COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT COLON HYDROTHERAPY:
1. Is colon
hydrotherapy safe and sanitary?
Yes. Each client receives his or her
own brand-new speculum and plastic hose kit, which are immediately disposed of after use. Since all water and wastes (in two
separate tubes) are completely contained in a closed system, there is no mess and no odor. The client's dignity is preserved
by the use of private draping and room. The procedure is professionally performed and preserves modesty.
2. How does a colon hydrotherapy treatment compare to an enema?
An enema only reaches the rectum and lower part of the
colon, whereas with colon hydrotherapy, the entire length of the colon (the large intestinal tract approximately 5 to 5½
feet in length) can be reached. Colon hydrotherapy is many more times effective. According to learned centenarian Dr. Norman
Walker, “One colon irrigation is equivalent to 30 enemas.”
Are the treatments painful?
No. Many people that have undergone colon
hydrotherapy have indicated that the experience of having their colon cleansed is relaxing, refreshing and soothing.
4. How much of the intestines are actually cleansed during a colon hydrotherapy
During a treatment it is possible
for a professional colon therapist to cleanse the full length of the colon (large intestine). The small intestines are not
involved in a colon hydrotherapy treatment.
5. Should I see my
doctor before my first colon hydrotherapy session?
you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy, you should consult a doctor. If you are
diagnosed with diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, severe hemorrhoids, rectal or intestinal tumors, you would
not be a usual candidate for colon hydrotherapy treatments. A Doctor's note will be needed. Professionally administered colon
hydrotherapy is safe, and if you are free of the above sited conditions, a medical examination prior to therapy, should not
6. Is there any possibility of bacterial or viral
contamination from prior use of the colon hydrotherapy machine?
Modern colon hydrotherapy machines utilize pre-sterilized, disposable plastic hose kits, which meet CDC standards.
These disposables items are used only once during a single therapy session. Your therapist will use full hospital sterilization
in the treatment room and on the equipment, to make certain that there is absolutely no danger of contamination.
7. How long does a treatment take?
Actual treatment time is about 35-45 minutes, but you should plan a total session visit
of one hour in duration.
8. Does having a menstrual period at the
time of a colon hydrotherapy session have any effect on the treatment?
in fact it's usually a good time to receive a treatment, since your body is already cleansing. Your flow will not interfere
with the success of the treatment.
Usually, the second to third day of flow
will produce a good cleanse. This, however, is a client's personal choice.
What should I do to prepare for a colon hydrotherapy cleansing?
from eating (approximately 1-2 hours) before the cleansing, be as relaxed as possible and maintain a positive and receptive
attitude. Stop liquid intake 1 hour before your session.
I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the cleansing?
Usually not, most people feel a burst of energy and continue on through the day with their regular
duties with no negative side effects.
11. Do I need to take acidophilus
after a colon cleansing because intestinal flora has been washed out of the colon?
It is recommended to use acidophilus. While washing out the bad bacteria from your colon,
good bacteria may also be eliminated. Taking acidophilus after a colon cleansing session is beneficial, because it helps to
improve the bacterial balance in the colon. It may be taken in capsule or liquid form.
12. Can I work directly after having colon hydrotherapy?
Certainly. You can work just as you would after a regular bowel movement. You may experience
1-3 more bowel movements throughout the day.
13. How many colon
hydrotherapy sessions does a person need?
took a long time to build up the long-term wastes in your colon, so in order to remove them gently, it will take more than
one session. Depending on one's personal health, level of toxicity, and desire to improve, a person might need five to twelve
sessions. After completing the number of colonics necessary to remove a lifetime of impacted waste, cleansing the large intestine
once a month would be wise. You and Your Therapist can discuss this more after your first treatment.
MORE COLON HYDROTHERAPY COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
What is colon hydrotherapy ?
Also known as a "colonic", "colon lavage", colon irrigation",
or "high colonic", colonic hydrotherapy is a safe, effective method for cleansing the colon of waste material by
repeated, gentle flushing with water.
What is the colon?
The colon, or large intestine, is the end portion of the human digestive
tract (food carrying passageway extending from the mouth to the anus).
colon is approximately 5 feet long and 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Its major functions are to eliminate waste and to conserve
water. Also, there are bacteria living in the colon which synthesize valuable nutrients such as vitamins "K" and
portions of the vitamin "B" complex.
What is the
purpose of having a colonic ?
waste material, especially that which has remained in the colon for some time, (i.e. impacted feces, dead cellular tissue,
accumulated mucous, parasites, worms, etc.), poses several problems. First this material is quite toxic (poisonous). These
poisons can re-enter and circulate in the blood stream making us feel ill, tired or weak. Second, impacted materials impair
the colon's ability to assimilate minerals and bacteria- produced vitamins. And finally, a buildup of material on the colon
wall can inhibit muscular action causing sluggish bowel movements, constipation, and the result of these disorders.
How can I tell if I have toxic material in
my colon ?
This condition is prevalent in all civilized societies,
and particularly in the U.K. Common signs include: headaches, backaches, constipation, fatigue, bad breath, body odor, irritability,
confusion, skin problems, abdominal gas, bloating, diarrhea, sciatic pain, and so forth. As you can see, intestinal toxicity
is part and parcel of many peoples everyday experience.
colons realy toxic?
Yes they are, but toxicity is not limited
to just the colon. Toxic material is found throughout the body, particularly in fat tissue, joints, arteries, muscles, liver,
etc. Colonics effectively eliminate large quantities of toxic waste, affecting the condition of the entire body.
But the colon isn't the only organ of elimination, what makes the colonic
so important ?
While the lungs,
skin, kidneys and liver also serve to eliminate toxins, people have experienced throughout history that when they ensure that
the colon is cleansed and healed, the well-being of the whole body is greatly enhanced. Colon hydrotherapy has been found
to be the most effective process available to accomplish this work quickly and easily.
Why not use enemas, suppositories or laxatives instead ?
Well, every thing has its proper place, but those things really aren't substitutes
for colonics. Enemas are useful for emptying the rectum (the lowest 8 to 12 inches of the colon). Usually, one or two pints
of water are used to do that. Suppositories are intended to accomplish the same task. Laxatives particularly herbal laxatives,
are formulated for various purposes, such as: to undo the effects of temporary constipation, to build up the tone of the colon
muscle, etc. But the Rolls Royce of colon cleansing without question is colonic hydrotherapy.
What makes a colonic so special ?
In a 45 minute session approximately 15 gallons of water is used to gently flush the colon. Through
appropriate use of massage, pressure points, etc., the colon therapist is able to work loose and eliminate far more toxic
waste than any other short-term technique.
What will colonics
do to the colon ?
a colonic is used to accomplish the following:
1. Cleanse the
Colon: Toxic material is broken down so it can no longer harm your body or inhibit assimilation and elimination. Even debris
built up over a long period is gently, but surely removed in the process of a series of treatments. Once impacted material
is removed, your colon can begin again to co-operate as it was intended to. In this very real sense a colonic is a rejuvenation
2. It Exercises the Colon Muscles: The build up
of toxic debris weakens the colon and impairs its functioning. The gentle filling and emptying of the colon improves peristaltic
(muscular contraction) activity by which the colon naturally moves material.
3. It Reshapes the Colon: When problem conditions exist in the colon, they tend to alter its shape which in
turn causes more problems. The gentle action of the water, coupled with the massage techniques of the colon therapist helps
to eliminate bulging pockets of waste and narrowed, spastic constrictions finally enabling the colon to resume its natural
4. It Stimulates Reflex Points: Every system and organ
of the body is connected to the colon by reflex points colonic stimulates these points, thereby affecting the corresponding
body parts in a beneficial way.
Are there any additional benefits
I might expect from a colonic ?
there are several. Working with a skilled therapist a colonic can be a truly enlightening educational process. You will learn
to expand your awareness of your body's functioning by including signals from your abdomen, your skin, your face and even
from that most taboo of natural products, your elimination's. You will find that you can spot the beginnings of developing
conditions through clues from these body regions and functions before they become serious. You can deal with them sooner and
more easily than you otherwise might if you waited until they produce effects seen elsewhere in the body. Also, the solar
plexus is the emotional center of the body and the transverse colon passes right through it. If an emotional event is left
uncompleted, it often results in physical tension being stored in the solar plexus, which affects all organs of the area,
including the colon. This on-going tightening of the colon muscle results in diminished movement of fecal material through
the colon, which is experienced as constipation. Not only do colonics alleviate the constipation, they can assist you in creating
a fully holistic view of your body's functioning, leading to a better quality of life.
What are the characteristics of a healthy, well functioning colon ?
Healthy babies, animals and adults not subjected to the "refinements" of civilization (i.e.
aboriginal peoples) have bowel movements shortly after each meal is eaten. So, assuming there is sufficient fiber and water
available to the colon, one characteristic is a bowel movement shortly after a meal is eaten. Once the urge to eliminate is
honored by a trip to the toilet, the elimination should be easy and take no more than a few seconds. The stool will be long,
large in diameter, light brown in color, without offensive odor and should float or sink very slowly. When the toilet is flushed,
the stool immediately begins breaking apart by the action of water movement. As incredible as this may sound, it is true and
commonly experienced in cultures where people live more naturally.
can I tell if I would personally benefit from a colonic ?
Does your colon now exhibit the signs of a well functioning colon ? If not, one or more sessions
with a knowledgeable colon therapist may bring you great dividends.
it be painful ?
Most people actually
enjoy the colonic and are especially pleased with the unaccustomed sensation of feeling lighter, clean and clear afterward.
Sometimes during a colonic, the colon muscles will contract suddenly expelling considerable amounts of liquid and waste into
the rectum. This may feel like cramping or gas, and may create a feeling of urgency to empty the rectum. Such episodes, if
they do occur, are brief and easily tolerated.
Is it embarrassing
to have a colonic ?
No, you will
fully maintain your personal dignity. You will be in a private room with only your therapist, who fully appreciates the sensitivity
of the colonic procedure and will help you feel at ease. Your emotions will be acknowledged and honored. After the gentle
insertion of a small tube into the rectum, you are completely covered. Rubber tubing carries clean water in and waste out
in a gravity pressured system. The mess and odor sometimes present during an enema simply does not exist with a colonic.
Is there anything I need to do to get ready for a colonic ?
Since your abdomen will be massaged it is a good idea to eat or drink
lightly in the 2 hours immediately preceding a colonic. Also helpful, but not essential, emptying the rectum with a bowel
movement just prior to the colonic saves time and permits more to be accomplished.
What can I expect afterwards ?
you'll feel great. Probably you'll feel lighter and enjoy a sense of well-being. Not infrequently, someone having their first
colonic will remark that it was one of the most wonderful experiences of their life. As soon as the colonic is finished you
can carry on with daily routine. For some, the colonic may trigger several subsequent bowel movements for the next few hours,
but there won't be any uncontrollable urgency or discomfort. It's also possible you may feel light-headed or chilled for a
few moments following a colonic.
If colonics are so good, why
haven't I heard about them before ?
a way, the answer to that is a commentary on our present day lifestyle. Historically, artifacts and records show that people
have regularly purified their bodies, including cleansing the colon. Around the turn of the 20th century, the present-day
colonic machine was developed, providing a significantly improved method of accomplishing colon cleansing. Up to the late
1920's many doctors had colonic machines in their offices, and machines were found in hospitals as well. Articles dealing
with colon health frequently appeared in prestigious medical and scientific journals until the early 1930's. At that time
modern man began a 50 year love affair with drugs and surgery. These seemed to offer relatively instant relief for body ailments,
resulting in purification and prevention techniques becoming less attractive. Recently, however, there has been a resurgence
of interest in using natural approaches for healing the body, and colonics have rapidly been regaining the respectability
they have already earned.
Are colonics dangerous in any way
Our intent is to provide a safe and healthy service so that
you do not have to worry. Cleaning and sterilization of the necessary equipment is done as normal procedure and clean linens
are used for each colonic as well.
If I have too many, will
the colon may stop functioning on its own. Are colonics habit forming ?
The colonic is a tool intended to be used to create a clean and healthy colon. A colon
therapist who is dedicated to your health, will encourage you to set a goal of having a well-functioning colon. Our fulfillment
comes from assisting you in healing your colon, not in making you dependent upon colonics. Actually, one of its features is
that a colonic can be used to tonify the colon muscle so that the colon doesn't perform so sluggishly. Many people have sluggish
colons. It may take days for bowel movements to return after a good colonic. This is when people think they are becoming "dependent"
on colonics. One good colonic is worth 20 or so regular bowel movements, so it may take some time for fecal material to build
up in the colon once again if one has a sluggish colon. When the colon is sluggish and bowel movements do not return for a
few days after one colonic, it is an indication that extensive colon work is needed to remove the debris that the bowel has
built up over the years. This build up of faecal material has decreased the muscular action in the colon. Once a series of
colonics is completed , the colon will begin to function like nature intended. Colonics give you a feeling of being lighter,
cleaner and healthier with a sense of well-being. Cleansing and building programs offer preventative measures so that you
can be in control of your own health. Dietary changes may be necessary to ensure long lasting and vital health.
Will a colonic make me constipated or give me diarrhea ?
The most frequent post-colonic experience is
to have a slight delay in bowel movements and then a 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 rather to the weakness of the colon, and should be interpreted as an indication that the colon requires strengthening
and healing. Very infrequently diarrhea or loose bowels may be experienced. This could be due to the extra water introduced
into the colon or to the stirring up of toxic waste. If this should occur, it is usually of very short duration. However,
since severe diarrhea dehydrates the body, it must be carefully monitored.
If I have been suffering from constipation for a long time, will colonics help ?
We want to state that constipation can be successfully treated
with natural, harmless techniques, including the use of colonics. Constipation is one of what may be termed "civilized
man's diseases". There are three factors involved in having a well functioning colon: diet, exercise and attitude. All
three must be in balance for the colon to function well. Often, however, because the colon has been sluggish for so long,
it has become severely weakened due to being constantly bathed in toxic waste, stretched from holding excessive amount of
stools, and frequently, constricted by chronic tension in the colon. The process of colon hydrotherapy is excellent for cleansing
and healing the colon sufficiently so that changes in diet, exercise, and attitude are then able to produce their effects.
Many people find the relief provided by colonics stimulates the motivation and enthusiasm to institute positive changes in
Some people say that colonics wash out intestinal
flora and valuable nutrients. Is this so ?
truth is that the washing out of putrefied material in the large intestine, increases the good intestinal flora. Good bacteria
can only breed in a clean environment which has been washed free of putrefaction and its accompanying harmful bacteria. This
is why the intestines of a new born baby immediately begin to grow good intestinal flora. Each time you clean out the putrefying
rubbish and make a better environment for the good flora, they start to multiply immediately in their natural media. It also
stands to reason that valuable nutrients can better be absorbed in a clean environment than in a putrefied one.
What effect will colon hydrotherapy have
on our immune systems ?
of stagnant waste material and hardened, impacted toxic residue could rejuvenate the immune tissue that resides in the intestines.
Recent European studies speculate that 80% of immune tissue resides in the intestines. This is much higher than previously
thought and makes it logical to believe that this type of therapy could influence such immune deficiency diseases as M.E.
cancer and A.I.D.S. Colon Hydrotherapy is not a cure-all, but an important adjunctive therapy in the overall health care of
How long does a colonic take ?
Probably 90% of all colonics take about 45 minutes. It could also be shorter
or longer than that, based upon the judgment of the therapist and sometimes, the wishes of the client, another 15 minutes
should be allowed for changing. On a first colonic you should expect to spend an hour and a half at the clinic.
Is there a special kind of water used for colonic hydrotherapy ?
We use highly filtered water, which passes through three separate filters
before being heated to the correct temperature. This kind of 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. Tap water is not used because it already
has numerous chemicals and inorganic substances present.
it be okay to eat after having a colonic ?
suggest that you eat at your normal meal time, and consume a moderate amount of whatever seems gentle and nourishing to you.
Just as it doesn't make sense to have you car cleaned and then immediately drive it through mud, eating a meal known to cause
trouble in your abdomen directly after a colonic isn't an intelligent choice. Salads, vegetable soups or broths, fruit, or
juices are the best choice.
Will one colonic completely empty
the colon ?
Almost never. Firstly,
many of us have a considerable amount of impacted feces in our colon. This is hardened, rubbery or wallpaper like material.
Substantial work must be done to remove it. Secondly, there is a subtle learning process involved in receiving colonics. As
you become more aware of what is going on in your abdomen, and as your body learns how to allow the cleansing experience,
you are better able to enter into that process, and therefore more material is released. One colonic will remove some of the
stagnant waste in the colon. The second and subsequent colonics will remove more. How many you may wish to have will depend
upon your personal objectives.
How will I know when the colon
is empty ?
It will never be completely
empty, as its an organ in continuous use. As more of the old impacted material is released you will actually feel 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.
Will a colonic clear up my skin ?
Your skin actually "breathes" and is an important
organ of elimination of waste material. Sometimes, if the colon, liver or kidneys are functioning poorly, the skin will be
required to make up the difference. Surface eruptions on the skin of various sorts may occur due to toxins being released.
Cleansing and healing the colon diminishes the burden placed upon the skin as well as the other organs of elimination: lungs,
liver and kidneys. As elimination is accomplished through its proper channels, the skin will very often clear up.