About Colonic Hydrotherapy

What is Colonic Hydrotherapy?

Colonic Hydrotherapy is an internal bath to help cleanse the colon (large intestine) of poisons, gas, accumulated fecal matter and the mucus deposits. Sterilised equipment is used to flush filtered water through the colon to help expel waste products and compacted deposits.

How does it work?

The colon is the last section of the intestinal tube, approximately five feet in length. Food waste enters into the colon from the small intestines in a fluid state and water, minerals and vitamins are then reabsorbed and toxins and other waste materials eliminated through the rectum, therefore, if the colon is not functioning correctly, many disorders can result, including constipation, diverticulitis, haemorrhoids, colitis and even bowel cancer.

In 1912, the Royal Society of Medicine published a report stating that toxicity in the intestines can be a contributing cause to sleep disorders, mental and physical depression, skin problems, breast cancer, bladder infections, headaches, as well as digestive disorders. The report concluded by saying: "To no other single cause is it possible to attribute one tenth as many various and widely diverse disorders."

What is involved in treatment by Colonic Hydrotherapy?

Filtered water maintained at a carefully regulated temperature is slowly introduced using specialised, sterilised equipment into the rectum. The patients' modesty is maintained at all times and you would usually be given a special gown to wear. The therapist will work progressively around the structure of the colon allowing water to flow in and then release, thereby expelling accumulated toxins and impactions.

The whole process takes about 30 minutes and herbal preparations are sometimes used for specific conditions with regular implants of lactobacillus acidophilus given to assure normalisation of the bowel flora.

What can Colonic Hydrotherapy help?

The Health Education Council, National Advisory Committee on Nutrition Education (September 1983) reported that 85 of the population in the United Kingdom being regularly constipated. When the colon does not function properly, other elliminating organs (eg skin, kidneys, lungs and lymph) become overloaded and subsequently they too become affected.

Advocates of Colonic hydrotherapy believe that it will help cleanse the body and take strain off the vital organs. In this way, it may well assist the action of the other therapies or dietary changes. Indeed, the Association & Register of Colon Hydrotherapists recommends that Colonic Hydrotherapy is "best used as a complementary technique to other therapies. By improving elimination, response to dietary, homoeopathic, herbal, manipulative and other therapies is markedly improved."