An important part of your colonic treatment is finding the right therapist for your cleanse. By choosing Certified Colon Hydrotherapist Cindy Van Valen, you are already on your way to a successful session. After you have read the information regarding how to prepare for your treatment and the Frequently Asked Questions, Cindy will be available to discuss any further questions or concerns you may have. Completing a Client IN Take Form will lead your conversation in the right direction allowing Cindy to take into consideration your current health, diet and goals for detoxification.
Once you have conversed with Cindy via the telephone and set your appointment date and time, following these guidelines will ensure that you maximize your treatment to its fullest potential.
Starting with diet, it is helpful to maintain a diet packed with green leafy vegetables (raw and cooked), and whole grains. The cellulose and fiber in these foods will assist in loosening the impacted colon matter. It may also be beneficial to prepare freshly made vegetable juices throughout the day. Raw vegetable juice contains high amounts of enzymes that also serve to assist detoxification. Fruits and vegetables eaten in their raw form assist detoxification by "drawing out" toxins from the body, working much like a magnet to attract the poison. An ionic charge of the healthy fruits and vegetables connects to the ionic charge of the poison and thus awakens and brings the toxins to the surface. This is the reason that a person may experience some detoxification symptoms when eating raw (cleansing) foods. It is recommended to implement a cleansing diet at a moderate pace, gradually increasing raw foods to the diet so as to minimize adverse reactions.
Additionally, in preparation for colon hydrotherapy, it is recommended to decrease animal protein consumption for a minimum of three days prior to the treatment. Animal foods are binding foods and high in acid, for the most part, counter-productive for detoxification. It is recommended that food intake the day of a colon cleansing session should be light. One should not eat food at least two hours prior to the session.
After the colonic session, drink plenty of water and freshly made vegetable juice. Food intake over the next few hours should be light and moderate. Start with raw foods, steamed vegetables and whole grains as needed.
Abdominal Castor Oil Pack
In some cases, the use of a castor oil pack in preparation of the colon hydrotherapy session is beneficial to soften and loosen impacted matter and gases. This should be discussed prior to your cleanse with Cindy.
The Use of Castor Oil
In the early 1900's, Edgar Cayce led the way in developing the use of castor oil for his patients who had symptoms of constipation or infrequent bowel movements. He recommended castor oil packs for adhesions, intestinal impactions, and obstructions of the alimentary canal. Additionally, castor oil packs are beneficial in the treatment of arthritis, ulcers, acne and liver detoxification.
Palma Christi is a highly recommended choice for castor oil. To use this treatment, saturate a flannel with warm oil and place on the skin. Cover the area with plastic and heat for one hour with either a hot water bottle or heating pad. This treatment will soften and loosen any hardened, impacted colon matter. It is this old impaction that is the main target of a colon cleanse. Releasing this matter will reveal a vibrant, overall well being.
Dry Skin Brush
Another great detoxification method is dry brushing the skin two to three times per week. This will assist the body's detoxification through the skin, stimulate the circulatory system and rid the body of impurities and toxins.
The Use of Dry Brush
This is most often done by using a wooden brush with a long handle, with bristles that are hard and stiff for maximum benefit. The strokes are centripetal, toward the heart, following with two strokes in an upward direction on each line of skin beginning with the legs, then the arms and down the torso, on the front and back of the body. It is good to follow this with a cold shower to cleanse the skin and stimulate the circulatory and nervous systems.
Vegetable juice fasts are recommended for the facilitation of the detoxification process. During a fast, the body experiences cell contraction which squeezes out the poisons and toxins. It is an aggressive form of healing and should be discussed with Cindy to determine if a juice fast is right for you and if so, the duration of the fast.
Copyright © Health Modalities, PC. All rights reserved.