Darlene Holloway is certainly in the forefront in the Triangle in offering different paths to healing. In her Alternative Health Center of Cary, a steadily increasing flow of clients come to her and her therapist colleagues for ion detoxification, colon hydrotherapy, sports massage, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, biofeedback, pregnancy massage, infant massage, Swedish/therapeutic massage, and ear candling.
They seek out Ms. Holloway especially for her experience and expertise in colon hydrotherapy. Licensed in Florida, she is now president of the new North Carolina Colon Hydrotherapy Safety Association, which is explicitly committed “to promoting and raising the educational standards for this practice and . . . promoting licensure in the state of North Carolina to regulate this therapy.”
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 both relaxing and effective—an extended and more complete form of an enema. Colon hydrotherapy extends beyond the rectum to cleanse the entire large intestine.” It is a natural health alternative provided in a safe and comfortable environment.
She has spent her professional life demonstrating that a healthy colon is essential to a healthy body. “Conventional diets comprised of refined, processed foods, high in saturated fats and low in fiber, contribute to many problems associated with the large intestine,” she notes. “The elimination of undigested food material and other waste products is as important as the digestion and assimilation of foodstuffs. Waste material allowed to remain stagnant in the colon results in decomposition of these substances and increases bacteria and toxins.”
The colon, she notes, “contains the largest concentration of bacteria in the body. Waste material allowed to stagnate alters the proportion of healthy bacteria to disease-producing bacteria, increasing the potential for disease. The purpose of the colon is to remove this waste material by mass muscular contraction called peristalsis. Colon hydrotherapy provides therapeutic improvement of muscular tone, facilitating peristalis and benefiting the sluggish colon. Effects of a stagnant colon may include constipation, halitosis, skin blemishes, headaches, low back pain, and lack of energy.”
Other health care professionals share Ms. Holloway’s commitment to clean colons. Many of her regular clients are practitioners and many others are referred to her by other health care practitioners. “When the colon is impacted,” she notes, “it puts pressure on the back, so knowledgeable therapists often suggest colon hydrotherapy for their patients with back problems. It is especially recommended for patients undergoing treatment for cancer; it can be very helpful in relieving the effects of chemotherapy, for example.” Colon hydrotherapy is often recommended for people who are preparing for colonoscopies, as well.
Initially, a client new to colon hydrotherapy may need from three to 15 sessions over a period of weeks or months as part of a cleansing-detox program. Beyond that, many of Ms. Holloway’s clients regularly come by for their colon therapy treatment four times a year, when the seasons change.
“Good health is as much a function of our elimination status as the quality of food we ingest,” Ms. Holloway points out. “Every year, 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon-rectal cancer—and nearly half will die from the disease.
“Periodic cleansing of the colon could prevent stagnation and minimize the exposure of potential cancer-causing agents to the colon wall. Colon hydrotherapy has a dissolving and therapeutic effect on the large intestine, resulting in a cleaner, healthier colon and improved overall health status.”
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