To the degree that your colon is clean is the degree
that your bloodstream is clean.
• The colon controls the aging process in the body.
• One colonic equals three days of fasting.
• The colon has referral areas that are similar to the reflexology points
on our hands and feet.
• 2-3 bowel movements per day is healthy. The colon can store about
5-20 pounds of feces.
The Temple of Peace offers colon hydrotherapy in a state-of-the art facility.
WHAT IS COLON HYDROTHERAPY AND HOW IS IT BENEFICIAL
TO YOUR HEALTH
Colon hydrotherapy is the safe, gentle infusion of purified water into the
colon via the rectum. A series of colon hydrotherapy sessions gently cleanses,
clearing the entire 5 feet of colon, removing impacted fecal matter, toxins
and parasites which may have been lodged in the colon for weeks, months, or
even years. The average person may hold 5-20 pounds of clogged fecal matter
within their intestinal tract. It is essential to clear and cleanse the colon
(large intestine) so that everything that is backed-up behind it can begin
to be eliminated as well. If the colon is not cleared, the liver, gall bladder,
spleen, kidneys, and other organs will start holding toxins they would normally
dispose of into the large intestine. In addition, we are unable to absorb
vital nutrients through our intestinal wall because it has hardened waste
matter adhering to it. Stress is placed on the entire body when the colon
is not functioning properly.
OUR EQUIPMENT AND OUR WATER
At the Temple of Peace Healing Sanctuary we use the most client-friendly,
comfortable colon hydrotherapy equipment available today. We have both open
and closed systems available. The open type is a gravity fed continuous flow
system, it is a class 1 medical device and is approved by the US-FDA. Our
other device is a “Toxygen” closed system. Our systems use water
that employs both carbon and ultraviolet filters purifying the water of bacteria
as well as other harmful chemicals and pollutants.
It’s a gentle water infusion. Our bodies are 90% water. During the ten
days, the purest, highest quality water gently hydrates your entire body as
it is being absorbed and released through your system. Water is a master element
clearing and cleansing you inside and out, whether you have one, three, five
or ten sessions you awaken to your highest potential in Body, Mind and Spirit!
Modern colon hydrotherapy equipment is manufactured through compliance with
strict FDA guidelines that dictate rigorous accountability. The FDA-registered
equipment features temperature controlled water mixing, back-flow prevention
valves and water purification. With every session a new disposable speculums
and nozzles are used and then disposed of.
Inquire for pricing with Shelley.
Discounts are available when purchasing a series of three or more sessions.
Colon hydrotheraphy is facilitated by Shelley St John, RN, I-ACT Certified
Colon Hydrotherapist, Certified Colon Therapy Instructor and Licensed Esthetician.
Shelley is a gifted and highly sought after healer with over 33 years experience.
To find out more and schedule an appointment contact:
Shelley St John at 808-575-5220 or email@example.com
Asked Questions About Colon Therapy...
Q: How does a colon cleansing compare to an enema?
A: An enema only bathes the
lower part of the colon, whereas a colon cleansing bathes the entire length
of the colon, approximately five to five and half feet.
Q: How much of the large intestines are actually cleansed during a colon cleansing?
A: During a treatment we are
actually able to bathe five to five and a half feet of the colon.
Q: Should I see my doctor before having a colon cleansing?
A: It's always a good idea to consult your doctor. A medical examination is
not required except for those who are ill. It is recommended to see your MD,
acupuncturist, naturopath, or chiropractor for a yearly check up. The Colon
Hydrotherapist will check for situations (contraindications) that are not
appropriate for a colonic at this time.
Q: How long does a treatment take?
A: Between 35 and 45 minutes,
but you should plan for an hour to one and a half hours.
Q: Does having a menstrual period at the time of the cleanse have any effect
on the success of the treatment.
A: It depends on the woman.
It can be a good time to receive a colonic and discuss this with the colon
therapist. In fact it's usually a good time to receive a treatment, since
your body is already cleansing. Your menstrual flow will not interfere with
the success of the treatment. Flushing the colon will also reduce abdominal
pressure associated with menstrual cycles. If there are cramps call and speak
with your practitioner to discuss whether to reschedule.
Q: What should I do to prepare for colon cleansing?
A: Refrain from eating before
the cleansing, be as relaxed as possible, and maintain a positive, cheerful
attitude. Do not drink carbonated beverages. It's a good idea to lighten up
the diet. Drink fresh juices, eat fruit, vegetables, salads, and soups, limit
your dairy intake and eat light protein. Take herbal cleansing products. Check
in with your colon therapist for support and to develop a plan of action.
Q: Is there any possibility of bacterial or viral contamination form prior
use of the colonic machine?
A: The latest colonic machines
now use pre-sterilized hoses and speculums. Since these accessories are only
used once and then thrown away there is no danger of contamination. The unit
is cleansed with disinfectant cetylcide in accordance with the manufacturers
Q: Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the cleansing?
A: Not usually, but since the
cleansing will stir up a lot of old debris and toxins; you might experience
some nausea or fatigue. I recommend resting for several hours, and the whole
day if possible. Any discomfort will usually pass within 24 hours. Since the
colon is cleansed thoroughly after a colonic, it may take 1-2 days until a
regular bowel movement begins.
Q: Do I need to use acidophilus after a colon cleansing because the treatment
washes out flora from the colon?
A: The large intestine is producing
bacteria on a daily basis and adherence to proper nutrition will enhance the
colon's ability to maintain balance following colon hydrotherapy. Colon cleansings
don't wash out large amounts of flora. I urge the use of acidophilus because
it is an opportunity to improve the bacterial balance in the colon. Remember
that seventy percent of the body's immunity is in the colon. It consists of
a balance of candida, bacteria, and acidophilus, and taking acidophilus helps
to maintain a healthy digestive system.
Q: Can I work after a colon cleansing?
A: Certainly. Colon cleansing
should not interfere with your scheduled day. It is preferable to rest for
a few hours before going to work, or time a cleanse while not working.
Q: How many treatments are recommended?
A: Specific recommendations
will be suggested. An initial series of between three to six treatments is
recommended. Years of improper nutrition cannot possibly be reversed in a
few treatments. More treatments may be required in cases of chronic constipation
or a sluggish colon condition. Following the initial program, it is advisable
to have a series of three treatments every 3-6 months to maintain optimal
Q: How is the lymph system related to the intestines?
A: The lymph system is a major
part of the immune system. One of its main jobs is to transport nutrients
from the blood to each cell and remove its waste. It then passes into the
large intestine for elimination. The lymph nodes in the abdominal region also
become storage for the waste and all this may lead to Leaky Gut Syndrome with
materials leaking into the abdominal cavity.
Keep the lymph highly fluid by focusing on daily fluid intake, diet, and exercise.
Q: Why not take laxatives?
A: Laxatives are irritants and
damage receptor cells and may lead to a sluggish bowel and less ability to
eliminate waste on your own (dependency may occur).
Q: What can I expect during a session?
A: A session is a comfortable
experience for many people. You wear a cotton gown and your dignity is always
maintained. You are laying on a comfortable massage table, Techniques utilized
allow a small amount of water that is purified to flow into the colon gently
stimulating the colon's natural contractions to release the softened waste.
This is repeated several times with the colon therapist monitoring the water
temperature and pressure, guiding and supporting the entire process, and might
include emotional support as well. When there is some discomfort or mild cramping
due to gas for example there is support given as the releases are occurring
with breathing and abdominal massage. You get to see the waste being released
through a closed system in a lit up viewing tube.
At the end of the session most people feel emptier, cleaner, lighter, and
happier. Occasionally you might feel tired or if there is a lot of waste that
has been in there it gives a good reference for a client to see that there
is more to clean out and be inspired to learn more.
Q: When are colonics contraindicated?
A: When there is any bleeding
in the colon, pain, severe hemorrhoids, cardiac disease, uncontrolled high
blood pressure, congestive heart failure, aneurysms, colon perforation, G.I.
hemorrhage, cancer, hernias, fistulas, renal insufficiency, surgery in last
six months. May be done in pregnancy forth to sixth month if you have had
them before pregnancy. Discuss any concerns with your doctor and colon therapist.
Q: How important is cleaning the large intestine to the whole body?
A: It is very important because
it is a neuroreflex for the whole body and effects all body systems, even
the brain. Organs will atrophy if not absorbing good nutrients and water,
and this is aging. After opening the colon then the other organs of elimination
can do their jobs better, like the kidneys, bladder, liver, gall bladder,
and the lymph and immune systems.
Q: Is it dehydrating to get a colonic?
A: One of the jobs of the colon
is to reabsorb water eight to ten times every thirty minutes. This is how
your body hydrates itself. During a colonic you are releasing most of the
water and some gets absorbed into the body and some into the bladder, therefore
you are getting hydrated during a session. Most people are walking around
dehydrated, so remember to drink six to eight glasses of water a day. It can
Q: If I am fasting can I skip colonics?
A: It is not suggested to skip
colonics during fasting. When we fast we seem to forget about all the medications,
and the artificial sweeteners, additives, preservatives, pesticides, flavor
enhancers, etc, in our foods that we have consumed. The more time digestive
waste spends in the colon, the greater your chances are of reabsorbing these
toxins. You want to move these elements out of your body as soon as possible.
To the degree your colon is clean is to the degree your blood stream is clean.
No matter how sluggish your colon is it is still reabsorbing while dehydrating
your digestive waste, pulling the waste back into your body's system through
the blood stream. One colonic can be equivalent to three days of fasting.
Remember, what goes in MUST come out in a timely fashion two to three times
Q: What can you tell from what comes out in a session?
A: The colon therapist can see
if you are chewing your food well, the amount of gas you may have, your peristalsis
(muscle tone), if you are hydrated, and the amount of mucus that you may have.
Q: Is the water used in the colonic filtered?
A: Yes, there are two carbon
filters that remove chemicals such as chlorine, bacteria, mold, herbacides,
and particles below five microns, and an ultraviolet light that kills viruses,
parasites, and cryptosporidium.