Colonic hydrotherapy for fatigue and depression
Colonic hydrotherapy can help chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
Do you feel tired all the time? Even with rest and sleep do you still feel like you have no energy? If this sounds familiar, you may be suffering with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). With no known cure, this debilitating condition requires management to lessen its symptoms and effects on everyday life. Many people who suffer with CFS are turning to complementary therapies for help.
Colonic Hydrotherapy is one such alternative medicine therapy that may make a difference to someone with chronic fatigue syndrome.
What is CFS and how does it occur?
Around 150,000 people in the UK have chronic fatigue syndrome and the condition typically begins between the ages of 20 and 40. Women are more prone to CFS than men and children in their teenage years can also develop the condition. Many patients prefer to call their condition ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) but ME is characterised by muscle pain and inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
With CFS, there is usually no evidence of any inflammation and chronic fatigue is the main symptom. Patients are diagnosed with CFS when fatigue and other serious symptoms are present (sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, short term memory etc.). Unfortunately, the causes of CFS are unknown but cases typically can occur after suffering a virus which has damaged the immune system (the condition is sometimes known as immune dysfunction syndrome).
Choosing Colonic hydrotherapy for CFS
If you’re someone who suffers with CFS, you may well have tried conventional treatments to alleviate your symptoms. Treatment usually involves medications which can have side-effects and it could be that you’re fed up with those unwelcome reactions. Maybe you want to see what alternatives there are to traditional treatments or you’re looking for something more natural. Colonic hydrotherapy is certainly worth your consideration.
Generally, colonic hydrotherapy is most beneficial when treating people with digestive problems. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), constipation and indigestion are typical conditions that colonics treat by helping to alleviate symptoms of gas, stomach cramps and bloating. Colonic hydrotherapy does this by flushing out the lower gastrointestinal tract and improving function of the bowel. The therapy flushes out toxins, exercises the colon muscles and reshapes the colon to enable it to function properly. A properly functioning gastrointestinal tract can then absorb nutrients from the food we eat and stop any vitamin deficiencies – and it’s these deficiencies that can be a major factor with CFS.
A lack of essential vitamins in the body can sap your energy. If your digestive system isn’t able to draw all the nutrients from food, it misses out on vital sustenance. An unhealthy colon can also have undigested food building up which blocks the body’s ability to eliminate it as waste. This matter will turn toxic so by flushing through the colon with water, colonic hydrotherapy can restore normal function. And the benefits of colonic hydrotherapy for CFS don’t end there.
Depression often follows when someone suffers with chronic fatigue syndrome – this is due to the stress of having the condition and how it impacts on your life. Imagine not being able to work or socialise because you want to stay in bed all the time. The knock-on effects, personal, professional and financial can be devastating and make depression inevitable.
By cleansing the body, colonic hydrotherapy has a positive effect on the mind through alleviating that stress. And as you begin to feel healthier due to toxin elimination and vitamins absorbing into the body, your mental state will begin to improve too. It may take a few sessions of colonic hydrotherapy to kick start your body again, but once you start to feel better, your energy will hopefully return and you can get back to living again.
Article submitted by
Daniel Alexander, GoToSee Journalist