Letting Go of Pain Can Be a Healing Choice

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Lifetime choices have a huge impact on health and wellness, Darlene Holloway finds.

While she is best known as a master of colonic irrigation, her detoxification therapeutic skills embrace a range of other modalities.

“It’s not at all unusual for a client to come to me who is experiencing a range of health issues, who will say ‘I’ve been dealing with this digestive problem for the past 15 years—I hope you can help.’ And my reflexive internal reaction—at least initially not expressed—is to ask, ‘What was going on in your life 15 years ago?’”

Darlene Holloway’s expertise is broadly recognized: some years ago, she was tapped as Colon Therapist of the Year by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy, and now serves as an At-Large Member of that organization’s Board of Directors.

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What Darlene Holloway and her clients put in their bodies as food is immensely important to this eclectic health care provider.

In this past year, she received a Higher Achievement Award “in honor and recognition of distinguished performance” from the American Naturopathic Medical Association. She completed her doctoral studies in naturopathic medicine about four years ago.

“I’m not a diagnostician,” Ms. Holloway emphasizes. “Colonics is an elimination process. When we see clients we don’t look for a diagnosis. Rather we begin a process of careful, thoughtful elimination, and what is left in place as health returns represent important, individualized guidelines for healthy living.”

And there are often illuminating discoveries on that path to health and wellness.

“I well remember a gentleman in his mid-life years who came to us for a colonic treatment. He was so full of anger and frustration that he refused to fill out the necessary health history forms,” she recalls. “I have no desire to get into a tug of war with someone who doesn’t want to complete these necessary forms, so I simply told him I didn’t think a colonic was a good choice for him on this particular day. But he was open to some hands-on muscle therapy work.

“So we engaged in that activity, and he was super critical. Everything I was doing was wrong—too much pressure here, not enough there. So I finally asked, ‘Why are you so angry—where is this coming from? And he refused to acknowledge that he was upset in any way.

“It was a long session—about two hours. I felt certain he would shut down during a colonic. So we continued with the muscle therapy. On and on we went, and then he began to quietly weep. I asked him to share his sorrow. He said he was reflecting on a childhood incident when he was harshly punished by someone he loved and admired, for something he did not do. For years, he was experiencing the pain of a broken heart. And when that was evident and verbalized, he continued to weep for a long time.

“I encouraged him to sit with this in silence for several days, and then, as he was able, to go inside and forgive the person who had unjustly accused him. ‘Forgiving is your only path to healing,’ I told him. And he did that, and he continued to work with me on health issues for a considerable time—free of anger, and with success.”

A Cleansing Process

With this motivated and compliant client, Ms. Holloway began a comprehensive cleansing program that included ion cleanse detoxification and dietary modifications. “The ion cleanse purifies the body efficiently and faster than any herbal fasting program, with little or no stress to the patient,” notes Ms. Holloway. Soon her patient was ready to begin a series of colonics—a safe, effective way of cleansing the colon of waste material by repeated, gentle flushing with water.

“When the colon is congested with stagnant wastes,” says the colonic expert, “toxins can back up into the system and pollute the inner environment. Poisons in the colon 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.”

Preventive care is a hallmark of her practice. It includes expert application of such therapies as ion detoxification, sports massage, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, biofeedback, pregnancy massage, infant massage, Swedish/therapeutic massage, and ear candling.

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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