‘The urge to bathe is primal. We cleanse ourselves from the past so that we can be reborn’
Fresh water and the ocean are natural medicines that provide immeasurable healing properties. Below you will find some of the ways we, at the Viana Natural Healing Center, use this natural element for health, healing, and pleasure.
Colon Hydro Therapy (Colon Lavage)
We clean our clothes, skin, houses, and cars, but what about our insides?
Natural physicians will tell you, “Old age starts in the colon.” And certainly, colon toxicity underlies many commonly reported health problems-not only constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, and irritable bowel syndrome, but also back pain, PMS, skin conditions, weight gain, insomnia, hypertension, headaches, arthritis, bad breath, asthma, allergies, fatigue, and depression.
Americans spend more than four hundred million dollars on laxatives each year, treating symptoms rather than the underlying cause. In 2006 alone, 130,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancer were diagnosed in the United States, making it the fourth most common form of cancer among Americans.
Colon hydrotherapy involves the gentle infusion of warm filtered water into the rectum by the therapist or Natural Physician. A great way to detoxify your organs and hydrate the body is by having a clean colon. “The main function of the large intestines is to absorb water, electrolytes, and, to a minor extent, some vitamins that are synthesized in the area itself” (Marz, Russell B Medical Nutrition from Marz, Omni- Press, 1999, 2002 SE 50th Ave, Portland, OR, Pp. 18) Colon hydrotherapy is an extended and more complete form of an enema. Colon hydrotherapy involves the gentle infusion of warm filtered water into the rectum by the therapist or Natural Physician., using no chemicals or drugs. The out flowing water removes excess gas, mucus, infectious material and feces. It is the natural solution to conditions which interfere with the normal functions of the colon.
Think of colon hydrotherapy as a deep cleaning of the house (some would say temple) that is your body. It flushes away bowel toxicities, reducing the burden on the liver. Simultaneously, it hydrates the body, cooling the fire of inflammation. It also removes excess yeast and rids the intestines of dangerous parasites. Ultimately, it helps you eliminate old stuff, both physical and emotional. More than a highly effective treatment for a variety of ailments, colon hydrotherapy is a pathway to vibrant health.
In 2006, in the United States, federal health agencies (the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, and the Food and Drug Administration) concluded that coffee enemas, found previously to be 20 percent as effective as colon hydrotherapy in ensuring colon health, are “harmless.”
From Prescriptions from Paradise, Introduction to Biocompatible Medicine, by Carlos Viana, OMD, CCN Healing Spirit Press Inc.
Appearing in: 101 Great Way’s to Improve Your Health. Self Improvement Online.
I always recommend that parents take their children to the ocean when their sinuses are stopped-up. Ocean water is a natural antihistamine that helps clear up the mucus secretions – a powerful antihistamine that costs nothing, does not make you drowsy, and has no negative side effects. I laugh when I find out that a doctor has prescribed an antibiotic that does absolutely nothing to help you fight a virus. However, nearly all viruses will succumb to sea water and natural sunshine.
Head Out Immersion (HOI)
The number of people in our communities taking diuretics, or drugs to remove excess body fluid or edema is staggering. If you suffering from edema you need to drink more water and visit the ocean. (A deep tub or pool will work for those of you not lucky enough to live by the sea) Before leaving your house measure the thickness of your legs. Drink a liter/quart of water and go to the beach. Sit in the water for forty minutes with the water up to your neck with your head out of the water, your arms and legs underwater. If you also have hypertension you will leave the water, get home and realize that you are ready for a sound nap. I call this treatment, head out immersion (HOI) and here at our grassroots clinic we have seen this easy procedure work small miracles with swollen bodies.
Oh, by the way, you know that diuretic drug you are taking? Yes, it does remove some body fluid, but leaves the salt behind, which means you are going to swell up faster. The head out immersion also removes your excess body salt.