COLON HYDROTHERAPY AND NUTRITION
The enormous benefits of a healthy diet combined with a gut flora prolific in good bacteria is finally being recognized by the mainstream medical profession as being pivotal for our vitality and well being mentally and physically. The relationship between our gut/brain health as well as every other organ in the body is being scientifically proven. No longer are anti-biotics the panacea for all our ills. This is the age of natural healing. We can support a Naturopathic approach to healing by taking three simple steps.1. De tox your intestinal tract with Colon Hydrotherapy and Deep Intestinal Cleanses. 2. Follow a Healthy Diet as recommended for you by your practitioner. 3. Introduce a wide spectrum of Positive Bacteria into the gut including pro and pre biotics these can include natural foods such as Kefir as well as supplements.
What conditions can these steps help? Many of us suffer from debilitating and long term ailments including; Constipation, Diarrhoea, Colitis, Spastic Colon, Liver complaints, Halitosis, Flatulence, Haemorrhoids, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Weight Gain, SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) Parasites, Candida, Skin problems – Acne, Eczema and Psoriasis, Bloating, Asthma, Allergies, Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety, Lethargy, all of which may be helped by the detoxifying and restorative effects of Colon Hydrotherapy, Deep Intestinal Cleanses and Nutrition.
What is Colon Hydrotherapy? Colonic Hydrotherapy or irrigation is a method of de-toxifying the colon to help in the body’s natural healing process. Warm, filtered water is introduced into the colon to assist the elimination of stored faecal matter, gas, mucus and toxic substances including bad bacteria, parasites and yeast organisms. Colonics is an extension of an enema which has been used as a curative tool for thousands of years stretching back to ancient Egypt. The difference is that with Colonics you can clean the whole of the Colon rather than a small part.
What are Deep Intestinal Cleanses? Deep intestinal cleanses are programmes recommended by your practitioner to help you clean your small intestines as well as your colon. The cleansing of the small intestines is an essential part of the restoration of gut health. The programmes normally consist of supplements taken orally. These combined with colonics can very often be life transforming.
Nutrition. Your first treatment will include a nutrition consultation followed by dietary recommendations and programmes to help your individual gut restore its natural balance and vitality. These may take into account food intolerances and your Blood Group plus presenting symptoms such as IBS, Constipation and SIBO. Commonly our healthy gut function is impaired by years of eating processed foods, excess refined sugars and products it simply cannot adequately digest such as gluten and lactose.
Colon Hydrotherapy Treatment. During your first treatment a detailed case history is taken followed by dietary recommendations. An explanation of the procedure proceeds the colonic itself which can take between 20 minutes (first treatment) to 40 minutes (follow ups). During this time warm filtered water is gently introduced into the colon via the rectum whilst the use of special techniques including ultra-sonic massage, acupressure and reflexology points stimulate the release of toxins and stored matter.
How many Colon Hydrotherapy treatments are needed? Normally a minimum of three if you have never had colonics before is needed to adequately clean the whole of the large intestine. However this is a variable factor and may be more depending on age, dietary habits, lifestyle and presenting symptoms. Also, colon hydrotherapycan be an essential part of any Liver/Small Intestinal Cleanses you may decide to undertake.
Is it safe? Yes. The water is introduced at low level pressure (lower than what can be obtained through a gravity machine) so there is no danger of bowel perforation. All equipment used is in sterile packs and disposed of after each treatment.
Implants and Infusions. These include wide spectrum High Strength Probiotic Infusions, Anti Parasitic, Anti Candida, Coffee and Super Greens.
The Association and Register of Colon Hydrotherapists. The association was founded in 1987 by Dr Milo Siewart, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Chiropractic, who, single-handedly, revived and modernised this therapy in the UK. Since that time ARCH has been the lead organization and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and General Naturopathic Council. ARCH members are recognized as Naturopathic Colon Hydrotherapists.
Product recommendations. Your therapist will only recommend products she genuinely feels will help your digestive system to function at its best. For instance good bacteria which is so important for a healthy gut is sourced to supply high potency, human strain, live bacteria shown to be stable, effective in the gut and acid resistant. These can be administered at the end of the treatment as an implant/infusion or bought to be taken afterwards. Sadly, the possible over use of antibiotics which kill good and bad bacteria indiscriminately can sometimes leave the long term health of our guts compromised.
Caroline Shaw ARCH CNHC GNC ARICA ITEC Has over thirty years experience as a Naturopathic Colon Hydrotherapist/Nutrition Therapist/HolisticHealth Practitionerand is a founder member of the Association and Register of Colon Hydrotherapists. She is also a member of the Complementary and Natural Health Council and General Naturopathic Council. She combines Colon Hydrotherapy with Nutrition Therapy, Counselling, Deep Tissue Massage and Meditation/breathing techniques.
She specializes in High Strength Probiotic Infusions, Anti–Parasitic Implants, Deep Intestinal Cleanses, Blood Group/AlkalineDiets/Liver Cleanses plus special dietary programmes for certain conditions such as IBS, Weight gain, Constipation, Colitis and SIBO. The HighPotency Good Bacteria Infusions which are administered directly into the colon include a range of bifido bacterium bifidum, bifido bacterium longum, lactobacillus brevis, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacillus rhamnosus, lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus salivarius in a base of organic live Kefir (optional). These support mineral absorption and the production of vitamins B and K. They also help improve immune function and metabolism as well as the breakdown of toxins and optimise bowel transit time and the digestion of proteins and carbohydrates.
Caroline will be happy to speak to you first if you have any concerns regarding your appointment.
- About Caroline
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Caroline Shaw ARCH CNHC ARICA ITEC is a Holistic Health Practitioner with over 30 years experience. She trained in Colon Hydrotherapy under the tutelage of Dr Milo Siewart who helped establish the most respected body for this work now called The Association and Register of Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH).
She began her practice at The Hale Clinic in central London shortly after it opened in 1988 combining Colon Hydrotherapy with the unique deep tissue massage, Chua K’a and Dietary Programmes. She extended her practice to Cheltenham in 2008.
Caroline works in a Naturopathic way treating the ‘whole’ person body, mind and soul. She feels that establishing the ‘ground’ with cleanses for colon, liver and digestive tract can be extremely helpful followed by a dietary programme tailored to an individual’s needs and lifestyle. The release of long held emotional issues can be pacified with deep tissue massage and Counselling. Meditation and breathing techniques can be learnt to help maintain clarity of mind and deep inner peace.
Caroline is a member of the Association and Register of Colon Hydrotherapists (which is part of the General Naturopathic Council) she is also a member of the Complementary Natural Healthcare Council and the Arica School
- Working days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
“I had been struggling since Uni. A series of chest infections when I was 20 years old led to several doses of antibiotics. Afterward my gut went into ‘melt-down’. I either had bloating and constipation or cramps and diarrhoea. I am so relieved I made the decision to have colon hydrotherapy. Having Colon hydrotherapy and making small changes to my diet, helped turn around what had become a chronic and debilitating condition. Now I have regular bowel movements, and my stomach is flat. It’s helped my skin too!” – Female, aged 33
“I had been under a lot of pressure with work. I was drinking more, eating more, mainly to relieve the stress. My gut was permanently bloated and my energy levels were flat. I felt ‘old’ and my joints were starting to creak. Having colon hydrotherapy has given me a new lease of life. The bloating and gas have disappeared. I have tons more energy, my joints feel loose and my head feels clear. It has given me the boost I needed to get out of the vicious circle I was in. I’m eating and drinking sensibly again now. All this has helped my stress levels enormously. I couldn’t recommend it enough.” – Male, aged 45
“Well where to start!
Having felt bloated/constipated for as long as I can remember I decided to give colonic hydrotherapy a try. I did have some reservations but they were very quickly dispelled at my initial consultation with Caroline at Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre. There was not the embarrassment or discomfort that I had expected, it was a pleasure being treated with such professionalism, dignity and respect .Caroline explained to me step by step the procedure and answered my many questions with honesty, and clarity, after listening very patiently.I whole heartedly recommend this treatment to anyone who, like me, has chronic constipation, as long as they are prepared to take advice and listen, then act upon the suggestions that Caroline makes. I now feel as though I have wasted years taking antacid tablets and over the counter constipation remedies through embarrassment, when the solution is so easy to obtain.I actually feel totally different, I have so much energy, my stomach (that has been permanently swollen for years) is now flat and my head feels so much clearer, and all in less than 2 months!
If you’re even thinking about visiting Caroline – don’t wait, just do it – you will not regret it” SL
“Thank you so much Caroline for alleviating my chronic discomfort after I had abdominal surgery. I’m so glad the Consultant agreed to me having a Colonic with you 6 weeks after the surgery. Your care with the procedure is fantastic and your knowledge is prodigious, it’s such a relief to be in your expert hands. Thank you. Edwina”
- About Lesley
- Working Days
Lesley studied at the National College of Colonic Hydrotherapy, graduating in early 2018. She is a member of the Association of Registered Colonic Hydrotherapists (ARCH) and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Lesley is also a registered Nutritional Therapist, having graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2017, and is a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).
Working with a holistic approach, Lesley helps to improve gut health by supporting digestion and effective absorption of nutrients, and strengthening the body’s elimination pathways. Lesley supports people with a range of symptoms and conditions, as well as those embarking on a cleanse or detox.
- Working days: Monday, Saturday afternoon
“Like anyone thinking of having a colonic, I felt nervous but Lesley immediately put me at ease. After my first colonic I felt immediately better. Lighter, more comfortable. It was like pressing the reset button on my digestive system. Two more sessions followed and I’m so glad I did it. A stomach bug a few months prior had left me just not feeling right. I feel so much better now”- MP, Winchcombe
“I went to see Lesley because I have been suffering with IBS for about 20 years and wanted to try something new to ease the symptoms. My symptoms improved immediately after my first treatment and have continued to get better. Lesley also helped me to get an understanding of the food and stress triggers leading to IBS, and the adjustments I have made have led to real improvements. She made me feel very comfortable throughout the treatment. She was also very understanding about how difficult it can be to make dietary changes and pointed me to some simple ways to make significant changes. I can’t recommend this therapist enough” – LB, Cheltenham
Colonic Hydrotherapy First Consultation: £70 Further Consultations: £65 Herbal implants to help relax/stimulate the colon during the treatment: £5 Wheatgrass Implant £5 Bio Care good bacteria implant £15 Anti-Parasitical implant £5