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Colon Hydrotherapy
Colon Hydrotherapy

Some Bathroom Reading . . .

Sally Garber

The colon is a woefully unappreciated organ. This hollow, tube-like mass of tissue and muscle may not sound like much, but it keeps the body running smoothly and efficiently. It has been nicknamed the body's "second brain" for the fact that over one half of the body's nerve cells are located in your gut, suggesting there may be more than a little truth to the phrase, "Listen to your gut feelings."

A properly working colon eliminates waste from the digestive tract, optimally once for each daily meal. Due to irregular diets and high stress, however, the colon is not always able to perform at its best, and that can lead to a variety of health problems. These include irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, fatigue, indigestion, arthritis, and blood pressure irregularities.

A poorly functioning colon may also manifest in other ways, including fatty tissue (cellulite) build-up in and around the intestines and abdominal region. When this region begins to saturate, the body starts storing in other regions, such as the buttocks and the outside margins of the upper legs.

Colon hydrotherapy is, however, a simple and available solution for many colon-related problems. Colon hydrotherapy (sometimes referred to as Colonic Irrigation or Colonics) is a method of removing waste and toxins from the large intestine without the use of drugs. It can be likened to giving the colon a bath. By releasing toxic waste from the colon, colonics helps to eliminate many of the complications that originate from an unhealthy colon.

How it Works

The treatment begins by introducing filtered water into the colon. The waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis (movement of the muscles of the colon). This process gets repeated several times during a treatment session.

Although this treatment method may sound intimidating, it is actually designed to be comfortable and relaxing for the client. A small amount of water flows into the colon through a slender nozzle inserted by the client, which gently stimulates the colon's natural peristaltic action to release softened waste.

Today's latest "open" systems give the client total control for themselves of the water flow and more to ensure maximum comfort. The client simply lies back and relaxes throughout the course of treatment, which he or she can terminate at any time.

While not a cure, colonics have been shown to be helpful in addressing many different colon-related conditions, as it helps to encourage better colon function and elimination.

The first known use of colon hydrotherapy was by the Egyptians in the 14th century B.C., and it has been a natural remedy used by humans for disease prevention and healing ever since.

Our ancestors understood the importance of keeping the body's digestive system running smoothly. In recent years, however, we have disregarded this common sense and designed unnecessarily complex methods of health treatments.

Modern science has made some wonderful accomplishments in the field of medicine, but many of the medicinal cures only address symptoms, and some have been known even to produce undesirable side effects. Colon hydrotherapy, on the other hand, simply encourages the colon to do its job as efficiently as possible, in the most natural way possible....

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