You have 2 colonic options at Amchara, either the complimentary programme using the colema boards demonstrated in the video or you can choose the paid for option of a full colonic with a therapist who aids you in the process. Both are excellent ways of aiding the detoxification process and it is down to personal preference which one you you prefer. All our therapist are ARCH trained, ARCH provides the highest level of training in colonic’s and hydrotherapy.
Colonic Irrigation is an internal cleansing bath that you give your colon, allowing for water to course through the entire organ in a gentle flow, flushing out all of the fecal matter and toxins from your colon. At Amchara we believe it is a private process that you can learn how to do for yourself. Colonic Irrigation is a self-administered practice that is done using a colema board and a process you are in complete control of. We will assist you with colonic “set-up” and colema procedure training before you embark on your colonics program.
We believe that intestinal cleansing is an important part of your detox experience here at Amchara detox retreat. However Colonic Irrigation is not crucial or obligatory to complete this part of the program. There are those who may wish to refrain from the colonics and detoxify solely on the juice fasting programme which is still intensive and very effective in itself for cleansing and detoxifying the body. Each individual is on their own healing and detox journey and we encourage you to listen to your body and freely decide which parts of the program here at Amchara detox retreats you wish to participate in.
What happens to our bowels and why?
After years of eating processed foods along with a high consumption of animal produce and a lack of sufficient dietary fibre in our diets, our colons have become congested and do not work properly. This leads to toxic residue forming in the colon tract and bowel walls. Chronically toxic bowels destroy beneficial bacteria and are extremely seductive breeding grounds for disease. This may lead onto conditions such as diverticulitis, colitis, cancer of the colon and other significant ailments.
It has been reported that the United Kingdom is the most constipated nation in Europe and has the highest per capita incidents of bowel cancer in the world with 20,000 new cases each year. Your intestinal tract is a complex organ that has to consume and digest every piece of food that enters your mouth. Often it is filled with denatured or processed foods that clog up and irritate the colon, making it extremely hard to process food and digest it efficiently. Our colons are responsible for absorbing water, vitamins and minerals from our food. A clogged and toxic bowel is unable to adequately absorb these essential nutrients. This can lead to a nutritional deficiency.
Causes of Bowel Toxicity
When food has not been digested properly it begins to build up in your colon and irritate the delicate walls of the intestine. The natural reaction is for the bowel to create a glue-like mucus to protect it, which also builds up in your colon creating more of an irritation and dysfunction in the bowel. This slows up the digestive process, allowing for toxic substances that would otherwise be eliminated in a fully functioning bowel to pass through into the blood and lymphatic system. This then spreads into other tissues and can overburden other organs in your body such as the liver which now has the arduous task of dealing with this toxicity. The body’s white blood cells also have to work over time to fight these toxins, leaving very few to fend off pathogenic micro-organisms that lead to disease. And when the body’s immune system is weak, cell and lymphatic disease, such as, cancer may develop over many years.
Symptoms of Bowel Toxicity
An immense amount of feculent material can foster itself in your bowels and can do so over a very long period of time. You may get constipated, experience flatulence, abdominal swelling, and IBS. These are just some of the physical symptoms associated with bowel dysfunction. Other symptoms less obvious in relation to our colon are headaches, skin problems, difficulty in losing weight, low energy levels, liver disorders and emotionally held issues. If you are experiencing any of these your bowel most certainly would benefit from a detoxifying colonic cleanse.
The benefits of colonic irrigation: when it comes to detoxing and giving your body a well-earned break from all the harsh chemicals and difficult to break down toxins that we put into our systems, cleansing the bowel is the first and most important step. The colon is the first part of a foetus that is formed. Next is the formation of our organs which stem from different parts of the colon. In short, the colon has different reflex and nerve meridian points that correspond to hundreds of other parts throughout the body. Many holistic practitioners believe that a healthy colon is the key to longevity. The immune system can only heal itself in a clean body. Cleansing the colon removes the mucoid plaque from your colon walls which is layers of faecal matter that has built up on the intestine wall over many years. Mucoid plaque can decrease the width of the intestinal passage inhibiting waste materials from passing through and being eliminated.
*Disorders born from a dysfunctional bowel
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Digestive Problems
- Liver Disorders
- Flatulence or Bloating
- Skin Problems
- General Fatigue
- Inability To Lose Weight
- Gallbladder infection
- Liver infection
- Heart problems
- Blood vessels dysfunction
Colonic Irrigation may not be suitable for those who have existing medical conditions and there are contra-indications to this treatment programme. If you have any of the following conditions below you will be unable to participate on the colonics programme. Please also read the page on contra-indications to “Juice Fasting” to see if the Amchara Detox is a suitable and safe programme for you.
Contra-indicated Conditions for Colonics:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Severe/Uncontrolled Hypertension
- Abdominal Hernia
- Any form of cancer
- Recent colon or rectal surgery
- Liver Cirrhosis
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Heart Disease
- Eating Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia