REVIEW

Brief discussion review of:

  • A & P
  • Functions of the colon
  • Hypertonic and Hypotonic bowels
  • Stool identification
  • Clinical applications
  • Case histories
  • Problems encountered from parts 1 - 6

8. NUTRITION

Brief overview

  • Organs associated with digestion: Mouth & dentition, Stomach, Duodenum, Jejunum, Ileum, Bowel, Liver, Gall bladder, Pancreas
  • Digestion, Absorption and Excretion of:
    • Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins, Vitamin B12, Vitamin A
    • Non-digestible polysaccharides: Role in nutrition and bowel function; Different types, properties and food sources. Concentrated fibre sources
  • Dietary protocols for: Constipation, IBS Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, Dysbiosis, Diverticulitis, Haemorrhoids, Parasites, Weight loss, Candida
  • Water and Hydration

9. BOWEL FLORA

Importance of the human microbiome.

Spatial exclusion; immune function & support; vitamin production; volatile fatty acid production

Types of bowel flora - Bacteria, Archaea, the virome, the mycobiome.

Main species - symbionts; pathogens

Population dynamics; Support for bowel flora; Dysbiosis; Antibiotics; Diet; Surgery. Recognition and treatment

10. PARASITES

  • Roundworm (Ascaris)
  • Pinworm (Threadworm)
  • Treatment protocols
  • Diagnosis
  • Orthodox and Herbal

11. HERBS

Overview of the use of herbs - brief study of:

  • Enema herbs and characteristics:
    • Cathartics
    • Aperients
    • Anti-spasmodics
    • Hepatics t
    • Blood cleansers
    • Nervines
  • Rates of use, oral and rectal
  • Dilution
  • Forms available - tinctures, fluid extracts, powders, standardised

12. PRACTICAL IMPLANTING

Of herbs; probiotics; prebiotics

  • Via enema bucket
  • Via syringe & catheter

13. CLEANSING REGIMES

Discussion of protocols for:
Fasting mono diets: Rice, Grape, etc. Jensen Cleanse, Liver/gall bladder Cleansing, Kidney Cleansing

Subsidiary measures:
Skin brushing; Castor oil packs; Steam/sauna Salt baths

14. TREATMENT PROTOCOLS

For:

  • Hypotonic bowels
  • Hypertonic bowels
  • Normal bowels
  • Inflammatory conditions
    (Encompassing colonics, diet, herbs, vitamins/minerals)

15. ALLIED THERAPIES

The interconnections between colon hydrotherapy and:
herbalism, homoeopathy/chiropractic/osteopathy/nutrition/massage hypnotherapy/orthodox, etc.

Virtual and physical reflexes relating to the bowel

16. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

ARCH Rules & Code of Ethics

Publicity; Office management; Record keeping; filing and legal requirements. Accounting; Business plans; Charging; ARCH membership requirements; application form.

17 RESOURCE LIST

  • Book List
  • Recommended reading
  • Suppliers
  • Practicum - throughout the course, each student will give at least fifteen treatments and receive at least two; these will be written up on the uniform case history form and make up a minimum of fifteen treatments under supervision to qualify for membership application to the ARCH.
    Observations during treatments will be made of:
    • The role of water temperature and pressure
    • Digital rectal examinations - male & female
    • Insertion of speculum
    • Massage techniques
    • Palpation, percussion & auscultation
    • Diagnosis from observations during treatment
    • Diagnosis of hyper- and hypo-tonic bowels
    • Common problems encountered and solutions to them

The course is internally assessed throughout and is followed by an external praactical assessment and external written exam set, and marked by an expert examiner appointed by the Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists

Please note: The course content may be changed without prior notification to meet standards required

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