube then after all these years I would not have been advising this! Modesty is preserved at all times.
I am a member of the Association of Registered Colonic Hydro therapists (ARCH) and have been qualified and treating since 1992.
Is colonic hydrotherapy safe?
When administered by an ARCH registered Therapist colonic hydrotherapy is not only safe but also beneficial. My equipment is sterile and disposable and my sterilisation procedures are the most modern and approved to kill all preventable bacteria, viruses and fungi. The warm pre-filtered water is sterilised by my colonic machine and is introduced at a very low pressure to a maximum of 1.8 lbs
The Association & Register of Colonic Hydrotherapists was founded in 1987 by the renowned Milo Siewert, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Chiropractic who single handedly revived and modernised this ancient therapy in the UK. Since this time ARCH has been the leading oolonic organisation throughout the UK and Eire.The ARCH website is: www.colonic-association.org