Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Colonics, the Microbiome and So Much to Learn!

Most people are not aware that there are 3 different types of colonics which vary quite a bit. I didn’t know this, in fact I had no idea what I was getting myself into when my mother-in-law took me to a colon therapist in 1980 when we lived in Chicago. I had complained to her of terrible pain from constipation and so she felt she knew the solution. She drove me to a home where we entered the basement through concrete stairs underground. After entering we sat on folding metal chairs with concrete beneath our feet. There were no obvious walls other than one that went up 3/4 of the way because of the exposed pipes and ductwork at the ceiling. Eventually in this dark dungeon-like space, a woman came out of the door on that wall and said, “Next.” That was me! Yikes! No introductions or niceties, just “get undressed and lay on this table,” which was literally next to the furnace and water heater! During the short course of this colonic all she said to me was, “you sure are constipated” and “roll over.” It was horrible! So uncomfortable too! Afterward I wasn’t given advice or recommendations on probiotics. I went home feeling even worse and for the next 3 days I laid in bed with flu like symptoms. For many years I told people, “don’t ever get a colonic, they will make you very sick.” Little did I know how wrong I was.
A few years later I got very ill. My husband and I searched everywhere for answers. This involved going to a clinic far away for vitamin IV”s and other modalities. I was convinced to try colonics again as they had a professional woman on staff. She used a high pressure machine. Although I didn’t get ill afterwards, the procedure was unbearably uncomfortable as this method doesn’t relieve gas in the beginning plus it is at a high pressure. Again, nothing was released convincing me again that colonics were definitely not for me.
Then early in 1989 my husband received a call from a former friend from another state. She had heard I had been diagnosed with Lupus. She had been a colon therapist for 8 years. She explained to him the reasons why I must get colonics but he told her there was no way I would do them with my bad experiences. Together they hatched a plan to get me to do them. It wasn’t easy but my husband was very convincing. I’m very grateful for his persistence as I’m sure I would not be alive today. Our 43 years of marriage is defined by supporting one another through various challenges.
Here I am today, in May it will be 34 years as a certified colon therapist. I have enjoyed helping 1,000’s of people improve their health. I provide a pleasant environment with lots of natural light and a beautiful flower garden, no dungeon basements here! It’s important to spend considerable time with a new client getting to know them and educating them as to how they can help themselves for the long term before we do the procedure. The method I use is the granddaddy of colon therapy. It is the closed gravity method also known as the Wood Method named after Dr. Wood, the inventor of colon therapy a century ago. The exit hose is flexible allowing for release of gas in the beginning and throughout the colonic. Additionally, the water pressure is simply gravity, so much more comfortable! It is a closed system so there are no embarrassing odors and the person is modestly covered. My number one priority is to keep my people comfortable. This is so important! The more comfortable the person is the more relaxed they will be which in turn will keep the colon relaxed. This is vital for the best colonic possible. Our colons feel stress, so no stress here! I have a blog in which I posted the differences in the 3 methods of colonics in 2012. It is titled "A lesson in Colonics."
As with anything, we don’t pick a mechanic off the internet without research, nor a doctor nor a hair stylist. How much more so with something so important and delicate as our colon health.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
808-747-2035. Mahalo! Gailla Deiters CCT

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