Colon Hydrotherapy - Gravity Method
Colon hydrotherapy has been used for hundreds of years, dating back to 1500 B.C. as a traditional and complementary alternative therapy, used to support a range of health outcomes.
Based on ancient Ayurvedic and Egyptian practices, Colon Hydrotherapy (gravity fed method) involves the gentle fill and release of the large intestine with warm filtered water. This water enters the colon from a source that is located above your body, utilising gravity to allow water to flow in and out of the colon without any means of motors or pumps. The natural peristaltic motion or squeezing of the bowel is activated once the water enters the organ resulting in a natural stimulation and release.
This encourages the removal of potentially toxic and unwanted waste from the large colon and reduces reabsorption, while supporting and encouraging detoxification and elimination pathways, optimising digestion and regulating bowel function.
Our colon's primary job is to eliminate waste, toxins and prevent the growth of potentially harmful pathogens, including bacteria, fungi and parasites. The average colon contains over 2000 species of microflora and bacteria which aid in digestion, nutrient absorption, immune function and so much more.
The human gastrointestinal tract represents one of the largest interfaces between the human and its surrounding environment, including diet and lifestyle. The re-absorption of toxic waste from not being eliminated from the colon places metabolic stress on our vital organs, contributing to illness and disease. Poor elimination also results in alterations to the gut microflora (dysbiosis) and has been associated with the disease progression in a range of inflammatory, immune and gut-associated diseases.
When accumulated waste and toxins are removed from the body, its ability to heal and regenerate is enhanced and may assist with a range of health benefits including:
- Improved detoxification
- Gut-associated mental health
- Candida overgrowth
- Improved peristalsis (Toning of the muscles in the bowel wall)
- Increased and sustained energy
- Improved cognitive function/Reduced 'Brain Fog'
- Weight management
Colon Hydrotherapy is also used as a successful, nonabrasive method to colonoscopy bowel preparation.