Colon Hydrotherapy

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Using Colon Hydrotherapy or Colonic Irrigation as a method of detoxing your body can be viewed as routine as your regular check up with your GP or dentist. If you suffer from any of the following health problems we may be able to help you:

Acne,  Candida,  Colitis,  Constipation,  Anxiety/stress/depression, Diverticulosis,  Eczema, Fatigue,  Flatulence & bloating,  Food allergies, Haemorroids,  Halitosis,  Headaches,  Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lethargy,  M.E.,  Psoriasis,  Backaches,  Excess weight,  Frequent infections, Menopausal/menstrual problems,  Candida,  Cystitis,  Thrush,  Lack of libido,  Sinus issues, Insomnia, Circulatory problems.

The benefits reported include:
•  Improved sleep and circulation
•  Enhanced weight loss
•  Eradication of skin conditions
•  Improved digestion
•  A decrease in heartburn and indigestion
•  Regular and improved bowel movements
•  An increased sex drive
•  A balancing of mood swings
•  A general lifting of spirits
•  Greater mental clarity

What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
A ‘colonic’ is a gentle internal bath which cleanses and detoxifies from within, helping to eliminate accumulated toxins and waste matter, to prevent any fermentation and decay in the colon. The stresses of modern life, poor diet, lack of exercise can lead to an accumulation of layers of impacted waste in the colon.

Preparation for Colon Hydrotherapy
If your diet does not already contain fruit and vegetables, the week before your treatment, it is a good idea to incorporate a high proportion of fruit and vegetables, ensure you are drinking at least 2 litres (8 cups) of pure water a day and eat light protein such a pulses, grains, fish, chicken and eggs. Smoothies also count towards your fruit and vegetable intake.

The Procedure
Colon Hydrotherapy takes approximately 1 hour. Fiona Corliss, our Colon Hydrotherapist will ask you to fill in a medical history to ensure the procedure is right for you. She will spend time explaining the procedure and answering your questions to put you at ease.

Modesty will be maintained at all times and you will be supplied with a clean gown and disposable pants/towel.  Treatment starts with you lying on the couch. Warm filtered water passes into you through a small tube attached to a sterile disposable speculum. A larger waste tube carries the debris away.

With your permission, Fiona will massage your abdomen with essential oils to help the release.  The treatment does not cause discomfort or pain and Fiona will chat to you and answer any questions during the session.

At the end of the treatment, for your comfort, you will be asked to sit on the toilet where you may pass some more or sometimes just water.

When the treatment is complete, Fiona will give you health advice and recommendations.

After colon hydrotherapy most people return to work or go about their normal routine.

Liver Cleansing
At the end of your first session of Colon Hydrotherapy, you may be offered a follow-up session incorporating a Liver Cleanse.  First, Fiona will assess how comfortable you feel with colon hydrotherapy and secondly, your medical history will be taken into account. Once you have had a liver cleanse, you can ask Fiona to incorporate it into future Colon Hydrotherapy sessions.

Hydration is key to bowel function. Your colon is your reservoir. In other words, when you drink water, it is fed immediately into the body via the colon. If your body is not receiving 2 litres of pure water in a normal day, it will suffer dehydration and this will have an impact on how your bowels perform (when stress levels are high or you are doing sport, the body requires more). Where there is dehydration, the body draws water from the faeces contributing to constipation and a build up of toxins in the cells.

Liver Cleansing and The Coffee Enema
Before liver cleansing, it is important to clean the bowel with a colonic which creates space for the liver cleanse to take place.  

WHY DO WE NEED LIVER CLEANSING?
Many people suffer with the symptoms and signs of a dysfunctional liver for years, and yet the treating doctor/practitioner does not recognize the significance of these symptoms. The result is that the symptoms get treated while the underlying problem of an inefficient liver is ignored or only partially treated. The patient’s symptoms deteriorate, and increasing doses of drugs such as antibiotics, anti- inflammatory medication, immune-suppressants, pain killers, cholesterol lowering drugs etc, are needed.

Chinese doctors have long considered the liver to be the most important organ in the body and indeed they call the liver, the “General of the Army” of the body.

When the liver needs cleansing various external signs and symptoms may manifest, including:

• Coated tongue
• Bad breath
• Skin rashes
• Itchy skin (pruritus)
• Excessive sweating
• Offensive body odour
• Dark circles under the eyes
• Yellow discoloration of the eyes
• Red, swollen, itchy eyes (allergic eyes)
• Acne rosacea – (red pimples around the nose, cheeks and chin)
• Brownish spots and blemishes on the skin (liver spots)
• Red palms and soles which may also be itchy and inflamed
• Flushed facial appearance or excessive facial blood vessels (capillaries/veins)

When the liver needs cleansing, internal systems may be compromised.

NERVOUS SYSTEM  Metaphysically the liver is known as the ‘seat of anger’. Depression, anger, irritability, frustration, violent anger, poor concentration, recurrent headaches (including migraine) associated with nausea.

IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION Allergies, sinusitis, hay fever, asthma, dermatitis, hives, etc, multiple food and chemical sensitivities, skin rashes and inflammations, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, recurrent viral, bacterial and parasitic infections.

HORMONAL IMBALANCE Side effects to hormone replacement therapy or the contraceptive pill, chronic menstrual problems, scanty menstruation, severe menopausal symptoms.

DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS Constipation, poor digestion, hemorrhoids, gas, bloating, gall stones.

ABNORMAL METABOLISM OF FATS  Excessive weight gain, which may lead to obesity, inability to lose weight even while dieting, sluggish metabolism. Lumps of fat in the skin (lipomas and other fatty tumors), neck and breast.

CHRONIC DEGENERATIVE DISEASES  Cancer, Diabetes, Arthritis, Osteoporosis.

What does the Liver Cleanse involve?
The Coffee Enema For Liver Detoxification is historical; it is used in the Gerson Cancer Therapy which has been recommended by holistic and alternative medicine professionals for many years.

The coffee enema is used to detoxify the liver and not the colon. It is a low-volume enema which is gravity fed into the bowel and remains only in the sigmoid colon. There is a duct between the sigmoid colon and the liver called the entero-hepatic circulation system. When the stool reaches this point, it contains many toxins, which are sent to the liver for detoxification.
The caffeine that is absorbed into the entero-hepatic system causes the liver ducts, including the bile ducts, to empty into the sigmoid colon. Releasing the toxins in the liver ducts, makes room for toxins from the body to enter the liver for detoxification.

The alkaloids in the caffeine (kahweol and cafestol palmitate) stimulate the production of the enzyme glutathione S-transferase which facilitates the liver detoxification pathways. Two other chemicals in the caffeine (theophylline and theobromine) dilate blood vessels and counter inflammation of the gut. The coffee enema is safe even for people who are sensitive to caffeine because the coffee remains in the sigmoid colon, where it will not be absorbed.

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