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Herbal Infusions

At every appointment with me, we will have a consultation and you will have plenty of time to discuss your bowel concerns and symptoms. Together we will decide which if any of the herbs would be helpful to support your treatment so we can gain the best result for you from your treatment. 

 

I may recommend a Herbal Infusion for you, which can be highly effective at stimulating, relaxing, soothing or toning the bowel, helping to restore a natural rhythm and balance.  This will be blended from either dried herbs at the time of your consultation, this blend will be unique to your needs and will be recorded in your notes for future reference or I can work from pure extracts.

Constipation caused by a lazy, or Hypotonic (underactive) Bowel require Herbs that stimulate Peristalsis to support a regular movement. Equally, many clients have a Hypertonic (overactive or cramping) Bowel so whilst the effect is Constipation, we need to relax the Bowel muscle by using Carminatives. 

 

Evacuation of the bowel isn’t necessarily achieved by stimulating it and may equally be achieved by relaxing it.   Certain Herbs have highly effective soothing and calming properties.

  • Saponins and Anti-Spasmodic herbs  Chamomile, Liquorice Root and Fennel 

  • Stimulants and Mucilages herbs are Dandelion Root, Raspberry leaf and Senna Pods.

 

Saponins are often used as a base for many of the Infusions. Herbs with a high Saponin content break down gas pockets

in the bowel and allow them to be released.

Anti-Spasmodic help prevents or reduces the involuntary muscle contractions of the smooth muscle of the bowel that can cause cramping. For a Bowel to contract and release, it first needs to be relaxed.  Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) sufferers in particular benefit from this and it can have an instant and dramatic effect, relieving cramp, releasing gas pockets and eliminating spasticity, allowing a free-flow evacuation of the bowel.  Emotional tensions and anxiety can cause spasticity/ cramping in the bowel.  These Herbs are wonderfully calming for the nervous system and in turn, calming to the Bowel.    

Stimulants are highly effective at increasing and stimulating Peristalsis (the bowels natural movement). On their own,

they can be too strong so need the Saponins and Anti-Spasmodic to temper their effect. 

Mucilage works by adding mucous to the wall of the bowel, this makes the wall more slippery helping waste and gasses move through. They also soothe the sensitive gut membrane and reduce cramping and spasticity which in turn help improve the symptoms of constipation. 

 

Astringents have a mild laxative effect and are used to soothe inflammation in the Bowel and are effective in releasing gas pockets.

There are times when the herbs are clinically not necessary or medically not suitable.

There is no additional charge for the use of herbs and likewise, if they are not used there is no deduction of charge from the appointment cost.

RICTAT members can recommend oral Herb Formulations if necessary, which can help restore Bowel Rhythm and support digestive health.

 

These are offered on a case by case basis and reviewed with a consolation and colonic hydrotherapy treatment at the point of a new purchase requirement. At no point should a product replace a health balance diet and lifestyle. 

 

Co-ton Herbs 

When bowel transit time is slow (more than 18—24 hours) and bowel movements are irregular or incomplete, toxins form I the system, which are then reabsorbed into the body, The body then has to deal with these toxins on top of the normal days work.  Over time this leads to auto toxicity, this makes you feel generally unwell as if functioning under par  and even lead to a host of other complaints usually heading for the weakest area of the body.

 

Co-ton is a herbal formula designed to improve digestive function and in particular bowel excretion by stimulation the colon muscle.  It was developed by the late Dr John  Christopher, an eminent American Herbalist with the aim of improving bowel function without strong laxative effect, which can have the effect of weakening the bowel over time. 

The herbs used in Co-ton formula, on the other hand, strengthen and tone the bowel. This is a peristaltic stimulant. 

 

 

Cascara - acts as a colon cleanser.

Fennel - Promotes good lever function, beneficial for gas and colon spasm.

Barberry - stimulates intestinal movement.

Cayenne - aids digestion and circulation and acts as a catalyst for other herbs.

Lobelia - together with cayenne improve nerve stimulation, Good when the urge to  defecate is no longer present. 

Ginger - cleanses the colon. Protects stomach and liver.

Rhubarb - Enhances gall bladder function. Good for constipation.

Raspberry - alleviates intestinal spasm and good for unexplained diarrhoea.

 

Daily quantity is bespoke to each clients needs.

 

Take a few mouthfuls of food, take the capsule then complete the meal.  If you forget to take during your meal ensure you eat some thing else after taking the capsule. 

 

Do not take any other  laxative products while using  Co-ton herbs.

 

You need to keep regular visits with your Colonic practitioner  if your taking co-ton on a regular basis. Even herbal products should only be used for a limited time and not relied on in place of a healthy balanced diet.

 

ICF2 

This is a  powerful stimulant herbal formula.

 

Cape Aloe, stimulant

Cayenne Frit, stimulant 

Senna Leaf, stimulant 

Senna Pods, stimulant 

Cascara Bark, stimulant 

Ginger root Carminative, antispasmodic

Garlic antispasmodic.

 

Daily quantity is bespoke to each clients needs

 

Take a few mouthfuls of food, take the capsule then complete the meal.  If you forget to take during your meal ensure you eat some thing else after taking the capsule. 

 

Do not take any other  laxative products while using  ICF 2 herbs.

 

You need to keep regular visits with your Colonic practitioner  if your taking ICF2 on a regular basis. Even herbal products should only be used for a limited time and not relied on in place of a healthy balanced diet.

 

ASP Tablets 

For a cramping, spastic, nervous and  anxious bowels. For when many bowel movements happen per day or abdomens tie in knots.

 

Valerian - Carminative, sedative, muscle relaxant, calms nervous system.

Cramp Bark – muscle relaxant , sedative, nervine, calming

Wild Yam, Saponin muscle relaxant releases gas, calming.

 

Daily quantity is bespoke to each clients needs 

 

Take a few mouthfuls of food, take the capsule then complete the meal.  If you forget to take during your meal ensure you eat some thing else after taking the capsule. 

 

Do not take any other laxative products while using  ICF 2 herbs.

 

You need to keep regular visits with your Colonic practitioner  if your taking ICF2 on a regular basis. Even herbal products should only be used for a limited time and not relied on in place of a healthy balanced diet.

 

Ecogest

This is a Digestive enzyme and pro biotic supplement to help food absorption and prevent excessive  gas build up in the bowel. 

 

Pineapple - is a fruit providing a natural source of Bromelain, an enzyme that    helps           digest and break down proteins in food.

Papaya – is a fruit containing the naturally occurring enzyme Papain. This helps break down food. 

 

Gamma Oryzanol – is a natural extract found in the germ of brown rice that may help maintain the integrity of the lining of both the stomach and intestines. 

 

Lactobacillus acidophilus CUL60

Lactobacillus acidophilus CUL21

Bifidobacterium bifidum CUL20

Bifidobacterium Lactis CUL34 – 

 

Lactobacillus acidophilus and  Bifidobacterium are lactic acid forming “friendly “ bacteria that secrete enzymes which help break down starches and fibre in food. Both acidophilus and bifidobacterial are commonly used in the production of yogurts and fermented foods to make them more digestible. Ecogest contains two separate strains of L. Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium. 

 

As per manufacture directions. 

Only to be taken with food. One with each meal. Not to be taken of an empty stomach. Maximum of 3 in 24 hours.

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Bushey Colonic Hydrotherapy

1 Malden Fields

Bushey

Hertfordshire

WD23 2QA

England

Phone: 01923 246 555

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