Colon Hydrotherapy

 

What will happen at your appointment?


Your first appointment will usually last about an hour and a half and will include a consultation, medical questionnaire and a full explanation of the equipment and procedure.

Following your consultation, you will be given a hosptial gown to wear to protect your modesty. The therapy itself takes around 45 minutes, during which modern, hygienic equipment gently cleanses your colon using warm filtered water, in a simple, dignified procedure.

We may add organic herbs to the water to aid the release of gas, cramping and encourage waste release, we can also use coffee enemas for liver detox and anti parasitic tincture.

Following your treatment we will discuss your findings and suggest some positive changes you may need to bring your lifestyle back into natural balance with your body, we will also give you a probiotic to replace the good bacteria.

We have a range of herbs you may wish to purchase following your colonic.

 

How it works...

 

The stomach and small intestine
The primary role of the stomach and small intestine is to break down and absorb nutrition from your food. This is done through mechanical and chemical processes, including chewing and churning, and the release of acids and enzymes. By the time the mixture leaves the small intestine, your body has absorbed 95% of the available nutrients.

The large intestine (colon or bowel)
The role of the colon is to absorb water and nutrients from what’s left as it passes through. The colon also works to make this waste safe by neutralising the digestive acids and enzymes, so that it can pass out of your body without causing any damage. Bacteria in the colon work with the waste to produce essential vitamins, such as biotin and vitamin K. They also ferment the waste, producing around three pints of gas every day.

Digestive problems
The normal transit time for food is around 24 hours, and you should move your bowels at least once a day. Problems occur when the transit time is either too fast, causing diarrhoea, or too slow, causing constipation or bloating. This can be caused by poor diet, disease or infections, as well as by lifestyle factors such as lack of exercise, irregular eating and missing meals. Colonics are a great way of encouraging your colon to work normally again, whilst we encourage you to reconnect with your body and make the changes you need to avoid future problems.

The gut and the mind
As well as physical causes, digestive problems can also be the result of stress and emotional issues. There is a strong link between the gut and the mind, which is seen in our everyday language in phrases such as ‘butterflies in the stomach’ or ‘stomach in knots’, which reflect the way our state of mind can adversely affect our normal digestion. As part of your consultation, your therapist will often talk through any external factors that could be affecting y
our internal processes.

 

Unhealthy modern lifestyles
Even with the best will in the world, few of us eat as healthily as we should, or take enough exercise. Unfortunately, our bodies simply aren’t designed for this sedentary lifestyle fuelled by processed and refined foods full of chemically synthesised ingredients. Inevitably, this upsets the natural way your digestive system works, leading to a range of negative effects on your health, from digestion and bowel problems, to lethargy and headaches.

How a colonic can help
Colon hydrotherapy works with your body, helping to return your digestive system to a more natural, healthy state. The gentle flow of water works in two ways: firstly it cleans out waste matter in the colon, and secondly it stimulates the natural nerve and muscle action of the bowels to encourage proper bowel function.

Unlike an enema, colon hydrotherapy, combined with gentle abdominal massage from your therapist, can reach the full length of the large intestine, ensuring a thorough cleanse and the maximum benefit.

Benefits beyond the bowel
Colon Hydrotherapy gives many people a sensation of overall well-being and energy and it’s often the inspiration for a healthier diet and lifestyle all round.

What’s more, since your digestive system is closely linked with the rest of your body's functions, the therapy may also help you with headaches, allergies and acne, and improve mental and physical sluggishness. And when you feel good on the inside, it shows on the outside, bringing out your natural beauty through clearer skin and brighter eyes.

We are located at:

The Health and Vitality Clinic

5 Augusta Place

Leamington Spa

Warwickshire

CV32 5EL

 

1 Harley Street

London

W1G 9QD

 

clarebarkway@hotmail.co.uk

01926 882441

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