Gentle Detoxification and Waste Elimination to Optimize Health
Colon hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation is a form of complementary therapy which supports proper functioning and elimination of waste products. Through gentle irrigation with water, wastes and toxic materials are eliminated through the last portion of our digestive tract – the colon.
Sluggish digestive system and poor bowel function can lead to accumulation of toxic waste material, poor nutritional status and in some cases bacterial and parasitic infections.
It is of paramount importance to maintain our digestion and waste elimination working optimally for overall health and well-being. The irrigation process helps to decreases distention and irritation of the colon and rectum by eliminating fecal matter, gas pockets and toxins. It is especially effective for those with chronic constipation, as the irrigation helps to stimulate the normal, rhythmic muscular contractions of the digestive tract called the peristalsis. Proper peristaltic function is what keeps waste materials moving smoothly throughout the digestive tract leading to their eventual elimination.
trains "lazy bowel" to eliminate waste effectively
Often times poor peristaltic function is a result of atonic colon, also known as the “lazy bowel syndrome”.This occurs when muscles of the digestive tract have poor tone or strength, and can lead to constipation, gas and bloating, hemorrhoids and painful bowel movements. Colon hydrotherapy is particularly effective for atonic colon by ‘training’ the smooth muscles to promote healthy peristaltic contractions
Colon Hydrotherapy is more effective than enema
Colon hydrotherapy should not be confused with Enema which is another way of irrigating the colon. However, unlike enemas, Colon Hydrotherapy works at higher water pressures which allow it to reach the entire length of the colon. Such results cannot be achieved with enema alone, which only works in the lower parts of the colon and rectum.
Overall health is intimately related to the optimal digestion, and many chronic conditions are associated with impaired gut function
Our digestive tract has a special and important relation with the immune, nervous and integumentary (skin) systems. Longstanding conditions such as stress, anxiety, eczema, rashes, hormonal breakouts, frequent colds and allergies, could be related to poor nutrient absorption, detoxification and waste elimination by the gut. Overtime, poor waste elimination (ex. chronic constipation or diarrhea) can alter our gut microbiome. Healthy gut microbiome plays a vital role in digestion, nutrient synthesis, proper function of the nervous system, skin and immune health. For example, vitamins such as vitamin K2, B vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, and biotin are synthesized by colonic bacteria. Alterations in the gut microbiome can result in these nutrients being deficient. Since many of the B vitamins play an important role in energy production, deficiency in these vitamins can lead to feelings of low energy, poor concentration, abnormal sensation of the skin such as tingling, itching and muscle cramping.