The body functions as one unified organism— the digestive tract and colon being an integral piece of the equation. The food and liquid we choose to nourish our bodies with become the body’s main source of fuel and energy, and leaves behind a residue in the body.
Food and beverages unfit for human consumption, or anything that disrupts normal digestion, (a lack of healthy bacteria in the gut, excess stress, or over exercise, medication, environmental pollutants, etc.) can wreak havoc on the digestive tract, cause the body to over produce sticky mucus and bring waste removal to a halt, or drastically slow it down.
“When not efficiently eliminated, this waste is then stored in the intestinal tissue along with trapped gas from incomplete digestion and fermented foods.”
“When the bowel becomes overloaded with an accumulation of impacted waste, gas, and toxins, it add to the stress already on the organs and offsets the body’s normal functioning. Toxins that can not be eliminated through the bowels are released in the form of acne, asthma, dermatitis, colds, headaches, fever, anxiety, depression, and abnormal organ function” aka: (heart palpitations, sluggish liver, etc.).
Colonics increase the rate at which the body can eliminate and recover from toxicity and disease. By increasing the rate at which waste is eliminated, stress on the vital organs is reduced within. Cleansing the colon can be a beneficial way to encourage the regeneration of cells.
One method of ridding the body of an accumulation of gas and accumulated waste is via gravity colonics. A gravity colonic works by cleansing the the large intestine (colon) with warm, or cool, water that enters and simultaneously exits the body through a tube. During a gravity colonic, a 5-gallon tank of water is suspended above the the body and refilled several times throughout the treatment. Water is carried through to the colon via the rectum, hydrating the tissues and allowing for a continuous exit of waste, gas and toxins through thick tubing. A trained therapist works the abdomen, as they manually pump (or pulse) the water, which in turns activates the intestinal muscles, causing them to contract and relax, pushing out waste. This muscle contraction is called “peristalsis.” Just as any muscle will weaken without continuous use, the muscles that are part of the digestive tract become weak without “practice” in those more prone to constipation and thus digestion drastically slows as we age.
A gravity colonic activates these muscles and helps it work more effectively regular.
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