FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COLONIC IRRIGATION & HYDROTHERAPY
- Before your first session
- After your Treatment
- What can I expect from colon hydrotherapy?
- What is a healthy, proper functioning bowel?
- Does a colonic hurt?
- Is colon hydrotherapy embarrassing?
- How do I know if I need Colon hydrotherapy?
- Does colon hydrotherapy wash away all the bacteria, even the good?
- Why is colon hydrotherapy better than taking laxatives?
- What happens during a colon hydrotherapy session?
- Frequency of sessions
- After my colonic?
- What do I eat before, during, and after a cleanse?
- Can you become dependant on it? Could the colon stop functioning on its own?
- i have my period, can I still have a colonic?
- Is the procedure safe?
- What are the contraindications for Colon therapy?
Before your first session:
We recommend that no food be consumed 2 hours before your treatment, however, plenty of water or raw vegetable juices are great for hydrating and softening faecal matter.
If possible, avoid processed food, breads, alcohol, caffeine and refined sugars for a couple of days leading up to your colonic treatment.
If you like, bring your favourite CD or ipod or choose a DVD from our library to watch on the screen in you treatment room.
We will give you a comfy T-shirt to wear or just wear your own.
After your Treatment:
We will give you a high potency Practitioner only probiotic and electrolyte drink to help re-establish the good bacteria. Most people experience a feeling of lightness and more energy after their treatment. Remember to continue drinking lots of water- at least 2-3 litres and continue with your usual exercise routine. You will soon start to feel a difference.
What can I expect from colon hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy is not a cure all, but a valuable treatment used to assist the body in a wide variety of different colon related conditions. By removing the old putrefied waste and retoning the bowel, this may improve the functions of the bowel. In doing this, the entire body should be able to function more efficiently.
.Check out our video The Insiders Guide to a Colon Hydrotherapy Session.
What is a healthy, proper functioning bowel?
Provided you have a good diet (lots of fresh, whole, live fruits and vegetables) we should eliminate approximately one hour after every meal. Elimination should be quick and painless and should feel complete. Stool should be medium to light brown, have very little odour and will break up in water.
Does a colonic hurt?
Colonics are painless. However, some discomfort may occur due to gas blockages, constipation, an obstruction or spasticity. Some form of cramping can occur when old debris and toxins are released.
Is colon hydrotherapy embarrassing?
No mess, no fuss, no odour- in fact a very relaxing experience. You gently insert the tube 2 inches into your bottom privately. You are completely covered during the entire procedure.
How do I know if I need Colon hydrotherapy?
Constipation is one of the major reasons people seek colonics. Colon problems such as colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis affect conservatively two million people in this country. These problems can be treated effectively by colon hydrotherapy. Anyone who experiences abdominal distention, gas pains, stomachaches, or someone who feels filled very quickly after eating may be a candidate for colon hydrotherapy.
The list of disorders that can be affected by colonics includes: acne, psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, pre-menstrual syndrome, painful menstruation, fertility problems, depression, back pain, bad breath, colds/flu, fatigue, headaches, allergies, hay fever, asthma, hay fever, asthma, sinus problems and intestinal parasites and worms.
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Does colon hydrotherapy wash away all the bacteria, even the good?
If your bowel is toxic you have little or no good intestinal flora to begin with. As in gardening, if you do not prepare the soil and fertilize the ground, plants will not live. The helpful bacteria can only live in an acidic environment, whereas the harmful ones thrive in an alkaline environment. Most people, due to years of improper eating, lack of exercise and poor elimination, have an alkaline colon. The great benefit of a cleansing program is to change the environment from alkaline to acid. If we make conditions favourable in the colon for bifodophilus and acidophilus- the good bacteria- they will populate. Repopulating good bacteria can be accomplished by oral supplementation after your colonic treatment.- this is included with all sessions.
Why is colon hydrotherapy better than taking laxatives?
First of all, laxatives are irritants to the body. The body identifies it and quickly tries to evacuate it out of the body producing a thin watery stool and leaves behind impacted faeces and waste on the walls of the colon. Sounds stressful doesn’t it! Well it is and the body tells you this with effects like cramping and diarrhoea. A colonic is a gentle way to evacuate the old putrefied debris, gas and mucous. By using body temperature, purified water to flush the colon clean, you will provide hydration unlike with laxatives that can dehydrate.
What happens during a colon hydrotherapy session?
A colonic consists of infusing filtered, fresh body temperature water via the rectum. An open colonic instrument is used as well as a very small disposable rectal tube. A state-of-the art colon hydrotherapy unit has a multi stage water purification system and a lighted viewing tube. These open systems are designed so debris is transported into the drain without offensive odour and without compromising the dignity of the individual. The unit is thoroughly cleansed and disinfected after each session.
During a treatment, you will experience several fills and releases of water. Like the tide of the ocean, ebbs and flows, the water gently removes debris, gas and mucus. A light massage may be applied to the abdomen to help dislodge toxic waste material adhering to the walls of the colon. The debris is gently washed away through the system’s waste disposal drain line.
Each treatment lasts approximately 45 minutes and you should allow at least one hour per visit.
During a typical colonic, approximately 30 litres of water will be transported into and out of the colon. A good colonic can yield about 10 regular bowel movements worth of material. Further treatments can produce even more substantial release of old, hardened and impacted faeces that have been released from the colon wall. These pieces can live inside your colon for MONTHS, even YEARS!!
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Frequency of sessions
The number of sessions varies from person to person depending on your goals, medical and intestinal background, and current lifestyle and intestinal state. I review the Health Questionnaire with you, answer your questions, give you the session and offer my feedback. You choose your course of sessions.For a general detox, expect to take between 3-6 sessions initially.It is highly recommended to have follow ups at monthly intervals.
After my colonic?
Most people feel a significant change. Some people feel an immediate relief and experience a feeling of alertness, a feeling of being lighter, increases senses (sight, taste, smell and feeling), better mobility, and relief of emotional dysfunction, regular bowel movements and improvement of the digestive system.
What do I eat before, during, and after a cleanse?
Increase your intake of raw, fresh, whole fruits and vegetables before and after a cleanse. You may also juice these. It makes sense to reduce the intake of red meat and dairy and try using fish and tofu for protein instead. Avoid refined foods and “white” grains as they can slow digestion and form mucus.Try spelt, corn, oats and brown rice. Don’t be overwhelmed by this information, it is only a suggestion. If you just had colonics and didn’t change your diet, you would still benefit tremendously.
Increase your water intake to 2-3 litres.
Can you become dependant on it? Could the colon stop functioning on its own?
Colon hydrotherapy retrains the muscle of the bowel to regain strength. The bowel muscle is forced to work against the water, providing resistance much like a weight provides resistance against a muscle in body building. After the bowel has regained strength, it works better on its own. Colonic’s are like “colon aerobics”.
Check out our video Top 3 Tips to Preparing For Your Colonic Hydrotherapy Session.
I have my period, can I still have a colonic?
Absolutely! Your body is already blessed with this ability to cleanse.. In fact many women choose this time to help eliminate blaoting and congestion.
Is the procedure safe?
We use high-tech disposable equipment. The system is “made new” every treatment. There is total hygienic safety, superior even to sterilization. We only use TGA approved germicides.
What are the contraindications for Colon therapy?
Severe Anorexia, Extreme High Blood Pressure, Severe Arteriosclerosis, Undiagnosed Abdominal Pain, current Nausea and Vomiting, Colon Cancer, Severe Haemorrhoids, Crohn’s Disease, severe ulcerations, Stricture of the anus and weakening of the bowel wall.
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