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What is a colonic?

A colonic irrigation is a safe and effective method of cleaning the colon waste material with repeated, gentle flushes of water. It is sterile and painless. High colonic irrigation kills harmful bacteria, parasites, mold yeast infections, and virus. Colon therapy also draws out toxins from the blood, liver, and lymphatic tissue back into large intestine for better elimination. Colonic therapy treats the cause, not the symptoms. Colon cleansing is safe and effective for every one of all ages, children and the elderly alike.


Why should I get a colonic?

Over a long period of time fecal matter, mucus, toxins and parasites form a wall of impacted debris in the colon that can cause a build-up of toxicity. Prolonged accumulation of waste matter can also cause lethargy in the muscles of the colon, causing a sluggish bowel that cannot make complete bowel movements. Ill health is inevitable when the colon is not kept clean. A malfunctioning colon will affect the digestive system as well as every living cell and organ in the body.

A colon begins to malfunction when foods are not fully digested; a degenerative cycle begins then. The undigested foods begin putrefying and create an overly acidic condition. The friendly bacteria that are normal in a healthy colon begin to die off, creating an anaerobic (oxygen-deficient) environment for disease producing bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, parasites and yeast. When these toxins are absorbed through the blood capillaries lining the large intestine, the blood, too, will putrefy and acidification of the blood, too, takes place. This acidic and toxin-laden blood then pollutes the body on a cellular level. At this point, the cycle of life and health reverts to the cycle of death and disease.

Life begins and ends in the intestines. To fully detoxify, high colonic irrigation — colon cleansing — is necessary.


How should I prepare for a colonic?

Please follow these instructions for the day before and the day of each colonic:

Avoid: alcohol, pasta, bread, coffee, heavy meals

Recommended: fruit, vegetables, whole grains, modest amount of fish or chicken

and please:

Drink plenty of water, herbal teas and fresh vegetable juices. Refrain from eating anything for 2 hours before the colonic. La Casa’s colon therapist will advise you on what to eat following the colonic.


When should you have a colonic?

Colonics are good any time, but are especially beneficial when there is a health issue for which colon and tissue cleansing would be helpful.

Maintenance colonics are a nice way of inaugurating every season change.

Colonics are useful to do before a colonoscopy (a medical examination performed by a Gastroenterologist).

Colonics are extremely helpful before, during and after a fast.

Because colonics often alleviate symptoms of PMS, they are useful to have before and during menstruation.


What happens during a colonic?

A colonic session is 45-60 minutes in which 15-20 gallons of water are gently flushed through the colon. A small speculum is inserted into the rectum. This speculum is then attached to a plastic hose which connects to the colonic machine. The colonic therapist then adjusts the volume and temperature of the water coming out of the machine which runs through a plastic hose into the rectum and through the entire colon. The colon is temporarily filled with a certain volume of water to individual tolerance. This will induce peristaltic contractions in the colon, and you will begin to expel fecal matter through the colonic hose which leads back to the colonic machine and through a clear plastic viewing tube.

While you are receiving the colonic treatment, La Casa’s colon therapist lightly massages various parts of your abdomen to help loosen and dislodge areas of fecal impaction for more complete elimination.

You are kept covered during the session. All waste is disposed through a tube; thus, there is no odor. The use of disposable instruments and tubing is employed to secure total sanitation and hygiene. La Casa’s water is filtered, ozonated and passed through a UV light system.

It is quite interesting to see what is expelled during a normal colonic treatment. One may see mucous, parasites, worms and very old feculent material (noted by its dark black color) pass through the clear tube. This old feculent material may have been lying in the colon for years. It looks like vulcanized rubber and has that kind of consistency. In addition, you may experience sensations of warmth due to the presence of toxins in the feculent matter.


How many colonics are recommended?

One colonic, though helpful, is not sufficient to effectively cleanse the colon. Considerable gas may be expelled during the first few treatments. It usually takes a few treatments before the process of dislodging old encrusted feculent matter is begun. One should remember that it usually takes years for the colon to become clogged up with its own waste products. Therefore, one should not be impatient when pursuing a therapeutic course of colonic irrigations.

La Casa recommends following a comprehensive program with both nutritional input and colon management techniques: a series of up to 8 colonics is best for a thorough program. The first three colonics should take place over a period of ten days, followed by one weekly colonic throughout the rest of the series. If this program is not possible, La Casa’s colon therapists will work with you to design a program that is manageable for you.


Are there any downsides of colonics?

Some people erroneously think that colon irrigations wash out the intestinal flora and thus deprive the colon of a valuable means of lubrication. This school of thought is utterly false. Obviously, when the packed accumulation of feces in the bowel leads to fecal encrustation, it is not possible for the lining of the colon to function normally, and the glands in this lining cannot produce the necessary intestinal flora or lubrication. Such lack of lubrication only serves to intensify a state of constipation and to generate toxemia. We encourage La Casa’s clients to take a pro-biotic to replace the very small amount of intestinal flora that may have been washed out along with the toxins.


Are colonics a substitute for laxatives?

It’s actually the other way around: laxatives are a bad substitute for colonics. Colonics are infinitely better than laxatives. Laxatives offer only temporary relief and do not address the cause of the real problem.

What La Casa’s colon therapist is going to see: your stool as a diagnostic indicator

The Bristol Stool Form Scale divides stools into 7 distinct types, size, shape, color:
Healthy stool is long, round and smooth with the texture simlar to creamy peanut butter and golden brown in color. It should be slightly acidic so it floats on the surface of water, breaking up soon afterwards. The colon pH itself should be slightly alkaline, thus promoting the growth of friendly bacteria.
Unhealthy stool falls into the following categories and indicates an underlying health issue:
1. Dry with hard lumps or clumps. When transit time is too long, one may be extremely constipated. This condition is usually caused by lack of fluids, lack of friendly bacteria and a dearth of essential oils, or by stress, excess mucosa, and not enough fiber. To correct, avoid alcohol and all products with refine sugar, white flour, white rice and yeast.
2. Like lumpy sausage
3. Like sausage with surface cracks
4. Blobs with well-defined margins
5. Fluffy with well-defined margins
6. Watery with no solids. Diarrhea is usually caused by bacteria or viral infections from foods or water. It can also be caused from anxiety, food allergies, drugs or problems within the colon. This is another sign that something is wrong and the body is trying to detoxify.
Colors of Stool
The colors and size of the stool indicate the transit time through the digestive tract. The color can tell you how well your digestion is and alert you to other changes concerning your wellness. This information is observed by your colon therapist. If you wish to observe the stool as it leaves the body, this is possible in La Casa’s colonics.
Stool that is lighter in color — pale — may indicate a blockage in the bile duct or a deficiency in producing bile (digestive aid). Because of the high fat content, stool may be foul smelling and sticky like clay making it difficult to flush. This is usually the result of bad absorption.
Blood (detected by a red color in the stool) is an indication of colon disease, internal hemorrhoids, or parasites. Eating beets will aslo add color to stools and urine and can be used as an indicator of transit time.
Dark Stools are usually from a diet of dark greens, iron supplements or meat.
Slimy stools contain excess mucus caused by bacteria, yeast, infection, tumor, or other problem int he colon. Systemic balance is thrown off when the colon gets too acidic, creating an environment in which only pathogens can survive.