WHAT IS A COLON IRRIGATION?

A colon irrigation, using the gravitational method, is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of poisons, gas and accumulated faecal matter. Unlike an enema, it does not involve the retention of water. There is no discomfort, no internal pressure; just a steady gentle flow in and out and accompanied with abdominal massage to stimulate the colon to recover its natural shape, tone and peristaltic wave action.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COLON IRRIGATIONS?

By cleansing the colon of impacted and putrefactive faecal matter, colonics offer relief from a variety of disturbances. Fatigue, gas, headaches, irritability, skin problems, cold hands and feet, and lethargy are among the problems people have found relieved by colon cleansing. Constipation of course, is another, as well as chronic diarrhoea. With colon irrigations, your sense of well being is often dramatically improved. You feel lighter, more energetic. The body can again assimilate food in the colon and better defend itself against disease. Natural peristalsis, tone and regularity are restored and many serious diseases may be averted through this gentle, sterile, scientific technique. Colonics are a key factor in the restoration of the glittering health we all can and should have.

HOW IS A COLONIC ADMINISTERED?

A person receiving a colonic lies on a table 18” below the temperature controlled input tank. A sterilised speculum is gently inserted into the rectum. Water flow, which is always under the control of the practitioner, flows into the colon via a small water tube and out through the evacuation tube, carrying with it impacted faeces and mucous. As the water flows out of the colon, the practitioner gently massages the abdomen to help the colon release its contents. It is possible to see this expelled waste matter when it passes through a special viewing window in the evacuation tube. The person is well covered and their modesty is given top priority during the procedure and the process takes only 45-60 minutes.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO COLONICS?

None. It is not uncommon however, for some people to start to feel like they have a cold or headache after a colonic. Toxins which have been laying dormant in the colon are now being flushed out and a small amount may be re-absorbed into the body’s system. This healing crisis passes quickly and with further treatments, the person will realise a feeling of well being.

WILL COLONICS DAMAGE THE NORMAL INTESTINAL FLORA?

No. One of the functions of the first half of the colon is to gather the intestinal flora needed for the colon. When the accumulation of faeces in the bowel leads to faecal encrustation, it is difficult for the colon to function normally and the glands normally in this lining cannot produce the necessary intestinal flora. The resulting lack of lubrication intensifies a state of constipation and generates toxaemia. This upsets the normal acid-alkaline balance and the growth of the friendly bacteria is stunted. Cleansing the colon will help bring the acid-alkaline ratio back into balance. In this environment the friendly bacteria will again thrive and disease-causing bacteria will find it difficult to develop.

HOW MANY COLONICS DO I NEED?

Often the waste is so hard and well lodged in the colon that it may take a series of colonics to sufficiently soften and loosen it. The number of treatments will always vary with the individual and his/her condition. Some people may not have startling results for the first few treatments. This is why a series of treatments is necessary and advisable. Colonic irrigation is most effective when employed in combination with exercise and a proper diet of non-mucous producing foods. Fresh fruits, vegetables and certain herbs are suggested to help loosen and dissolve accumulated faecal matter.

The suggested series would be 1 colonic per week for 6 weeks. Once the colon is clean, it is advisable to have a colonic every 1 to 2 months to maintain environment. A good time is at the change of seasons, when diet and exercise patterns often change. You should also have a colonic before, during and after a ‘fast’ to hasten the removal of toxic waste. Also during the cold and flu season.

I hope that this post helps to dispell some of the myths surrounding colonic irrigation – actually the Bible reports that when Jesus went off into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights – he was fasting and took a gourd and a reed as he would give himself an enema during that time – not such a modern idea then!