Probably many of us think of colon irrigation therapy as the Rolls Royce of enemas, but Darlene Holloway, with the wisdom of experience gained over many years, can quickly convince you that it is so much more.
Colon hydrotherapy, she reminds us, “is the safe, gentle infusion of warm filtered water into the rectum using no chemicals or drugs. It is a restorative procedure that is relaxing and effective—extending beyond the rectum to cleanse the entire large intestine.”
What is less well known is that, in the hands of an expert, colon hydrotherapy is a highly individualized procedure. “So much depends on the needs of the individual client,” she says. “It’s common for us to work with patients who are being treated for cancer with chemotherapy, for example—and that require its own special protocol. On one hand, we want to make sure the chemo drugs remain in the system long enough to do their work, and at the end of the chemo cycle, we want to draw those toxins out.
“The clients coming to us with gallstone or liver issues also require unique colon hydrotherapy protocols. Our goal may be to target the liver, and any time you detoxify the liver, you must also detox the colon. All these body parts release into the colon, so if the colon is not kept clean, and you start detoxing other organs, you are likely to exacerbate problems. When toxic substances are reabsorbed back into the body a second time, their impact is more powerful.”
With decades of experience behind her, and licensing from the state of Florida (North Carolina does not yet require licensing), Ms. Holloway emphasizes that “we’re not here to diagnose, but we are looking for indications of issues and problems, and yes, we do a thorough health history. We ask for medical records, CAT scans, information about medications and supplements, and do a thorough analysis of diet.
“Diet is a critical issue. We’re not seeking one ‘right’ avenue of approach, but rather the function of the body as a complete system. We need to know about all health issues. Often, people come to us and we are their last hope. And it’s not unusual for us to find an uncomplicated resolution to what has long seemed to be an intractable problem. A person may come in, having seen many practitioners, and we find they have had a hysterectomy, C-section, or a hernia operation. The build up of scar tissue may literally be pressing down on the colon, and it is in the process of closing up—which of course leads to constipation, and constipation can lead to toxicity. We’ve had a lot of experience with these kinds of problems, and most often we can zero in on the remedy very quickly.
“There are many clues. We will note the position of the pelvis when the patient comes in. Many women have a tilted pelvis, and a dropped uterus. Many men have an enlarged prostate gland. These are conditions that can lead to colon problems— it is simply not opening and closing, as it needs to do— that result in unhealthy toxic issues.
“We’re all becoming more aware of the fact that we live in a highly toxic world—generally of our own making—and thus colon irrigation therapy is flourishing because people understand that it is an effective way to detoxify the system.”
In her Alternative Health Center of Cary, Darlene Holloway has been doing battle with the effects of toxicity for many years. In addition to colon hydrotherapy, she and her colleagues offer clients Ion detoxification, sports massage, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, biofeedback, pregnancy massage, infant massage, Swedish/therapeutic massage, and ear candling.
She also serves as president of the North Carolina Colon Hydrotherapy Safety Association, dedicated to “promoting and raising the educational standards for this practice and … promoting licensure in the State of North Carolina to regulate this therapy.”
For more information about colon hydrotherapy and other natural health therapies offered at the center, contact:
ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CENTER OF CARY
919 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27511
Telephone: (919) 380-0023
A Healthier Life…Naturally
Serving Raleigh, Cary, Durham, RTP North Carolina