Colons & Colon Hydrotherapy
Colon hydrotherapy involves the safe, gentle infusion of water into the colon through the rectum to remove old, encrusted fecal matter, unhealthy waste, and mucus. Accumulated wastes can inhibit the colon's ability to assimilate nutrients and impairs proper elimination. Removing this material allows vital nutrients to be absorbed more easily. Without the use of chemicals or drugs, it is both safe and effective. Colonics can also help re-tone and reshape the colon, strengthen and restore normal peristaltic activity. A healthy well-functioning colon is essential for the maintenance of optimal health and the key to living a healthy and balanced life. This vital organ remains the most neglected in the human body.
A Colonic Can Detox Your Body
Because today's diets are full of animal proteins, processed food, fat and sugar, and because of stress, with constant pressure and lack of exercise, the colon becomes the garbage dump of accumulated wastes and toxins. This toxic material ends up re-entering the blood stream and depositing in our tissues. Such auto-intoxication increases susceptibility to disease.
How Will I Feel?
The vast majority of individuals who receive colonics report no pain during the procedure. A minor amount of discomfort can be felt during the insertion of the speculum but this only lasts for a few seconds. During the treatment, you may feel some cramping in the stomach and occasionally clients may experience some nausea as toxic waste detaches from the intestinal walls, especially if you have a clogged up colon.
Is it Safe?
Colon hydrotherapy is very safe when performed by a qualified therapist. All equipment used is sterilized or disposable and the water goes through an advanced two-stage filtration process prior to entering the colon. Our therapists are trained and certified and meet the highest professional and ethical standards. You are in very safe hands.
What are the Benefits?
These can include increased energy, improved circulation, clearer skin and eyes, mental clarity, weight normalization, better digestion, relief from bloating and heaviness. Colon hydrotherapy helps your immune system to help itself, by giving it a chance to breathe and allow the lymph system to effectively cleanse your body. Colon hydrotherapy can assist the body with healing a variety of conditions such as constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel, bloating, excessive gas, indigestion, allergies, candida overgrowth, skin problems, brittle nails and hair, abnormal body odor, unpleasant breath, backache, stiffness, arthritis, fatigue, insomnia, poor concentration and headaches.
Is “Friendly Bacteria” Lost?
No. Healthy intestinal flora are present throughout the small and large intestines and colon hydrotherapy actually helps to improve their environmental habitat, facilitating their reproduction and multiplication.
What is the Difference Between an Enema and a Colonic?
An enema introduces liquid into the colon to cause a rapid expansion of the lower intestinal tract which results in a powerful peristalsis and evacuation. It can often result in uncomfortable bloating and cramping, putting a strain on the anus possibly resulting in hemorrhoids. By contrast, colonics involves the gentle inflow and outflow or warm water that slowly dissolves accumulated toxic material and encourage release naturally, without any undue stress on your system. Enemas only clean out the lower part of the colon, missing about four feet of the colon. To clean the entire colon, a colonic is necessary.
Why Not Just Use Laxatives?
Laxatives are an irritant to the body. Continued use will reduce the colon's natural peristalsis and lead to laxative dependency.
Is it Embarrassing?
No. There is no odor from the bowel movements as the system is “closed” and your dignity is always maintained with proper draping in a private room.
How Many Treatments do I Need?
Even though a person feels relief even after an initial session, it is necessary to take additional colonics to sufficiently cleanse the colon. We have found that a course of 3 treatments over an initial 2-3 week timeframe produces the best results with regular maintenance thereafter.
How Should I Prepare for the Colonic?
We recommend that you refrain from eating at least two hours prior to your appointment and ensure that you are well hydrated. If possible, a diet of vegetables and grains 2-3 days in advance rather than heavy foods will help prepare your colon for the treatment. Do not drink alcohol 24 hours in advance.
What to Expect
The procedure starts with the client lying on a comfortable therapy table. The therapist gently inserts a small disposable speculum into the rectum. (We only use completely sterile, disposable tools during the procedure.) The therapy begins with a gentle flow of filtered water using light pressure to allow the colon to be cleaned. The fecal matter and toxins are released into the colon. The therapist monitors the water pressure to ensure a relaxing and healing treatment experience. There is no odor and it is like a gentle colon massage.
Will One Colonic Completely Empty the Colon?
Typically, one colonic will not completely empty the colon. Many of us have a considerable amount of impacted feces in our colon. These are hardened, rubbery material. Substantial work must be done to remove it. As your body learns how to allow the cleansing experience, more material is released. One colonic will move some of the stagnant waste in the colon. The second and subsequent colonics will remove more with greater efficiency.
How Will I Feel Afterwards?
Colonics have a “relieving” effect. There may well be a feeling of lightness and internal cleanliness. People are often energized following a colonic. Many clients have reported clearer skin. Once the colon has been thoroughly cleansed then diet, exercise and other health programs will become many times more effective. Make sure you drink plenty of liquids. Steamed vegetables, fruit and soups are recommended.
Will I Have Regular Bowel Movements after a Colonic?
The most common post-colonic experience is to have a light delay in bowel movements and then the resumption of a somewhat larger, easier to move stool. Sometimes if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days following a colonic. However, this is not due to the colonic, but because of the weakness of the colon. Rarely is diarrhea or loose bowels experienced. This may be due to the extra water introduced into the colon. If it should occur, it is usually of very short duration.