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Your Life daily: Energised by colon therapy; WE BRITS are notoriously nervous about anything to do with bowels. So it's not surprising that many people squirm at the mention of colonic hydrotherapy. Yet the practice does have a growing following and is said to impart numerous benefits.

JO VEGA was used to feeling. unwell. Suffering from bowel problems since her teens she had become accustomed to bloating and discomfort.

Conventional remedies did little to ease her troubles so she began to investigate alternative therapies.

In her mid 20s, while living with her grandparents in London, she visited a colonic clinic on the recommendation of a friend.

"I had no idea really what to expect," said Jo, aged 40, from Leamington. "But orthodox treatments were no help so I was willing to give the treatment a go."

Although she admits her first experience was not entirely pleasant she could not deny how energised it left her.

"The colonic was a strange sensation but immediately afterwards I felt so much better. My head was clearer, I felt clearer and lighter inside and all my bloating had gone."

Impressed by the improvement in her own health she decided to train in colonic hydrotherapy so she could help others.

She has been a practitioner for 13 years, first in Harley Street, now at the Creative Health Centre in Regent Street, Leamington, and his a member of the Association and Register of Colonic Hydrotherapists. Over the years she has seen a change in people's attitudes to the treatment although she recognises many are still reticent and Resort Paris over the next

"I would say there is less of a stigma these days and part of that might be down to celebrities having the treatment and it being featured on television."

She added: "I believe it can be a beneficial treatment for everyone. The colon is a major elimination organ and stress, diet and modern living can all take their toll on how it works.

"Cleansing of the colon can help enable all systems of the body to function better."

For more information contact Jo at Creative Health, 39a Regent Street, Leamington, 01926 316500. A first treatment costs pounds 60.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Apr 11, 2007
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