The Gut and Skin Clinic


What is IBS and how can colonics help? IBS is a group of symptoms which manifest as bowel problems like constipation and diarrhea. Colonics may help as part of a functional gut health programme that aims to identify food triggers and restore balance in gut flora.
“I often experience cramping and bloating but I have not found a solid plan of action for this. I have been told I have IBS but I am unsure how to manage it. I find it hard to get up in the morning and I am sometimes late for work because of this. Geraldine



It consists of the following

Week 1: Colonic hydrotherapy – 1 hour
Week 2: Colonic hydrotherapy + Food Intolerance Test *- 2 hours
Week 3: Colonic + Liver Coffee Enema/ Probiotic Implant – 1 hour

*A food intolerance test may be used to identify imbalances to foods which may be the underlying causes of suspected food intolerants. 


Your Body: ” I know you don’t like to think about the bowel very much but we really need to talk. Our lack of communication is just why we have this problem with IBS. Very few health professionals offer solid advice. But I can tell you something. We are having these problems because you have ignored the “call to go to the bathroom” for years. You never liked the bathrooms in school or in work, did you? And you always waited to go home in order to use the bathroom there. Its common though and a lot of people do this. Eventually, the brain got tired of being ignored so it stopped sending the message to our bowel when it was time to go to the bathroom. It turned down the volume on the “call to go to the bathroom” and now you don’t hear it at all…..just like you don’t hear me most of the time. But if we retrain the bowel by exercising it in some way, perhaps that message would switch on again and the volume could get turned up and you could begin to know when you need to go.

You: “Well, I’m just very private about these things. But I still don’t understand why I have loose bowel sometimes and then constipation sometimes.”

Your Body: ” Let me explain it to you. The loose bowel is caused by the constipation”.

You: “Thats ridiculous. How can constipation be the cause of a loose bowel? Makes no sense.”

 Your Body: I call it “overflow”. Imagine that our bowel got so full that it could not take any more. The walls around the tube of the bowel would be impacted. But the new liquid entering from the small intestines can still pass through the middle because thats soft.

You: “Right, so the entire bowel wall is impacted and there is no longer any muscular action, and the stuff falls through the middle without warning. That is why people who keep ignoring their bowel end up with IBS that often results in no warning about when they need to use the loo, I suppose?”

Your Body:  “Right. And it just keeps getting worse.”

You: “Really? Well, thank goodness we are not that bad yet.

Your Body: “Well if you keep ignoring the bowel, it will happen to us in time. Thank goodness you are doing something about it, at last.”

You: “I have to say, it’s been very nice to talk to you like this. I’ve learned a lot from listening to my own body and it makes perfect sense.”

Your Body: ” Glad you found time to listen to your body at last. Wish you had done it sooner.”

You: “Me too. But I think I have the gist of it now. If you don’t take care of things now, you will end up with those symptoms. That’s because the bowel just switches off and no muscular movement is possible. It takes years to get that bad. So lets do something now. I got it now. I think I understand at last. 



If you are interested in improving gut health at home, you might wish to consider investing in a V-MAT Infra Red Biomat. This is a home care infra-red device which uses amethyst and infra red to produce heat to soothe cramps, back pain and boost peristalsis of the gut. Ask us for more info.