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The Colon: Center of Health

By Kate Jacobs · June 6th, 2002 · The Road to Wellness
In Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, the health of the colon is central to the health of the human being. Chinese medicine states that all disease begins there. Ayur-vedic medicine believes you are what you eat and, therefore, all imbalances in the body come from its ability to digest. Keeping our digestive tract clean and healthy is important to overall health.

The best way to do this is through the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables and foods with high fiber content. Since we live in a fast-food environment, however, most of us don't get enough of the foods needed to enhance the functions of our bodies.

Another method to keep the colon clean is the use of colonics, a thorough cleansing of the colon.

It removes buildup in the colon through the use of irrigation with warm water and natural herbs to cleanse and tone.

The procedure begins by inserting a narrow tube into the rectum and allowing the water to flush out the colon. It's important to find a practitioner trained and certified in colonics. The facility should be sterile and there should be no hesitation on the part of the practitioner to show you the facility prior to the procedure.

The practitioner should take a thorough inventory of any illness or health problems. The process should be thoroughly explained to the client. State laws require that the client must insert the tube into the rectum, not the practitioner.

Leo Parth at the Holistic Wellness Center in Northern Kentucky is one of the few local practitioners certified in colonic therapy. To find out more, call 859-344-9997. ©



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