Aloha! I have been a certified colon therapist through The Wood Hygienic Institute since 1989. How much the world of medicine has changed since then! Conventional medicine didn’t recognize the importance of the colon other than a means to transport waste. A few years after my initial certification I received extensive education through The Institute of Functional Medicine. Functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. It was through these years of added education that I learned the importance of the gut ecology, now called the microbiome. This concept was not recognized by mainstream medicine but as a colon therapist I knew that the premise behind my work was to aid my clients in correcting their microbiome. Everything starts and ends there.
In the past 6 years conventional medicine has done a 180° turn in their recognition of the importance of the gut microbiome. Medscape and other medical outlets continually outline current research that proves the importance of the gut microbiome as it relates to the health of our body and causes of disease. As I read them I often say, “I knew that.” Working with over 1,000 people in the past 34 years has taught me a great deal. This experience along with my past and continual education are invaluable as I help people on the path to improved well-being.
What are some of the health problems people seek colon therapy for?
The videos below are from ColonicsTV.com. Film producer Julie Tyler, interviewed me along with 3 of my clients in Feb. 2013. Julie featured one of my clients, 11 year old Mostyn, in a trailer. The first video shows the use of colon therapy in hospitals on the east coast. Below that is a video with medical experts expressing their opinions about colon therapy.
We offer a very pleasant, sterile environment and keep your dignity always of concern. There are no unpleasant odors or embarrassing messes. The method we use is the closed, gravity system. It is named after the founder of colonics, Dr. Wood, and is thus called the Wood Gravitational Method. It allows for the most comfort for the client. The person lies on the table where a sterilized speculum is gently inserted into the rectum. Filtered water, which is always under the direct control of the therapist, flows into the colon via a small water tube and out through the evacuation tube carrying with it impacted feces and mucous. As water flows out of the colon, the therapist gently messages the abdomen to assist the colon's release of its contents. The process is completely professional and takes from 30 to 50 minutes on average.
What is the difference between a colonic and an enema?
An enema will typically reach only the first 5" to 10" of the colon, that is if there is not sufficient gas blocking the water. A Wood Gravity Method colonic can reach the entire length of the colon, typically 5'-6' long, without the need to rush to the toilet to evacuate. In the beginning of a colonic usually gas is in the rectum, however it is easily released during this method of colonics through the exit tube which allows for more water to reach father into the colon. This process has no noise or embarrassment and allows for more comfort and a more productive session.