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It is an internal bath of purified water that helps cleanse the entire colon from rectum to caecum. It facilitates the removal of stagnant faecal matter and subsequent proliferation of bacteria and their toxins, along with gas, mucous and cellular debris. This allows the colon to perform its natural functions of absorption and assimilation optimally. This treatment dates back to biblical times and had been used in traditional naturopathic medicine ever since. It has become more important in our lives today as many problems are caused by pollution of the air and water, poor diet and the stresses of today's "fast moving" lifestyle.

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Cleanin the colon promotes health in several ways:
1. Creates a bacteria friendly environment where parasites and yeasts cannot grow.
2. Contributes to faster transit of feces so less toxins penetrate the bowel wall and go into the bloodstream.
3. Strengthens the immune system because white blood cells are not needed to get rid of toxins in the colon.

If the colon is congested and not removing waste at the normal rate the result is that toxins remain in the body and can be reabsorbed leading to many of the following conditions:

  • constipation
  • flatulence
  • bloating-irritable bowel syndrome
  • diarrhoea
  • mucous colitis
  • spastic colon
  • diverticulitis
  • weight problems
  • liver sluggishness
  • skin problems
  • allergies
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • halitosis (bad breath)
  • haemorrhoids-asthma.

Colon hydrotherapy has been very successful in alleviating many of the above conditions.
Complex conditions such as Crohn's disease, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis(ME) and intestinal Candida are also helped by the resultant detoxifying effect of colon hydrotherapy.
It is an easy, non-chemical completely effective way of preparing for diagnostic studies such as endoscpy, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and barium enema.

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Following a detailed health and lifestyle assessment the individual's health concerns and objectives are discussed. Then the treatment begins. The colon itself will take 30-45 minx during which time water will be gently introduced into the colon via the rectum whilst your therapist uses special massage techniques to stimulate the release of stored matter. Herbal and probiotic implants may be used. The evacuation tube is viewed by the therapist which enables the identification of certain digestive conditions such as Fermentation etc. A programme will be formulated and tailored to the client using info gathered from questionaire and the colonic treatment. The treatment takes approximately 1 hour.

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Depending on the condition being treated and the initial results a colon health programme is devised. Problems resulting from years of improper bowel movements, poor nutrition and lifestyle cannot be resolved in just one or two treatments. The results are reviewed following each treatment and the individual's response is assessed. Following the initial treatment, a maintenance programme is recommended to achieve optimum colon health.

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