Please don't squeeze the Colonic tube
Please, don't squeeze the Colonic tube, the client exclaimed. Everywhere I go for colon hydrotherapy from Boulder to New York and to Los Angeles, everyone squeezes or pulses the tube, except you. It's so annoying, and it hurts; why do they do that?
I don't know, what did they tell you?
One therapist told me, that's how I stimulate the peristalsis of the colon, and then another therapist said, it strengthens the muscles of the colon. After considerable research my conclusion is both statements are utterly false.
Where did such a myth and practice originate?
In February 2009, (I-ACT Quarterly Spring 2009, page 5), I asked many colon therapist and other experts from around the world to explain to me how squeezing the tube stimulates or mimics peristalsis, and how this purportedly strengthens the muscles of the colon.
Several people have made attempts to talk it through but no one has provided credible evidence based in physiology, by published paper or written documentation to their claims. I assume these are merely opinions and speculation, and their lack of understanding how the body functions.
Let's review basic principles of physiology:
Mechanics are primarily full inspirations with intention of first moving the diaphragm towards the umbilicus and perineum, then permitting oxygen to enter the lungs simply, this having a direct mechanical affect on the large intestine for the action of defecation. Another form of mechanics is the breaking down of food in the oral cavity.
Functions include the Enteric Nervous System (ENS) is a subdivision of the Peripheral Nervous System which directly controls the gastrointestinal system and intestinal motility. The Myenteric plexus is embedded between the longitudinal and circular layers of muscularis externa and provides motor innervation to both layers and secretomotor innervation to the mucosa, having both parasympathetic and sympathetic input.
The gastrocolic reflex increase the motility of small and large intestines in response to stomach distention from food, whereas increased rectal pressures induce defecation.
Remaining accurate to my ground breaking colon hydrotherapy work of 1977~1982, now and perpetually identified as the original BodyWork For Colon Hydrotherapy, I focus on the Mechanics and Functions of our Soma.