Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonic Irrigation)

Colon Hydrotherapy is a very ancient method of treatment and form of healing. Enemas were recorded as early as 1500 B.C. in the “Ebers Papyrus”, an ancient Egyptian medical document. In 500 B.C., Hippocrates, the Greek father of modern medicine, used colon cleansing to bring fevers down. This remains a valid application. Another Greek physician, Galen, also administered colon cleansing to his patients and wrote about its uses in 200 A.D..

Colin & Olive Harris introduced Colon Hydrotherapy into their naturopathic practice in 1993. They had observed that where there was constipation or impaired elimination with their clients, there appeared to be some challenges or delays in the expected response in regaining health and vitality.  When the body’s energies are low or compromised, the ability of the body to heal may be challenged.  After introducing Colon Hydrotherapy to treatment plans, our Naturopaths observed the response in regaining vital health was not only made possible, but the time between presenting with compromised wellness and regaining energy and vitality was much shorter.  The effects associated with poor elimination may be a factor in a wide range of conditions and chronic health concerns.

Colin & Olive have undertaken training in this modality both in Australia and USA, and are both certified Practitioners and qualified Instructors in Colon Hydrotherapy. Nurtura Health is a registered training facility for this therapy and is affiliated with I-ACT, the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy. Colon Hydrotherapy treatment is integrated into the clinic’s holistic approach to health and wellbeing.

When used by our Practitioners, Colon Hydrotherapy (colon irrigation) is an extremely safe and effective therapy for cleansing the colon of accumulated waste material. Your initial visit will involve the taking of a case history followed by an explanation of the procedure. The colonic treatment itself will take 30-45 minutes. An experienced Practitioner will be in attendance for the duration of the treatment. Heat packs and external abdominal massage may be used to assist in the release of stored matter. You will be gowned, fully draped, and your modesty preserved at all times. No fasting or special preparations are necessary prior to your first treatment.

Nurtura Health has installed the most up-to-date “closed system” Colon Hydrotherapy equipment currently available. After passing through specialized filters, the water is introduced into the colon using single-use disposable speculums and tubing. During the treatment, the water gently bathes its entire length. The water softens and dislodges accumulated fecal deposits. This waste material is released through the enclosed system.

People have found that the positive effects gained from Colon Hydrotherapy may also motivate them to take positive dietary and lifestyle changes, resulting in further improvement of their health and vitality.

From our Practitioners’ experience and observation, there appears to be an increased benefit in certain conditions when a course of Colon Hydrotherapy sessions are undertaken.  The intervals between sessions will be discussed with each client and is dependent on the results and observations of the session.

If health is compromised by your body’s failure to eliminate waste, healing may be enhanced by supporting and regaining healthy elimination.  Constipation is one of what may be termed “civilised man’s diseases”.  It is possible to have regular bowel movements and to actually be constipated.  Accumulated wastes, mucus and gas in the colon may compromise healthy peristaltic action, resulting in incomplete though frequent bowel movements.

The following quote was written by Norman W Walker, D.Sc., Ph.D., a learned centenarian:

“Although colon health emphasizes prevention, many people have found relief from constipation, fatigue, poor eyesight, hearing loss, asthma, prostate trouble, colds, allergies, nagging backache, respiratory disorders, digestive problems, gas, abdominal pain, colitis, indigestion, overweight, nutritional deficiencies, hypoglycemia, depression, anxiety, tenseness, and numerous other ailments.”



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