By Rozalia Melamed, RN, Certified colon hydrotherapist (instructor level)
Constipation is an incomplete or infrequent bowel movements typically characterized by stools that are hard, dry, and/or difficult to move. The normal range of bowel movements is one to three times per day and well formed. Ideally, when food enters the stomach, a nerve signals are sent to the colon, promoting it to contract and release its content. This gastro-colic reflex, when functioning properly, would cause colon to empty after each big meal. Look at the healthy animals or healthy babies. After eating they usually have a bowel movement.
Chronic constipation is the number one gastrointestinal complain in North America, particularly among the elderly. Constipation affects nearly 4 million Americans annually. People are constipated when they strain to have bowel movements, have hard stool, have irregular or incomplete bowel movements, or experience discomfort during elimination.
“America is a constipated nation…. If you pass small stools, you have to have large hospitals” – Denis Parsons Burkitt, MD, surgeon, and research scientist
Transit time is the length of time it takes for food to move through your digestive tract. If a digestive system is healthy, food often goes from the spoon to the bathroom in 24 hours or less. Unhealthy colon often makes a sluggish movement for several days.
Some symptoms of colon dysfunction are fatigue, halitosis, bad odor, allergies, eczema, asthma, backache’s, depression, food craving, headaches, hemorrhoids, nausea, stomach pains, indigestion, insomnia, irritability, memory loss, menstrual problems, nervousness, prostate problems, and weight issues.
The major function of the colon is to eliminate waste. However, due to poor diet, stress of modern living, chemical pollution, dehydration, lack of exercise, overusing of the antibiotics, our body including our colon, does not properly function, constipation and toxic colon occur.
The foods begin putrefying in the colon and fermenting by yeast and harmful bacteria. The friendly bacteria begin to die off, creating the environment for disease producing bacteria, Candida-yeast, and parasites. It produces a lot of the toxic substances, gas such as hydrogen and methane. They are excreted through the lungs and skin, creating embarrassing halitosis and body odor. The toxins go to the liver and blood leading to poisoning of the entire body.
High colonic irrigation (colon hydrotherapy) is a simple, safe, and effective method that irrigates the large intestine with water to clean out the years of toxins and accumulated waste. Colon hydrotherapy is an expanded and more complete form of the high enema.
What will colon hydrotherapy do to the colon and whole body?
Cleanse the Colon: In case of the constipation, the toxic material is collected inside the colon poisoning all organs and body systems. Colon hydrotherapy enhances the natural process of elimination of these harmful substances. Chronic constipation makes deadly environment for the friendly intestinal flora. On the other hand, constipation promotes overgrowth Candida-yeast, harmful bacteria and parasites. Colon hydrotherapy removes the harmful bacteria, yeast, parasites and makes the good environment for the beneficial bacteria.
Reshape the Colon: Chronic constipation expands colon walls, makes colon muscles weak that, in turn, leads to constipation. The washing out movement of the water, combining with gentle abdominal massage, helps to get rid of bulging pockets of waste and reduce spastic constrictions, enable colon to take up again its normal size.
Exercise the Colon Muscles: The build-up of toxic debris weakens the colon walls and its functioning. The gentle filling and emptying of the colon with water recovers muscle contraction (peristalsis) by which the colon naturally moves the fecal matter.
Reduce pressure in the colon and abdomen: It can decrease the risk for diverticulitis, improve lung capacity, lessen pressure on liver, gallbladder, prostate and womb, and diminish venous pressure that causes hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
Body rejuvenation: Chronic constipation causes premature aging, problems with skin, influences in brain function (low memory, mood, and headache). After colon hydrotherapy, many people feel refresh and happy. They grayish skin is getting healthy and pink.
Restoration of the friendly intestinal flora: At the Biotherapy Clinic, colon hydrotherapy is used to help the beneficial bacteria to grow. Bad eating habits, toxic chemicals, alcohol, some medications, especially antibiotics, kill the friendly intestinal flora. Besides promoting digestion, manufacturing vitamins, the friendly intestinal flora control the growth of the harmful bacteria, Candida-yeast, and parasites. Health and proper work of the colon vitally depend on the friendly intestinal flora. For simplicity, we can make the analogy between the colon and parking lot. Colonies of bacteria and yeasts adhere (parking) to the colon walls. If the parking places are taking by the bad guys, the good guys cannot park. It needs the tow away to open the parking spaces. The colon hydrotherapy comes to rescue.
Reduce weight: Colon hydrotherapy by elimination toxins, restoration of the friendly intestinal flora and reducing of the chronic constipation promote the normal weight. Many our patients after European whole body cleansing program that include a few colon hydrotherapy sessions lose pounds and inches.
Chronic constipation is extremely complicated problem. To resolve this problem naturally without drugs and harsh laxative, we at Biotherapy Clinic use:
- Healing diet
- Drinking healing mineral water that prepared from genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt
- Nutritional supplements such as Biotherapy Cellular Magnesium-Potassium and vitamins
- High quality of living friendly intestinal bacteria (probiotics)
- Herbal remedy such as Biotherapy Lower Bowel Formula as a gentle colon cleanser
- Course of the colon hydrotherapy sessions with restoration of the friendly intestinal flora
We don’t focus just on symptoms, we treat the root of problems for long lasting result.