Colon Hydrotherapy

Sections of the colon.

Sections of the colon.

Nobel prize winner and microbiologist Elie Metchnikoff once said, “Death begins in the colon.” Hippocrates, the father of medicine, wrote, “First Cleanse The Bowels.” Why is this most neglected organ so important?

Detoxification has long been a hallmark of naturopathic philosophy. It is our professional opinion that colon hydrotherapy is one of the most valuable treatment modalities offered at our clinic. Colon hydrotherapy is the safe, gentle infusion of purified warm water into the colon (large intestine) under safe, medically supervised conditions. It is the natural solution to conditions which interfere with the normal functions of the colon. The Center of Excellence is a recognized leader in providing this therapy, with over twenty years of clinical experience.

Why is colon hydrotherapy such a valuable treatment modality?

A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body. Conventional diets of today comprised of refined, processed foods, lectins, saturated fats and low in natural fiber, contribute to the magnitude of the problem. The elimination of undigested food and other waste products are as important as the proper digestion and assimilation of food stuffs. Waste material allowed to remain too long in the digestive system results in fermentation and putrefaction of these substances and subsequent proliferation of bacteria and their toxins. These toxins can cause serious disregulation of the immune system and may help explain why colon cancer is the third highest cause of death in America.

Colon hydrotherapy effectively removes stagnant fecal material from the colon walls, preventing the build up of these bacterial toxins in the portal (liver circulation) and lymphatic system. In addition, the treatment removes mucous, gas, parasites and cellular debris, and facilitates peristaltic action and better absorption of nutrients. This natural cleansing process effectively resolves the symptoms directly and indirectly related to dysfunction of the large intestine.

Is the treatment safe? Is it painful?

Proper colon hydrotherapy such as that offered by the Center For Personalized Medicine is always provided in a safe, clean and professional environment. All therapists have been trained and certified. Machinery must meet strict all FDA guidelines for medical devices, and instruments that come into bodily contact are single use and fully disposable.

The usual session lasts about 45 minutes. A small lubricated speculum is inserted into the patient’s rectum. This speculum is then attached to a plastic hose which connects to the colon hydrotherapy machine. While the patient is receiving the colon hydrotherapy treatment, the therapist lightly massages various parts of the abdomen to help loosen and dislodge areas of fecal impaction. Treatment is quite painless and many patients report a sense of calmness and relaxation which persists even after the treatment is finished.

What conditions can be helped by colon hydrotherapy?

Colon hydrotherapy has a long history of use in distrubances of the digestive tract, such as chronic constipation and atonic bowel. However, because many of the manifestations of systemic toxicity are wide ranging, a surprising number of “non-digestive” disorders often respond to colon hydrotherapy. These include:

Arthritis and Joint Pains
Menstrual Difficulties
Eczema and Psoriasis
Food Allergies
Immune Dysfunction
Liver Conditions
Concentration Difficulties or Lack of Focus
Parasites and Bowel Pathogens
Chronic Acidity
Sinus Problems

Questions? Contact the Center of Excellence at (203) 366-0526 and one of our physicians will be happy to discuss the treatment with you.