Longevity Wellness Therapies

Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hyrotherapy is the safe, gentle infusion of warm filtered water into the rectum, using no chemicals or drugs. This restorative, painless procedure is both relaxing and effective. The client lies comfortably on a treatment table covered with a clean sheet. A small speculum is gently inserted into the rectum. The therapist monitors the temperature and pressure of the water infused into and out of the colon (large intestine) by the colonic instrument with no assistance from the client. Hydrotherapy cleanses the entire colon without stressing the individual. The colonic instrument is a closed system with seperate water supply / waste water lines. Waste is eliminated through the colonic waste line, preventing any odor.

Bathing on the inside has been done for centuries. Hippocrates mentions an internal bath for treatment of certain ailments. Galen in 400 A.D. refers to an intestinal Lavage ~ the french word for Bath

Why Colon Hydrotherapy

A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body. The main purpose of the colon is elimination of waste by mass muscular contractions called peristalsis. The colon contains the largest concentration of healthy bacteria in the body. Healthy bacteria aid in the synthesis of folic acid, B-vitamins and vitamin K from foods. Bacillus coli and Acidophillus comprise the majority of the healthy bacteria in the colon.

95% of clients are pleasantly suprised that the session is not anything like their preconceived apprehensions. Soft soothing music is played. A gentle abdominal massage with manual lymphatic technique stimulates peristalsis and helps eliminate gas.

What causes a difficult session

If the client is dehydrated, it may take 3 sessions to soften the hardened dehydrated waste. Constipation with poor bowel tone can feel uncomfortable the first session. Excess gas will interfere with peristalsis and the client may experience more cramping.

Type of Equipment used

Longevity Wellness Therapies uses the Toxygen Model BSC-UV colonic instrument manufactured by Dotolo Research Inc. The instrument is cleaned immediately after every treatment with a disinfection solution. The full strength sterilization solution is automatically diluted and injected to disinfect the instrument. The Dotolo company is one of several that has FDA approval. This means the equipment has been tested for maximum performance and safety.

Does the equipment use disposable speculums and hoses ?

Absolutley. The clients safety and peace of mind is top priority. Disposable speculums and hoses are a must for a professional colon therapist in practice today. Be sure to ask your therapist.

Is the water filtered ?

A 5 micron partical filter is used. Also the BSC-UV has a built-in carbon filter to remove chlorine and other organic toxins that may be in the water. And the built-in ultraviolet light will kill water born bacteria such as cryptospordium. Replacement and maintenance of filters are recorded in a Safety Manual.

What is pressurized water and is it safe ?

For example, when you turn on your kitchen faucet, you are turning on pressurized water. You control the flow of the pressurized water from a trickle to a stream by opening the valve. Colonic equipment that uses pressurized water works the same way. The flow control valve on the instrument is similar to your faucet. There is a guage that registers the level of pressure as the water gently fills the colon. The water enters the colon at 1/4 LB pressure. This is equal to one cup of water every 30 seconds. This is very slow. As the colon gently fills, the pressure guage needle will slowly rise to about 1 LB pressure. This indicates and simply means the internal pressure of the colon has equalized to the pressure the client would normally feel just before a regular elimination. The therapist will then open the release valve, and the contents of the colon will empty thru the waste line. A colonic will consist of a series of fills and releases. The procedure is very effective and safe.


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Toxygen
Model B-SC-UV

Detoxification is the oldest healing method known to man.

Hippocrates, Paracelsus, Galen and other great physicians prescribed detoxification. Practiced by Plato and Socrates, it was thought to help attain "Mental and Physical Health".

Detoxification is a normal daily process of eliminating toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lung, lymph and skin. Today, in our polluted world, our body systems and organs that were once capable of cleaning out unwanted substances, are now completely overloaded. Our bodies try to prevent us from dangerous substances by surrounding them with mucous or fat so as not to cause imbalance or an immune response. Today however, our bodies defences can no longer protect us.

Planet Earth is the most polluted in the history of our existence 800,000 petro chemicals are in the environment. Since the industrial revolution, heavy metals are 1000 times greater in our bones. We breath air polluted with molds, pollens and allergens. More than 2 million synthetic substances are identified and 25,000 are added each year. OCD's (over the counter drugs) kill 100,000 patients yearly. Propylene Glycol found in OCD gel caps destroys our bodies Super Oxide Dismutase and Glutathione ... two of our powerful intra-cellular anti-oxidants. 19 million pounds of anti-bodies are fed to the animals we eat.

The goal of a detox life style program is to remove the cause of disease before it makes us ill. This will enhance our quality of life while living in a toxic environment

The Colon's effect on the body

The Colon is the sewage system of the body. By neglect and abuse it will distribute poisons of decay, fermentation and putrefacation into the blood. The following systems of the body are effected by these poisons:

  • The Brain and Nervous system - causing depression, "BrainFog" and irriatability.
  • The Heart - making you feel weak and listless.
  • The Lungs - making your breath foul.
  • The Digestive organs - you feel bloated, GERD, heartburn and discomfort from gas.
  • The Skin - becomes sallow, dehydrated, wrinkled and looks unhealthy.
  • The Glands - make you feel tired, lack of enthusiasm and feeling and looking older than you are.
  • The Joints - become stiff and painful.
  • The Liver - second only to the brain in complexity and function, this powerful organ is also delicate and can fall prey to to disease and toxic overload.
  • The Lymphatics - as the drainage system of toxins from every cell in our body, the lymphatics will become sluggish and "backed up" when the colon is toxic.

Causes of Gas and Bloating

  • Wrong food combining
  • Not chewing well
  • Lack of digestive enzymes
  • Overeating or "emotional" eating
  • constipation
  • Candida
  • Allergies
  • Lack of exersize
  • Food sensitivities
  • Slow transit time

Herbs and spices to alleviate Gas and Bloating

  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Cardamon
  • Caraway
  • Celery
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Papaya
  • Parsley
  • Peppermint
  • Tumeric
  • Tyme

Stress and the Gut Reaction

There are about 100 million nerve cells in the gut. Our capacity for emotional expresion depends primarly on the gut ! Stress from mental turmoil ,toxic emotions and stressful situations will manifest with...butterflies in the stomach...knots in the colon...nausea and cramps...and irritable bowel symptoms.

Our Gut is our "second brain" and is called the "intestinal nervous system". It consists of Neurons, Neurotransmitters, Messenger Proteins called "Neuropeptides". They line the entire gastro-intestinal tract. Your "second brain" can act independantly from your "first brain". The gut, your intestinal nervous system, produces more serotonin than any other part of the body. Without serotonin, digestion of food is inadequate.

The Gut is abundant with opiate receptors that help us deal with anxiety and relieve pain. Quite often during or after a stressful situation we may crave certain foods like chocolate, refined carbs and sweets. We are responding to the stress by attempting to increase the secretion of the anti-anxiety opiates.

Stress will cause an increase in acid production and a decrease in the digestive process of our food. Stress will contribute to a toxic buildup in the gastro-intestinal tract known as "mucoid plaque". This will compromise the physiological function of the intestinal nervous system, or our "second brain".

What is Constipation ?

It is the difficult or infrequent passage of feces.
Constipate means "Impacted" or "Packed In"
Constipation can be caused by:

  • Poor digestion with an increase of intestinal gas
    fermantation and putrefaction
  • Food sensitivities
  • Poor diet with refined - processed and sugary foods
  • Certain medications interfere with the peristalsis of the colon
    due to the affect on the nervous system
  • Pathological issues such as Candida and inadequate
    intestinal flora (good bacter
  • Dehydration causing a slow transit time
    Waste becomes hard and dry.
  • Poor bowel tone. A distended, balooned or prolapsed
    colon creates a slow transit time and a sluggish "Lazy" bowel.

Common Symptoms of Constipation

  • fatigue
  • Gas / bloating
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Nausea
  • Depression
  • Prodruding abdomen
  • Lethargic
  • Poor memory
  • Over weight
  • Insomnia
  • Swelling of legs
  • Skin Promblems
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Poor apetite
  • Coated tongue
  • Bad breath
  • Shallow complexion
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Body odor
  • Brittle nails and hair
  • Poor circulation
  • Cellulite
  • Allergies
  • Sinus problems
  • Ear aches
  • Sagging posture