List of the literature on colon hydrotherapy
GUT: THE INSIDE STORY OF OUR BODY’S MOST UNDERRATED ORGAN
With quirky charm, rising science star Giulia Enders explains the gut’s magic, answering questions like: Why does acid reflux happen? What’s really up with gluten and lactose intolerance? How does the gut affect obesity and mood? Enders´s beguiling manifesto will make you finally listen to those butterflies in your stomach: they´re trying to tell you something important.
COLON HYDROTHERAPY: THE SHEAWAY
Cathy Shea LMT, Michael J. Shea PhD
Michael and I have written this book for anyone interested in vibrant health. We have found that colon cleansing is the key.
Over many years, the mythology around colonics has astounded us. This book will illuminate your mind and answer many questions. For instance, very often, cleansing will elicit an emotional response. The work of helping others “let go” is quite a strong metaphor. We have learned the value of an appropriate therapeutic relationship and have dedicated an entire chapter to this important topic.
This text also informs us of the boundaries around scope of practice and honoring someone’s process. We included this because we heard so much about it from our clients when they felt violated by other therapists.
Our intentions include teaching from the heart and supporting resilience. Our text has numerous references that will encourage the therapist to be mindful and allow the client to declare needs. Safety is the key to healing, with any touch therapy modality.
THE SECOND BRAIN: A GROUNDBREAKING NEW UNDERSTANDING OF NERVOUS DISORDERS OF THE STOMACH AND INTESTINE
Dr. Michael Gershon has devoted his career to understanding the human bowel (the stomach, esophagus, small intestine, and colon). His thirty years of research have led to an extraordinary rediscovery: nerve cells in the gut that act as a brain. This “second brain” can control our gut all by itself. Our two brains – the one in our head and the one in our bowel – must cooperate. If they do not, then there is chaos in the gut and misery in the head – everything from “butterflies” to cramps, from diarrhea to constipation. Dr. Gershon’s work has led to radical new understandings about a wide range of gastrointestinal problems including gastroenteritis, nervous stomach, and irritable bowel syndrome. The Second Brain represents a quantum leap in medical knowledge and is already benefiting patients whose symptoms were previously dismissed as neurotic or “it’s all in your head.”
Dr. Michael D. Gershon’s groundbreaking work clearly demonstrates that the human gut actually has a brain of its own. This remarkable scientific breakthrough offers fascinating proof that “gut instinct” is biological, a function of the second brain.
An alarming number of people suffer from heartburn, nausea, abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, or related problems. Often thought to be caused by a “weakness” of the mind, these conditions may actually be a reflection of a disorder in the second brain. The second brain, located in the bowel, normally works smoothly with the brain in the head, enabling the head-brain to concentrate on the finer pursuits of life while the gut-brain attends to the messy business of digestion. A breakdown in communication between the two brains can lead to stomach and intestinal trouble, causing sufferers great abdominal grief andtoo oftenlabeling them as neurotic complainers.
Dr. Gershon’s research into the second brain provides understanding for those who suffer from gut-related ailments and offers new insight into the origin, extent, and management.
The Second Brain is the culmination of thirty years of research. It is an extraordinary contribution to the understanding of gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as a fascinating glimpse into hoe our gut really works.
DIGESTIVE INTELLIGENCE: A HOLISTIC VIEW OF YOUR SECOND BRAIN
Digestive Intelligence tells the fascinating story of how our digestive systems are the centre of our bodies’ second brain and how we think and live our emotions via our stomachs.
Not impossible when you consider there is something equivalent to the size of a village football pitch hiding inside our bellies-that’s the incredible magnitude of our digestive systems. They contain an extensive network of nerve cells, called neurons, which carry information to the brain and thus have a profound effect upon our intellectual, emotional and immune processes.
Dr Matveikova answers the obvious questions: “How?” and “Why can this be so?” by explaining, in straight forward layman’s language, that the digestive system contains more than one million neurones, identical to those in the brain and is responsible for producing 90% of the body’s hormone, serotonin, the all-important hormone which makes us feel happy and full of wellbeing. It follows, that if our stomachs are “out of sorts” we can feel irritable, in a bad mood, lacking in energy and those feelings will block our intellectual productivity, tend to disorientate us and completely change our thought patterns and physical processes.
ALWAYS LOOK AFTER NUMBER TWO!: DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF COLONIC IRRIGATION, PERFECT BOWEL MOVEMENTS AND DIGESTIVE HEALTH
Always Look After Number Two! Discover the Secrets of Colonic Irrigation, Perfect Bowel Movements and Digestive Health, is the second edition of this comprehensive guide to colon hydrotherapy and bowel management which was first published in 2006. Colon hydrotherapy, also known as colonic irrigation, has become even more popular in the last two years. The first edition of Galina Imrie’s book has helped thousands of women and men to gain better understanding and control of their digestive system, and reduce or totally eliminate chronic digestive complaints digestive complaints including constipation, diarrhoea, IBS or bloating. This is a self-help book, which focuses on health, beauty and personal development by making sure that your body s elimination system is doing its job right. The book goes beyond colonic irrigation. It helps the reader to understand how the number twos are formed and what slight imperfections in your bowel movements might possibly mean. There is no other book describing poos to the general public, ND alerting the reader to the warning signs of bowel mismanagement that could be the first symptoms of dangerous conditions, including bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the Western world, and ‘Number Two’ should help more people take steps to it by re-connecting with their bodies and understanding the first signs of danger. ‘Number Two’ also focuses on the connection between the bowel and the brain. The bowel is now often described as the “second brain”. It is only now coming to light that it is the bowel, rather than the brain, that is responsible for quite a few emotional decisions that we make on a daily basis. For example, the bowel manufactures 95% of serotonin, our mood regulator. This book also speaks of the interesting and intimate connection between the bowel and human emotions – a well known phenomenon in any science that works with people. Naturopathically, we have always tried to clear the emotions to free the bowel. Galina’s approach of clearing the bowels to free the emotions shows her sensitive insight into what she refers to as ‘the language of the bowel’, says leading Australian naturopath Lara Coleman ND, BSc. Although it is a very serious subject, the book is written in a light-hearted way, with lots of cartoons, tables and charts to make sure it can reach the widest possible audience. The new edition of Always Look after Number Tow also contains a completely new chapter, The Boot Camp for Number Twos , where easy and achievable protocols are included for managing constipation, diarrhoea, gas.
COLON HEALTH KEY TO VIBRANT LIFE
Dr. Norman W. Walker
Dr. Walker focuses your full attention on this forgotten part of the body. He will lead you on a tour of each vital organ of your body explaining how it is affected by the condition of the large intestine, the colon. Learn how through proper care of the colon you can prevent and experience relief from constipation, asthma, colds, allergies, respiratory disorders, digestive problems and numerous other ailments.
COLONIC IRRIGATION, COLON HYDROTHERAPY AND COLON CLEANSES
What is the difference between colonic irrigation, a colon cleanse and colon hydrotherapy? Does colonic hydrotherapy lead to weight loss? Are there any risks? What is the procedure for a colon cleanse? Where can I find a trained colon therapist? How much does it cost? What are the benefits? Did you know the first recorded use of enemas to improve health has been traced to the ancient Egyptians? If you are suffering from a range of conditions including irregular bowels, depression, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, weight gain, crohns or other intestinal symptoms then you may benefit from improving the health of your colon. This book will answer all your questions and more, helping you to fully understand the workings of the digestive system, how it can be supported naturally and when additional supportive care like colonic irrigation might be necessary. Includes directory of qualified colonic therapists in the U.K and U.S.A.
THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO COLON HYDROTHERAPY: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF COLONIC IRRIGATION
Dr. Stephen Holt
This book is a current review of the Principles and Practice of Colon Hydrotherapy with a description of concepts in Alternative Gastro-enterology care. According to Dorothy Chandler, President of the International Association Colon Hydrotherapists (I-ACT); “This book provides basic academic knowledge that all colon hydrotherapists should possess”.
COLON HYDROTHERAPY: THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTITIONER TRAINING MANUAL AND REFERENCE BOOK
This book is a major contribution to the profession of colon hydrotherapy. It is written for practitioners and students of colon hydrotherapy, as well as others working within the broad spectrum of health care. The content is readily accessible, and is therefore of equal value to patients, and all persons involved in the search for wellbeing. This book is about best practice, and thereby correctly places the patient at the centre of its discourse. In doing so, it brings together: The core issues associated with colon hydrotherapy: case taking, diagnosis, and treatment. Provides a comprehensive discussion of anatomy, physiology, and principles of natural therapeutics. Clarifies the diseases and symptoms suitable for treatment, and provides examples of issues relevant for discussion with the patient regarding the development of given treatment plans. Explores the relevance of diet, nutrition, naturopathic and other complementary medicine modalities. Discusses the psychological, emotional and psychosomatic aspects associated with feeling, and being, unwell.
THE AMAZING LIVER AND GALLBLADDER FLUSH
In this greatly expanded edition of his international bestseller, Andreas Moritz reveals the most common but rarely recognized cause of illness – gallstones congesting the bile ducts in the liver. Besides leading to gallbladder diseases and gallstone attacks in at least 20 million Americans each year, in many cases, liver bile duct congestion sets the stage for even more serious, seemingly unrelated, conditions, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Most adults living in the industrialized world, and especially those suffering a chronic illness, such as irritable bowel syndrome, heart disease, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, or diabetes, have in fact hundreds if not thousands of gallstones (mainly clumps of hardened bile that escape detection for they are invisible to x-rays, ultrasound, and CT scans) blocking the bile ducts of their liver. This book provides a thorough understanding of the liver and its complex functions, what causes gallstones in the liver and gallbladder, and why these stones can be held responsible for the most common diseases so prevalent in the world today. It provides the reader with the knowledge needed to recognize these stones and gives the necessary, do-it-yourself instructions to painlessly remove them in the comfort of one’s home. Packed with images, the book also gives practical guidelines on how to prevent new gallstones in both the liver and gallbladder. The liver and gallbladder flush (cleanse) has led to extraordinary improvements in health and wellness among millions of people who have already given themselves the precious gift of a strong, clean, revitalized liver. Besides providing the practical procedures to cleanse the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, and intestines, Moritz explains in great detail the origin of all types of common diseases and how to prevent or reverse them naturally. The book is packed with precious, time-tested approaches designed to return the body to a permanent state of balance and vitality; it includes a complete program of healthcare, which is primarily based on the ancient medical system of Ayurveda and the vast amount of experience Andreas Moritz has gained in the field of health restoration during the past 30 years. Moritz is the author of 15 groundbreaking books on natural health and a leading, internationally recognized, authority in the field of integrative medicine.