i am also having a hard time with the b/p(stool gets harder)... and know many people who had big succsess with colonics. since i am here in costa rica, where its impossible for me to find a professional colon therapist, i was wondering what is the difference between enema and colonic. once i put a big water container, i can also use a lot of water, repeat it and so on. the only difference i see, is, that you have to take the nozzle in and out between water going in and out. is there any hidden secret, why i cant do it by myself? i allready did enemas with 2 liters in one go. if i repeat these some times it should be the same than a colonic.
all this cleansing, is it just about the colon, or also the small intestines? then offcourse the shakes make more sense...
i guess this issue has been answeres many times before, i just cant find it...
The primary difference between an enema and a colonic is the amount of water used...when I perform a colonic I generally use between 15-20 gallons of water! There is another difference, though, that is much harder to describe in words. A closed-system colonic involves the insertion of a speculum that passes and opens the second anal sphincter (an open-system uses a thin rectal tube which does not do this) so that waste flows out without any need for pushing...not straining, but the usual pressure exerted to eliminate. This allows for a 'dancing' or 'rocking' to occur between filling and releasing...like I said, it's hard to explain it...LOL...more of a feeling for it through experience. Rather than fill-fill-fill then release-release-release like an enema...it's more like fill-release-fill-release-fill-release as a continuous process. This adds to the effectiveness of the cleansing process and also provides the 'exercise' to the bowel muscle... which you don't get from an enema...regardless of the quantity of water.
*Phew*...words can be so limiting sometimes...LOL...this probably makes NO sense...but it's the best I can do to describe it!
All that being said... you have to be practical and work with whatever is available to you. A super enema would certainly help to clear you out. You should be using purified or distilled water for any enemas or colonics. Either one is only going to clear what is loosened already...and only address the colon...part or whole. Neither a colonic or an enema is a replacement for a colon cleanse, though...which addresses the entire digestive tract and not just the colon.
I know someone in the UK that ordered this unit and is having great success with it. It is a significant initial investment...but if you benefit from regular colonics it will save you some money in the long-run.
Because of the added goodies in the Holistic Horizons program...an increase in cleansing reactions may be experienced. I usually have a bit more discomfort in terms of temporary headaches, muscle tension and fatigue when using these products...which almost always passes when I have the next bowel movement. I don't want to scare anyone here...these reactions are considerably less than with some of the other more aggressive cleanses...but I did want you to know that this can happen. Without a doubt...it is worth it!
ok, you convinced me totally! in fact i didnt know in that detail, what colonics means! of course i will not be able to get 20 gallons with a enema bag...i will not even try it. has the colonics any disadvantage to the b/p story? if not it would be only expensive but much more convinient, wouldnt it?
thank you sooooo much, yours viraj
actually, its bullshit what i wrote. for me the hard part at this cleansing is the eating less, or even fasting, because i get very weak and lose much weight. and if i eat normally, there is not much space to include the shakes on a empty stomach. thats why i thought colonics would be easier(you just go and get it done without having to deal with the eating) but i guess its not as easy as that...isnt it?
I've just successfully made my own colema board (all for less than £10 / $16) although you do need a couple of tools like a saw and drill. It would help if you could find a picture of one to base your design on, but all you need is a bucket (preferably one that's a bit see through so you can gauge the level of the liquid inside), a meathook from which to hang the bucket (alternatively you can stand on a high surface), some tubing similar to that used by plumbers or in aquariums or like the one you use for your enemas, a flat board - long enough for you to lie on with your knees up (get laminated if you can as it's easier to clean). Then you cut a hole in the board (work out from your toilet where the hole needs to be) and use something like a bucket or a bowl chopped in half to fit in around the hole to prevent output going anywhere but down the hole. You need to play around with the design here to get the bowl to fit snugly in the hole. In that bowl you need to drill a hole - this is where you feed in the tube and the colema tip. You may be able to use your enema tip provided it's not too wide, otherwise I think you should be able to order a colema tip from somewhere on the web.
Although it's not as fantastic as the real thing, it does the job.
Hope this helps!
For starters the home boards are called colenema boards. Colema is a trademark name of one particular company's boards.
The home units work on a gravity basis. You elevate you solution container, Dr Bernard Jensen recommended 72 inches from the floor to get 2lbs of gravity pressure. The tubing comes down from the container and the tip is inserted into the end of the tubing. Then the tubing and the tip are inserted into a hole in the top of the dome. The will only go so far and then are held securely by the board. The tip is now in the center of the dome. You would climb on to the board and gently insert the tip. If you are using a unit like mine you can just flick a clamp and the solution flows. If you are using a colema brand board you will have to siphon the flow of solution with a syringe before inserting the tip. (The difference is a plumbed container)
Once you begin the process there is no need to take the tip out until you are done. The board holds it in place so it does not go in to far nor pop out when you evacuate. Someone above said you have to evacuate using the same pressure as when normally using the bathroom. I would say this is not so. When you evacuate there is generally quite a bit of water coming with it and this tends to make very little pushing needed. You will let the water flow while massaging your tummy. When you feel like it you let the contents expel and it all drops into the toilet. You do not want to strain to hold more water. Just hold what is comfortable to you. If you feel done at the end of five gallons you can quite I prefer to do more and used to have my partner come fill the pail again. Now I have a product called the EZ fill and it attaches to the faucet goes through a filter and up in to the container. So all I have to do to do more then five gallons is turn the faucet on.
If feel I get better results with my home unit. I don't ever have to wait for an appointment, I do it whenever it is convenient for me. I am completely relaxed, whereas I was a little nervous when have a colonic at the clinic.
I also have what is called a mini pail, it "T"s into the tubing from the big pail. I do implants with this. Aloe, wheat grass, or acidophilus. When I am done with the cleanse I take in the contents of the mini pail and hold them as long as possible. Now day I go to bed and it is absorbed by morning. I can also alternate between warm and cold water to strengthen the peristaltic action of the colon with my mini pail.
i live in cr too and there is a place where they do colonics.
but what a hassle to get there. also it is expensive. i am experimenting with a way of doing it myself at home. the big problem is lugging up all that water. the "open system" colonic requires a lot of w. if i get an answer i will talk more about it. sabicas