It’s been well recognized that a clean colon plays a significant role in the state of ones health. How can it not – UP TO 70% OF OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS LOCATED IN OUR GUT!
We have 10 X the amount of micro-organisms in our gut then we have cells in the body – close to hundreds of trillions! Without these microbes, we would be sick or dead.
The latest research shows evidence of a strong GUT-BRAIN connection, leading researchers to study how healing a damaged gut can impact both cognitive & emotional disorders. The gut is referred to as our “SECOND BRAIN.”
Did this get your attention? It should! The health of your gut creeps into almost every aspect of your well-being. A host of diseases & ailments can easily be erradicated when gut health is restored.
It still amazes me everyday, after 20 years of performing colonics in New York City, how much unnecessary “stuff” we are holding on to. A colonic will directly deal with the large intestine, but it indirectly impacts every organ, tissue & cell as the toxic load is tremendously reduced.
COLON CLEANSING can help with–>
bloating & digestive issues
constipation / diarrhea
difficulty sleeping & restlessness
weight gain & metabolic syndrome
When you book a colonic at Briggs Wellness, you are in VERY experienced hands. You will get:
-a clean, professional & private office space
-a practitioner with 20 years experience, who is also an acupuncturist, massage therapist & nutritionist & who is with you during the length of the colonic
-disposable, sterile speculums
-a four stage water filtration system
-a closed system unit with no unpleasant odor or mess
-massage & acupressure with organic & essential oils
***You may request additional support during your colonic with such modalities as…
-Cold Laser Therapy
-Onnetsu Heat Therapy
Lymphatic Decongestive Therapy with HIVAMAT is a very gentle, yet powerful modality that helps to move the lymph, allowing for greater detoxification & relaxation. The lymph IS the pathway for TOXINS to exit from the blood & from the spaces between the cells. The Lymphatic System takes the toxic load & sends it out through the bladder, bowels, skin & lungs. And even more, the lymph system plays a key role in our IMMUNE FUNCTION.
Cold Laser Treatments revitalize lethargic cells for greater oxygen & nutrient delivery while also allowing for greater toxin removal. Extremely anti-inflammatory & helps reduce pain.
Onnetsu Therapy is a hand-held Far Infrared device that is applied to the abdomen. It helps to:
balance the autonomic nervous system – resulting in relaxation
reduce spasms, swelling & inflammation
improve lymph flow
support the immune system
An additional 15 minute session on the back before a colon hydrotherapy session is a GREAT way to experience a deeper sense of relaxation – it feels wonderful! Great for those who have weak digestion, bloating & abdominal discomfort.
The prevalence of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity & depression is our society is staggering. We are realizing more & more that there is no “magic pill” that will take the place of adequate sleep & rest, a healthy diet, stress reduction, physical activity & detoxification. We are in dynamic & challenging times, & it’s that inner power & strength that comes from a vital & flowing body that will help us reach & keep us at our best health. Medications are sometimes necessary, whether it be for a short period of time or for life, but it’s never a reason not to pay attention to our day to day activities.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A COLONIC:
-Avoid eating or drinking large amounts of food or beverage two hours before your scheduled appointment.
-Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment so you have time to relax or fill out paperwork.
*avoiding dairy, fried foods, sugar & gluten
*including fiber rich foods, vegetables, lacto-fermented vegetables & plenty of water
*moderate, physical activity such as rebounding, yoga, Tai Chi & Chi Gong
*dry skin brushing to help move lymph
THE HISTORY: The link between a clean & properly functioning colon & good health has been recognized for thousands of years. The idea is that autointoxification will occur if toxins are not removed in a timely manner from the body. Toxins are created when food enters the body, & because of poor digestive processes, the food rots & creates poinsons that seeps from the bowels into the blood & to the rest of the body. The ancient writings in the medical literature of the Chinese, Romans & Greeks recognized this fact. Hippocrates, referred to as, “The Father of Modern Medicine”, was published in many medical journals discussing the use of enemas & colonics. Dr. Harvey Kellogg treated 40,000 patients with diet, exercise & colonics for the treatment of gastrointestinal issues & heart disease. In only 20 cases was surgery required. All throughout the early 1900’s, many physicians wrote about the importance of cleansing the bowels with enemas & colonics. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that colonics & enemas were removed from hospitals & nursing homes. Up until this point, it was standard practice to give a patient a colonic before a procedure. The outcome & success of the procedure or operation was greater when a colonic was performed beforehand. But this all changed, & prescription laxatives & surgery took the place of colonics & enemas. This lead to the philosophy that one just needed to take a pill without making any lifestyle changes to correct health issues. Preventive medicine became a thing of the past, giving way to treating the symptoms with drugs & surgery.
The large intestines is the dumping grounds for toxins to go & be eliminated from the body. Think of it this way, you have one garbage pail that you are using to clean a room. The garbage pail gets filled up, but you aren’t finished cleaning the room. The garbage then spills over into other rooms. The same analogy takes place inside the body when the colon becomes lethargic & full. The toxins will be reabsorbed into the blood stream, effecting other tissues & organs. The other routes of elimination will also be taxed, since they will have to compensate for a poorly functioning colon. This may lead to things like depression, skin diseases, foul breath, sleep disorders, poor eyesight, weight gain, inflammation — just to name a few.
THE COLONIC: The colonic itself is really a very gentle procedure. However, its impact on the body is extremely profound. Warm, filtered water gently enters the colon via a disposable speculum. The amount of water is determined by what you can comfortable hold. The water entering the colon mimics stool, so when it’s released it should stimulate the peristaltic action of the large intestine. As the colon empties via the tubing attached to the speculum & into the drain, it releases waste material & gas & mucus & parasites that layer the colon walls. As the colon cleanses itself, it allows for toxins from other parts of the body to dump into the large intestines.
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