Treating Cancer and Colitis

treating cancer and colitis

The colon is notoriously, at times, the site of cancer, too often a silent killer that claims about 50,000 people each year—one person every 9.3 minutes— notes Darlene Holloway, founder of the Alternative Health Center of Cary.

It is also the site for a condition called colitis, the medical term for inflammation of the colon.

The colon—the large intestine—itself is about six feet long and two inches in diameter. It completes the digestive process by absorbing minerals, nutrients, and excess water from the digestive residue of the food we have eaten and discharging toxins and waste materials from the body.

Notes Ms. Holloway, “We treat many clients who are undergoing treatment for cancer, and we see many clients who have been diagnosed with colitis.

“The classic symptoms of colitis are alternating constipation and diarrhea, with mucous and gaseous bloating—clear evidence that the gastrointestinal system is out of balance. Patients with colitis are more difficult to treat because the condition manifests with great variety.

“With virtually all of our clients, we look first and foremost at diet, but in truth, the dietary approach that works extremely well in one patient with colitis may simply not work well for another. We look at live whole foods, herbs, and foods that are going to coat the colon as we work to quiet everything down. Our goal is to reduce the inflammation, and then give support to the internal healing process.”

Broadly recognized for her expertise, Ms. Holloway in 2009 was named Colon Therapist of the Year by the International Association of Colon Hydrotherapists. Recently, she was named as an At-Large Board Member of this same organization.

Many Treatment Options

darlene holloway offering lymphatic drainage

Darlene Holloway, LMT, CT, SIT, skilled in many types of massage, offers a lymphatic drainage procedure to her client.

At the Alternative Health Center of Cary, she says, “We work with cancer clients on many levels and in many ways, depending on their needs. Some clients choose alternative approaches to dealing with cancer, such as adopting an organic diet, juicing, and colon cleansing. Others choose traditional therapies in tandem with colon therapy. Chemotherapy is a chemical with many side effects, because it introduces poison into the body. Colon hydrotherapy, when administered at the right time and in the right way during the cancer treatment process, can help cancer patients remove toxins that build up in the colon. Colon hydrotherapy is really a blessing for patients with cancer.

“Perhaps even more important, colon hydrotherapy is a simple, inexpensive, and remarkably effective way to prevent a host of disease conditions, including colitis and cancer. It is a safe, effective method of cleansing the colon of waste material by repeated, gentle flushing with water.

“When the colon is congested with stagnant wastes, toxins can back up into the system and pollute the inner environment. These poisons can re-enter and circulate in the bloodstream making us feel ill, tired, or weak. Impacted materials impair the colon’s ability to assimilate minerals and vitamins. And a buildup of material on the colon wall can inhibit muscular action causing sluggish bowel movements and constipation.”

During a colonic, she explains, toxic material is broken down and gently flushed away so it can no longer harm the body or inhibit assimilation and elimination. “Through massage, the skilled colon therapist is able to work loose and eliminate toxic waste. When the colon is cleansed and healed, the wellness of the whole body is greatly enhanced.”

For more information about colon hydrotherapy and other therapies offered at the center, contact:


919 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27511
Telephone: (919) 380-0023

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