Gastrointestinal


Colonic Hydrotherapy or Irrigation may sound a far-fetched answer to all these problems but it is really no more than an internal bath, helping to cleanse the colon of poisons, gas and accumulated matter. Unlike an enema it does not involve the retention of water. Just a steady flow in and out, stimulating the colon to recover its natural shape, tone and peristaltic wave action. It also reaches along the intestines further than an enema.
A series of four to eight colonics is recommended at first, depending on the patient’s circumstances. Have no fear – colonic irrigation is a pleasant experience involving neither embarrassment nor discomfort. Some patients have been known to doze off during treatment.
The patient lies on a couch next to a temperature controlled input tank, and a triple-sterilized speculum is gently inserted into the rectum. The water temperature and pressure are carefully monitored by the therapist. Filtered water flows into the colon via a small tube and out through another tube called the evacuation tube. The colon will start to feel full, then the water is released carrying with it impacted faeces and mucus. As the waters flows out of the colon the therapist gently massages the abdomen to assist the release of its contents. The therapist can watch the contents being discharged through inspection of the evacuation tube. The system completely closed so there is no odour or external contact with the water. The whole process takes around half an hour and the patient is well covered throughout the treatment – modesty is given top priority.
Afterwards it is quite normal to have the urge to visit the toilet especially on your first session, after which you will feel extremely empty. After a series of treatments a lactobacillus implant is usually given via the rectum to replace any bacteria that have been washed out.
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WHAT IS COLONIC HYDROTHERAPY?Colonic Hydrotherapy or Irrigation may sound a far-fetched answer to all these problems but it is really no more than an internal bath, helping to cleanse the colon of poisons, gas and accumulated matter. Unlike an enema it does not involve the retention of water. Just a steady flow in and out, stimulating the colon to recover its natural shape, tone and peristaltic wave action. It also reaches along the intestines further than an enema.A series of four to eight colonics is recommended at first, depending on the patient’s circumstances. Have no fear – colonic irrigation is a pleasant experience involving neither embarrassment nor discomfort. Some patients have been known to doze off during treatment.The patient lies on a couch next to a temperature controlled input tank, and a triple-sterilized speculum is gently inserted into the rectum. The water temperature and pressure are carefully monitored by the therapist. Filtered water flows into the colon via a small tube and out through another tube called the evacuation tube. The colon will start to feel full, then the water is released carrying with it impacted faeces and mucus. As the waters flows out of the colon the therapist gently massages the abdomen to assist the release of its contents. The therapist can watch the contents being discharged through inspection of the evacuation tube. The system completely closed so there is no odour or external contact with the water. The whole process takes around half an hour and the patient is well covered throughout the treatment – modesty is given top priority.Afterwards it is quite normal to have the urge to visit the toilet especially on your first session, after which you will feel extremely empty. After a series of treatments a lactobacillus implant is usually given via the rectum to replace any bacteria that have been washed out.*167\326\8*

The best thing about colonic treatment is how good you feel afterwards. There will be other signs too of the beneficial effects, a pinker complexion, brighter eyes and more energy. A series of colonics is sometimes necessary to dislodge hardened waste. It is most effective when employed in combination with exercise and proper diet of non-mucus producing foods.
Certain herbs also help to loosen and dislodge accumulated encrusted material. Once the colon is clean maintenance is important – good diet and self-help to keep the bowel running smoothly and single colonic treatments are desirable two to four times per year. They are a first-class spring clean. A good time is the change of the seasons, when the diet and exercise often change. Another ideal time is before, during and after a fast to hasten the removal of toxic waste. If you decide to change your diet to a more healthy style, what better way than to have a good clean out in order to start your new eating programme afresh? Irrigation is also beneficial during the cold and flu season. Nutritional and dietary counselling is given to assist the client in maintaining a healthy colon.
By cleansing the colon of impacted and putrefactive faecal matter, colonic irrigation relieves the system of a variety of disturbances, including fatigue, gas, headaches, irritability, skin problems, cold hands and feet, lethargy, constipation (of course) as well as chronic diarrhoea, colitis, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease and many more. With colonic irrigation, your sense of well-being is often dramatically improved. The body can again take nourishment from food and defend itself against disease. Natural peristalsis, tone and regularity are restored and many serious diseases may be averted through this gentle, sterile and scientific technique. Colonic irrigation is a key factor in restoration of the sparkling health we all can, and should have.
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WHAT IS COLONIC HYDROTHERAPY? THE BEST THING ABOUT COLONIC TREATMENTThe best thing about colonic treatment is how good you feel afterwards. There will be other signs too of the beneficial effects, a pinker complexion, brighter eyes and more energy. A series of colonics is sometimes necessary to dislodge hardened waste. It is most effective when employed in combination with exercise and proper diet of non-mucus producing foods.Certain herbs also help to loosen and dislodge accumulated encrusted material. Once the colon is clean maintenance is important – good diet and self-help to keep the bowel running smoothly and single colonic treatments are desirable two to four times per year. They are a first-class spring clean. A good time is the change of the seasons, when the diet and exercise often change. Another ideal time is before, during and after a fast to hasten the removal of toxic waste. If you decide to change your diet to a more healthy style, what better way than to have a good clean out in order to start your new eating programme afresh? Irrigation is also beneficial during the cold and flu season. Nutritional and dietary counselling is given to assist the client in maintaining a healthy colon.By cleansing the colon of impacted and putrefactive faecal matter, colonic irrigation relieves the system of a variety of disturbances, including fatigue, gas, headaches, irritability, skin problems, cold hands and feet, lethargy, constipation (of course) as well as chronic diarrhoea, colitis, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease and many more. With colonic irrigation, your sense of well-being is often dramatically improved. The body can again take nourishment from food and defend itself against disease. Natural peristalsis, tone and regularity are restored and many serious diseases may be averted through this gentle, sterile and scientific technique. Colonic irrigation is a key factor in restoration of the sparkling health we all can, and should have.*168\326\8*

The reason for this is the ‘Caffeine Storm’; when the body is denied the drug, all the caffeine which has been stored in the body is released into the blood stream, and in effect causes a form of caffeine poisoning. The resulting headache is particularly severe, and in fact caffeine addicts are used to test the efficacy of headache drugs. Typically, as soon as tea or coffee is taken even in a small amount the headache eases, but the same cannot be said for the depression which often accompanies caffeine withdrawal. Some people feel down for several days. Occasionally after complete withdrawal, the depression can last for months. Homoeopathic treatment for caffeine addiction can be helpful, or mild symptoms can often be relieved by putting a grain of coffee or a couple of drops of tea under the tongue. The above information is not meant to discourage you from cleaning some of the caffeine out of your system – on the contrary, your bowel, kidneys and nervous system would welcome this – it has been included to help you to understand that some of the everyday things we drink are powerful drugs and some people will experience drug withdrawal symptoms; cut down slowly if you are one of the unlucky ones. You can do this by mixing decaffeinated coffee with your usual blend then increasing the amount of it until you are drinking all decaffeinated. If you drink filter instead of instant coffee you get fewer solids.
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IBS AND EVERYDAY POISONS: A HASTY HEADACHEThe reason for this is the ‘Caffeine Storm’; when the body is denied the drug, all the caffeine which has been stored in the body is released into the blood stream, and in effect causes a form of caffeine poisoning. The resulting headache is particularly severe, and in fact caffeine addicts are used to test the efficacy of headache drugs. Typically, as soon as tea or coffee is taken even in a small amount the headache eases, but the same cannot be said for the depression which often accompanies caffeine withdrawal. Some people feel down for several days. Occasionally after complete withdrawal, the depression can last for months. Homoeopathic treatment for caffeine addiction can be helpful, or mild symptoms can often be relieved by putting a grain of coffee or a couple of drops of tea under the tongue. The above information is not meant to discourage you from cleaning some of the caffeine out of your system – on the contrary, your bowel, kidneys and nervous system would welcome this – it has been included to help you to understand that some of the everyday things we drink are powerful drugs and some people will experience drug withdrawal symptoms; cut down slowly if you are one of the unlucky ones. You can do this by mixing decaffeinated coffee with your usual blend then increasing the amount of it until you are drinking all decaffeinated. If you drink filter instead of instant coffee you get fewer solids.*35\326\8*