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
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.