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Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy

Posted by on Wed, Mar 22, 2017

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Colorectal issues affect both men and women of all racial and ethnic groups. For men, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer after prostate and lung cancers. For women, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer after breast and lung cancers. Unfortunately, statistics now show a rise in colorectal cancer among younger people in their twenties and thirties. Colorectal cancer can be prevented with recommended screenings, and can be treated if detected early.

Colon hydrotherapy is also known as a colonic, or colonic irrigation. It is a safe, effective method of cleansing the colon (large intestine) of waste material.

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Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

Posted by on Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Sadly, colorectal cancer, or cancer of the colon or rectum, is now the third most commonly diagnosed cancer. The month of March is dedicated to National Colorectal Cancer Awareness.

According to the CDC, among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. (1) Early detection is the best means of increasing the survival rate of colorectal cancers.

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What is Colonic Therapy?

Posted by on Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Colonic therapy goes by many names, such as: colon hydrotherapy, colonics, colon cleansing, colon indignation, high enemas, and colon therapy.

Disease begins in the Gut

A toxic bowel is the source of many health problems. Colonics rejuvenate every cell of the body. Colonic sessions hydrate and cleanse the colon, exercise the colon muscles,  and stimulate reflex points. In addition, colonic therapy helps cleanse the blood, release toxins, build up the immune system, and rehydrate the whole body.

Why do people receive colon hydrotherapy?

  • Many receive the treatments as a preventative measure or a lifestyle change.
  • Other groups have symptoms of intestinal distress, constipation, indigestion, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, gas, bloating, IBS, colitis, diverticulitis, parasites, skin conditions, such as, shingles and eczema, inability to lose weight, and scar tissue from surgery.
  • Others receive colonics to relieve their pain from headaches, migraines, lower back and shoulder pain, aching joins, and gout.
  • Colon hydrotherapy sessions are also medically used for stool samples, pre/post surgery, geriatric and barium x-rays.
  • Many people come for colonics while they have been fasting or on a cleansing program, a liver or gallbladder flush, or recovering from an accident.
  • Others might have emotional issues which they feel are related to their backed up intestines.

What are the symptoms of constipation?

Several signs of a toxic colon are:

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My First Colon Hydrotherapy Session

Posted by on Sat, May 17, 2014

Brooke Mader CHC

I started working for NIHA a while ago, and I have always been interested in colon hydrotherapy.   I mean, come on, the benefits touted are immediate weight loss, miraculous flat tummies,  improving your skin, better digestion and clearing out your 20-something-foot intestine!

Who wouldn't want all that? 

Colon Hydrotherapy for Detoxification

But NIHA also taught me how incredibly beneficial colonics could be for my health.  Colon hydrotherapy washes away the many toxins that build up over the course of your lifetime and leaves your colon clean and toxic free.  I try to eat a clean diet and limit exposure,  but we still encounter toxins in personal care products, household chemicals, EMF’s, pollution etc. Did you know that every meal you eat should be followed by a trip to the bathroom? And if you are not eliminating as much as you’re consuming, well, where do you think it’s going?

The Procedure

So I booked my appointment and the colon hydrotherapist gave me all the pre-colon hydrotherapy instructions. No eating for at least 2 hours beforehand to ensure my body is still not digesting anything during the treatment.  Fortunately, she is very experienced and sensitive to the patient’s needs, because really, who normally discusses bodily functions and bowel habits like this with a stranger? I filled out a questionnaire and headed into the colonic room.  The procedure-prep went as follows:

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Why I Love Being a Colon Hydrotherapist

Posted by on Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Sharon Roulhac CHC

First, All Colon Hydrotherapy Jokes Aside... 

Patients ask me all the time, “Sharon, why do you do THIS?  How did you get into THIS? ” 

I always know THIS means COLON HYDROTHERAPY.  Patients wonder why I’m so excited and intrigued by, as one patient says, “watching people poop all day.”  One patient lovingly calls me the “Poop Lady.”   When people ask my 40 year-old daughter what I do for a living her response is, “my Mom helps people get the mess out of their lives.”  Yes, she’s a comedienne; the woman definitely has got jokes.    Needless to say, my chosen career is the butt of many jokes (pun intended)!

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Symptoms of Constipation

Posted by on Wed, Sep 04, 2013

Sharon Roulhac CHC

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The Truth About Constipation

Posted by on Sat, Aug 31, 2013

 

According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, "Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement less than THREE times a week." 

 

 

Well, I'd like to modify that definition because it doesn't begin to scratch the surface of what it means to be constipated.

 

Food  In-  Waste Out

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Colon Hydrotherapy May Help with Many Illnesses

Posted by on Wed, Aug 07, 2013

This movie trailer debuted at the recent 2013 International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy Convention held in Orlando, Florida.

The testimonials about the value of colon hydrotherapy are incredible!

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Colon Hydrotherapy: The Secret of the Rich and Famous?

Posted by on Wed, Mar 13, 2013

Sharon Roulhac CHC

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Colon Hydrotherapy Now Available on Saturdays in the Washington D.C. Area

Posted by on Tue, Oct 16, 2012

Sharon Roulhac

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