At the age of 24 (1988), following the recommendation of my brother-in-law I have decided to see a colonic hygienist about intestinal pain alternating from diarrhea to constipation.
Upon my arrival, I had to sit in the waiting room, since the therapist was very busy, there was time for doubt : would I be better or worse after the session?
At the time I was working in physiotherapy,as TRP,and I knew that this type of therapy was not recommended.
My apprehensions quickly disappeared. As soon as the gases released and the evacuation started, I felt much better.
I will never forget how I felt after treatment. The abdominal pressure that had plagued me every day was gone.
My name is Lucie Courchesne, I was a physiotherapy technician (TRP) graduate and I worked in that field for 11 years. Following my colon hydrotherapy experience, for 2 years, I worked half-time in physiotherapy and half-time in colonic irrigation.
In April 1995, I opened my clinic on Ste-Catherine Street,so I decided to go back to school and to become a Naturopath.
I graduated from EESNQ (School of higher education in naturopathy of Quebec). Afterwards, I learned that a Canadian Corporation of Certified Hygienists of the Colon (CCHCC) existed. I became a member and pursued my hygienist training with Dr. Jean-Claude Rodet. I’ve been part of this corporation as president for 2 years.
Subsequently, the naturopathy school (EESNQ) offered me a position as a teacher. I did it for eight years and I taught General Hydrotherapy and Introduction on Colonic Irrigation to future naturopaths.
ATwo years later, I decided to found my own school and for three years I taught colon hydrotherapy. I want to give future hygienists my own knowledge and experience.
In my 25 years of practice, I have given more than 20,000 irrigations. This technique helped me, and I am glad to help anyone who needs my services.
Colon hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation is the use of water to release the colon of his contained.
It involves a cleansing of the large intestine which consists of bathing it in warm and purified freshwater, without any chemical products or drugs added.
The main goal of colon irrigation or Hydrotherapy is to remove feces in the large intestine.
First, the hydro therapist will take the time to interview the customer to establish a relationship and determine whether there are any contraindications. The hydro therapist will take the time to explain in detail the session to the customer.
All this material is single-use.
The client will insert the speculum themselves.
The hygienist does repetitive bathes of the large intestine, with purified water. An abdominal massage is carried throughout the session to relax the client.
After the session, the customer will go evacuate the remaining water in the toilet. A bacterial oral supply is strongly suggested. The subsequent sessions will be established according to each individual's needs.
Among the benefits of colon hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation, we find: A great sensation of well-being from the evacuation of the intestinal waste
Colon hydrotherapy remains a very old practice, even though it is still not well known or accepted in our modern society.
We can note in medical history that all traditional medicines hold that the intestinal functioning is responsible or co-responsible for our health and wellbeing.
Historically, colonic irrigation started in Egypt over 5000 years ago. In Greece, the ancients would use a form of colonic irrigation. In India, they resorted to rectal showers and abdominal massages, whereas in China, they used regulating and disinfectant plants to relieve the intestine.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and Galen also used this type of hydrotherapy in their health plans
In the East, we report that one of the definitions for “of the wise” for Buddha was “the one that goes well with the intestine”.
Many yogis, as with the followers of Hatha Yoga, also knew the practices of external intestinal purifications; the rectal showers were formerly administered with a calabash, a bamboo and the water was pumped up with special abdominal contractions or with coffee cleanings.
In France, it is Ambroise Paré who advocated the virtues of intestinal cleanings. Catherine Kousmine, on her behalf, advocated the use of intestinal evacuation methods in order to maintain health and a strong immune system.
In England, Dr Siewart trained many colon therapists and hygienists, since Princess Diana declared having benefited from it. The colonic hydrotherapy then became more popular among the English.
As for our American neighbors, Dr Bernard Jensen and Norman Walker were leaders who promulgated and informed the American population on the benefits of colonic irrigation.
Closer to us, Dr Albert, in his radio shows informed the population on this controversial technique. He was the first to advocate the common sense approach.
Throughout time, general hygiene has evolved. Hand hygiene has allowed us to counter many epidemic illnesses. Also, dental hygiene has become an integral part of our habits and contributed to dental and digestive health.
Now, can we hope that intestinal hygiene will take importance in your health maintenance?
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