All of us have toxic materials in our colons, some more than others. Among common signs of excess toxins are abdominal gas, bloating, constipation, headaches, backaches, fatigue, bad breath, irritability, skin problems, and diarrhea. Waste material, in the form of impacted feces, accumulated mucous, parasites, and worms, can cause several problems.
Colon hydrotherapy, which we offer at the Alternative Health Center of Cary, is a safe, effective method of cleansing the colon of waste material by repeated, gentle flushing with water. The colon—the large intestine—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.
Everything we put in our mouth touches and affects the walls of the stomach, small intestine, and colon. When these substances or their by-products are toxic—something that is increasingly hard to avoid—they damage the intestinal wall and cells, intoxicate the nerves and glands, and can be absorbed through the walls into the blood and lymph and ultimately to tissue.
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, toxic material is broken down and 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.
At the Alternative Health Center of Cary, we provide a safe and healthy environment for our clients. Your personal dignity is maintained in a private room with only your licensed colon therapist present. Sterile tube packs and FDA registered equipment with built-in cleaning and disinfection systems are used. This equipment uses a multi-stage water filtration system. This filtered water, heated to the correct temperature, is free of the chemicals and inorganic substances commonly found in tap water and thus is capable of absorbing and flushing more toxins out of the colon.
During colon hydrotherapy, we hydrate the system; remove waste; stimulate muscle movement; rehabilitate the nerves, muscles, glands, circulatory, and immune systems that form the digestive system; and reposition the intestines.
Many people seek colon hydrotherapy for relief of a variety of ills, from headaches to arthritis, lupus to chronic fatigue. And there is a strong emotional-spiritual component to this work, as well. For many, a colonic is an opportunity to “let go,” and they have a sense of release that is both physical and emotional.
I have come to deeply understand the strong beneficial relationship between massage and colonic therapy. The colon is simply a muscle and, as with any muscle, without proper exercise it becomes lazy and less active. During colon hydrotherapy, gentle massage of the abdominal area, following the direction of the colon, is an important part of the process. It’s important to note that colorectal cancers are the second leading cause of cancer deaths in this country. The survival rate for people with colon cancers found early is more than 90 percent—so the great health challenge is to educate people about colon health and encourage appropriate screening.
Darlene Holloway, LMBT, CT, SIT, practicing since 1980, is a graduate of the Florida Institute of Health/Florida School of Massage and holds a Florida license in colonic therapy. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the International Association of Colon Therapists (I-ACT) and is certified by I-ACT at the highest level as an instructor for colon therapy. She is also certified with the National Board of Colon Hydrotherapy and is licensed as a massage therapist in both North Carolina and Florida.
The Alternative Health Center of Cary offers a range of services in addition to colon hydrotherapy, including ion detoxification, lymphatic drainage, structural integration, quantum biofeedback, deep tissue massage, reflexology, and other massage modalities.
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