In today’s modern society, many individuals have lost touch with – or even ignored – the signals from their body for so long that their bodies no longer generate them. A client may be ignoring some or all of them.
The gastrointestinal tract has many reflexes built in. These reflexes, or nerve circuits, are responsible for sending messages to the brain alerting us to prepare for a bowel movement. This sensation may be felt as a grumbling, a cramp, or a pressure sensation.
Our colon hydrotherapists work with each client to re-train the body and mind to become aware of, and respond to bowel signals.
Constipation is a common side effect of many prescription and over-the-counter medications. If your medicine is causing your constipation, we may recommend that you set up an appointment with a physician to discuss suitable alternatives.
Many individuals turn to laxatives in an attempt to correct their constipation. Unfortunately, laxative use worsens constipation by causing dehydration and dependence. It is possible to re-train a bowel that is dependent on laxatives. Our therapists will customize a treatment plan to move you away form laxative dependence and toward optimal bowel health.
Proper hydration is critical to our survival and necessary for optimal bowel health. Most people mistake regular hydration signals for hunger signals. Not only will colon hydrotherapy assist in temporary hydration, our therapists will also educate you on the importance of daily hydration.
A poor diet is one that is high in processed foods, dairy and meat, and low in fresh fruits and vegetables, good fats and whole grains. Without necessary fiber, the bowel will not function efficiently. Your therapist may refer you to a physician for proper supplementation to improve your bowel function.
Exercise is critical to the proper function of the body and mind, including the bowel. Individuals who do not exercise at least 30 minutes per day have fewer bowel movements and experience decreased energy. Your therapist may refer you to a physician to help you develop an exercise program proper to your needs, which can also improve your bowel function.