Why I Started Colonics
“What is a colonic?” You ask.
Excellent question, and one to which I did not know the answer until just a few years ago (nor had I before then even heard of it).
I first started getting colonics in early 2009, when a homeopath I was seeing recommended it to me. I’d just tried the “Master Cleanse” lemonade cleanse (a 10-day fast on only maple syrup sweetened cayenne-pepper sprinkled lemon water) and had to stop early due to negative effects. My body could not handle the intensity of the cleanse.
Amidst chronic back pain, and in light of the inability to complete the lemonade cleanse, he recommended colonics to help address both cause and symptoms. His advice was wise, and the utilization of colonics, I believe, was key in moving into a greater level of healing. (I hope to speak more on that eventually in an autobiography. But as the blog must be dedicated to shorter snippets, alas, that story must wait!)
So, on to our topic for today. A colonic is all about cleansing the bowel, specifically the large intestines. The bowel (read: intestines) are one of the major elimination systems of the body, and when we cleanse out toxins we remove that which could be perpetuating illness.
When one gets a colonic (also referred to as receiving “colon hydrotherapy”), filtered water is slowly released into the large intestine via the rectum. Once inside the body, the water can soften waste matter on the intestinal walls. As the waste matter softens, it can then be released on the outflow of water. Do this process repeatedly, and recent waste as well as built up waste from days, months, even years prior can be dislodged. Remove the toxins (and possible encrustation of waste on your gut walls) and you just might experience greater health!
Once the toxins are out, your body has the potential to go to new heights of healing!
After receiving a good lot of colonics in 2009 (I’d estimate I spent at least $640 that year on those alone), I’ve since continued them periodically, and my goal has been to receive at least 1 colonic per quarter. (It’s been said that having colonics done upon change of the seasons in a year is appropriate.)
I don’t want to regress, and have realized that the health of my gut is critical to the health of my entire being, doing maintenance colonics is important to me!
More to come on colonics next Monday! I’m going to reveal a recent personal experience to help you get a better sense for what is involved in colon hydrotherapy. Have you ever had a colonic? If so, what was your experience? Please leave a comment as I’d love to hear about it!