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What is Colon Hydrotherapy?

A practice that dates back thousands of years, colon hydrotherapy is exactly what it sounds like - the cleansing of the colon using water, herbal solutions or other liquids such as coffee. It might seem a little strange at first, however, the more you learn about this completely natural treatment and the various benefits, the more you’ll understand that it is indeed a natural way of taking care of your health and wellbeing. 

What does Colon Hydrotherapy do?

The treatment detoxifies the intestine by removing any built-up waste, promoting the body’s natural healing abilities. It has been known to increase the immune system’s ability to fight off diseased cells and other poisons, even cancer.

The condition of the gastrointestinal tract is often the root of many health conditions. Colonics stimulate digestive function and intestinal movement. The expansion and contraction of intestinal muscles called peristalsis, propels intestinal contents through the body. Weak peristalsis means inefficient waste removal. An underperforming, sluggish colon is a common cause of toxicity.

As wastes build up, they can ferment, decay and be absorbed through the walls of your colon into your bloodstream. These toxins can poison your brain and nervous system, contributing to depression, anxiety, irritability and lethargy. The skin’s health can also be a good indicator of the need for colon hydrotherapy as toxins that cannot be eliminated through the colon, start to be eliminated through the skin, a secondary organ of elimination. Repetition of filling the colon with water works not only to flush waste out of the colon, but it also stimulates the colon to contract, stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system and increasing detoxification pathways. Using water to cleanse your colon can be an excellent way to achieve optimal bowel function.

The History of Colon Hydrotherapy

The ancient Egyptians and Greeks practiced inner cleansing, as did traditional Chinese and Indian civilizations.

Around the turn of the 20th century, the first present-day colonic equipment was developed. Up to the late ’20s, many doctors had colonic systems in their surgeries and similar equipment was found in hospitals too.

Articles dealing with colon health frequently appeared in prestigious medical and scientific journals until the early 1930s. Today, hospitals have largely replaced colonics with cheaper purgatives and laxatives, although some people find these unpleasant and ineffective.

Colon Hydrotherapy Today

While the treatment has taken many forms over the centuries, the essence of the therapy has remained the same - a gentle wash out of the colon or large intestine, using warm water to remove waste matter which rehydrates and exercises the bowel.

Today's therapists use hygienic closed systems, with clean, filtered water to cleanse the colon quickly and easily, with no fuss, no mess and no smell, making modern colon hydrotherapy safer and more convenient than ever before.

This makes a modern Colon Hydrotherapy treatment as normal and natural as any other part of your regular health and wellbeing regime. Many of our clients have colonics on a regular basis, to complement other healthy lifestyle choices such as healthy eating, stress management and regular exercise.

We recommend Colon Hydrotherapy for anyone suffering from:

  • Digestive disorders

  • Acne, eczema, skin dryness, etc.

  • Fatigue, headaches, anxiety

  • Bad breath and other hygiene detriments

  • Bloating and gas

  • Poor cognitive function

Hannah Venter is an internationally trained and accredited (RICTAT United Kingdom) Colon Hydrotherapist at Kallima Lifestyle Clinic.  We offer 45-60-minute sessions with state-of-the-art equipment in a clinic setting. To book a session contact us on 0824193976


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