Ani Vasquez is a Medical and Chiropractic Assistant who is trained in colon hydrotherapy. Ms Vazquez was trained at the Woods Hygienic Institute in Kissimmee, Florida and has been assisting Chiropractors and Medical Doctors since 1999. She has a deep passion for natural medicine and believes that colon hydrotherapy is essential for maintaining and restoring health.
What is Colonic Hydrotherapy?
Colonic Hydrotherapy is a gentle infusion of freshly purified warm water into the large intestine using the Gravity Flow Method as an internal bath that helps to cleanse the colon of poisons, gas and accumulated fecal matter. In addition, it greatly increases the absorption of vital nutrients into your body by cleansing the glands in the lining of the colon.
Unlike the enema, it does not involve the retention of water. Colonic irrigations and enemas are among the oldest health care practices. Records of their use have been found in Egyptian artifacts over 4,000 years old!
Colonic hydrotherapy is considered an "alternate health option" to traditional Western medical practices as well as a safe, painless and inexpensive way to treat a number of bodily ailments and achieve optimal health.
What colonics can do for you?
A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body. The conventional diets of today comprised of refined, processed foods are high in saturated fats and low in fiber. Together with overeating, insufficient exercise and "ignoring the call of nature," they contribute to a magnitude of intestinal problems. The elimination of undigested food and other waste products are just as important as the proper digestion and assimilation of foodstuffs.
Waste material allowed to remain too long in the digestive system results in fermentation and putrefaction of these substances and subsequent proliferation of bacteria and their toxins.
Colon hydrotherapy effectively removes stagnant fecal waste from the walls of the colon, expels poisons, mucus, gas, parasites, worms and cellular debris, allowing for better absorption of nutrients into the system. If you have constipation, colitis, suffer from fatigue, headaches, skin problems, bloating, gas pains, stomach aches, abdominal distention, arthritis or cancer, colonic hydrotherapy may very well be the outlet you've been looking for. You'll feel rejuvenated, lighter and more energetic. The body can again assimilate food in the colon and better defend itself against disease while restoring its natural balance.
How is colonic administered?
The normal colonic treatment lasts approximately 30 minutes. The client lies on a table below a temperature-controlled tank of purified water. A small, sterilized scope is gently inserted into the rectum. The water flow, always under the direct control of the therapist, flows into the colon via a small water tube and flows out through the evacuation tube carrying with it impacted feces and mucus. It is quite interesting to see what is expelled during a normal colonic treatment and the client is able to observe this through a special view tube in the evacuation tube. The client may experience sensations of warmth due to the presence of toxins in the expelling fecal matter. The therapist lightly massages various parts of the abdomen to help loosen and dislodge areas of fecal impaction. The client is well covered and their modesty is given top priority during the procedure.
How many colonics do I need?
The number of treatments varies from individual to individual. The recommended series would be three colonic treatments per week with a follow-up of one per season to maintain a healthy colon.
Colonic irrigation is most effective when combined with aerobic exercise and a proper diet of non-mucus producing foods such as whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition, colonics are beneficial during the change of seasons when diet and exercise patterns also change as well as during cold and flu season.
Will colonics damage the normal intestinal flora?
No, one of the functions of the colon is to gather the flora needed to properly lubricate the intestinal walls to move waste swiftly through the elimination process. When the accumulation of feces in the bowel leads to fecal encrustation, it is difficult for the colon to produce the necessary intestinal flora. The resulting lack of lubrication creates a state of constipation and generates toxemia. This upsets the normal acid-alkaline balance and the growth of friendly bacteria is stunted. Cleansing the colon will help bring the acid-alkaline ratio back into balance.
In this environment, the friendly bacteria will again thrive and disease-causing bacteria will find it difficult to develop.