Colon cleansing was the last thing on my mind during the most difficult years of trying to heal from severe health challenges (acute mercury toxicity caused by a medical mistake in my detox program).
I followed my doctors' advice as they embarked on an intense, very expensive, and ultimately fruitless, campaign of damage control.
My bodily condition was a reenactment of the 'trials of Job.' Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, candida, bacterial and viral infections, psoriasis, low thyroid, and severe food allergies (ever hear of the leaf lettuce and coconut oil diet? Those were the only two foods I could eat without an allergic reaction)!
No help from the doctors...
The idea of colonics, and other powerful colon cleansing methods, gathered dust in the closet, (along with my colema board).
What finally inspired renewed interest in serious colon cleansing after more than a decade of having forgotten..?
The answer: Desperation to end years of marginal functioning, severe disappointment in the results of my holistic medical treatment,
...a longtime client who returned for some treatment while I was still trying to figure out how to completely heal a ravaged body.
She had been coming to me for Rolfing sessions for over 15 years. This woman is one of those people determined to be as healthy as possible. To that end, she is quite willing to try new protocols.
Though pretty, slender, and long-haired, she had always looked rather wan and pale. Her skin was clear, but not vibrant, her hair nice, but not full of body and shine. Though her eyes sometimes sparkled if she was especially emotional about something, usually they had a tired, stressed appearance.
Slender and reasonably active, she did not have great muscle tone. I always thought of her as an good-looking woman who could be considerably more attractive. She'd moved away and I hadn’t seen her for nearly a year.
Back in my area for a visit, she called me for a Rolfing session.
The moment she walked into the office, my jaw dropped. This was not the same woman I had seen over a year ago!
Her skin was rosy and absolutely glowed. Her hair was shiny, full and luxuriant. Most amazing of all was her vibrance, the constant sparkle in her eyes, and natural animal gracefulness. I was most curious what she could possibly have done that made such a difference. I wanted what she had.
“You look fabulous,” I complimented her. (I said this at least sixteen times during our session, surprising myself, since I am never that effusive). “I can’t believe how gorgeous you look! What have you done that was different from what you always do to take care of yourself?”
More information came through my hands as I Rolfed her. Under my touch, her muscle and connective tissue had a supple, vibrant feel, like that of a healthy wild animal. At almost fifty years old, she had the body of a woman in her 30's!
I couldn’t get over the complete transformation that had taken place. In the course of our conversation, my client revealed the one thing she did that made all the difference.
The healing technique that helped my client more profoundly than anything else she had tried was (drum roll, please) - colon cleansing!
No, she didn't just ingest some bulk fiber drink of ground psyllium husks or magic herb pills. The miracle treatment was no-holds-barred, kick-butt (sorry, couldn’t resist) colon cleansing. The therapy that had accomplished seeming miracles was a series of ten sessions of colon hydrotherapy done by a professional therapist.
Colon hydrotherapy is a gentle treatment that directly washes accumulated debris and toxins out of the large intestine. Around 12 gallons of warm water are used, gradually (in amounts of 1 quart to a gallon depending on individual capacity), repeatedly rinsing the colon.
With all the fancy alternative medical treatments I had received from the best holistic MD’s on the east coast, I had somehow forgotten something as basic as bowel cleansing! Dr. Bernard Jensen's teachings about 'Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management,' and his inspiring personal example were a buried memory.
So often, my research indicated that for mercury to be eliminated from the body, all the pathways of elimination must be in excellent working order. Somehow, I didn't get the hint!
I had taken all kinds of exotic, expensive treatments and pills. The obvious had escaped me - colon cleansing! Even with the astounding amount of knowledgeable self-care I consistently gave myself, I rarely felt vibrantly, joyfully alive.
I knew that for someone with a challenged immune system, it is essential to detoxify the body. For the last five years, I had taken a laundry list of supplements and expensive treatments to detoxify my body, and just kept feeling worse.
After five years of working devotedly to heal, I wished every day to look and feel a lot better than I did.
As I contemplated the gorgeous, radiantly healthy and thoroughly transformed woman in front of me, I knew what the next step on my quest for healing was going to be...
I opened the door of the closet to pull out the colema board that had been unused for over 10 years...