Colonic Hydropathy Education

Dr Wood Gravity System of Colon Hydrotherapy® Training

Natural Method of Gravity of Colonic Hydrotherapy
Dr. Wood Natural Gravity Method is natural and gentle because the flows (of water inlet and waste exit) occur by natural dynamics:
gravity and pressure level in case of water inlet, and rhythms of
natural colon saturation for expulsions.
All this makes the Dr. Wood Natural Gravity Method very comfortable, practical and natural.

      Study Program

Colon Hydropathy Course
Dr Wood Gravity System of Colon Hydrotherapy GCH®

Requirement prior to taking the Course

       Introductory Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology, AP&P      

Therapist in Colon Hydropathy

       A properly functioning Gastrointestinal tract is critical to good health and the natural healing process.
       Colon Hydrotherapy is a functional therapy that assists to optimizing the Gastrointestinal performance.
       Specific study of the Gastro Intestinal System and its relationships with the Health states of the body.

       Approximate 80 Hours of scientific study during a 6 month period & 36 hours of Class Room Lectures

       There are 2 Course Manuals which are sent to Students, and this must be read before the Course Classroom Lectures.
       This in order to ensure that all Students have the same theoretical level and understanding of the course matters.

       Includes Clinical Practice Training in Colon Hydropathy, 48 hours of Clinical Practice Training in Colon Hydropathy
       (Gaining the required Clinical Skills for Professional Registration)

Certificate - Therapist in Colon Hydropathy
This course you learn the Foundations of Clinical Practice
This is the most comprehensive course in the world, this course comes second to none.

Course Syllabus  
(Non Exhaustive list)

Status of the Colonic Irrigation as a Method of Treatment
What Training is Necessary for the Administration of the Treatment
Method - General, Choice of Apparatus
Enema - Use before Colonic Irrigation
Position of Patient
Massage of the Abdomen with Colonic Irrigation

Part I

History of Water (Introduction)
History of Hydrotherapy (Introduction)
History of Colon Hydrotherapy (Introduction)
History of Colon Hydrotherapy in Europe & USA

Part II

General Anatomy of the Abdomen
General Diet
Blood Glucose - Sugar levels within the blood
How food eaten affect putrefaction
Colon Transmit Time

Part III

Principles of Food in the Human Stomach
Detoxification of the Body

Part IV

Prevention of Disease
Structural Restrictions
The Endocrine System
The Valves of the digestive system

Part V

Laxatives, Candida, Hormonal response, chronic diarrhoea
Mucoid versus nonmucoid stools
Colon X-Ray and Interpretation of Clinical Diagnosis
Analyses of the Bristol Chart & improvements to same
Common Conditions of the Bowel
Detoxification using Colonic Irrigation
Colonic Therapy Treatment Guide and Colon Manipulation

Part VI

History Taking
Indications to Conditions improved using Colonic Therapy
Technical Practice Foundations
Clinical Work
Rectal Injections
Colon Irrigation Method & Detailed Technical Procedure Explained
Visual assessment on bowel condition
Visual assessment on vitamin, mineral and medications taken
Clinical Training with Colonic Therapy Equipments
Care of the Colonic Irrigation Apparatus

Part VII

Working within the Health Profession


Professional Ethics
Hygiene, Sanitation and Public Health
Practice Management & Administration
Professional obligations & Advertisement
Guidance on Health Therapies and Evidence

Course Fees:  £2,000

Price includes: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Students per Course: 1 to 4 maximum (This level is very technical thus its not suitable for larger numbers in clinical training there is 1 tutor per 4 students max)

Colon Hydropathy Course
Clinical Training
Total Hours:  Therapist in Colon Hydropathy

Europe: England

September / October

- Central America: Cancun, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- South America: Belo Horizonte, Recife Brazil & Concepcion, Chile
- Caribbean: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Australia: (location by the organizing party)

January / February

1. Scientific Study Hours:         250 Hours
2. Classroom Lecture Hours:
    48 Lessons (à 45 min.) during 12 days
3. Clinical Training Hours:          48 Lessons (à 45 min.) during 12 days

Time Table
The course runs 6 days with 1 day off:

6 Days Training, 1 Day Off
6 Days Training, End of Course

Frequent Asked Questions

Course location

If there is not a location near you, then we would arrange a course if there are a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 delegates per course, wishing to travel to the course in your location.

Difference between your Courses, and those of other Schools

We have taken at least 2 courses one in the England and another one in the USA. This courses are some of the best courses around, even so they did not meet expectations, looking at the course material from both courses should give you a clue, of their status, their lacking or short comings. We then proceeded to compare the material with other course manuals in this process we acquired other schools training manuals both in England and the USA, so we obtained 3 more manuals, this were pretty much the same or worse than the ones we had, but neither were the way we expected, this is to be Colonic Irrigation Manuals. For example we were amazed to notice the total disorganization of the material, no logic sequence and it seemed sometimes that we were on another subject course.

One of the courses had two manuals part 1 & 2, it was clear evident that the authors of part 1 were not the authors of part 2, and one wonders if those giving the material ever read it in the first place. As we read all materials we underlined with different colour marks those irregularities, this then were made aware upon our asking and changed, but how many individuals went trough the courses with the wrong information given? After the courses completion and with more research being made and going back to the manuals we eventually discovered that both the lacking and errors in the manuals were at a much greater extent than what we though. These manuals are in the possession of the School and all errors clearly marked in read ink to easily spot them, too many.

The school also acquired the first ever course manual on Colonic Irrigation used to train nurses at University level in the USA, this was followed by the acquisition of the manual on Colonic Irrigation for nurse practitioners specialized in Colonic Irrigation in the USA, then we acquired the Chiropractors main Colonic Irrigation manual in the mid 1970's in the USA.

We then looked, acquired, researched all the literature on Colonic Irrigation in the last 200 years, for this we travel extensively and spent 5 years obtaining a copy of more than 70% of all books and documentation published in the last 200 years on Colonic Irrigation. For our amazement, when you combine all this information, we found that there is a vast information and research that has already been done. Another thing which becomes clear, in this study of all this research, is the enormous effort that was being done, at the same time by particular individuals in the "allopathic medical" publications at the editorial level to distort, discredit, ridicule much of the clinical evidence being presented, no matter the credentials of the authors of these found evidence in clinical practice.

Basically in regards to training all schools are doing pretty much the same thing and that is: they will teach you how to perform Colonic Irrigation not how to practice Colonic Hydrotherapy, these are two different things. Our School teaches Colonic Hydropathy, in which Colonic Irrigation is an intrinsical part in Colonic Hydrotherapy. We have given much thought on the wording here given, it is not our intention to citizen or judge, but we pray that the Light of Christ who Is God, illuminate and guide them.

School Library

The School has direct access to the Central Library of the Hospitallers Order of the Good News, these include the worlds most complete library on Hydropathy and the worlds most complete set of Books and Colon Hydropathy Articles published in Medical Press both in Europe and the United States of America since records began in 1697.

Please be aware:
That "courses" taken else where are not to the level with the Course of the School, if you have learned elsewhere we can only utilize 30% of that information, much the rest you will have to re-learn, and then you need to un-learn what is incorrect, and learn what is correct upon clinical evidence spanning more than 200 years, and all corroborating one and each other) of careful clinical observations, professional experience and scientific research.

Please be advised: The School is aware of "courses" being offered which claim to make you a "Therapist" in around and abound "1 to 2 weeks", this is wishful thinking, those courses after looking at their syllabus and reading material can make an individual a Colon Hygienist not a Therapist.

Please Note: If you have taken a Colon Hydrotherapy "course" else where, we need to see the syllabus and training material/course manual first, along with the number of classroom hours, and clinical practice hours, in order to assess if you have been given the very basic level skills needed in which we can build up.

Course Standard

All courses the school provides are valuable, the dedication, the study, the work of research that has been into each and everyone of our course materials either matches or in the majority of cases it outshines any course material from any school, college or university. We consider our course to be invaluable, this is: extremely useful and indispensable.

What to expect form the course

The courses are designed to be as compressive as possible, in other words the course has been designed in the way we expected to have received the course in the first place.
The course printed material are detailed in their presentation. You will have a sense of progression and logic sequence. The reasons why for each clinical aspect of delivering treatment are explained in the course material and are shown, and exemplified in clinical training practice during the course.

Equipment cost

The cost for a Complete Gravity Tank System Equipment with 50 sets, is around £500, when taking the course please indicate if you wish for us to bring you a complete set. You can either purchase from us, or from elsewhere. We can supply you with the Complete Gravity Tank System at Price of Cost, or you can make your own, and source the individual parts elsewhere. The School is a Charity.

        Diploma - Clinical Practitioner in Colon Hydropathy
This course you learn the Clinical Application of Colon Hydropathy in the Treatment of Health Conditions.

Requirement prior to taking the Course

In order to take the Practice Clinician in Colon Hydropathy Course students must take first the Therapist in Colon Hydropathy Course.

Practicing Clinician in Colon Hydropathy

 In depth study of the Gastro Intestinal System and its relationships with the Health states of the body.
 There is a Course Manual which is sent to Students, and this must be read before the Course Classroom Lectures.
 Approximate 500 Hours of scientific study during a 6 month period & 45 hours of Class Room Lectures.

 The Course Includes Clinical Practice Training in Colon Hydropathy: 24 hours of Clinical Practice Training in Colon Hydropathy.
 Clinical training during 12 days (Gaining the advanced Clinical and Professional Skills to be in the forefront of the Colon Hydropathy Field of Practice).


After the completion of the Practicing Clinician in Colon Hydropathy Course, students can then take the Kneipp Method of Hydropathy Course qualifying as a Kneipp Hydropathy Practitioner, KHTP®

Course Syllabus

Part IX

History of Water
History of Hydropathy
History of Colon Hydropathy (Concise)
History of Dr Wood Gravity System®
Dr Wood Life
Dr Wood Vision, Legacy & Teachings

Part X

Advanced Anatomy, Physiology of the Digestive System
Surgical Anatomy of the Abdomen and the Organs of Digestive System
Detailed and individual overview of the majority of Conditions affecting the Digestive System
Advanced Pathology of the Digestive System
Recognizing Colon Problems and assessing the possible benefit of Colonic Therapy
Taenia Coli Bands
Action of the Tenia Coli Bands
Origin of Stasis
Effects of Stasis
Clinical Demonstrations
Aim of Therapist
Bowel and Content in Stasis
Cell Involvement
Cell-Structure in relation to Disease
Absorptive and Eliminative Powers of the Cell
Chemical Reactions to the Cell
Toxaemia Dependent upon Stasis
Value of Drainage
Autonomy of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Early Treatment of Stasis
Effects of Stasis on Ileum
Absorption in the Colon
Sources of Body Energy
Reaction of the Intestinal Mucosa
Peculiarities of the Intestinal Musculature
Fallacy of Lazy Colon
Dangers of Over-expansion
Causes of Diarrhoea

Part XI

Introduction Clinical Nutrition to Colon Hydrotherapists
Gastric Digestion
Relation of Diet to Constipation
Modifications of Digestive tract induced by Diet
Mechanics of the Intestine in Relation to Diet
Decay and Digestion
The Microbiome
The Thinking brain and the Feeling brain
Mucosa-Associated Lymphatic Tissue
Gut-Associated Lymphatic Tissue
Anatomy & Embryology of the Colon
Physiology of the Colon
Bowel Control
Intestinal Movements
Anatomical Divisions of the Colon, Length of Entire Colon, The Caecum
Physiology of the Colon
Blood Supply of the Caecum and Vermiform Process
The Lymphatic System
Lymphatic Circulation

Part XII

Principles of Colon Therapy
Enemas Methods Advanced
DRE in Children and Young People
Emergency Rectal Hydration in Remote Environments
Colon X-Ray: Interpretation of Clinical Diagnosis
Description of Special Cecum Tube and its Potentialities
Schellberg Apparatus
Warming and Arranging Solutions
Normal Salt Solution
Schellberg Medium for Bacillus Acidophilus
Kellogg Medium for Bacillus Acidophilus

Clinical Practice:

Rectal Feeding Method as compared with mouth feeding
Colonoscopy preparation

Part XII

Clinical Practice:
Anamnesis & Examination
Blood Pressure Exam
Mouth & Dental Exam
PH Exam
Skin Exam
Nails Exam


Legal Aspects for Practicing Clinician in Colon Hydropathy
Working within the Health Profession
Comparison of Training Methods from different CH Training Providers both Historical & Current

Part XIV

Efficiency of Colon Therapy
Treatment Protocols for the use of Colonic Therapy, to be used has an Adjuvant Clinical Therapeutic Agent in the treatment of the following conditions: Constipation, Diabetes, Mental Conditions, Arthritis, Skin Conditions, Nerve Conditions, Migraines, Scoliosis, Epilepsy, etc..., etc..., etc...
Clinical Evidence: Access to the vast amount (vast means hundreds) of scientific published research (researched + published) in every treatment protocol given.
Clinical Published Research
Scientific Research
The Effects of Antibiotics on the Colon and on the Functioning of the Brain
Errors & Misinformation
Up-to-date Research
Crucial Clinical Notes taking
Clinical Records Keeping
Clinical Research Methods

Course Fees:  £1,500
Price includes: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Students per Course: 1 to 4 maximum (This level the clinical training can be done at 1 tutor for 1 to 4 students max)

Practicing Clinician
in Colon Hydropathy
Clinical Training

Total Hours:  Practicing Clinician in Colon Hydropathy

Dates: Ongoing
England, Spain, Italy, Peru, Chile, Mexico, South America


1. Scientific Study Hours:         500 Hours
2. Classroom Lecture Hours:
    60 Lessons (à 45 min.) during 12 days
3. Clinical Training Hours:          32 Lessons (à 45 min.) during 12 days

Time Table
The course runs 6 days with 1 day off:

6 Days Training, 1 Day Off
6 Days Training, End of Course

Students who attend all class lectures but do not pass the final exam, and or do not wish to retake the exam will be issued an Award Certificate.

Students who complete and successfully pass their exams will receive a Course Certificate.

Students who complete and successfully pass their exams in all courses are awarded a Diploma:

Level 1 - Certificate
Hygienist in Colon Hydrotherapy

Level 2 - Diploma
Practicing Clinician in Colon Hydrotherapy

Professional Insurance: Students can apply for Professional Insurance if they wish to.

       Course objectives

As a Colon Hydropathy Therapist or Practitioner, your clients could include individuals wanting to improve their general health and wellbeing, as well as those with certain health conditions who want some relief from their symptoms.

Colon Hydropathy Therapists and Practitioners start a session by taking details from the patient about their Health History, lifestyle, diet, and any symptoms or areas of concern. They also then discuss an appropriate treatment programme with the client.

During treatment:

- Insert a speculum tube filled with filtered water (warmed to body temperature) into the client's body;

- Repeatedly flush the tube with water to cleanse the colon and rid the body of any waste products;

- You may massage the client's abdomen and other pressure points.

When the treatment is finished, you must follow health and safety procedures to dispose of any body solids and fluids, and prepare the clinical room and sterilise all equipment ready for your next client. Your work may also include giving advice to patients about ways to further improve their health, diet and lifestyle. You may need to refer some clients on to other suitable health care professionals such as Hydropathy Practitioners, Osteopaths or Chiropractors.

Clinical Skills & Knowledge

Colonic training can be a powerful therapeutic tool in any health clinic settings, in addition to other health care treatment clinics, health spas and massage therapy centres or practices. On average a Colon Hydrotherapy treatment session usually lasts 45 minutes to an hour. Typically, the colon is rinsed using 25 to 75 litres of clean filtered and warm water. A separate tube removes the water along with any debris. In addition, the Colon Hydrotherapy Hygienist, Therapist or Practitioner may use other treatment methods such as abdominal massage or relaxation techniques, and may administer any enemas or probiotics, or others.

      Prerequisites and co-requisites

Minimum requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Course

Ideal requisites: A qualification in Health Care for example a qualification in a body-based therapy such as Hydrotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Acupuncture, Phytotherapy, or Students with an interest in either Hydropathy or in other Natural Health Care Path.

      Course requirements

What students will have to do in the course: assignments, exams, projects, performances, attendance, participation.

       Clinical Health Research

Clinical Health Research Materials are issued to Students during the Course

Professor Rui Alexandre Gabirro, KHTP®, GCH®, LMT®, DBR®, OM®, CA® with Roger Gross, Instructor at the National College of Colon Hydrotherapy, England, March 2015.

Professor Rui Alexandre Gabirro, KHTP®, GCH®, LMT®, DBR®, OM®, CA® with Helen Wood, Instructor at the Wood Hygienic Institute, Kissimmee, Florida, USA, October 2015.

Advantages of Dr Woods Gravity System

1. Allows for a more gentle and natural treatment experience for clients,
2. Control of exact amount of water,
3. Control of exact water temperature,
4. Allows to easily add enemas to treatment,
5. The total investment for the complete gravity system is very affordable.

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