Colonic Irrigation is an internal bath of warm filtered water. It helps treat many conditions of the colon as well as improve general health. Conditions of the colon that respond well are – constipation, diarrhoea, colitis, flatulence, bloating, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, haemorrhoids, intestinal parasites and candida.
Also halitosis, skin problems such as eczema, acne and psoriasis, fatigue, depression, PMT, lethargy, ME, asthma, food allergies and old accumulated faecal matter also respond well to treatment.
During Colonic Irrigation treatments, the modesty of the patient is preserved to the utmost at all times. We start with a consultation to discuss medical and dietary history followed by an explanation of the procedure.
The Colonic Irrigation treatment itself will take about 30 minutes where water will be introduced into the colon via the rectum to release stored waste. Palpation of the tummy area is also used to aid softening of faecal matter and removal of old deposits.
The number of treatments will depend on the individual and advice will be given on the first consultation, which may vary from one treatment to a number of treatments spread over a period of time. Preventative or maintenance treatments may also be advised.
Only approved, single use disposable units are used during the colonic irrigation treatment, which consequently eliminates the risk of cross infection.
We use a gravitational method which aids extremely low water pressure, therefore creating a gentle, pleasant, effective treatment.
Colon Irrigation is non habit forming unlike laxatives and has the benefit of improving colon muscle tone.
Colonic Irrigation can result in benefits that can often be observed throughout the body such as clearer skin, heightened energy and mental clarity.
Colonic Irrigation also relieves bloating, constipation, headaches and painful haemorrhoids. Long term health is improved as nutrients are better absorbed and bowel disease risk is lessened.
The colon or bowel is an extremely vital part of the digestive system but it is commonly dismissed as unimportant. A healthy colon is populated by billions of friendly bacteria which aid in detoxifying waste, guard against infection and synthesis of certain vitamins- these bacteria make up 70% of the dry weight of faecal matter.
It is 1.5 meters in length and about 5 cm in diameter and forms the last part of the digestive tract.
When the balance of bacteria changes from friendly to unfriendly, the colon starts to experience problems which may be caused by stress, coffee, acid-forming foods, sugar and alcohol.
In health, bowel transit from eating to defecation is 24 hours or less and bowel movement is at least once a day. In disease faeces can remain in the colon for many days or weeks which lead to re-absorption of toxins, soluble waste and parasites into the bloodstream.