At AHE Inc., we use the LIBBE, a FDA Registered (Class II) medical device; Lower Intestine Bottom Bowel Evacuation System.

History of Colon Hydrotherapy

     The value of tissue and body cleansing through colon lavage (irrigation or washing out of an organ) has been practiced for more than 3,000 years.  As early as 1500 B.C., the 'Ebers Papyrus', an ancient Egyptian medical document, described the many benefits of colon cleansing.  In ancient times, the practice of cleansing the colon was administered in a river by using a hollow reed to induce water flow into the rectum.

     Centuries later, the benefits of colon lavage continued to surmount.  Colon irrigation was commonly used among European populations to assist with maintenance and promotion of overall health.  Enemas were frequently used for abatement of fever, anxiety and illness.

    More recently, in the early 1900's, improvements in colon hydrotherapy devices allowed for a more complete cleansing of the large intestine.  Implementation of these technological advancements brought on times of colonic popularity and also times of rejection.  Unfortunately, advanced colon irrigation was, at times, administered by the unskilled and poorly trained.  This proved to be detrimental for the support of the general population and medical profession. 

     Despite the difficulties in the early 1900's, the value of colon hydrotherapy continued to be recognized by several medical doctors.  Most noteworthy were James A. Wiltsie M.D., Joseph Waddington M.D., and John H. Kellogg M.D.

     In the early 1900's Dr. John H. Kellogg M.D. used forms of colon therapy on several thousand of his patients.  In a 1917 edition of the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Dr. Kellog reported that in over forty thousand gastrointestinal disease cases, he had used surgery in only twenty cases.  The rest were helped as a result of cleansing the bowels, diet and exercise.

     Dr. Waddington stated , in his work "Scientific Intestinal Irrigation and Adjuvant Therapy", the following: "Abnormal functioning of the intestinal canal is the precursor of much ill-health, especially of chronic disease.  Restoration of physiological intestinal elimination is often the important preliminary to eventual restoration of health in general".

     Dr. Wiltsie offers, "our knowledge of the normal and abnormal physiology of the colon and its pathology and management has not kept pace with that of many organ systems of the body.  As long as we continue to assume the colon will take care of itself, it's just that long that we will remain in complete ignorance of perhaps the most important source of ill health in the whole body".

     Since this time, colon hydrotherapy equipment and methods of practice have improved even further.  Therapist training is now standardized through accrediting associations and colonic equipment boasts greater effectiveness along with the added security of regulation from the FDA.

     People are rediscovering the benefits of this natural and convenient method to cleanse the colon and promote wellness.

What is a Colon Hydrotherapy Session Like?

      A colonic session is a comfortable experience for many people. It produces no toxicity.

     The techniques utilized allow a small amount of water to flow into the colon gently stimulating the colon's natural peristaltic action to release softened waste. The inflow of water and the release of waste may be repeated many times. During the session, most upper clothing can be kept on. You will be draped to ensure your modesty. Your dignity is always maintained.

How Many Colon Hydrotherapy Sessions Does One Need?

     Of course, the number of sessions desired will depend on the individual and/or Physician requirements. Many Physicians, such as Dr. Kellogg, Dr. Wiltsie, Dr. Waddington, and others suggest twelve sessions over a ten week period, two **back-to-back, first week, two back-to-back second week and one a week for eight weeks.

**Back-to-back means one session today & one session tomorrow.

How does the LIBBE Function?

    The client undresses from the waist down and is properly draped during the session. A small rectal nozzle is gently and easily inserted in privacy by the client. Rectal Nozzles are the 'size of a pencil', single-use and disposed of after use.

     Water flows through a carbon filter which removes any sediment, rust or chlorine. The water is purified by an Ultra Violet Purification System before it passes through the rectal nozzle. Water flows gently into the rectum and waste releases naturally.

     A gentle slow rate of UV purified-temperature safe water is fed from the gravity-feed column. Less than six gallons of water may be used during the session at a safe temperature of 98°F to 102°F. (36.8°C to 38°C) The water temperature is safely controlled and adjusted. An Odor Exhaust System insures that the session room and entire center remains odor free.

 LIBBE base (table) has over three feet of clear viewing tube, which allows the client and the therapist to easily view (without any odor) the waste during releases. A rinsing sprayer is used to rinse bottom after session. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes. Modesty is protected at all times.

A trained colon hydrotherapist is always nearby to monitor and provide client assistance and comfort as needed.

After each session the LIBBE is easily and safely disinfected.

     **Disclaimer** The following sections are for INFORMATION ONLY, and should not be considered as medical advice.  It is supplied so that you can make a informed decision.  Please consult with your healthcare practitioner before considering any therapy or therapy protocol.  THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT DISEASE.

Why Do People Receive Colon Hydrotherapy?

Athletes have opted for colon therapy to improve metabolic efficiency.
Many receive the treatments during a period of lifestyle change or as a preventive measure.
Another group manifests symptoms of intestinal distress; constipation (some from prescription drugs), carbohydrate indigestion, diarrhea, gas, bloat, hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diverticulitis, colitis, parasites, skin conditions such as psoriasis, shingles, and eczema, inability to lose weight, and scar tissue and adhesions from surgery.
Another group is pain motivated to get relief from abdominal pain, continuous headaches and migraines, back or shoulder pain, aching joints, gout.
A number of clients are immune-compromised with lupus, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, cancer, chronic fatigue, Epstein-Barre, candida, infections, colds or influenza.
Colon hydrotherapy sessions are used for medical reasons: pre- and post-surgery or barium x-ray, stool samples, and geriatric.
A number of individuals come in during a fast, a cleansing program, a raw food diet, a liver and /or gallbladder flus, or during recovery from an accident.
Some are working on emotional issues which they feel are physiologically rooted in their intestines.

What Will Colon hydrotherapy Do For The Colon?

  • Cleanse the Colon: It breaks down toxic excrement, so it can no longer harm your body or inhibit assimilation and elimination. Toxins built up over a long period are gently removed in a series of treatments. Your colon can begin to co-operate again as it was intended. In this sense, a colonic is a rejuvenation treatment.
  • Exercise the Colon Muscles: The build-up of toxins weakens the colon and impairs its functioning. The gentle filling and emptying of the colon improves peristalsis (muscular contraction) by which the colon naturally moves material. Getting colonics is like taking your colon to the gym.
  • Reshape the colon: When problem conditions exist in the colon, they tend to alter its shape because the colon is a muscle, and it will enlarge to the build up of toxins not being released. That in turn causes more problems. The gentle action of the water, coupled with massage techniques taught by the colon therapist help to eliminate bulging pockets of excrement. Narrowed, spastic constrictions then finally enable the colon to resume its natural state.
  • Stimulate reflex roints in the colon: The colon is connected to every system and organ in the body by reflex points. The colonic stimulates these points thereby affecting the corresponding body parts in a beneficial way, thus creating overall health and well-being in the body.
  • Hydrate the whole body: Water is absorbed into the body through the colon which increases the volume of blood. The circulation of the blood is increased, resulting in a greater bathing of the cells. This dilutes the toxins and flushes them out, relieving toxemia and uremia and increasing elimination both through the kidneys, skin and bowels. All of this generally assists in the efficiency of the cardiovascular and circulatory systems.

Benefits Of Colon Hydrotherapy

  • Decreases compression of neighboring organs or attenuates when volume reduces in the colon.
  • Relaxes organs above intestines such as the liver, heart, and lungs.
  • Creates sensation of lightness.
  • Reduces pressure in the intra-abdominal area which improves venous return from lower extremities and pelvic zone.
  • Relaxes pressure on the hips and lumbar column and is beneficial to their mobility.
  • Relaxes abdominal muscles from the action of water temperature and massage that accompany the colonic.
  • Increases abdominal muscle tone due to reducing intestinal residues.
  • Stimulates peristaltic action of intestines restoring normal muscle tone and therefore removal of constipation.
  • Potentially corrects intestinal transit problems such as constipation and diarrhea without resorting to prescription drugs.
  • Sensation of well being due to the elimination of mucus, alimentary remainders not digested, gases and toxic bacteria.
  • Relieves inflammation and edema due to elimination of irritating substances.
  • Aids in expelling parasites due to alternating water temperatures. 
  • Decreases de-mineralization of body because it improves metabolism.
  • Reduces risk of complications after surgery because it reinforces natural immunity.
  • Potentially improves functions of the large intestines, lymph and nervous system due to a relation that exists among them.
  • Reduces weight and slims due to activating elimination.
  • Creates an increase in mental capacity and rejuvenation due to the decrease in degenerative process, normal or accelerated, by removing toxic substances that affect biological aging.

**2 colonic rooms in clinic**

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**Sessions are 45 minutes.**

Dr. Bradley M. Frezza, N.D.