What is a colonic?
A colonic is a very gentle, and very effective method of cleaning out the colon using purified water. The colon, or large intestine, or bowel is the last 5 to 6 feet of the digestive system.
Does a colonic hurt?
No. Colon Hydrotherapy is a relaxing process of taking and releasing water according to your body’s natural rhythms. You might experience gas or cramping during your colonic. We support you during any gas symptoms and offer massage and essential oils to help alleviate any discomfort.
Isn’t a colonic embarrassing?
No. You insert the rectal tube while we give you privacy. The tube is about the diameter of a pencil and is only inserted 1-1/2 to 2 inches. When you have inserted the tube and are completely covered, we come back into the room and begin your colonic.
Doesn’t an enema do the same thing?
An enema only allows you to clean the sigmoid colon, which is the last 10-12 inches of the large intestine. You would miss about 4-5 feet of the colon. Also, an enema only flushes the sigmoid colon once. During a typical colonic, you may take and release water along the full length of you colon over ten to twenty times.
What if I’m on my cycle?
Colon Hydrotherapy actually releases abdominal pressure that might build up while menstruating. The colon actually wraps around the uterus and Colon Hydrotherapy will help relieve bloating, cramps and other menstrual discomfort. We ask that you remove your feminine product right before your session begins.
Will Colon Hydrotherapy disrupt the natural balance of intestinal flora in my colon?
No. Even in a very healthy colon, there is a natural balance of beneficial and pathological bacteria that is essential to digestion and ideal function. Colon Hydrotherapy will help to reduce pathological bacteria and will leave an ideal environment for beneficial bacteria to thrive in. If it is of great concern, you could take some extra acidophilus and/or bifidus orally after your treatment.
Does Colon Hydrotherapy create dependence? Is it habit forming?
No. One of the most important benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy is that it exercises the colon (a tubular muscle), which improves normal function. Also, Colon Hydrotherapy is a completely natural removal process using water only (no chemicals) and there are no suctions or vacuums involved in the release process.
How many sessions are recommended?
The number of sessions varies according to the condition of the colon and a person’s general health and health goals. Each person’s body is different. Ideally, we ask that you have at least three sessions fairly close together. The Colon Hydrotherapist will suggest session options and maintenance options.
What if I have hemorrhoids?
A person with deflated hemorrhoids can have a colonic without any problems. Inflamed, itchy, and hot hemorrhoids need to be treated by a doctor before you can comfortably experience Colon Hydrotherapy.
Do you take insurance?
Unfortunately, we do not take insurance. If your insurance company covers colonics, or you have a Flexible Spending Account, we will be happy to provide you with a detailed receipt.
Is it like a Colonoscopy?
No. Colon Hydrotherapy gently cleanses the colon, but we do not look at it. During a Colonoscopy, your doctor will use a scope to look deeply in your colon. Colon Hydrotherapists don’t diagnose disease. We are not medical doctors, thus, we do not diagnose.
How long does it take?
For your first session, you will be in the office for approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours. In this time, you will have a consultation, education, instruction on use, and the Colonic session. You’re normally on the equipment for 45 minutes. Every session thereafter, you will be on the table for approximately 45 minutes.
Will I lose weight?
While there is often a temporary weight loss benefit to colonics, they aren’t an effective long-term weight loss strategy. Colonics will definitely help with weight loss, when used together with diet and exercise.
How will I feel after my Colonic?
Most people have increased energy, feel lighter, and have a flat tummy. It depends on your digestion and your health. People in generally good health, with good digestion, feel great after their Colonics. People that have digestive problems, or health problems, may feel tired. Either way, you will sleep well that night.
Will I have to be in the bathroom all day?
No. You should be fine to go about your normal routine for the rest of the day.
Are “electrolyte minerals” washed out?
As with regular bowel movements, there is some mineral elimination. These minerals are easily replaced at the next meal. The kidneys and liver are the organs in charge of balancing minerals. They become “tired” by intestinal intoxication. Consider cleansing might facilitate and improve their ability to manage and utilize minerals.