Colonic irrigation, also known as colon hydrotherapy, is a safe and effective method of cleansing and hydrating the colon using warm, purified water. A very small tube, the diameter of a pencil, is self inserted into the rectum to facilitate water entering the colon. The water slowly travels through the colon, breaking down blockages and eliminating waste. Each person will experience the procedure differently depending on overall health, the condition of their colon and how much waste they have to eliminate. You will be in a comfortable, reclined position in a private room and our low pressure, “gravity fed” equipment is for most people comfortable, refreshing and relaxing. In fact many are relieved at how easy the experience is compared with their expectations. Each session runs for 45 minutes and there is no down time afterwards.
The colon or bowel is a major organ of elimination. It completes the digestive process by absorbing water, nutrients and synthesising key B vitamins, such as B12. It is also responsible for eliminating waste and toxins from the body. Think of the colon as the ‘rubbish bin’ of your body. When it is eliminating freely and easily you feel clean and energised, but if it gets overloaded and blocked, waste and toxins accumulate, leaving you feeling sluggish, tired and unwell.
Proper bowel function is essential for great health. We cannot be truly healthy if our colon is storing waste, parasites and bad bacteria. When the colon is blocked or irritated, waste products and toxins are reabsorbed back into the blood stream. This puts extra pressure on the other organs of elimination such as the liver, skin and kidneys, which pick up the slack for an underfunctioning colon. We are not designed to carry around years of built up waste.
Think about this:
- The average person is exposed to about 125 toxic chemicals everyday, which can build up in the body if not broken down and eliminated daily.
- Healthy transit time of food through our digestive system should be 24 hours or less.
- On average in Australia transit time is 60 hours for men and 70 hours for women.
- Colon cancer kills 80 people every week – see the stats from the Australian Government here.
Colon irrigation is indicated for anyone who is experiencing any of the following digestive disorders:
- irritable bowel syndrome
- acid reflux
Colon Irrigation is also beneficial for those experiencing digestive related conditions:
- weight gain
Something you may not realise is that colon irrigation is beneficial for immune disorders:
- chronic fatigue
- auto-immune disorders
Looking for more info? Why not read this blog post about the benefits of colon hydrotherapy.