Frequently asked questions about colon hydrotherapy:
Why should I be concerned about my colon?
Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States staking claim to as many as 130,000 people per year. Many believe that a precursor to colon cancer is prolonged exposure to accumulated toxins/carcinogens that adhere to the colon wall.
The American Cancer Society has provided evidence in recent years which suggest that environmental agents, such as insecticides, herbicides, preservatives in food, hormones, antibiotics fed to livestock and petroleum by-products may play a greater role in the predisposition to colon cancer.
Is there a special kind of water used for colon hydrotherapy?
We use highly filtered water which passes through two separate filters (carbon and UV) before being heated to the correct temperature (maximum of 104°F). This filtered water is capable of absorbing and flushing more toxins out of the colon because of its drawing effect on solid particles, chemicals and other matter.
How is colon hydrotherapy different from enemas?
Enemas are good to clean out the sigmoid and rectal areas of the colon, which extend to about 1ft. A series of colon hydrotherapy treatments can clean out and remove impacted material from the whole colon which is 5-6ft long. Additionally, colon hydrotherapy promotes peristalsis and helps the colon muscles regain tone therefore assisting the return of regular bowel movements.
Will laxative accomplish the same result?
Laxatives empty the colon short term but are an irritant to the body. Therefore, the body produces a thin watery substance that goes through the colon and leaves behind impacted toxins and waste. Colon hydrotherapy uses pure water and does not irritate the body. One of the tremendous benefits is that it hydrates the body. Laxatives are also habit forming and long-term use can cause peristalsis (muscle action) to become weakened or nonexistent.
What can I expect from colon hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy is a valuable procedure used to assist, the body for a wide variety of different colon-related conditions. By re-toning the bowel wall and improving colon functions, the entire body is able to function more efficiently.
How do toxins accumulate in the body?
Toxins accumulate in the body as a result of stress and/or consuming too much acidic food, such as sugar, white flour caffeine and alcohol. When the bowel becomes unnaturally acidic, it attempts to protect itself by secreting a glyco-protein substance that lines the entire intestinal wall. This is known as mucoid plaque. This substance is what makes it hard for the body to absorb vitamins and nutrients, which could result in chronic malnutrition. When the bowel becomes toxic, it contaminates the blood, which in turn, spreads the toxins to the heart, lungs, brain, muscles etc as it is delivering nutrients throughout the body. In the end, the liver is left to deal with toxic blood, and after years of relentless toxicity, it will become sluggish until it will no longer function. At this point, the toxins will begin to collect in other parts of the body. Disease will manifest wherever they settle. Overall, cleansing allows you to remove accumulated mucoid plaque in order to rebuild your bowel and your liver and protect yourself from disease.
Can you describe what a healthy, well-functioning bowel is?
When one feels the urge to eliminate and immediately honors the urge by a trip to the toilet, elimination is quick and painless and will feel complete. Stools are medium to light brown have very little odor and will break up in water.
How many daily movements does a healthy bowel have?
A healthy bowel should have two to three bowel movements daily, depending on what you eat.
How many sessions are recommended?
Some people with less severe symptoms may only need 2 to 3 sessions to get back on track, while others trying to break up a more severe condition could use 2-3 per week. We offer many different packages to suite your needs!
How much time is required for a colon hydrotherapy session?
Please allow 90 minutes for your first visit, 30 minutes for your consultation and 45-60 minutes for your first treatment. Subsequent visits should last approximately 1 hour.
Is it possible to have colon hydrotherapy treatment while menstruating?
Colon Hydrotherapy is perfectly safe during this time and can help decrease cramps and bloating accompanying menstruation.
Does colon hydrotherapy affect the bacteria balance in my body?
Colon hydrotherapy does not flush all good or bad bacteria out of the body. Once toxins are removed from the colon, the beneficial bacteria have a cleaner habitat facilitating their reproduction and multiplication, therefore achieving a positive bacterial balance.
What might I feel after my session?
Most people feel better after a colon hydrotherapy session. You may feel more relaxed or more energized! You will be more hydrated! Each individual situation is very unique! Some people on the other hand don’t feel 100% better after one session. It may take multiple sessions before a better sense of well being is restored. Some people will experience a “healing crisis”. This is a situation in which the body is releasing toxins faster than they can be neutralized and removed. During this transition time different acute symptoms can temporarily be experienced. Although this can seem like the treatment worsened, a “healing crisis” actually implicates that the body is detoxifying. These symptoms usually pass within a few hours to a few days and can include body aches, headaches, nausea, irritability, fatigue, skin irritations, etc. We recommend back to back sessions for the first two weeks if you are severely constipated or are undergoing a detox in which coffee, tea, alcohol and other stimulants are removed from the diet!
Is colon hydrotherapy habit forming?
No, colon hydrotherapy is not habit forming. On the contrary, one of the features of colon hydrotherapy is the toning of the colon muscles, which helps in maintaining and resuming regular bowel movements.
How will we know when the colon is empty?
The colon will probably never be empty, as it is an organ in continuous use. As more of the impacted material is released clients comment on feeling the water enter higher regions of the colon without any sense of obstruction. The objective should not be an empty colon, but rather a well-functioning colon.
Is colon hydrotherapy painful?
Only in the case of an impacted colon you may experience a slight discomfort. Some cramping may occur as the colon contracts to expel waste. Once the major impaction is removed, you will find the session pleasant and relaxing.
Is colon hydrotherapy embarrassing?
No, your dignity and privacy is completely maintained at all times and you can have a session completely private if you desire!
Are there any contraindications to colon hydrotherapy?
There are a few contraindications to keep in mind when considering colon hydrotherapy, including recent colon and abdominal surgeries, hernias, uncontrolled high blood pressure and other conditions. Prior to your session we will go over your health history to ensure that you will benefit from a colon hydrotherapy session or treatment plan. In some cases it may be best to consult with your physician and get a prescription.
What is recommended before my session?
Drink plenty of water! You should drink half your weight in ounces on a daily basis (No Soda, Caffeine, or Alcohol). Fresh juice, soup, and herbal teas are highly recommended! Try to drink electrolyte enhanced drinks including coconut water or Emergen-C Electro Mix. You can also supplement your drinks with trace minerals. Avoid foods that are hard to digest for at least 24 hours prior. This includes meat, processed foods, raw vegetables, refined sugars, dairy, additives and preservatives. Follow proper food combing rules to reduce gas and aid in digestion. Take a probiotic! This is the beneficial bacteria that line the walls of the gut. This bacteria aids in food digestion and is your first line of defense against microbes. This bacteria is destroyed by antibiotic use. Restoring your “good” bacteria is imperative for the normal function of your colon!
What is recommended after my session?
It is advisable to refrain from eating processed foods after your session. Vegeatble soup or cooked veggies are great way to introduce food after a colonic. This is to avoid feelings of nausea, as well as ensuring maximum comfort after your colon hydrotherapy session. It is also advisable to avoid caffeine the day of your treatment.