The colon (large intestine or bowel) is responsible for the final stages of digestion including the absorption of water and soluble nutrients, as well as expelling waste by products of the digestive process. With modern diets rich in processed and fatty foods, and lower in fresh vegetables and dietary fibre, waste can build up on the wall of the colon, reducing it’s effectiveness. Colon cleansing removes this build up, allowing the colon to function more effectively. Cleansing is a safe, clean and pleasant procedure.
Regular bowel movements are an important factor in promoting good health and wellbeing. Ideally we would get rid of waste material after every meal, ie 2 or 3 times a day – though many people have difficulty in achieving this once a day. Colon cleansing can contribute to restoring regular movements and thereby improve general health.
Records of colon cleansing date back to 1500 bc. Historically there was a belief in autointoxication, an ancient theory based around the idea that toxins caused by accumulated matter built up in the colon find their way into the circulatory system and poison the body.
Todays modern colon cleansing apparatus is derived from those developed around the turn of the turn of the twentieth century as an alternative to unpleasant (and arguably less effective) purgatives or laxatives. At Alternative Angels our qualified therapists are fully qualified and trained to use the three types of systems available on the market today – Gravity, Open and Closed. CLICK here for more information. Currently Alternative Angels is the only clinic in the UK to offer, for your comfort and convenience, state of the art equipment giving you the choice of the Dotolo Toxygen closed system or the the Angel of Water open system.
Colon cleansing became a popular treatment in the late victorian era and was recommended as being of benefit to sufferers for a wide range of disorders resulting from autointoxication. Nowadays, colon cleansing has been shown to be beneficial to sufferers of constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, flatulence and bloating, as well as skin problems, headaches and fatigue.
Colonic Irrigation is currently “trendy” since it became part of the “rich and famous” health and beauty routine. The treatment has also been receiving a lot of media attention, including originally being featured on Gillian McKeith’s “You are What You Eat” TV Programme and in her book of the same title. Recently featured on TOWIE and our own clinic on Geordie Shore.