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What is Colonic Irrigation?

A colon irrigation using the Wood Gravitational Method is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of poisons, gas and accumulated fecal matter. Unlike an enema, it does not involve the retention of water. There is no discomfort, no internal pressure, just a steady gentle flow in and out of the colon. Abdominal massage is given to stimulate the colon to recover its natural shape, tone, and peristaltic wave action.

How is a Colonic Administered?

The process involves infusing filtered water into the colon through the rectum. Water flow, which is always under the direct control of the practitioner, flows into the colon via a small water tube and out through the evacuation tube carrying with it impacted feces and mucous. As the water flows out of the colon, the practitioner gently uses hand maneuvers on the abdomen to help the colon release its contents. It is possible to see this expelled waste matter when it passes through a special viewing window in the evacuation tube. The person is well covered, and modesty is given top priority during the procedure. This colonic process takes only 30 to 40 minutes.

How Many Colonics Do I Need?

The number of treatments will always vary with the individual and his condition. Often the waste is so hard and lodged in the colon that it may take a series of colonics to soften and loosen this accumulated fecal material sufficiently. Some people may not have dramatic results for the first few treatments, so a series of treatments is necessary and advisable. Colonic irrigation is most effective in combination with exercise and a proper diet of non-mucous-producing foods. Fresh fruits, vegetables and certain herbs are suggested to help loosen and dissolve accumulated fecal matter.

The suggested series is determined on an individual basis. Once the colon is clean, it is advisable to have a colonic every one to two months to maintain the environment. A good time is at the change of seasons when diet and exercise patterns often change. You should have a colonic before, during, and after a “fast” to hasten the removal of toxic waste. Colonics are very beneficial during cold and flu season.

What are the Benefits of Colon Irrigation?

Colonics offer relief from a variety of disturbances by cleansing the colon of impacted and putrefactive fecal matter. Fatigue, gas, headaches, irritability, skin problems, cold hands and feet, and lethargy are among the problems relieved by colon cleansing. Constipation, of course, is another, as well as chronic diarrhea. Your sense of well-being often is dramatically improved You feel lighter and more energetic, and the body can again assimilate food in the colon and better defend itself against disease. Natural peristalsis, tone and regularity are restored, and many serious diseases may be averted through this gentle, sterile, scientific technique. Colonics are a key factor in the restoration of the body’s natural balance, or what we call good health.

Are There Any Side Effects from Colonics?

None. It is not uncommon, however, for some people to start to feel like they have a cold or headache after a colonic. Toxins which have been lying dormant in the colon are now being flushed out, and a small amount may be reabsorbed into the body’s system. This healing crisis passes quickly, and the person will realize a feeling of well-being with further treatments.

Will Colonics Damage the Normal Intestinal Flora?

No. One of the functions of the first half of the colon is to gather the needed intestinal flora. When fecal accumulation leads to fecal encrustation, normal colon function is difficult, and the glands in this lining cannot produce the necessary flora. The resulting lack of lubrication intensifies a state of constipation and generates toxemia. This upsets the normal acid-alkaline ratio back into balance. In this environment, the friendly bacteria will again thrive and disease causing bacteria will find it difficult to develop.