How you ever wondered about Colonics?
Colonic Irrigation, or Colon Hydrotherapy, has its roots in ancient Egypt, Greece and India and has been used in the Western world since the 1800s. Practitioners believe that toxins built up in the bowel may be responsible for many health problems and the goal is, therefore, to flush them from the colon.
Treatments are usually given in a clinic or spa and sessions last between 30 to 50 minutes. The Men’s Grooming Salon recommends the brand new Colon Hydrotherapy Centre in Bondi Junction, Sydney. Under the management of Marcus Cornelius-White, all practitioners in the clinic are qualified and member of a recognised professional association. The patient is required to change into a hospital style gown and may be asked to take an enema, before the procedure begins. During the treatment, they lay on a table and a special device is used to fill their colon with warm purified water. Herbs or enzymes may also be added to the water. The water causes the muscles lining the colon to contract and expand forcing out fecal matter, which may include bacteria and undigested food, through an evacuation tube into the machine. The therapist may massage the abdomen to help loosen pockets of waste and gas. The procedure may be repeated several times and should be pain free.
Prior to the treatment and after it has been completed, it is suggested that the patient eat light meals for a period of time. Some practitioners recommend 1-2 sessions whilst others will suggest treatments every few months.
Colonic Irrigation may be of assistance for general body detoxification and secondary conditions arising from poor bowel function, such as skin problems, bloating and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It is not suitable for people suffering from many inflammatory diseases such as Crohns disease, Diverticulitis, Ulcerative Colitis or Haemorrhoids. If in doubt, medical advice should be sought before commencing a treatment.
How Can A Treatment Help ?
The colon is a reflex organ, meaning there are electrical connections to all other systems and parts of the body. When waste material has accumulated over time, it can break down and become toxic. The body responds by slowing down other functions. This causes constipation and sluggish bowel movement, which in turn will affect all other systems of the body.
Refresh And Rejuvenate With Colonic Hydrotherapy?
The gentle filling and emptying of the colon with warm filtered water improves peristaltic movement, which is the muscular contraction by which the colon moves naturally. Therefore, the water flowing is stimulating the bowel wall keeping it healthy.
When problems such as constipation occur, the colon alters shape as the bowel stores more waste matter. Peristalsis decreases causing more problems like flatulence and bloating. The action of the colon hydrotherapy treatment, combined with the massage technique of the practitioner helps to eliminate the pockets of waste enabling the colon to return to its natural state.
The colon has reflex points that correspond to various organs, glands and other areas such as the eyes. Colonics will stimulate these reflex points thereby improving general wellbeing.
Along with many aliments that affect us, we often need to take antibiotics and other forms of medication. This however can result in causing blockages to the colon, as the good bacteria are weakened and bad bacteria takes over our system. Even patients undergoing general anaesthesia may benefit as it can reduce the problems associated with bowel functions following surgery.
Colon Hydrotherapy Can Be Most Beneficial In Helping To Restore Good Health By:
• Stimulating the immune systems
• Clearing the colon of stubborn waste material and potentially harmful toxins.
• Restoring the proper pH balance to the body.
• Allowing nutrients into the blood stream.
• Increasing prevention of toxic absorption via healthy mucosa.
• Providing a favourable environment for good bacteria and microflora for digestion.
• Promoting healthier, regular bowel movements
The “Not So Obvious” Benefits From Colonic Hydrotherapy
Working with skilled practitioners can be very educational, as you become more aware of your body’s functional and nutritional requirements. Stresses that occur through our busy lives often cause tensions within our core being. This physical tension can affect how our bodies function, particularly the colon. This tightening of the colon muscle results in diminished movement of waste material, which can result in constipation. Not only can colonics alleviate the constipation there may also be an emotional release leading to reduced stress and a better quality of life.