Throughout history, the practice of colon hydrotherapy has been used to meet people’s medical needs everywhere. The Greeks, people from India, and those from the Middle East have utilized this valuable process. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, was an early proponent. The Evers Papyrus, dating back to 1500 B.C., was one of the first recorded documents of colon hydrotherapy.
Colon hydrotherapy, or colonic irrigation, is an alternative therapy used to cleanse, maintain and restore optimum colon health. Many doctors are now embracing colonic irrigation as an adjunct to their traditional medical treatments or as part of an overall regimen of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) designed to cleanse and detoxify their patient’s colon, liver, kidney, and lymphatic systems.
The build-up of toxic debris weakens the colon and impairs its function. Gentle filling and emptying of the colon can improve peristaltic (natural muscular contraction) activity, which aids efficient removal of waste material. Colonics administered by trained colonic therapists using state–of–the–art colonic hydrotherapy equipment ensures maximum efficacy and safety and is the perfect procedure to help eliminate constipation, detoxifying the major organs of elimination restoring normal bowel function.
Although common in Europe and many other countries for decades, modern colon hydrotherapy has only gained popularity and acceptance in major metropolitan cities in the United States in the last 10 to 20 years.
BY Bruce LeTourneau, ACN