What is Colonic Irrigation?
Colonic irrigation is the safe gentle infusion of warm filtered water into the rectum using NO chemicals or drugs. This is a painless procedure which is both relaxing and effective in cleaning the colon. Our facility uses a state of the art FDA approved closed system.
The client lies comfortably on the table, as the colon hygienist gently inserts a small disposable speculum into the rectum. The water is then introduced into the colon by the equipment which regulates pressure and temperature of the water. The client can totally relax as this process is done, and the colon is cleansed, stress-free.
The waste material is eliminated through the equipment and out the drain line, avoiding any offensive odor, and maintaining the relaxation and dignity of the client.
Colon irrigation is an extended and more complete form of an enema. Colonic irrigation, however, extends far beyond the range of the simple enema, past the rectum and into the entire large intestine to offer gentle cleaning, restoration, and greater hydration of the colon than any ordinary laxative.
The colonic irrigation equipment offers a safe minimal starting pressure of ¼ PSI (pounds per square inch). It has systems that thoroughly clean and disinfect it after each procedure.
There is also a built-in double check valve which prevents waste water from returning to the clean water supply. All equipment that comes in contact with the client is sterile and disposable and is discarded safely after each session.
Why Colonic Irrigation?
A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body. Conventional diets comprised of refined, processed and additive-loaded foods, high in saturated fats and low in fiber contribute to many problems associated with the large intestine. The elimination of undigested food material and other waste products are as important as digestion and assimilation of food. Waste material allowed to remain stagnant in the colon results in decomposition of these substances and increased harmful bacteria and toxins.
The colon contains the largest concentration of bacteria in the body, both good and bad. The good bacteria provides important functions such as the synthesis of folic acid, B-vitamins, and vitamin K. Bacillus coli and acidophilus comprise the majority of the healthy bacteria in the colon along with other disease-producing bacteria.
Waste material allowed to stagnate in the colon alters the proportion of healthy bacteria, to disease-producing bacteria, and decomposed proteins and carbohydrates resulting in the production of toxins. Some of these toxins may be absorbed and could be a source of disease elsewhere in the body.
The purpose of the colon as an eliminative organ is to remove waste material though mass muscular contraction called peristalsis, or squeezing action. Colonic irrigation provides restorative improvement to muscle tone, facilitating peristalsis and benefiting the atonic (sluggish) colon.
The effects of a sluggish colon can be manifested in the form of constipation, halitosis (bad breath), skin blemishes, head-aches, low back pain, lack of energy, and a general feeling of ill health.
How the Colon Works
The colon (large intestine) is a muscular tube of 5 to 6 feet in length and has an average diameter of 2.5 inches. The small intestine empties the contents of digestion (chyme) into the cecum, or first portion of the colon. The colon starts on the lower right side of the abdomen with the cecum and outlines the borders of the abdomen. The ascending colon extends from the cecum to the liver where it bends sharply to the left, and crosses the abdomen as the transverse colon.
At the level of the spleen, the descending colon continues down the left side of the abdomen to the pelvis where it becomes the sigmoid region. The sigmoid colon empties into the rectum where waste material is eliminated through the anus.
The contents of
digestion are moved along by mass muscular movements (peristalsis). The main
functions of the colon are absorption of water and minerals, the formation
and elimination of feces, and absorption of nutrients.
How often should colonic irrigation be done?
A clean colon is always appreciated by the body. However, an initial series of 6 to 10 sessions is recommended. Years of improper nutrition cannot possible be reversed in 1 or 2 sessions. More sessions may be required in cases of chronic constipation or the atonic colon condition. Following the initial program, it is advisable to have a series of 3 sessions every 3 to 6 months to maintain optimal colon health.
Good health is as much a function of our elimination status as the quality of the food we ingest. Consider that over 400 million dollars are spent annually on laxatives in the U.S. Every year, 140,000 Americans are diagnosed as having colo-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. At least two million people suffer from colitis, ileitis, diverticulitis, and 100,000 Americans have colostomies each year!
Doctor Petrakis and King of the University of California writing in Lancet, have found that women who have 2 or fewer bowel movements per week have 4 times the risk of breast disease (benign or malignant) as women who have 1 or more bowel movements per day.
Periodic cleansing of the colon could prevent stagnation and minimize the exposure of potential disease causing agents to the colon wall. Colonic irrigation has a restorative effect on the large intestine, whereby waste material, mucus, and toxins are removed. The result is a cleaner, healthier, better-functioning colon, and a healthier, happier you.
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