Natural Health Services, Inc - Holistic Health for the Body, Mind & Spirit
Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonics)
About your colon
 The colon (or large intestine) is a hollow, tube like organ made up of a muscle structure that moves toxic materials along by a wave-like motion known as peristaltic action. Use of laxatives weakens these muscles, creating dependency.
From the beginning of the large intestine (cecum) to the rectum, it is approximately 5 to 6 feet long. When a person is constipated, the walls of the colon are generally packed or lined with accumulated feces. This causes extended periods of intestinal overloading by failure to respond to the immediate call of nature.  In this condition, the colon can neither absorb nor eliminate properly. Blood from this system circulates through every organ in the body and reaches every cell. To properly clean the body tissues, we must start by a thorough cleaning of the bowel. It took time to pollute our bodies to the point of disease, so it also takes time to reverse this process through a series of internal cleansings.
The colon is inhabited by bacteria, parasites and other organisms. The immune system can be fortified in a clean body that has less toxic material.
The colon, and its relationship with the body
 Surprisingly, healthy elimination should be within one to two hours after eating. If you eat three to five times a day, your bowel should move accordingly. The average person is carrying several pounds of dried fecal matter impacted in the colon as a result of eating flour, meat, fat, dairy products, sugar, alcohol and preservatives.
Foul-smelling stool and gas are also danger signs. The healthy color of your stool is golden brown and has minimal odor. During constipation, you may observe a darkening of the stool. This is caused by the longer transition time in your system with residues lying in your colon for more than 12 hours. The result is that the colon will distribute the poisons into your bloodstream and every organ of your body, which is called toxemia or autointoxication.
We indulge in daily routines and they are direct causes of constipation. There are three habits working against Mother Nature. First is eating refined and processed foods. They do not provide quality energy to our cellular structure and to the organs responsible for the elimination of waste matter. Second is neglecting to stop everything we are doing to answer the call of nature. Third is not drinking enough water. We should drink enough water to equal half our weight in ounces daily, one half-hour before meals or two hours after eating—not during meals—or digestive juices become diluted.
A toxic bowel is the source of many health problems. Colon cleansing is a valuable procedure that activates the body's self-healing process by washing down the old, toxic mucus lining of the bowel, thereby allowing a more efficient means of waste elimination and nutrient absorption. This is also the first step toward normalizing the colon so that the friendly bacteria can return to help the colon resist toxic putrefaction.
Colon Hydrotherapy
 Persons who have never had a colon therapy treatment may be fearful or embarrassed to receive one. This is because they don't know what to expect.
The usual colon irrigation lasts about 45 minutes. All rectal speculums are disposable. After the gentle insertion of the speculum into the rectum, it is attached to a plastic hose which connects to our modern equipment. The therapist then adjusts the flow and temperature of the water coming out of the machine. The water travels through the plastic hose into the rectum and potentially through the entire colon. The client receives a regulated volume of water to their individual tolerance. Our system has a filter for the water, and we use warm water in a pressure and release method to induce peristaltic action in the colon. While lying comfortably on the table, they will begin to expel fecal matter through the plastic hose which leads back into the Colon Hydrotherapy machine. All tubes are disposable.
During the session, you are covered. You might see mucus, gas, parasites, undigested foods and very old fecal matter that has broken loose from the colon wall, passing back into the clear glass viewing tube. This old matter has been lying in the colon for years, and is dark and hard. Since this is a closed system, there is no smell or mess. In fact, it is a very relaxing experience. We also massage the abdomen to help loosen fecal matter and to promote peristalsis.
Most clients need more than one session. It is common to expel considerable gas during the first few times. It usually takes six to ten sessions before old fecal matter dislodges.
As old, unhealthy matter leaves the colon, the opportunity for the growth of important friendly bacteria increases. We often suggest that the client use a supplement of friendly flora in conjunction with the treatment series.
Do I need internal cleansing?..
In America, over two million people per year are diagnosed with colon disease. Remember, CANCER OF THE COLON IS SECOND TO HEART DISEASE AS THE MOST FREQUENT CAUSE OF DEATH TODAY and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is on the rise.
Colon therapy is essential in establishing balance in our bodies for improved health.
Do you experience any of the following signals regularly?
   · Constipation or diarrhea                    · Skin problems
   · Need for laxatives                             · Fatigue
   · Frequent headaches                          · Insomnia
   · Lower back pain                              · Irritability
   · Lowered resistance to infection          · Depression
   · Edema/Swelling                                · Bad breath
   · Bloating and indigestion                     · Loss of memory
   · Asthma / sinus problems                    · Food allergies
   · Overweight/underweight                     · Yeast infections
   · Lack of sexual response                    · Menstrual problems
   · General aches and pains                    · Athletes foot or jock itch
If you have severe symptoms or any serious disorders, seek the
attention of a health care professional.
The above is meant only to indicate some of the symptoms of autointoxication. It is safe to say that anyone who has been on a Basic American Diet (B.A.D.) will benefit from periodic internal cleansing,
especially if you live in an urban area, where pollutants are high.
These treatments are solely intended for prevention and cleaning and are in no way a substitute for professional, medical care. If you have severe symptoms or any serious disorders, seek the attention of a health care professional.
Colon Hydrotherapy Preparation
Suggestions to augment your cleansing experience:
1.   Eat lightly 48 hours prior to colonic.  This may include  brown rice, vegetables (raw, steamed, or juiced),  fish and fresh fruit.            
2.  Between meals you can drink ground flax seed (these may be found at your local health food store)  Using 1 tsp. - 2 times per day blended in juice or water. 
Drink 8 - 10 full glasses of purified water daily.
Relax  This is not a painful experience. Our facility is private and comfortable,
allowing optimal cleansing.
Our Colon Therapists are looking forward to being of service to you.
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