For those who want to understand the hydrotherapy process, I’ve outlined what you can expect with each colonic session.
To begin with, the therapist will suggest a trip to the restroom to empty your bladder. You will be covered with a towel and/or a blanket, reclining on a padded table. At the foot of the table is a stainless steel and glass wall unit displaying a temperature gauge, pressure gauge and a viewing tube. A speculum is gently inserted approximately two inches into the rectum. There are two tubes extending from the speculum to the unit. Pressure-regulated and multi-filtered water flows through one of the two tubes, the inflow tube, into the speculum infusing from there into the large intestine.
The practitioner closely monitors the temperature and pressure of the water paying particular attention to minimizing your stress. During each cycle of filling and emptying, the hydrotherapist will gently massage the abdomen to enhance a release. Warm water (96-102F) releases feces and relaxes the colon while cool water (86-92F) releases gas and mucous. We have noticed that alternating temperatures tone the colon. Waste material is expelled through the outflow tube. To endure maximum safety, all tubes and speculum are disposable.
The session is usually one hour while the process itself takes 35-45 minutes
The Trouble with Laxatives
Unfortunately, when people experience constipation or digestive trouble, they often turn to laxatives for relief. Most laxatives work by irritating the colon wall so that it will contract unnaturally. Over time, these laxatives can become habit-forming, as the colon will no longer move without this stimulation. Fortunately, colon hydrotherapy is safe, gentle and effective and will not lead to dependency. In fact, in my experience, the expansion and contraction of the colon as the water fills and releases can help tone and strengthen the colon muscle over time.
Absolutely! The controlled water pressure used in colon hydrotherapy is much lower (and therefore, safer and more comfortable!) than most hospital enemas. An extensive filtration system ensures that the water which enters the body is free of chemicals and contaminants. Most importantly, the equipment features disposable specula and tubing to prevent client-to-client contamination.
Your colon therapist will help you determine
the exact number of sessions for your specific needs. However, an initial series of
3-5 is often recommended.
How do I know Colon Hydrotherapy will be useful for me?
Today’s diets consists in great part of refined, processed foods, high in saturated fats and low in fiber. We believe eating these foods, combined with stress, allergies and infections lead to poor colon health. The colon contains the largest concentration of bacteria in the body. Waste material allowed to stagnate alters the proportion of healthy bacteria to unfriendly bacteria, disrupting the balance of healthy microorganisms essential to the health of the colon and the body in general. Symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating or gastrointestinal pain may alert you to colon distress. In the case of a serious heart condition or acute inflammatory conditions of the colon such as diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease, your physician can best determine the appropriateness of the procedure.
If you are experiencing any of the following, your healthcare professional may prescribe colon hydrotherapy as an integral part of your health care program: