Colon hydrotherapy, also known as a colonic, colon
irrigation, is a method of removing waste from the lower
part of the large intestine without the use of drugs.
It is a gentle way of introducing temperature regulated and
highly filtered water (particle filters, carbon filters, and
ultra violet light, at Petaluma Healing Arts) into the colon.
As the water softens the waste matter, it is loosened
resulting in elimination through natural peristalsis (the
wave-like muscular action the colon uses). This process is
repeated throughout the session.
WHY SHOULD THE COLON BE CLEANED?
A healthy colon absorbs water and hosts good bacteria that produce vitamins, such as K and
some B vitamins. A healthy digestive tract helps support a healthy immune system.
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 due to accumulated congestion in the bowel. This waste material,
especially that which has remained in the colon for some time, (i.e. impacted feces, dead
cellular tissue, accumulated mucous, parasites, worms, etc.), poses several problems.
First this material is quite toxic (poisonous). These poisons can re-enter and circulate in the
blood stream making us feel ill, tired or weak.
Secondly, impacted materials impair the colon’s ability to assimilate minerals and bacteria-
Finally, a buildup of material on the colon wall can inhibit muscular action causing sluggish
bowel movements, constipation and the results of these disorders.
COLONICS vs. ENEMA vs. LAXATIVES
The colon is approximately five to six feet long. To clean out the
lower part of the colon, enemas will suffice. But, that leaves about
four feet of colon.
An enema only reaches the rectum and lower part of the colon (the
sigmoid) whereas with colon hydrotherapy, the full length of the
colon (the large intestinal tract is approximately 3 to 5½ feet in
length) is reached.
Colon hydrotherapy is many more times effective as a result in
helping evacuate the entire bowel.
Laxatives relieve constipation by interfering with the colon's ability
to eliminate normally on its own. The chemicals contained in
laxatives irritate and stimulate the colon to abnormally contract to
expel the irritating substances most laxatives and purgatives
precipitate dehydration in the individual.
BENEFITS OF COLON HYDROTHERAPY
It cleanses the colon by flushing out toxins and other bad bacteria which
are detrimental to good health.
Helps the good bacteria to grow.
Encourages weight loss and helps in long term weight management.
It hydrates the whole body which correspondingly increases the blood’s
volume. As such, blood circulation is increased resulting to a more efficient
cardiovascular and circulatory systems.
Removes mucoid plaque build-up on colon walls inhibiting absorption
Removes intestinal parasites from colon
Detoxifies the body; water ingested in colon hydrotherapy baths the entire
inner organs and organ system washing away toxins
Inflammatory bowel disease and chronic constipation.
Skin problems like acne and eczema.
Arthritis and joint, muscle pain.
Insomnia, headache and stress.
Acid reflux and Poor appetite
Acne, Psoriasis and Eczema
Bad breath Body odor
Carcinoma of the Colon (Colon Cancer)
Recent Colon Surgery
PRECAUTION BEFORE AND AFTER THE
COLON HYDROTHERAPY SESSION
Drink a lot of water and other fluids the day of the session time.
No eating 2 hours before the session time.
No drinks 1 hour before the session time.
Take an enema the night before your colon cleanse
No coffee, tea, carbonated drinks or red meat .
It is good to have a small snack consists of vegetables, fruits and fresh juice
after the end of the session..
Each individual is different and may require or desire different
amounts. Many physicians suggest twelve sessions over a ten
Approximately 20- 45 minutes