I have spoken about colon health before, but I thought it was time to revisit this topic, after all I have just had my first ever colonic therapy! But more about that later…
The colon is the part of our body where all the waste and matter that cannot be used by the body goes, the matter is often toxic and has no vitamins, minerals or other useful substances present because our system has removed all that goodness to utilise in the body.
It is important to have quality colon health because full elimination is rare and toxic matter builds up, our bodies solution is to reabsorb the matter and store it in vital organs. A toxic system = sickness, illness and disease.
Its surprising to know how much toxic waste is stored in our body. I was surprised…
I am about to describe the process of colonic irrigation, if you have a weak stomach are easily offended or are eating I would not recommend continuing…
I arrived at the centre and was greeted by my therapist, she guided me through a consultation where she examined my diet and lifestyle and made suggestions on what I could do to improve my colon health. She did an iridology session and noticed a slight ballooning of the bowel area, suggesting a pocket of …. you guessed it! No surprises so far; lymphatic system slightly inflamed, tension in the shoulders, adrenals highlighted… and that balloon!!!
Next we move to the table, the therapist leaves the room, I remove my bottom half of clothing and lay comfortably on my side covered in a towel, the therapist lubricates a small tube and inserts it about 2 inches into my bottom(!!!). It doesn’t hurt, there is pressure and a little discomfort, but no pain. I am instructed to lay on my side for a few minutes as she flushes water in and out - this I am told is to remove any gas - it turns out I don’t have any! I cannot feel the water flushing in and out and only the pressure of having the tube inserted is obvious.
NOTE: if you take your hand and point with your first finger and your thump sticking up this is how the tube looks, the finger bit is what goes in, the thumb bit is where the water comes from and the wrist and up the arm is the part of the tube that takes the water out. The out bit can be clamped shut so that the water builds up further into the body.
Next I turn to lay on my back, knees up, towel still covering my bits and pieces and the session really begins. I still cannot feel the water enter, but because the exit section has been closed the water is building up, after a few moments the sensation you get when you need to go for number twos hits and I am a little nervous.
The therapist is very carefully watching the machine and your reactions and looks for the cues that you have reached your limit, at this stage she opens the ‘out’ tube and the water exits the body… this feels like you are doing a poo. There is no other way to explain it. Its weird because you cant push, you relax and breath and generally try to not make a ‘poo face’. As soon as the ‘exit’ tube is released the sensation is gone. I experienced a lot of cramping, the same feeling as you get if you have a stomach bug but with each release this feeling goes.
The tube is clear and reveals the waste leaving your body, I watch in awe at what is leaving my body… surely I am not walking around with all that in my body! But yes I am, we all are, and to be honest now I have seen what was in me, I find it quite gross to NOT cleanse my colon!
The process lasts about 40 minutes, its not relaxing as it would be if you had a massage or facial; you are a part of the process reaching your limits and releasing, breathing and cramping, relaxing and concentrating. The liquid, I am told, should run clean at the end, mine did not, the therapist comments that this surprises her given my diet and lifestyle but I did suspect that this would be the case. Letting go, releasing and relaxing are my difficulties, we all have areas that are hard and for me its relaxing energetically, today I was a witness to the physical manifestation of the emotional ‘holding on’.
Once the therapist stops, she removes the tube and I take myself straight into the toilet that is off of the room. As I sit a wave of emotion comes over me and I cry. Cry on the toilet! It feels good. When I am ready to leave the bathroom I am shaky and feel weak and empty. I feel like I am on a detox, that’s for sure!
Upon reflection I think this is something that I should do again, I certainly don’t want to but I know its good for me. The cramping wasn’t very nice but manageable however I did not expect the emotional healing to be a part of the journey when its such a physical therapy, but I am rolling with the punches and listening to my body.
Once a year is what David Wolfe recommends, I think I will follow his lead.
Now if colonic irrigation is not for you, there are a few things that you can do;
- Take an enzyme supplement
- Take a pro-biotic supplement
- Drink barley grass - alkalizing
- Drink vegetable juices
- Drink super food smoothies
- Eat fibre
- Eat fruit
I hope you have enjoyed this post, I tried to be as honest and descriptive as I could, there are a lot of women who have asked me about this procedure, so there you have it :)
Love, J x
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