Have you ever wondered why a stressful experience has you racing to the bathroom eliminating your lunch from one end or the other? Or when you are experiencing anxiety, your stomach knots up and lose your appetite? Diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite along with other digestive problems associated with anxiety occur because of the connection between your gut and your brain. This is known as the gut-brain axis which connects the central nervous system to your enteric nervous system (ENS) the mesh-like network that rules the gastrointestinal tract. This is also known as the SECOND BRAIN.
So How Does the Brain Connect to the Gut?
When your body moves into a stress response, the blood moves away from the ENS and into your extremities so you can fight or take flight. Fear then creates stress hormones signaling the vagus nerve (more on that later) to increase chemical activity in the gut. When the body senses stress, the internal committee has a meeting and decides it’s time to get rid of any unnecessary bodily contents to allow more energy to flow into survival mode. A simple analogy is that of an aircraft forced to dump fuel before landing due to a serious or critical situation. Make sense?
So How Does Colon Hydrotherapy Fit Help with this Gut-Brain Connection?
Remember the vagus nerve I mentioned earlier? That’s the nerve that is located at the base of the brain and runs through the entire intestinal tract all the way to our colon. The vagus nerve constantly mediates messages from the gut to the brain and vice versa. These neurotransmitters include serotonin. Getting a colonic has been shown to stimulate and boost serotonin which directly affects the vagus nerve. If you have problems with low serotonin production, you might be suffering from a wide range of challenges including IBS and depression. Serotonin is vital in the proper function of just about everything associated with our mood and our digestion.
Colon hydrotherapy BOOSTS serotonin production!
This is why after a session, a person generally feels peaceful, uplifted, and clear headed. In short, a feeling of well being and euphoria are present. With that in mind, imagine how that would help the body deal with stress, depression, and gut issues.
Gut Problems Are Becoming an Epidemic.
People are experiencing stomach and intestinal responses on average multiple times a day and have no idea why. Unfortunately, the world we live in puts so much pressure on us to continue our busy lives and not address the issues that keep us from coping with the stress. This is why so many digestive disorders are so common because they go untreated or worse yet, misdiagnosed.