Many people have pre-conceived ideas about Colonic Hydrotherapy and Colonic Irrigation and imagine
the worst, whereas it is in fact a colonic treatment which leaves you feeling clean, revitalised and well. It was used in
UK hospitals until relatively recently when the cost became uneconomical in face of strong purgatives used before bowel procedures.
The colonic treatment itself exercises and tones the bowel thus aiding the evacuation of waste both
during and after treatment. The toxic load on the body is reduced.
Colonic treatment is now used in the UK as a naturopathic modality and is particularly useful in treating:
- Primary bowel conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and constipation where the bowel can
be normalised through water temperature variation during treatment.
- Some organic disease states such as diverticulosis where regular elimination is important. Bowel transit
time is improved.
- Many secondary conditions, especially those affecting the other eliminative organs (skin, urinary
tract and lungs), where they are accompanied by poor bowel mechanics.
- Body detoxification, when accompanied by dietary measures.
The benefits of colonic irrigation can often be quickly observed in the form of improved bowel function
together with clearer skin, more mental clarity and fewer headaches. Circulatory, immune, inflammatory and weight problems
can also often improve with colonic treatments when accompanied by recommended diet and lifestyle changes. After treatment
from our colonic therapists, the bowel is better able to absorb nutrients and less likely to absorb enterotoxins.
Unlike enemas, it is not habit-forming.
Waste material, especially that which has remained in the colon for some time, poses several problems.
First this material is quite toxic. These toxins and re
enter and circulate in the blood stream making us feel unwell, tired or weak. Secondly,
impacted materials impair the colons ability to absorb minerals and vitamins, and finally a build up of material on the colon
wall can inhibit muscular action causing sluggish bowel movements and constipation.
The delicate balance of the Colon can easily be disturbed by a number
of factors, including stress, poor diet, certain drugs and exposure to toxic substances
Did you know
we can carry between 5 - 25 lb of waste in our bowel
1 in 3 consultations with GPs are gastro-intestinal related
A high proportion of referral to consultant gastroenterologists are for IBS
The UK has the highest incidence of bowel cancer in the world.