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Colon hydrotherapy is the safe, gentle infusion of warm, filtered water into the rectum using no chemicals or drugs. The is a restorative, painless procedure which is both relaxing and effective. The individual lies comfortably on a custom treatment table and the therapist gently inserts a small speculum into the rectum. The therapist then monitors the temperature and pressure of the water infused into and out of the colon (large intestine) without any assistance on the part of the individual. The colon hydrotherapy method cleanses the entire colon without stressing the individual. This method provides a closed system in which waste material is eliminated through the instrument and out of the drain line, avoiding any offensive odor and maintaining the dignity of the individual.
Colon hydrotherapy is an extended and more complete form of an enema. The enema's cleansing activity is limited to the area of the rectum and to shorter periods of time due to the body's natural inclination to expel any material from the rectum. The colon hydrotherapy method extends beyond the rectum to cleanse the entire large intestine and offer greater cleansing and therapeutic benefits. Enemas or laxatives may precipitate dehydration in the individual while colon hydrotherapy improves the hydration of the individual.
Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy
Good health is as much a function of our elimination status as the quality of food we ingest. Consider that over 400 million dollars are sent annually on laxatives in the Unites States. Every year, 140,000 Americans are diagnosed as having colon-rectal cancer. Of this population, 44% will die as a result of the disease. Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S., following lung cancer in men and breast cancer in women. At least two million suffer from colitis, iletis, or diverticulitis; 100,000 Americans have a colostomy a year. Periodic cleansing of the colon could prevent stagnation and minimize the exposure of cancer-causing agents to the colon wall. Colon hydrotherapy has a dissolving and therapeutic effect on the large intestine, whereby waste material, such as feces, gas, mucus, and toxic compounds are removed. The result is a cleaner, healthier colon and an improved overall health status.
Frequency of Treatments
An initial series of between three to six treatments is recommended. Years of improper nutrition cannot possibly be reversed in a few treatments. more treatments may be required in cases of chronic constipation or atonic (sluggish) colon condition. Following the initial program, it is advisable to have a series of treatments every three to six months to maintain optimal colon health.
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A special thanks to Darlene Halloway my teacher and I- ACT colon hydrotherapist of the year for allowing us to use her beautifully written information on colon hydrotherapy!