By Dr. Mark Boyle

It sounds to me as though intestinal toxicity is a common condition?

Yes, it is, but toxicity is not limited to the colon. Toxic material is found throughout the body, particularly in fat tissue, joints, arteries, muscles, liver, etc. Colonics effectively eliminate large quantities of toxic waste, affecting the entire body’s condition.

But the colon isn’t the only organ of elimination; what makes the colonic so important?

While the lungs, skin, kidneys and liver also eliminate toxins, people have experienced throughout history that when they ensure that the colon is cleansed and healed, the whole body’s well-being is greatly enhanced. Colon hydrotherapy is the most effective process to quickly and easily accomplish this work.

Okay, it is important to cleanse the colon, but why not use enemas, suppositories or laxatives instead?

Everything has its proper place, but those things aren’t substitutes for colonics. Enemas are useful for emptying the rectum (the lowest 8 to 12 inches of the colon). Usually, one or two pints of water are used to do that. Suppositories are intended to accomplish the same task. Laxatives, mainly herbal laxatives, are formulated for various purposes, such as: to undo the effects of temporary constipation, to build up the tone of the colon muscle, etc. But the Rolls Royce of colon cleansing without question is colon hydrotherapy.

What makes a colonic so unique?

In a 45-minute session, approximately 15 gallons of water is used for flushing the colon gently. Through appropriate massage, pressure points, etc., the colon therapist can work loose and eliminate far more toxic waste than any other short-term technique.

What will colonics do to the colon?

Specifically, a colonic is used to accomplish the following:

1. Cleanse the Colon: Toxic material is broken down so it can no longer harm your body or inhibit assimilation and elimination. Even debris built up over a long period is gently but surely removed in several treatments. Once impacted material is removed, your colon can begin again to cooperate as it was intended to. A colonic is a rejuvenation treatment.

2. It Exercises the Colon Muscles: The buildup of toxic debris weakens the colon and impairs its functioning. The gentle filling and emptying of the colon improve peristaltic (muscular contraction) activity by which the colon naturally moves material.

3. It Reshapes the Colon: When problem conditions exist in the colon, they tend to alter its shape, which in turn causes more problems. The gentle action of the water, coupled with the massage techniques of the colon therapist, helps eliminate bulging pockets of waste and narrowed, spastic constrictions, finally enabling the colon to resume its natural state.

4. It Stimulates Reflex Points: Every system and organ of the body is connected to the colon by reflex points; colonics stimulate these points, thereby beneficially affecting the corresponding body parts.