Naturopath comes clean on way to remove toxins

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 February, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 25 February, 2000, 12:00am

Naturopath Dr Alexander Yuan believes colon hydrotherapy is the perfect way to cleanse the body of toxins.

His clinic in Causeway Bay, the Hong Kong Colon Hydrotherapy Centre, boasts eight rooms and is popular with many local socialites and celebrities.

'Colon hydrotherapy is more than just a way to relieve constipation . . . it is a way to detoxify your system,' says Dr Yuan, who offers a wide range of alternative therapies like chiropractic care and acupuncture in his clinic.

He says a modern diet of refined and processed foods which are high in saturated fats and low in natural fibre contributes to a range of intestinal problems. Dr Yuan says colon hydrotherapy can help eliminate undigested foods.

And the benefits of colon hydrotherapy are plenty: 'I have patients who do the treatment when they feel stressed or want to have a clear head. It also improves the skin and makes you feel lighter and lose weight. Colon cancer is the No 2 cancer killer in Hong Kong and because colon hydrotherapy minimises the amount of carcinogenic agents being attached to the colon wall, it reduces your risks.'