Colon Hydrotherapy is one of the oldest health practices known to humanity. The practice revolves around the concept of “auto-intoxication”, or the belief that food is processed by our bodies and is then sent to the large intestine where it rots and forms toxins as a result of decomposition.
The residue of this decomposition process leaves putrefied feces in the colon which line the walls of the large intestine and harbour parasites and pathogens. That these toxins inhibit the functionality of the colon by causing inflammation and creating an infectious state which quickly moves into the circulatory system and causes fevers and malady throughout the body.
The practice centres around mechanically injecting water, often mixed with herbs into the colon through the rectum. The idea is that the practice will wash out any un desirable toxins, freeing the colon from operating in a diminished capacity.
Another aspect of intestinal health that colon hydrotherapy attempts to rectify is the removal of mucoid plaque. This plaque lines the inside walls of the large intestine, building up in layers of un healthy flora. The colon reacts to these additional layers by extending itself or stretching. Once the colon is distended the normal contractions used by the large intestine are diminished and their capacity to move waste is limited creating an environment where blockages become commonplace.
Colon Hydro therapists are often cross trained in complimentary medicines like naturopathy, where they obtain the training to prescribe protocols for dealing with colon related maladies like Candida, parasite infestations, bloating and chronic constipation.