vegan-eatmoreplantsWhat is a colonic?

Colonics have been around for hundreds of years starting in ancient Greece and India.  In the west they became popular in the early 1900’s. Basically its a process, similar to an enema, where water is used to flush out the colon (large intestine). The purpose is to remove toxins held within mucoid plaque which coats the intestine. Colonics is also known as a colon-cleanse, colon irrigation or hydrotherapy or simply colon therapy.  

What is the procedure?

A tube is inserted into the rectum then water (cold, warm and hot) is gently pumped into the bowel. At times herbs are also added to help with the removal process. Concurrently, a therapist should be massaging the stomach to help break the plaque away from the walls of the intestine, thereby helping with the removal process.  

Where can you get one?

Melbourne has many clinics, we recommend this health clinic.    

What does being Vegan have to do with colonics?

When we eat food which is difficult to digest, like meat, our system goes into a state known as autointoxication where mucoid plaque builds up. But if we eat food easy to digest such as fresh vegetables and fruit, then very little is left undigested. A lot of it has to do with the PH of the food we eat, alkaline foods (veggies) are easy to absorb than acidic foods such as meat or diary.

 

Benefits of Colonics

Science has not proven the benefits of colonics, however, practitioners and individuals testify to the numerous benefits they feel.  Relief from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, less or no headaches, more energy (less fatigue), clear thinking, regular bowel movements, need to eat less food and much more. It depends on the individual to what they experience. Although these claims cannot be proven, a colonic can be considered similar to clearing constipation, which has a long list of disorders associated with it – including those related to the nervous system.  

References

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