*Continuance of “My Story” starting with Blog #1: When your life flashes before your eyes in a flood gate of memories…
Colonics and enemas intentions are both to cleanse the colon by introducing water(or coffee), by way of the rectum. So why do a colonic when we were doing enemas? Well, enemas are a one time entrance into the body where a person “holds” the water(coffee) until ready to eradicate it’s toxins. Enemas address mainly the lower colon.
Colonics(also known as colon hydrotherapy), involves multiple infusions of water into the colon. The water isn’t just introduced into the lower colon, colonics are meant to cleanse the larger portion of the bowel. Mom had done Colon Hydrotherapy when we had worked with Dr. R, so once again, Mom helped me to understand what was going to happen. Thanks Mom! I was uncomfortable, facing yet another new unknown…
An enema takes anywhere from on average 20-50 minutes(at the end of the PP I was doing 1-2 enemas per day). A colonic takes an average of 45 minutes to 1 hour. I’m not going to go into too much detail about a colonic and how it works, but here’s the main take away points.
The client lays on a table in a gown. The hydrotherapist inserts a tube gently into the anus(this tube will take all the “ickies” out of the colon/intestines). During a colonic, warm water is released into the colon. The pressure promotes a reflexive contraction of the colon muscles, called peristalsis. This forces waste out of the colon, back through the hose(which was inserted in the anus before the process started), and into a closed disposal system. Nothing escapes, hence no mess and no fuss, just maybe a little uncomfortable, and humbled a bit more!
In many cases, the client may experience abdominal discomfort during his/her colonic. The hydrotherapist may apply light massage to the client’s abdominal area to help ease discomfort. Once the treatment is completed, the client may sit on a toilet to pass any residual water and stools, alone in a designated bathroom.
Mom and I each did 4 colonics within 7 days. After completing the first 2 colonics I felt clean and actually “healthy” inside my body. The feeling reminded me of how I felt when we were near the end of our 4 day fast.
“I think I can truly say that I feel GOOD today!” I told Mom as we left our very last colonic. “I’ve never felt good, so this is an awesome result!” However, feeling well only lasted 24 hours. It was SO worth doing the colonics, having 24 hours of NO pain! I thought to myself. It was like a mini-vacation, truly!
Our bodies were still continuing to detoxify when we completed the last days of the Pathogen Purge. The intense detoxification process would be subtler from this point on in the program. We would next be setting up our gut flora terrain(microbiome) to function optimally and get it all working in good balance. It was transition time! And that’s what the next step of the program was called, Transition week.
During the Transition week, Mom and I continued to do our own methods of detoxifying with epson salt/baking soda baths, supplements, castor oil packs, essential oils, lots of self care, and coffee enemas. I was still doing coffee enemas daily, even twice daily. The reason being, I still was unable to have BM’s on my own. Being unable to do so meant toxins were sitting in my body longer than they should have been. I wasn’t getting them out fast enough, so they became more toxic just sitting there.
It was a process doing enemas daily so much, taking a good deal of time and energy, but I always felt better afterwards. I continued eating hot cooked foods, healing foods, and spices and herbs to soothe and heal my digestive system. Mom was with me every step of the way and continued to help keep me on track.