5 BENEFITS OF COLON HYDROTHERAPY
Improves Digestion and Prevents Occasional Constipation
Increases Energy and Concentration
Jumpstarts Weight Loss
Supports Overall Colon Health
Encourages Whole Body Detox
FAQ ABOUT COLON HYDROPTHERAPY
What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy, commonly referred to as a colonic, is a safe and effective method of removing waste from the large intestine. Triple filtered and temperature regulated water is slowly introduced into the colon via the rectum. The waste is softened and loosened with evacuation accomplished through natural peristalsis. It is a closed, sanitary system with releases made through the waste tubing. All tubing is single use and disposable. The process of slowly filling the colon with water and then releasing the waste is repeated several times during a session.
Does it hurt?
Colon hydrotherapy should not be painful. If you experience pain, you need to inform your therapist immediately. You may feel some pressure in the rectum upon insertion of the speculum. You may feel full as water is infused into your colon and may have an urgent sensation of needing to have a BM. This is normal. You may experience some abdominal cramping during the colonic but this is easily managed with a release and massage.
Is it Safe?
Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe, relaxing, and non-invasive procedure that can cleanse the entire large intestine. It’s just like giving the colon a bath with warm filtered water. Modern colon hydrotherapy equipment is manufactured through compliance with strict FDA guidelines that dictate rigorous accountability. The FDA-registered equipment features temperature controlled water mixing and back flow prevention valves, pressure and temperature sensors and a built-in chemical sanitizing unit and water purification unit. Disposable single-use tubing is used. Danbury Hospital in Danbury CT uses the same system we use at Cardea as an alternative colonoscopy prep.
What about “friendly bacteria” being lost?
Studies have shown that a number of good bacteria will be flushed out during a colonic but those that remain are not destroyed and will quickly repopulate the gut.
How many treatments do I need?
Every person is different and changes in our lives create different stresses, so there is no standard number of treatments that are recommended. It depends on your personal health objectives. Even though a person feels relief even after an initial session, it is necessary to take additional colonics to sufficiently cleanse the colon. We suggest you book a single treatment initially and discuss with your therapist during the consultation what their recommendations are. In our experience 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.
What happens during a colonic?
A session is a comfortable experience for many people. While lying on a massage table, a small amount of warm, filtered water will flow into the colon, gently stimulating the colon’s natural peristaltic action to release softened waste. The inflow of a small amount of water and the release of waste may be repeated several times. The removal of waste should encourage better colon function and elimination. When you feel the urge to eliminate, the unit goes to empty and with no effort, odor or noise, your body will eliminate any fecal matter that it is ready to release. Your initial visit includes a health history intake. A session lasts approximately 90 minutes and actual table time is 40-60 minutes. The room is immaculate, comfortable, and quiet and has an adjoining bathroom. Aromatherapy, soft lighting and music will help you relax.
How will I feel afterwards?
There may well be a feeling of lightness and people are often energized following a colonic. Rarely, one may feel sleepy after a colonic and want a nap. Both are normal reactions.
Will I have regular bowel movements after a colonic?
You may not have a bowel movement for a day or two following your colonic. It depends on how much you released during the colonic, your diet and what is called, transit time. This is the time it takes for food to leave your stomach and travel through your intestines. There then should be the resumption of a somewhat larger, easier to move stool. 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. *These statements have not been approved by the FDA. This is not intended to treat, diagnose, or prevent disease.
Contraindications for Colon Hydrotherapy
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