January 2006
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It's January, it's the New Year! Welcome to the world of Colon Hydrotherapy. One question we get all the time is, "How many Colon Hydrotherapy sessions should I have?" The experts in the field have a wide variety of responses to this very poignant question.

A good rule of thumb is for each person to come in four times a year, which is equivalent to maintenance.

In addition to maintenance, one should do one to two series of at least five sessions per year. Ideally, the series would be in tandem with a colon cleanse. This is especially true for first timers.

Additional colon hydrotherapy treatments depend on a person's current state of health and health goals. For example, are you fasting, cleansing, detoxing, eating raw foods, making life style changes or battling candida, chronic fatigue, diarrhea or constipation?

I will give you some examples.

Rich Anderson of the Arise and Shine 30-day Clean Me Out program calls for two enemas or one colonic daily while on his program.

Bernard Jensen on his seven day cleanse calls for two colemas or one colonic daily.

And when we have Difficult Cases at the office, the client very often needs to do a colonic daily up to five days until they have a breakthrough.

Of course, it always helps the colon hydrotherapy session when clients are eating clean, hydrating properly and working out. One client came in recently, male, 49 years old, on his 13th day of the Stanley Burroughs Master Cleanse. The waste never stopped pouring out and that was after 13 days of fasting!

For those of you who are doing organ cleansing such as liver, gall bladder, kidney, lymph and metal detox, it is imperative to do a series because toxins pour from the body and organs into the intestines for elimination. If your intestines are not moving, your organs, tissue and blood retain the toxins. Not a pretty picture! This is called AUTOINTOXICATION. Better out than in!

P.S. If you really want the "piece de resistance", Kevin Trudeau in Natural Cures "They" Do Not Want You to Know About calls for fifteen (15) colonics in thirty days.

Welcome Aboard! 

School News

We are excited to share that we are now completing our second year as a state licensed school teaching the Foundations of Colon Hydrotherapy Program. Our educational program is very strong. The Director continues to develop appropriate and exciting curriculum for the students.

This is a wonderful time to consider a career in Colon Hydrotherapy. We are all aware that digestive issues and diseases are rampant in society and we can play are very helpful role in assisting people in their desire to lead healthier lives.

Classes for the New Year are forming now. Please take a look at our Calendar at the site. We have also added a new place for lodging at  Extended Stay America. They are close to the office, have a kitchen as well as cable and internet hookups! It's more like being at home!

Tips for a Smooth Application Process:
The timing of the applications and enrollment forms are very important. Please leave time to fill out the application, to have the phone interview and to complete the final document - the enrollment form. Final payment for the course is due 30 days before the Program begins. This insures that I have plenty of time to mail you the preparatory texts and you have time to read them and begin your prerequisites. Ideally, the application form should be sent two months before the start date.

The application form and all required documents must be sent in as one package.

We look forward to hearing from you in the New Year. Also, if you know others who are interested in the Program, please let them know to get in touch with us.

Sheila's Blog (or Glog - Gut Log)

Food Poisoning over the holidays!

I traveled to Boulder CO to visit with my youngest brother and his family. The day before I left, I drank some moldy apple juice. Low and behold, extreme diarrhea hit with a vengeance shortly after my sister-in-law picked me up at the airport.

I eliminated water and bile all night long every two hours. In the morning, my legs were cramping. I decided to take something to stop the diarrhea, so I bought some Imodium. Well, that completely stopped my system. I couldn't eliminate and I couldn't throw up. My gut energy was completely bound and I was miserable.

By late Christmas Eve, I finally broke down and asked my brother who is a wonderful healer, an osteopathic physician practicing manual manipulation, to give me a hand. I was concerned that I could not eat for over 3 days, my energy was totally blocked and I was afraid that if it were an infection, it would affect my brand new replaced hip!

So, Brian, my brother, gave me some antibiotics and I took small portions for 2 days. He also did some magnificent energy work on me that night and I could feel the difference in my energy. The next morning I took an enema with grapefruit seed extract and took grapefruit seed extract orally. I could feel a positive energy after that. Brian also gave me another session Christmas day. I felt the peristalsis return to my GI tract and it has continued! My appetite slowly began to return.

Here is what I learned; it does not mean that we would have the same lessons.
  • I felt that the Imodium made the situation worse; it stopped the energy of the GI tract. I would not do that again.
  • I felt that colon hydrotherapy would have been very beneficial because it can clear out the toxic microorganisms and keep the energy moving throughout the GI tract. I could also include an additive in the water to nurture me or kill the microorganisms like I did in the enema with the grapefruit seed extract.
  • I felt OK about the antibiotics however, I do not know if the grapefruit seed extract would have been as effective. I also alternated a powerful probiotic with the antibiotic by two hours.
  • I think what surprised me most is that a colonic can be effective for diarrhea and blocked energy.
BTW, if you are in the Boulder area and would like to contact my brother, Brian Shea DO, you can call him at 1.303.447.0022 X17. He is a great healer! We also had some very profound conversations on our own inner healing as we sat around the dinner table.

Julianne's Corner

Do you hold in your flatulence? Do you find it hard to have a bowel movement in a public restroom? Do you ever resist the "Call of Nature" or find yourself 'holding in' when you come for a colonic treatment? Oftentimes when you are not seeing the body release, the subconscious mind is at work. It can prevent you from letting go. In our society, we are conditioned to feel shame and embarrassment surrounding elimination - a natural bodily function.

Because holding in is a phenomenon that we learn early in life, it is worthwhile to take some time to examine where you stand in your mind about releasing. The colon hydrotherapy process is a therapy that teaches one over time - how to let go. Through breath work and relaxation, we can begin to allow the body and mind to release on both the physical and emotional levels.

It is helpful to know that certain things can trigger the body to release or stop releasing. Sometimes people see what is coming out of the tube and they are encouraged to relax and breathe more to continue releasing. Other times a person may see the tube and due to embarrassment or shame, the subconscious mind can shut down the process immediately.

Here are some things that can help you release more on the table and have a successful session: rhythmic or deep belly breathing, expressing frustrations, sadness, or past resentments, allowing tears to fall or connecting with what you are holding onto in your physical life and mentally letting it go. These connections can trigger a spontaneous release and that is exactly what you are looking for in colonics.

The whole key underpinning this is to be aware of your state of mind coming into colonics. We want to remind and reassure you that you are in a safe and confidential space to "let go of the bath water and nurture the baby" in our office. We have positive intentions to facilitate each client's release. If you feel unsure about where you are in your state of mind regarding colonics, try journaling about it. You might be surprised with your subconscious mind!