Sunday, June 14, 2009

Profile: Beverly Segel, colonic provider

Posted By on Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 7:13 AM

Are you feeling like your body is more of a wasteland than a wonderland? Don’t worry! Since 2001, Beverly Segel of Atlanta’s Sattva Yoga & Healing has helped people purge their toxins with colon hydrotherapy and yoga.

Tell me about what you do.

We have a healing center here at Sattva, which focuses on holistic methods. I teach yoga under the Ayurveda teaching principles as well as perform colon hydrotherapy as a healing method.

What made you choose this career?

I had a bicycle accident back in 1999 and at the time I was working a corporate job. I decided after the accident that life was too short to not be doing what I really wanted to do. I chose my career because even though the western doctors and medicine did all that they could, my real healing came from holistic methods.

What are key signs that a person is in need of a colonic?

Any type of imbalance means there is a need for cleansing. Whether it be showing on the skin, weight gain or just not feeling at your optimum level in general. The colon is the trashcan of the body and so it needs to be cleansed in order to restore balance.

Describe a typical day on the job.

A typical day consists of helping clients, evaluating their health, teaching I teach yoga classes, consulting and ultimately prescribing different kinds of therapy.

Is the process painful?

It’s not at all painful. We don’t use any chemicals or anything artificial, the method we use is quite similar to the ancient Ayurvedic method.

How long does it take?

It usually takes about forty five minutes to an hour.

How should people expect to feel after having colon hydrotherapy?

Great, like they have been cleansed and detoxified. Occasionally but very rarely people will feel extremely mild flu like symptoms which is the body’s way of healing and cleansing itself.

How do you handle the gross factor of the job?

There’s nothing gross about it. This is a method of healing that doctors should have been performing for years and they haven’t. Eighty-five percent of disease begins in the digestive system. Colon cleansing doesn’t treat just one specific problem, it corrects overall imbalance in the body. We have treated people who have been constipated for three weeks and were prepared to have surgery and after having their colon cleansed had no problems.

What do you do with the waste?

It filters out from the tube into the sewage system below the ground. It works the exact same way as a toilet.

Do you ever look at it?

No, we don’t look at it. Only doctors are legally allowed to do so. We have no interest in examining the waste, we are only concerned that it is toxic and therefore needs to be removed from the body.

What are some final words you would share with people who are afraid to receive a colonic?

I would say that the people who are the most afraid are the ones who need it the most. Typically those who have the most difficult time while being on the table are those who had the most health issues and who end up coming back repeatedly to be cleansed.

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