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ARE YOU  EXPERIENCING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS?

      Constipation        Diarrhea        Bowel irregularities        Fatigue        Mucus conditions  

      Intestinal toxemia        Obesity        Intestinal parasites        Headaches        Malabsorbtion

      Gas or flatulence        High blood pressure        Low blood pressure        Indigestion

      Blurring vision        Halitosis        Allergies        Colon cancer/Avoid        Appendicitis

      Diverticulitis        Colitis

Colon irrigation by a trained AYALA INTERNATIONAL therapist may help you!

THE HISTORY OF COLON THERAPY

The value of tissue cleansing through colon lavage has been practiced for over three thousand years. Colon lavage was first described 1500 B.c. in the Ebers papyrus, an ancient Egyptian medical document Hippocrates (4th and 5th century B.C.) and Galen in the 2nd century were proponents of colon lavage for fever therapy. In 1906, Dr. Kellogg published a comprehensive approach to hydrotherapy and in his book he advocates colon hydrotherapy for many conditions, including: biliary/hepatic, surgical shock, colitis, and cholera.

Since the turn-of-the-century, colon hydrotherapy has experienced periods of popularity alternating with periods of rejection. The primary factors responsible for the stereotypes, misconceptions, and general ambivalence was the practice of this ther~py by the untrained, which was detrimental to its acceptance by the medical profession. However, the value of colon hydrotherapy had been professed by many medical practitioners of that era, most noteworthy James A Wiltsie, M.D" and Joseph E.G. Waddington, M.D. The philosophy employed by many regarding colon hydrotherapy was clearly depicted in Dr. Waddington's work "Scientific Intestinal Irrigation and Adjuvant Therapy", where he stated: "Abnormal functioning of the intestinal canal is the precursor of much ill-:-health, especially of chronic disease. Restoration of physiologic intestinal elimination is often the important preliminary to eventual restoration of Health in general."30 Dr. Wiltsie contends that "our knowledge of the normal and abnormal physiology of the colon and its pathology and management has not kept pace with that of many organ systems of the body. As long as we continue to assume 'The colon will take care of itself just that long will we remain in complete ignorance of perhaps the most important source of ill-health in the whole body."

The practice of colon lavage outside the medical jurisdiction and resultant lack of professional control and study, restricted this valuable adjunctive therapy from receiving the recognition it truly deserves.

Today, with modem technological improvements in colon hydrotherapy instrumentation (particularly with regard to safety) along with trained therapists, colon hydrotherapy is becoming a valuable modality in treating disease and promoting wellness. At the time ofthis writing, national and international research is underway evaluating the diverse applications that colon hydrotherapy offers. Combined with sound nutrition, exercise, and a positive mental outlook, colon hydrotherapy may play an important role in achieving and maintaining vibrant health.

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THE THEORY OF COLON HYDROTHERAPY

  Colon hydrotherapy is an extended and more complete form of lavage. The safe, gentle infusion of temperature and pressure regulated water is designed to cleanse the entire large intestine (bowel) from rectum to cecum. This cleansing procedure removes feces, retained gas and mucus, as well as existing parasites and infectious material. In addition, the filtered water bathes the cells of the colon and dilutes bacterial toxin concentrations. Therapeutic effects of the bathing process with alternating temperature of the inflowing water results in improved tone and peristalsis, promoting optimal absorption of nutrients from the cecum and ascending colon. The combined cleansing and therapeutic effects decrease the transit time of bowel waste reducing stagnation and maintaining harmony of the intestinal flora. thus promoting optimal colon health. Colon hydrotherapy is not proposed as a cure-all, but an important adjunctive approach in the overall health care of the patient.

In summary, colon hydrotherapy provides tubular and cellular drainage outwardly from the rectum and inwardly via the portal and mesenteric lymphatic systems.

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COMMON CONCERNS ABOUT COLON HYDROTHERAPY

 In today's enlightened times, potential clients for colon hydrotherapy will most likely ask certain questions with regard to possible side effects of the therapy. Not until getting those questions answered to their full satisfaction, will they make an informed decision whether or not to undergo the treatment.

 Following are some of the most common concerns about colon hydrotherapy.

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LAXATIVES YS. COLON HYDROTHERAPY

Laxatives act as chemical irritants and stimulate the muscular walls of the colon to abnormally contract to expel the irritating substances. It is very easy to become dependent upon these drugs and permanently destroy the normal ability of the colon to eliminate naturally on its own accord.

The oral route of administration is the least optimal method of evacuation of the large intestine.

 Laxatives interfere with important digestive processes occurring in the stomach and small intestine which resul1s in electrolyte depletion and dehydration in the patient.

Colon hydrotherapy cleanses the large intestine from below and does not compromise digestion higher up in the alimentary tract. Colon hydrotherapy alternately fills and empties the large intestine and would improve the hydration status of the patient. The procedure is technically more effective and offers greater comfort to the .patient. The problem with patient compliance could be eliminated with the implementation of colon hydrotherapy. Colon hydrotherapy would efficiently remove barium from the colon following barium enema study and alleviate the crampy discomfort and constipation that results from retained barium (see specialty treatment section).

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WHAT ABOUT POSSIBLE ELECTROLYTE DEPLETION IN THE COLON ?

Electrolytes or minerals are elements that are responsible for cell function throughout the body When the body is properly nourished with good quality organic foods containing sodium, potassium and magnesium, the electrolyte level of the colon is replenished as part of the diet.

The Colon Hydrotherapy (Model 1085) Istrumentation allows for supplementation via the rectum (saline, kayxelate, etc.) at the direction of a physician.

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WILL THE INTESTINAL FLORA BE DISTURBED BY COLON HYDROTHERAPY?

The intestinal flora consists of billions of microscopic organisms including: bacteria, yeast, fungi and viruses which inhabit the bowel and playa very important role in health and disease. Bacteria synthesize' valuable nutritional supplements and proper balance of these microorganisms is essential to a healthy colon.

. The large intestine shelters bacteria as symbionts and adherence to proper nutrition will enhance the colon's ability to maintain balance following colon hydrotherapy; The physician may elect to prescribe implants of lactobacterium acidophilum cultures to facilitate this process or incorporate low fat dairy products (yogurt, etc.) into the patient's dietary program.

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WHAT ABOUT POSSIBLE CONTAMINATION?

Following a colon hydrotherapy treatment, the instrument is to be thoroughly cleansed and disinfected. A potent germicidal solution is used to properly disinfect the instrument and its contents are not harmful to the colon environment. When the disinfection procedure is completed, the instrument is generously cleansed with water, clearing the germicidal solution completely from the instrument.

The colon hydrotherapy instrumentation contains a check valve which prevents waste water from returning to the water supply.

In addition, the application of a disposable unit consisting of: waste hose, water line, speculum and obturator which is discarded following each treatment, eliminates any possible contamination to the patient.

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WHAT ABOUT POSSIBLE PERFORATION OF THE COLON ?

A colon hydrotherapy instrument should not allow a filling pressure in excess of 2 psi (pounds per square inch) to maximize the patient safety. The Model 1085 colon hydrotherapy instrument introduces a minimal starting water pressure of 1/8 psi producing one pint of water per minute flow, and in most cases the treatment is performed effectively under the I psi setting. A standard hospital enema starts at 2 psi and increases approximately 1/2 psi per foot of elevation.

The Dotolo Model 1085 Colon Hydrotherapy Instrument affords continual control of the temperature and pressure throughout the treatment. 

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COLON HYDROTHERAPY AN ALTERNATIVE TO ENEMAS

Both, the standard enema arid colon hydrotherapy use infusion of aqueous substances into the rectum. A standard enema provides the injection of water (one-way) into the colon which is retained and evacuated by the patient. Colon hydrotherapy is an instrument-controlled intestinal bathing of the colon for cleansing and therapeutic purposes. The patient is not involved in the evacuation process. There is no offensive odor or health risk to the personnel in contact with ill patients. as with enemas and bed pans. The enema's cleansing ability is limited to the rectosigmoid area and the retention timeis much shorter due to the body's natural tendency to expel tlie-rectiiI -contents. Cotml hydrotherapy--extends-beyon:d-the-na-tul'al--dmGauo-ll-area:rooffer greater cleansing and therapeutic benefits. Above all, the patient's dignity is maintained throughout the procedure!

Diseases and functional disturbances of the digestive organs are the most complained of problems today. The health of most organs as well as our overall well-being depends on how well our bowels (large intestine) function. A change in diet after many years of wrong eating habits does not assure optimal colon health.

Research has shown that regular use of refined carbohydrates and lack of natural fiber increase the transit time of bowel waste, and stimulate putrefaction in the colon. Both of these factors have been linked to constipation and certain bowel diseases including: diverticulitis, colitis, and colon cancer. At least two million Americans suffer from some form of inflammatory bowel disease (i.e. ileitis. colitis, and diverticulitis). Colon malignancy is the second leading killer disease in the. V.SA. Each year, 140,000 persons are diagnosed as having colon cancer and approximately 60,000 die as a result of their disease. Over 100,000 colostomy procedures are performed annually, in this country. Worms outrank cancer as man's deadliest enemy, on a worldwide basis.

The American Cancer Society has provided evidence in recent years which suggests that environmental agents, such as insecticides, herbicides, preservatives in foods, hormones and antibiotics fed to livestock, and petroleum by-products may playa greater role in the predisposition to colo-rectal cancer. Periodic cleansing of the large intestine may minimize the exposure of the colon walls to carcinogens.

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INDICATIONS FOR COLON HYDROTHERAPY

The history and physical examination of the patient (by the physician) would dictate the need for colon hydrotherapy in the overall treatment plan. Colon hydrotherapy has been beneficial for the following conditions:

Constipation / Diarrhea

Atonic (sluggish) Colon

Hemorrhoids (mild to moderate)

Intestinal Toxemia

Bowel Training - Para/Quadriplegics

Preparation for diagnostic study of the large intestine:

Barium Enema

Sigmoidoscopy & Colonoscopy Surgery - Pre & Post Op.

Following Pregnancy

 

INDICATIONS UNDER PRESCRIPTION AND DIRECT PHYSICIAN SUPERVISION

Acute Fecal Impaction

Colitis

Mucous Colitis

Parasitic Infections

Nutrient Supplementation via Rectum

Diverticulosis

Diverticulitis

Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn's Disease

Hyper/Hypothermia

On Site Preparation Following Trauma

Early Pregnancy (up to 4 mos.)

Colostomy Cleansing

CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR COLON HYDROTHERAPY

Severe Cardiac Disease (uncontrolled Hypertension or Congestive Heart Failure)

Aneurysm

GI Hemorrhage/Perforation

Severe Hemorrhoids

Carcinoma of the Colon or Rectum

Fissures/Fistulas

Advanced pregnancy

Abdominal Hernia

Recent Colon or Rectal Surgery

Renal Insufficiency
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Why is colon cleansing essential to good health? In today's society the refined foods which we eat lack the bulk and fiber to create the cleansing and peristaltic motion to facilitate the movement of food through the colon. High salt, refined flour, hardened fats, high sugar, and lack of water all contribute to constipation and diverticulosis.

When the salt goes too high, it causes the food (or plaque) to be attracted to the walls by ionization and covers over the villi, which are the feeder mouths that pick up nourishment from the food you eat. When these are covered over for many years, the plaque becomes putrid and releases toxic, foul poisons back into the portal vein, which takes it to the liver. This poison is circulated throughout the entire system, weakening all the main organs of the body, and providing a "home for parasites".

Colon irrigations help to eliminate the poisons of putrification from the colon and large intestines, and allows the healthy bacteria to flourish again. Cleansing the colon is the first step to a healthier life. Call your licensed, trained, professional Ayala International colon therapist today for an appointment.[Back to Top]

 

Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the colon?
How can I cleanse my colon?
Will laxatives or enemas accomplish the same results?
How is Colon Hydrotherapy different?
What can I expect from Colon Hydrotherapy?
What are the benefits of Colon Therapy?
What are the benefits of Deep Cellular Tissue Cleansing?
What are the benefits of Lymphatic and Venous Circulation Cleansing?
What are the benefits of Ear Candling?
What is the Colon-Cleansing Procedure?
Can you describe a healthy, well-functioning bowel?
Is the colon the only organ that holds toxic waste?
What nutrients are used by Ayala International?
What are the signs or symptoms when we first begin to omit toxic substances, and clean out the colon?
Why do the symptoms or signs happen?
How else can I improve my nutritional program?
Can you summarize what you think about nutrition?
Other things to consider...

What is the colon?
The colon is the last five feet of the digestive tract. It is a hollow, tubelike organ made up of muscle structure that moves digested food along by a wavelike motion known as peristaltic action. The colon is the living area for a host of bacteria that produce vitamins, such as K and some B vitamins. The colon also absorbs water, nutrients, proteins, and cell salts back into the blood stream. To better understand the actual location of the colon in the body:  See These Diagrams
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How can I cleanse my colon?
One of the safest ways is a combination of diet, exercise, and Colon Hydrotherapy. It is the gentle infusion of filtered, temperature-controlled water into the colon, by way of a sterile, disposable rectal tube or speculum. Water in - fecal matter flushed out.
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Will laxatives or enemas accomplish the same results?
To clean out the lower part of the colon, enemas are fine. But, you are missing about four feet of the colon. Laxatives are an irritant to the body. Therefore, the body produces a thin, watery substance that goes through the colon, but leaves behind impacted toxins and waste.
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How is Colon Hydrotherapy different?
Colon Hydrotherapy is the gentle infusion of filtered, temperature-controlled water into the colon, which fills the colon, allowing impacted toxins and waste to be removed. With an experienced, certified, Ayala International therapist using FDA equipment, more toxins and waste can be eliminated by working the different meridians and pressure points, and by instructing you on breathing techniques and food combining.
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What can I expect from Colon Hydrotherapy?
The main benefit received by releasing the toxic waste is that we remove the number one source of disease in the body. The bowel works more efficiently in the elimination of waste, and nutrient absorbtion is improved. Colon Hydrotherapy is not a cure, but it is a valuable procedure used to assist the body for a wide variety of different colon-related conditions. By toning the bowel wall and improving colon functions, the entire body is able to function more efficiently.
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What is the Colon-Cleansing Procedure?
A colon cleansing is a gentle, warm-water washing of the colon (large intestine) combines with some external massage. Also known as intestinal hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation, it is completely safe, beneficial, and nontoxic.

The procedure last approximately (1 hour) and is performed by a colon therapist using a colon irrigation machine that regulates the water pressure, temperature, and water volume. A five-inch speculum attached to a hose (both disposable) is inserted into the anus, allowing the water to flow under gentle pressure to cleanse the entire length of the colon. The water dislodges toxic wastes in the colon, which are then flushed out through a waste hose. During a cleansing, a series of water-fills and releases also helps to stimulate the expansion and contraction of the muscular walls of the colon. This, combines with a changing of the water temperature from warm to cool, exercises the colon and promotes the restoration of proper peristaltic action.

During the cleansing, most people find that they can relax completely. After the cleansing is completed, acidophilus can be taken orally to increase the level of beneficial flora present in the intestinal tract.

Note: Since nearly all tap water contains chemicals as well as other undesirable substances, it is most important that the water used in a colon cleansing be purified by some form of filtration system. Most up-to-date colonic machines are equipped with disposable hoses and speculums to insure cleanliness. You should insist on disposable accessories that are used only once and then thrown away.
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Can you describe a healthy, well-functioning bowel?
When one feels the urge to eliminate and immediately honors the urge by a trip to the toilet, elimination is quick, painless, and feels complete. Stools are medium to light brown, have very little odor, and will break up in the water.
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Is the colon the only organ that holds toxic waste?
No. Toxic waste is found throughout the body. When toxins cannot be eliminated through the colon, liver, kidneys, perspiration, or lungs, the body must store them in our body tissues. Some favorite spots for storage are fat cells, joints, muscles, arteries, the liver and others.

Colon Hydrotherapy works to soothe and tone the colon, helping it to eliminate more efficiently. The function as a whole reduces the burden on other organs and the lymphatic system, which is our main line of defense against harmful bacteria.
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What are the signs or symptoms when we first begin to omit toxic substances, and clean out the colon?
When a regular diet of stimulates such as coffee, tea, chocolate, and others are eliminated from your diet, some clients comment about headaches, and sometimes mild depression. This is usually when cleansing of the colon helps. That is why Colon Hydrotherapy is recommended with back-to-back sessions the first two weeks.
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Why do the symptoms or signs happen?
This is due to the discard by the body of the toxins being removed. These toxins are removed from the tissue and transported by the blood to the liver, and then to the colon for elimination. All the symptoms generally pass by the third or fourth session of Colon Hydrotherapy. Clients often say their energy level is very high after the second session. Many have a great desire to Spring clean!
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How else can I improve my nutritional program?
One of the most important things you can do is to omit (avoid) toxic substances such as coffee, tea, chocolate, salt, pepper, alcohol, over the counter drugs, and synthetic vitamins.
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Can you summarize what you think about nutrition?
Look at it this way: the closer the food comes to the natural state in which it occurs, or the closer we come to its raw, un-fried form, the higher its quality. In this condition, all the enzymes are found intact. The amino acids are in their finest form. The minerals, vitamins, trace elements, carbohydrates, and life forces are present. In turn, the life force is capable of reproducing healthy tissue.
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Consider this...
A sluggish colon can result in continued bacterial breakdown of the feces, which can produce 36 poisons in the alimentary tract. Also, putrefying waste can lead to pre-cancerous conditions in the colon.

Favorable bacteria (flora) are always present throughout the small and large intestines. Colon Hydrotherapy improves the bacteria "habitat" facilitating their reproduction and their multiplication.
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