Second Opinion Magazine
by Lorri Lorenz, Clear Water Cleanse
Colon hydrotherapy uses FDA-approved equipment to instill temperature-controlled, filtered water into the colon by way of a speculum to remove toxins from the body and improve colon health. A three-step filtration system is used for the water supply. All waste is contained in tubing, so there is no mess or odor, and waste flows directly into the sewer system. The tubing and speculum are disposable. All other equipment is disinfected with a germicide after each use. There is also a back-flow prevention valve built into the tubing. A gown is worn, and you are covered with a sheet to maintain privacy.
A colonic will reach the entire colon, which is approximately 5–6 feet in length, unlike an enema, which will only reach the lower portion of the colon. Ideally, a person should have two to three bowel movements per day. If not, a person can become dehydrated and constipated.
A colon hydrotherapy session is equivalent to a 45-minute workout on the treadmill for your colon. It helps your colon to work more efficiently because it relies on peristalsis, which is a muscular contraction to move waste through the colon to expel it. Laxatives are chemical irritants and can become habit forming. Colon hydrotherapy uses only filtered water.
I have had irritable bowel syndrome and after having several colonics, I can eat ANYTHING and no longer suffer from diarrhea. I also met a colon hydrotherapist in Nevada who had severe acne and had tried “everything under the sun” with no results. After having several colonics, her skin cleared.
Ancient Egyptians practiced colon hydrotherapy as early as 1500 BC. Colon hydrotherapy equipment was used in hospitals in the 1950s but was removed in the 1960s due to the use of pharmaceuticals. Dr. Kellogg published in the 1917 Journal of American Medicine that out of 40,000 cases of gastrointestinal disease, only 20 cases required surgery. The rest were helped as a result of cleansing the bowels, exercise, and diet.