The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted elements. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.As bacteria and toxins are captured and recognized in the lymph fluid, the lymph nodes infection-fighting white blood cells destroy them.
Toxins from processed foods, pesticides, environmental acids, medications, and dead blood proteins rest and inflame the interstitial space surrounding our cells if they are not ushered out. According to the International Academy of Lymphology, this causes the spaces between the cells to expand and inflammation occurs. The only way that the body can get rid of these excess blood proteins or excess toxins is through the lymphatic channels. To insure that your lymph is actively circulating, daily, muscle resistant exercise is required. Sometimes this is not entirely possible depending upon our circumstances, time constraints, medical restraints, and willingness.
For these reasons, BELD, Bio-electric Lymphatic Drainage, is a great therapy that initiates drainage and moves undesirable entities out of our body.
What To Expect
The therapist starts the session by gliding a bio-electric high frequency, photon light, lightly over your lymph nodes, starting with the upper quadrant of your body. Then in a upward motion the wand glides along the lymph vessels from the upper and lower quadrant of the body, going North, stimulating lymphatic circulation. The photon light ignites cellular respiration, the separation of nutrients from toxins, and, lymphatic circulation by stimulating your electrons, created by an electronic current from the photon light. As your cells get to work dumping toxins into the interstitial space surrounding them, these toxins and dead blood proteins continue to move into the flow of fluids, move through lymphatic channels, breaking debris into tiny particles and ushering out the waste through the lymphatic network. Drinking a high amount of water after this treatment is highly recommended to continue to flush out fluids..
People with electric devises such as a pacemaker, metal rods, pins, staples, or stunts, recent surgery or organ transplant, major cardiac problems, on blood thinner, hemorrhaging or bleeding, or pregnant cannot have BELD.
How To Prepare
Remove jewelry, makeup, lotions and deodorant. For best results do not shave or wax 24 hours prior to your session and no food or water 1 hour prior to your treatment. You’ll be asked to fill out an intake form and planning to arrive 10 minutes early for your first appointment is beneficial.
Credits; International Academy of Lymphology
Autointoxication is defined as a state of being poisoned by toxic substances produced within the body. When the digestive system doesn’t work properly, autointoxication sets in. This happens when food begins to break down without being eliminated. Proteins putrefy and rot, carbohydrates ferment, and oils and fats turn rancid. The body becomes poisoned from its own waste.
If these poisons are not constantly excreted we will die. When our bodies are overwhelmed by toxic substances beyond its ability to eliminate them through the channels of elimination, the body institutes emergency action to expel the toxin burden. This crisis is called sickness or disease, and half of America does not have a bowel movement each day.
The intestines are a key part of the body’s digestive tract and are responsible for absorbing nutrients from the foods you eat. Although the small intestine is better known for its role in nutrition, the large intestine also absorbs some key nutrients, including water, salts and vitamins that allow the body to function well.
The large intestine has two main functions: storage of undigested food matter and absorption. Three of the most important substances the colon absorbs are water and electrolytes and 5 key nutrients. Water is also essential for the body, not just for the functioning of cells but also to maintain blood pressure. The electrolytes that the colon absorbs, such as sodium and potassium, are also involved in regulating blood pressure. These electrolytes are also important for cellular function, especially the cells within muscle fibers and nerves. As a result, the absorption of water and electrolytes is an important function of the large intestine.
The large intestine also absorbs nutrients that are created by the bacteria that reside there. When you consume green fiber (from green leaves), a form of carbohydrate that otherwise cannot be absorbed, bacteria break down the fiber into substances called short-chain fatty acids, which are then used by the large intestine as an energy source. These bacteria also make vitamins, such as vitamins B1, B2, B12 and K and Biotin; the colon is then responsible for absorbing these vitamins so that they can be used by the body.
What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy is the gentle rinsing of the colon with warm water, to remove encrusted fecal matter, gas and mucus, parasites and yeast. This allows vital nutrients to be absorbed more easily and leaves you feeling rejuvenated and healthier. Colonics can also help re-tone & reshape the colon.
Colon hydrotherapy involves the safe, gentle infusion of water into the colon via the rectum. No chemicals or drugs are involved and the entire therapy is both relaxing and effective. A healthy well-functioning bowel is essential for the maintenance of optimal health. This vital organ remains the most neglected in the human body. When the blood stream is overloaded with toxic waste, the body will function at a lower level.
Can a colonic detox your body?
Because of the modern diets full of animal proteins, processed food, fat and sugar, and stress, with constant pressure and lack of exercise, the colon becomes the repository of accumulated waste and toxins which disable the body’s purification system. The toxic material can re-enter our blood stream and deposit in our cells. As a result of this auto-intoxication we feel and act far below our potential and can become susceptible to disease.
Does it hurt?
For the vast majority of individuals who receive colonics, the procedure is free from pain. A minor amount of discomfort can be felt during the insertion of the speculum but this only lasts for a few seconds. During the treatment, you may feel some cramping in the stomach and occasionally clients feel slightly nauseous, whenever toxic waste detaches from the intestinal walls and leaves the body, particularly if you have a clogged up colon.
Is it Safe?
Colon hydrotherapy is very safe when performed by a qualified therapist. We only use FDA approved medical devices for the procedure and all of the equipment used is sterilized or disposable and the water goes through an advanced filtration process prior to entering the colon. Our therapists are trained and registered and meet the highest professional and ethical standards. You are in very safe hands.
How can it help?
The benefits of colonics can include increased energy, improved circulation, clearer skin & eyes, mental clarity, weight normalizing, better digestions, relief from bloating and heaviness. By removing the waste material from the colon, the process of detoxification is given a boost and the harmful bacteria that is produced by encrusted fecal matter is removed from the body. Colon hydrotherapy helps your immune system to help itself, by giving it a chance to breathe and allow the lymph system to effectively cleanse your body. Colon hydrotherapy can assist the body with healing a variety of conditions: constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel, bloating, excessive gas, indigestion, allergies, candida overgrowth, skin problems, brittle nails and hair, abnormal body odor, unpleasant breath, backache, stiffness, arthritis, fatique, insomnia, poor concentration and headaches.
What about “friendly bacteria” being lost?
Healthy intestinal flora are present throughout the small and large intestines and colon hydrotherapy helps to improve their habitat, facilitating their reproduction and multiplication.
Is it embarrassing?
No. Your dignity is always maintained with proper draping in a private room.
How many treatments do I need?
Every person is different and changes in our lives create different stresses, so there is no standard number of treatments that are recommended. It depends on your personal health objectives. Even though a person feels relief even after an initial session, it is necessary to take additional colonics to sufficiently cleanse the colon. We suggest you book a single treatment initially and discuss with your therapist during the consultation what their recommendations are. In our experience we have found that a course of 3 treatments over an initial 2-3 week time frame produces the best results with regular maintenance thereafter.
How should I prepare for the colonic?
The procedure starts with the client lying on a comfortable therapy table. The therapist gently inserts a small disposable speculum into the rectum. (We only use completely sterile, disposable tools during the procedure.) The therapy begins with a gentle flow of filtered water using light pressure to allow the colon to be cleaned. The fecal matter and toxins are released into the colon. The therapist monitors the water pressure to ensure a relaxing and healing treatment experience. There is no odor and it is like a gentle colon massage.
After some time the colon therapist will advise you to go into a private bathroom to release.
Will one colonic completely empty the colon?
Typically, one colonic will not completely empty the colon. Many of us have a considerable amount of impacted feces in our colon. These are hardened, rubbery or wallpaper like material. Substantial work must be done to remove it. Moreover, there is a learning process that occurs when having a colonic. As you become more aware of what is going on in your abdomen, and as your body learns how to allow the cleansing experience, you are better able to enter into that process, and therefore more material is released. One colonic will move some of the stagnant waste in the colon. The second and subsequent colonics will remove more. How many you wish to have will depend on your personal objectives.
How will I feel afterwards?
Colonics have a “relieving” effect. There may well be a feeling of lightness and internal cleanliness. People are often energized following a colonic. Many clients have reported clearer skin. Once the colon has been thoroughly cleansed then diet, exercise and other health programs will become many times more effective. Make sure you drink plenty of liquids, avoid raw vegetables, reduce consumption of meats for a couple of days. Steamed vegetables, fruit and soups are recommended.
Will I have regular bowel movements after a colonic?
The most common post-colonic experience is to have a light delay in bowel movements and then the resumption of a somewhat larger, easier to move stool. Sometimes if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days following a colonic. However, this is not due to the colonic, but because of the weakness of the colon. Rarely is diarrhea or loose bowels experienced. This may be due to the extra water introduced into the colon. If it should occur, it is usually of very short duration.
Credits; University of Virginia, Hippocratic Institute