Colon Hydrotherapy has been shown to be beneficial for the following conditions. These indications DO NOT require a prescription from a licensed physician. Frequent indigestion Abdominal distention/flatulence or gas and abdominal bloating Acute fecal impaction Constipation Foul-smelling, compacted stools Colitis Diverticulosis Irritable bowel syndrome Preventive health maintenance for colon health Atonic colon Fever from acute illness Hyper/hypo-thermia Diarrhea Intestinal toxemia Parasitic infections Food allergies and sensitivities Coated tongue and ‘bad-breath’ Skin problems Preparation for surgery Preparation for endoscopic procedures (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy) Following barium enemas Preparation for other intestinal diagnostic procedures hemorrhoids (mild to moderate severity) To facilitate balance of the intestinal flora or biome Headaches Constipation Diarrhea Coated tongue Flatulence Cold extremities Abdominal weight gain Fatigue Allergies Nausea Irritability Backaches Halitosis
Contraindications for Colon Hydrotherapy
Please review the following health conditions and diseases, and if you have or have had any of these health challenges, you will need to see a doctor prior to having a colonic session to determine if you are a candidate for colon hydrotherapy – or present us with a written release by a physician.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office directly at 503 849 4703
ABDOMINAL HERNIA – Must be released by a physician.
ABDOMINAL SURGERY – A minimum of 12 weeks should pass after surgery and must be released by a physician and prescription for a colonic.
ABNORMAL DISTENTION/MASSES – If distention is because of gas, bloating and fat it’s OK. If there are masses (one or two areas that are hardened) we cannot do a colonic and we recommend an exam by a physician.
ACUTE LIVER FAILURE – having a colonic would put stress on the liver. If cirrhosis of the liver, the colonic would cause the liver to dump toxins too fast. We recommend you have an exam by a physician and a written prescription for a colonic.
ANEMIA – this condition weakens an individual. The colonic would put stress on an already weakened system. You’ll need a Dr. prescription for a colonic.
ANEURYSM – Absolutely no colonic.
CARCINOMA – of the colon, kidney or bladder (walls are weakened). Unable to do a colonic. If in other areas of the body, it would be ok. We recommend an exam by a physician and prescription for a colonic.
CARDIAC CONDITION – We need to know what kind of heart condition? Are you seeing a Dr. for this condition? Do they have a pacemaker, congestive heart failure (weakened heart, losing the ability to pump the blood), recent heart attack, heart surgery? High blood pressure? Under control? We recommend an exam by a physician and prescription for colonic.
CROHN’S DISEASE –Limited to the small intestine. Please let us know if you have this condition.
COLITIS/MUCUS COLITIS – Colonic can be done, but will be at a low temp of 96 – 98 degrees.
ULCERATIVE COLITIS –We recommend a physician exam and prescription.
DIALYSIS PATIENTS – a colonic would put a lot of stress on the kidneys. We recommend a physician exam and prescription.
DIVERTICULI – Yes, can give a colonic. This will help Services_copy the pockets.
DIVERTICULOSIS – Yes, can give a colonic. The temp is kept lower (96-98) as well as the flow of water.
DIVERTICULITIS – The diverticula are inflamed. Absolutely no colonic.
FISSURES/FISTULAS – A colonic would put pressure on this area. We recommend a physician exam and prescription.
HEMORRHAGING – If any sign of bright red blood from the rectum/colon a colonic cannot be administered. I would advise you to see a Doctor. If a woman is having her menstrual cycle, a colonic could be beneficial to relieve cramping.
HEMORRHOIDECTOMY – Get a Dr. release before doing a colonic. Needs to be at least 12 weeks after surgery. The Temperature will be kept lower (94 –96)
INTESTINAL PERFORATION – Cannot do colonic! Symptoms are blood, vomiting, nausea, and fever.
LUPUS –We recommend a physician prescription before doing the colonic.
PREGNANCY – No colonic during the first and last trimester. We recommend a physician exam and prescription.
RECTAL SURGERY –Only after 12 weeks after the surgery and a Doctor’s Release.
RENAL INSUFFICENCIES (Kidney failure) – No colonic! Colonics work the kidneys.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS – You may be taking prescription drugs that may cause a weakening of the bowel wall. Before receiving a colonic always speak with your Doctor regarding the effect of the drug you are taking and get a medical release for the Colonic.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office directly at 503 849 4703 or contact your Doctor.
Benefits of Colon Hydrotheraphy
1. MAKES THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM MORE EFFECTIVE
As the colon is cleansed, it pushes waste through your system, clearing the way for good nutrient absorption. A clean colon from a colon detox allows waste to pass easily.
2. MAINTAINS REGULARITY AND PREVENTS CONSTIPATION
Constipation — especially when it’s chronic — causes a sluggish digestive response, which in turn leaves waste in the system longer. This increases the likelihood of certain conditions and irritations, such as hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
3. INCREASES ENERGY
Releasing the toxins from your body is rejuvenating because it refocuses the energy usually used for forcing waste through your intestines to other parts of your body. People who have undergone colon detoxification say they have better blood circulation, more restful sleep, and a boost in energy.
4. INCREASES THE BODY’S ABSORPTION OF VITAMINS AND NUTRIENTS
A colon that’s been cleansed allows water, vitamins and nutrients to be better absorbed into the bloodstream, creating an open path for essential nutrients to filter into your body.
5. IMPROVES CONCENTRATION
Poor diet and ineffective vitamin absorption can cause you to become distracted and lose your concentration. The buildup of mucous and toxins in your colon can keep your body from getting what it needs to function, even if you eat a consistently healthy diet. Cleansing the colon with a detox diet can be the difference between feeling alert and not being able to focus. This has far-reaching ramifications for work, your relationships, and your overall wellbeing.
6. KICK-STARTS WEIGHT LOSS
Foods lacking in fiber move through the digestive tract at one-quarter the pace of high-fiber choices. This slow-moving food produces excess mucous that literally sticks to the intestinal walls, weighing the intestinal tract down with pounds of decaying fecal matter. Colon cleansing has the potential to aid weight loss; some people claim to have lost up to 20 pounds over the course of a month. The average human colon weighs about four pounds Services_copy and can hold up to eight meals’ worth of food before digestion finally occurs. A colon cleansing can result in significant weight loss and kick-start your metabolism, as well as refocus your attention on better food choices and whole-body wellness.
7. DECREASES RISK OF COLON CANCER
All the toxins that you eat, drink, breathe, and absorb through your skin end up processed by your gastrointestinal system, kidneys, and liver. If they’re not removed from your organs as quickly as possible, they can wreak havoc on your body’s systems. By releasing stagnant body waste, you reduce the causes, the risk of polyps, cysts, cancerous growths in your colon and gastrointestinal tract.
8. INCREASES FERTILITY
Colon cleansing, as well as increased fiber intake and healthy food choices, improves regularity and helps keep your weight under control. Fat is estrogen-based, and if too much is present, becoming pregnant becomes more difficult. A colon that is weighed down by years of buildup can also press on the uterus and surrounding reproductive organs in women, causing strain. Colon cleansing rids the body of many chemicals and toxins that affect the egg and sperm. Many naturopaths recommend that both partners undergo colon cleansing before attempting pregnancy.
9. MAINTAINS PH BALANCE IN THE BLOODSTREAM
Foods that cause colon blockages are acid-forming — particularly high-protein diets without enough fiber. This leads to general malaise in the body. The colon’s tissue eventually becomes inflamed, reducing its ability to do its job, which is to allow only water, minerals and vitamins to pass into the bloodstream. If yeasts, molds, fungus, bacteria, parasites or fecal material enter the bloodstream and connected tissue, the body’s pH will be thrown out of balance.
10. IMPROVES WHOLE-BODY WELL-BEING
Ridding the colon of waste and toxins by releasing layers of colon buildup can lead to feelings of lightness, increased energy, and overall good health.
Although limited medical research is available, I can tell you no benefits” other than colonics can hydrate, lubricate, strengthen and reshape the colon. There are a multitude of testimonials from clients. Some find relief from the uncomfortable symptoms of constipation, IBS, allergies, chronic pain, gas and bloating and many others. Others report benefits of significant improvement of bowel movements, weight loss, a general sense of well being and an “Services_copy” feeling in the abdominal area.
By aiding in the removal of fecal material from the colon walls, bacteria and toxin levels are diluted and reduced. When the toxin level drops in the colon the vascular and lymphatic systems may release additional waste into the colon for further dilution and release.
Since today’s diet inevitably includes many toxins. Toxins tend to accumulate in the colon, and they also are flushed away with colon hydrotherapy. Most people comment immediately after the procedure that they feel lighter, and that that they have a feeling of energy and well-being. In addition, there are other benefits which you can’t see or feel, but which improve the way the body processes food wastes. For instance, beneficial bacteria, which produce vitamin K and part of the B complex, grow and function properly when they are not hampered by the debris of constipation. In addition, the muscles that move food waste through the colon are better able to perform their job when the colon is cleansed.
Let’s face it: we’ve all eaten and continue to eat foods that … well, just aren’t food at all. As well as living in an incredibly toxic environment with estimated over 80,000 toxins and chemicals in our air, food, water, and don’t forget all the toxic medications, pain killers and antibiotics.
When your body shows symptoms of toxicity such as low energy, acne, insomnia, headaches, constipation, gas, bloating, diarrhea, joint pain, depression, weight gain, hemorrhoids, etc… you’ve got undigested matter trapped in your intestines and permeating into your bloodstream. AKA it’s time to eat better and purge your old mistakes (and occasional new ones … you’re only human!). It’s not easy, but let your fears go and leave it to a professional. Let the years of trapped waste matter go … also to a professional. Turn a new leaf. Leafy green vegetables that is.
By having regular colon hydrotherapy sessions, you will find yourself in good company with Hollywood legends such as Mae West, Princess Diana, John Lennon, Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Leonardo DiCaprio, Britney Spears, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
As well as, Anthony Robbins, one of the greatest personal development coaches of our time, uses colonics for himself, as a cleansing and health promotion therapy, and has become a great advocate of colonics as an important part of personal development and growth. www.holistichealthstl.com/author-tony-robbins-recommends-colon-hydrotherapy/
When Should You Have Colonic?
Colonics are good anytime but are especially beneficial when there is a health issue for which colon and tissue cleaning would be helpful. Maintenance colonics are a wonderful way of inaugurating every season change. Colonics are useful to do before a colonoscopy (a medical examination performed by a Gastroenterologist). Colonics are extremely helpful before, during, and after a fast. Because colonics often alleviate symptoms of PMS, they are useful to have before and during menstruation.
Over an extended period of time fecal matter, mucus, toxins and parasites can form a wall of impacted debris in the colon that can cause a build-up of toxicity. Prolonged accumulation of waste matter can also cause lethargy in the muscles of the colon causing a sluggish bowel that cannot make complete bowel movements.
What happens during a Treatment?
A session may last from 30-60 minutes. Your individual needs and medical history will be discussed in confidence. The format of the session will be clearly explained and any queries you may have answered.
During the session you remain fully clothed throughout and may either sit or lie on a comfortable couch with a cover. Pillows may be used to support your body. During the session various hand techniques involving either lightly touching or hovering above the body, working from head to toe. The energy flows through the practitioner’s hands to the client. You may want to remain quiet during the session or may choose to talk or sleep. During the session some people may see colors or experience a variety of sensations such as relaxation, warmth, tingling, pressure, lightness or a deep sense of relaxation throughout the body. Some people may not necessarily experience these sensations or feelings as everyone is an individual and we experience things in different ways.
Following a Treatment
Following your session you will be given ample time to adjust to the new energy flowing through you and the opportunity to ask any questions and discuss any aftercare advice based on your consultation and the results of your session. In order for the healing energies to have lasting results, the client must accept responsibility for her or his healing and take an active part in it.
7 Healthy Benefits of Energy Healing
One of the greatest Energy healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the body’s natural healing abilities (immune system), aids in better sleep and improves and maintains health.
Energy Healing helps bring about inner peace and harmony. It can be a valuable tool in the quest for spiritual growth.
Energy Healing also balances the mind and emotions. Regular
Energy Healing treatments can bring about a calmer and more peaceful state of being, in which a person is better able to cope with everyday stress. This mental balance also enhances learning, memory and mental clarity. Energy Healing can heal mental/emotional wounds, work through dysfunction In more severe situations, Energy Healing can help alleviate mood swings, fear, frustration and even anger. Energy Healing can also strengthen and heal personal relationships. Because Energy Healing enhances your capability to love, it can open you up to the people around you and help your relationships grow. By improving your capacity for empathy, Energy Healing allows you to connect with people on a deeper level.
Energy Healing offers relief during emotional distress, sorrow and helps in the grieving process. It cleans and clears the emotions, preventing them from being so draining and offers perspective.
On the physical level, Energy Healing helps to relieve pain from migraine, arthritis, sciatica ~ just to name a few. It also helps with symptoms of asthma, chronic fatigue, menopausal symptoms, and insomnia.
Energy Healing speeds up recovery from surgery or long-term illness. As it helps in adjusting to medicine/treatment, it also tends to reduce side-effects. For example, Chemo-therapy patients who received Energy Healing noticed a marked decrease in side effects from treatment.
Energy Healing can be an effective way to treat immediate problems, such as physical or mental illness (recovery from surgery, but regular treatments can also improve overall health. By helping to maintain a state of physical and emotional balance, Energy Healing can not only treat problems, but perhaps even prevent them from ever developing.
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