The colon hydrotherapy procedure gradually and gently cleanses and balances the colon by flushing waste from the large intestine. The objective is to remove fecal material from the colon walls and dilute the bacterial toxin concentration. The therapeutic effects of colon hydrotherapy are improved muscle tone which facilitates peristaltic action and enhances the absorption of nutrients from the cecum and ascending colon while minimizing the absorption of toxic waste material. The cleansing effect of colon hydrotherapy reduces stagnation and subsequent bacterial proliferation in the colon and helps to maintain the harmony of the intestinal flora in promoting optimal health.
Intestinal cleansing is a therapeutic measure which addresses the cause or source of the problem. Other measures which treat only the symptoms will provide only temporary relief of this problem. Colon hydrotherapy will clean and dilute the toxic load in the large intestine resulting in a reduced burden on the liver, allowing the various eliminative organs of the body in conjunction with a rejuvenated immunological system to restore internal balance and improve overall health of the individual.
Irrigation of the colon has been practiced in various forms by individuals and health care professionals for years and brought many health benefits to its recipients. Enemas are the predecessors to modern day colonic irrigation using state-of-the-art hydrotherapy equipment.
In the early 1900's the mainstream medical community regularly utilized enemas in conjunction with their other health modalities. But now, colon hydrotherapy is practiced as an adjunctive therapy in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), or as a primary therapy by certified colon hydrotherapists.
The sound table was designed by a doctor of chiropractic who discovered the effect of sound frequencies and balancing the organs of the body. The theory is that since your brain controls the organs it would be beneficial to get the brain into Alpha, Theta, or Delta levels. You will hear sounds of chirping birds, ocean waves, flowing streams, nighttime crickets, raindrops, and distant thunder blended into a musical soundtrack. The CD's are played while wearing headphones which make the nature sounds feel three dimensional. The sounds are driven into the table which vibrates into your body as you lay on the table. The sound frequencies resonate into your cells and the sounds you hear in your left ear vibrate into the left side of your body and the right ear sounds vibrate into the right side of your body. There are different CD's that will take you to different levels of consciousness.
Used in conjunction with the far-infrared domes, you will be brought in to such a deep state of relaxation that all your senses will be stimulated and energized. Some people have been quoted as saying:
“My body seemed to be floating in the sound.”
“Relaxation beyond description.”
“Meditation images of cleansing, healing, and peacefulness.”
Trying to describe what this complete therapy feels like is comparable to trying to describe your most wonderful vacation you were on to your best friend. Words can't describe it, you need to experience it.
Scientific Research of Acoustic Brainwave Entrainment
There are four categories of brain wave patterns. The most rapid brain wave pattern is that of beta, from about 14 Hz to more than 100 Hz. This is the pattern of normal waking consciousness, and is associated with concentration, arousal, alertness, and cognition, while at higher levels, beta is associated with anxiety. As we become more relaxed, the brain wave activity slows into the alpha range, from 8 to 13 Hz. These are the brain wave patterns of deep relaxation, and of what has been called the “twilight state” between sleep and waking, while the higher end of alpha represents a more relaxed yet focused state.
Slower still are the theta waves, between 4 and 8 HZ. This is the state of dreaming sleep and also of increased creativity, super-learning, integrative experiences, and increased memory. The slowest brain wave pattern is the delta, that of dreamless sleep, below 4 Hz. Generally people are asleep in delta, but there is evidence that it is possible to remain alert in this state-a very deep trance-like, non-physical state. It is in delta that our brains are triggered to release large quantities of healing growth hormone.
Science ushered in a new era in our ability to learn, be creative, remember, control our moods, reduce stress, resolve unwanted behavior patterns, and a host of other desirable ends, with the publishing of a remarkable paper by Dr. Gerald Oster of Mt. Sinai Medical Center in the October 1973 issue of Scientific American.
Oster's paper, entitled “Auditory Beats in the Brain,” described how pulsations called binaural beats occurred in the brain when tones of different frequencies were presented separately to each ear. As a result, the entire brain becomes entrained to the internal beat and begins to resonate to that frequency. In other words, Oster discovered a method for what is called “entrainment” of brain wave patterns.
Simultaneously, Robert Monroe of the Monroe Institute of Applied Sciences was also investigating binaural beats. In thousands of experiments, using an EEG machine to monitor subject's electrical brain wave patterns, Monroe verified that he could indeed entrain brain wave patterns using binaural beats. In addition, he noted that the response did not only happen in the area of the brain responsible for hearing, or only in one hemisphere or the other, but rather the entire brain resonated, the wave forms of both hemispheres becoming identical in frequency, amplitude, phase, and coherence.
Many researchers have also verified this phenomenon. Language and speech pathologist Dr. Suzanne Evans Morris, Ph.D., says “Research supports the theory that different frequencies presented to each ear through stereo headphones…create a difference tone (or binaural beat) as the brain puts together the two tones it actually hears. Through EEG monitoring the difference tone is identified by a change in the electrical pattern produced by the brain. For example, frequencies of 200 Hz and 210 Hz produce a binaural beat frequency of 10 Hz. Monitoring of the brain's electricity (EEG) shows that the brain produces increased 10 Hz activity with equal frequency and amplitude of the wave form in both hemispheres.
Research of Dr. Lester Fehmi, director of the Princeton Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback Clinic and perhaps the foremost authority on hemispheric synchronization in the brain, also confirms that hemispheric synchronization and brain entrainment can be induced by binaural beats.
Dr. Arthur Hastings, Ph.D., in a paper entitled “Tests of the Sleep Induction Technique” describes the effects of subjects listening to a cassette tape specially engineered to create binaural beats in the brain. In this case, the sounds on the tape were designed to slow the brain wave patterns from a normal waking “beta” brain wave pattern to a slower alpha pattern, then to a still slower theta pattern (the brain wave pattern of dreaming sleep) and finally to a delta pattern, the slowest of all, the brainwave pattern of dreamless sleep. Hastings says:
“We were able to test the effects of the sleep tape on brain waves with an EEG machine through the courtesy of the researchers at the Langly-Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute, part of the University of California Medical School in San Francisco. Dr. Joe Kaniya, Director of the Psychophysiology of Consciousness Laboratory, monitored the brain-wave frequencies of one subject as he listened to the sleep tape.The chart recording showed a typical sleep onset pattern: initial alpha waves, then a slowing of the brain waves with sleep spindles, and finally a pattern of stage 2 and 3 sleep brain waves in the low theta range…the patterns in the various stages suggested that the tape was influencing the subject's state.”
Clearly we are on the frontier of a marvelous new field with untold possibilities. The ability to map and entrain brain waves, and the states they represent, gives us a powerful new tool to effect human change and growth. It has been shown that induced brain wave states can affect super-learning, increased creativity, sleep induction, pain control, behavior modification, focusing of attention, relief from stress, increased memory, and dramatic improvements in mental and emotional health.
More research available upon request at LifeCleanse.
FAR-INFRARED THERAPY (FIR)
What is Far-Infrared?
Far-Infrared is part of the light spectrum. Chemistry deals with electrons, neutrons and protons. Infrared involves physics and photons. When light or other electromagnetic waves strike matter, they behave as if they were individual particles of energy instead of continuous waves. These particles are called photons. A photon is part of the light spectrum that has no mass, no charge, is invisible and immortal. Visible light is near- infrared.
Medical Benefits of Far-Infrared (FIR)
Photons enter the skin at 900 to 1000 nanometers having a longer wavelength than near infrared and therefore penetrate to the bone.It has been found that far-infrared increases the immune response by activating the macrophages which are large cells that surround harmful invaders and digest them in a process called phagocytosis.
Far-infrared relieves pain and increases circulation. Dr. Tate, who is a scientist and dentist, has found in his practice that far-infrared neutralizes the anesthetic effects by getting rid of numbness and relieving pain. Photons enter the blood and produce nitric oxide which expands the capillaries, increasing circulation to the tooth and also increases lymphatic flow having a direct impact on the healing process. His patients leave his office without numbness or pain using far-infrared.Dr. Richard Brouse who is a chiropractic physician, bio-chemist, certified clinical nutritionist, teacher, and author says,“The gentle heat of far-infrared helps detoxify the body, promote relaxation, and improve circulation. In almost every instance, it seems to reduce pain and speed the healing process.”
Dr. Nathan Lipton, MD states four specific actions of far-infrared:
A book Dr. Lipton recommends is Detoxify or Die by Dr. Sherry A. Rogers, MD whose specialty is environmental medicine.
While it cannot be claimed that far-infrared will heal or cure anything, because that is between us and The Almighty, it does help facilitate the body's response along with good nutrition, exercise, and other healthful habits.
How is Far-Infrared used at LifeCleanse?
At LifeCleanse far-infrared is dispersed, as one lies on a comfortable padded massage table, through two to three domes with a ceramic surface. The dome is referred to as a HotHouse by the manufacturer. Its unique arched design enhances the thermal effect. The upper radiant heating surface is covered with a very fine multi-faceted acute-angle silicon surface. When rays are scattered in all directions by the countless surfaces created by the silicon crystals, the effectiveness of the 160 degree span is amplified. The radiant transmission area is increased some 10-fold. It simply wouldn't be possible to produce the effective warmth we achieve without the combination of these two design concepts: proper wavelength and a special reflective silicon surface.
Are these Domes Safe?
The surface temperature is automatically controlled by a built-in, specifically designed regulator, which only allows a set temperature while a safety device precludes any chance of overheating from a malfunction. This FIR tropical warming unit, HotHouse, provides its warmth without ever having to touch the skin. Bare skin or minimal clothing allows for better penetration and comfort. The window of safety is wide and the longer the domes are used, the more benefit. If the photon is not needed by the body, it won't accept it and it goes on through.
When Should the HotHouse not be Used?
The FIR domes should not be used if a person has any acute diseases, a serious heart condition, are using a pacemaker, have serious high blood pressure, or are pregnant.
What if I want to Use the Domes at Home?
For the convenience, privacy, comfort, and health benefits in your own home, it is possible to purchase one or more domes through LifeCleanse.
What is a Chi Machine and what does it do?
The term “chi” means energy in Chinese. In 1925 George Crile, MD, of London, presented the bipolar theory of life. In the 1940's a doctor, Harold S. Burr at Yale University, and a Russian researcher, Semyon Kirlian, were able to prove that a subtle energy field surrounds all living organisms. Over the years, many scientific researchers have proven a direct current system exists in the body. Through the meridians and nerves, electrical energy is distributed to all connective parts of the body. Today, we know that this low, subtle current that is used for cell communication can also cause significant changes in the body. This subtler plane was given many different names in the past; radionic, ether, bioplasma, chi, orgone, scalar waves, and biofield.
An aura is created by different energy systems existing in the body, which contribute to the formation of this electromagnetic field. In addition to nerves and blood circulation there are many subtle energy pathways that exist in the body. Chinese medicine describes 72,000 main paths, which include the acupuncture meridians, the circulating blood, the spine and the nerves.
The brain is the North Pole and the end of the spine is the South Pole of the human energy field. The main axis is the spine, around which the electromagnetic field forms. Because the energy pathways run parallel to each other, they mutually induce and reinforce each other. The energy currents must be in phase and in harmony for this process of induction and reinforcement to be maintained. A person balanced in body, mind, and soul has a larger magnetic field.
Biofeedback technology has been able to capture color changes as the body's energy changes the longer one is on the Chi Machine. The obvious changing of colors indicates that the Chi Machine does have an impact on the various energy systems of the body increasing stamina, energy, vitality, creativity, optimism, peacefulness, contentment, and harmony.
How to use the Chi Machine
Lying on your back, on the floor, your ankles are put on the Chi Machine which moves your legs in a figure eight like a fish swimming. Your spine is the fixed point and your legs repeatedly swing in an identical range of motion. It swings within a twelve degree range, 144 times per minute, and approximately an inch and a half in distance. While you relax, the side to side movement mechanically pumps your circulatory system and watery spinal and lymph fluids around to oxygenate them. After the movement stops it is important to lie still for two to five minutes. It is during this time a person may feel the energy rushing through the body, or get a sinking or floating feeling. It is important to drink a glass of water after using the Chi Machine.
Oxygenating the body activates cells. Seventy-five trillion cells provide the body with energy. Each cell has only two needs to produce this energy: nutriment from food intake and oxygen. To remain healthy, every cell in the body has to have a continuous, optimal supply of oxygen. When that oxygen is in short supply, changes begin to take place in the cell. Diseased cells-cancer, M.S., diabetes, psoriasis, Parkinson's, AIDS, heart disease, phlebitis, emphysema, etc. are anaerobic cells. That means they thrive where there's little or no oxygen.
The following problems can result from cell “Oxygen Starvation”: anxiety, cardiac symptoms, dizziness, headaches, immune dysfunction, inflammation, intestinal problems, respiratory disorders, sleep disorders, stress, and depression. The stimulation of the Chi Machine opens up the bronchioles to provide maximum oxygen access to the lungs which in turn, increases oxygen to vital organs and tissues.
The rocking of the body on the Chi Machine creates alpha state in the brain which causes an increase in serotonin levels producing a deeper, relaxation response.
Research done at a major university in Australia showed a decrease in lymphedema in twenty-two patients after using the Chi Machine. This decrease persisted for three weeks after the study showing the prolonged effects of using the Chi Machine.
Are There Any Precautions?
The Chi Machine should not be used under the following conditions:
How Will the Chi Machine be Used at LifeCleanse?
The Chi Machine will be the oxygen and energy part of SOLET Therapy and will be used in conjunction with the Sound Table and Far-Infrared domes creating a unique multiple energy approach for your health management.
The Chi Machine is available to purchase for your convenience and personal use in the privacy of your home. Ask about details.
ELECTRO REFLEX ENERGIZER (ERE)
What is the Basis of the ERE?
This electrical device uses the principles of Reflexology. Reflexology is the art of reprogramming the atoms, cells, and electrons of the body to their original state through the triggering of signal points on the foot or hand. It is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all the glands, organs, and other parts of the body. Reflexology includes, but is not limited to relieving stress and tension, improving blood supply, promoting and unblocking of nerve impulses, and helping nature achieve homeostasis.
The feet have a fundamental relationship to the body. Signal points on the feet provide a link of communication to the major organs, muscles, and the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, elimination, reproductive, and skeletal systems.
Reflexology is used to manage energy savings in the body, reduce stress, and build greater body awareness. It combats the effects of improper diet and environmental pollutants, and aligns the physical, mental, and emotional energies.
Reflexology is a very specific technique of applying pressure to the reflexes on the feet to bring about the desired results. Its history can be traced back to both the Egyptian and Chinese cultures. Modern-day Reflexology was developed in the U.S. by Eunice Ingham in the 1930’s after her studies of Zone Therapy with Dr. Wm. H. Fitzgerald. Reflexology is a unique pressure technique and should not be confused with massage.
Zone Theory is important in explaining how Reflexology works. The zones are like the wiring in a house. The reflexes travel through the zones similar to electricity through the wires, but this analogy is not to be confused with the nervous system of the body. Reflexes as far as we know today are not nerves.—The link from the feet to the organs and the glands in the body is a series of imaginary longitudinal lines, each encompassing a zone. Any sensitivity located in specific areas on the foot will signal that there could be congestion in that area. An abnormality in any part of the zone may affect anything in that zone. For example, working a zone on the foot along which the kidneys lie will release vital energy that may be blocked somewhere else in that zone, such as the eyes. Working the kidney reflex area on the foot will therefore revitalize and balance the entire zone and improve functioning of the organ.
How does the Electro Reflex Energizer (ERE) Work?
The ERE is an instrument that helps reconnect broken or damaged electrical circuits within the body by stimulating it with the correct wave form, current, and frequency. When there is pain in the body there is electrical resistance, meaning the electrical signals between cells are suppressed. Consistent use of the ERE can help restore the flow of electricity through the painful area so that circuits remain turned on and healing can be promoted.
There are a number of reasons why a person’s electrical system malfunctions on a regular basis. The primary reason is because we are exposed to so many types of rays and electromagnetic frequencies-radio waves, microwaves, cell phones, televisions, computers, and other numerous devices. Our electrical systems are being constantly compromised, throwing us into a state of imbalance and electrical resistance.
The body is electric and responds much the same way to the ERE as it does to an electric shock treatment given in the hospital to get the electrical system back on track following a heart attack. The medical world uses a lot of electrical devices to determine data in our bodies. The EKG (electrocardiograph) measures the contractions of the heart, the EEG (electroencephalogram) records the electrical activity of the nerves and brain waves, and the EMG (electromyogram) records the electrical signals given from moving muscles.
The ERE is effective at producing the ultimate feeling in relaxation and body balancing. Using the principles of Reflexology it reduces stress and induces deep relaxation, improves circulation, cleanses the body of toxins and impurities, balances the whole system and revitalizes energy.
What is involved and what is the cost?
The ERE device sits in the reception room for all to use complementary at their own convenience; either before or after any of the other services they use that day. Sitting in a chair in the corner, one removes their shoes and socks and places their feet on the ERE. Three different modes can be used for 5-30 minutes for each mode controlled by a handheld remote that allows the user to select the desired intensity level.
Who should NOT use the ERE?
The ERE is available to purchase for your convenience and personal use in the privacy of your home. Ask about details.