Sunday, January 3, 2016

Colon Hydrotherapy - part two

Now that I have two sessions of colon hydrotherapy under my belt, I am eager to share more details of my cleansing experience. Proponents of this procedure believe it has many redeeming health benefits. As I mentioned in Colon Hydrotherapy – part one, this practice of colon cleansing is not a new trend. However, all methods of administering this type of therapy are not created equal.

In part two of my colon hydrotherapy experience, I will share:
  • How colon hydrotherapy affected my body
  • How to find a qualified Colon Therapist near you
  • More photos of my experience

Most significant affects on my body

Spaciousness – The first change I noticed after only one session was the sensation of having extra room inside my body…particularly my abdominal area. I even felt more energetic! Considering the amount of waste I observed being removed from my body, this spacious sensation should not have taken me by surprise.

After each session I weighed myself but didn’t see any significant weight loss. This confused me because I feel lighter and my pants are looser on me than they previously were. Then, I noticed the change in my posture. I’m actually sitting straighter for longer amounts of time than I could beforehand. Could the weight of all that toxic material actually pull my body out of alignment? I don’t know the answer for sure but that is my current theory.

No Pressure – Prior to my first colon hydrotherapy session, I didn’t have any significant pain or discomfort to speak of…except for a minor pressure in my lower back every evening. I grew accustom to it and chalked it up to being a life-long, full-time wheelchair user in my forties. After my first session this pressure went away and has yet to return.

Realizing that my lower backpressure had gone away reminded me of something one of my natural health instructors told our class. He described how illness and disease could sneak up on people because we get used to our bodies feeling a certain way. We tend to accept any discomfort as just part of life or aging instead of listening to our body’s warnings. I accepted my lower backpressure as normal because of my sedentary lifestyle. This experience has definitely taught me to pay closer attention when my body is trying to tell me something.

Reset – Two sessions of colon hydrotherapy later, I feel like the eliminative channels of my body have been reset and rejuvenated. After my first session, I didn’t have a bowel movement for almost three days. Yet, after my second session, I had a bowel movement after about a day and a half. Now I am on a fairly regular schedule, depending on my food intake, of having two to three healthy bowel movements a day instead of one uncomfortable and less complete bowel movement per day.

The skin is the largest eliminative channel of the body and mine is more clear and radiant than it has been in years. Dry patches that have been my arch nemesis for quite a while are becoming less and less noticeable. I even find myself using less foundation and concealer when I wear makeup. My overall skin integrity has improved.
Respiratory issues have plagued me my entire life. My connective tissue disorder, extended exposure to cigarette smoke in my early years, and a painful overdose of anesthesia I suffered during my one and only surgery as a child, are all contributing factors. This time of year when the weather is in flux, I am usually sipping on my homemade, herbal, respiratory support syrup to fend of any asthma-like attacks. Since my colon hydrotherapy sessions began though, I have not reached for my respiratory support syrup once. Breathing is actually easier and my lungs feel less constricted.

Finding a Colon Therapist

Finding a Medical Spa or similar facility that offers colon hydrotherapy, also known as “colonic irrigation” or simply “a colonic”, is fairly easy. However, finding a facility that employs a certified colon therapist to insure your procedure is done safely will take a little research…but you are worth it!  

Personally, I will only have this procedure done by someone within the Angel of Water Network. These practitioners have had extensive colon health education. They are also trained by Lifestream Purification Systems, LLC; the manufacturer of the equipment used in this therapy. Plus, the Angel of Water system has been approved by the FDA and is used in hospitals around the world.

Should you reside or be visiting northeast Ohio, I recommend you contact Total Body Image if you are seeking a clean, safe, colon hydrotherapy session. For everyone else, within as well as outside the US, here is a link to the Angel of Water Network.

Pooparazzi 

As promised, here are a couple photos that were taken during my most recent colon hydrotherapy session. My goal in sharing these images is to help you make an educated decision regarding whether or not this therapy is right for you, instead of making a fear based choice based on horror stories we’ve all read on the internet.
As you look at these photos and ponder if this procedure is right for you, here are some details to keep in mind.
  • I am considered “medically fragile” due to my diagnosis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which also contributed to my development of scoliosis.
  • I am 41 years-old.
  • Before and after each procedure, I weighed 38lbs.
  • I am 31 inches tall.


If you would like to see a ‘part three’ of my colon cleansing journey, let me know in the comment section below!

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