RoomFrequently Asked Questions

 

Why Colon Hydrotherapy?
Many believe that disease begins in the colon. To be in optimum health the colon (also called the large intestine or bowel) must be functioning to full capacity. The colon, together with the kidneys, lungs and skin are responsible for eliminating waste from the body. Over the time, the colon may lose its ability to properly empty all waste from the gastrointestinal tract due to combination of poor diet,stressful lifestyle and emotional issues. And through ‘auto intoxication’ these toxic substances can be transported into the bloodstream where the lymphatic, and circulatory systems, as well as the lungs and kidneys become vulnerable to a serious of health risks.

Colon hydrotherapy helps with a staggering amount of health problems,including the following:
constipation, diarrhoea, diverticulitis, colitis, spastic colon, parasites, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, bad breath, earaches, gum disease, allergies, body odour, sinus problems, bloated stomach and wind, inability to lose weight, high blood pressure, hemorrhoids, indigestion, stiffness or sore joints, backache, rheumatism, sciatic pain, osteoarthritis, blood poisoning, mental and physical sluggishness, bladder infections, poor circulation, menstrual problems, prostrate problems, kidney or liver problems, psoriasis, allergies, acne, persistent colds, irritability, insomnia and cellulite.

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How can I tell if I have toxic material in my colon?
This condition is prevalent in all civilized societies. Common signs include headaches, backaches, constipation, fatigue, bad breath, body odour, irritability, confusion, skin problems, abdominal gas, bloating, diarrhoea, sciatic pain, and so on.

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Is intestinal toxicity a common condition?
Yes it is, 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.

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yellow flowersWhat are the characteristics of a healthy, well functioning colon?
Healthy babies, animals and adults have bowel movements shortly after each meal is eaten.

So, assuming there is sufficient fibre and water available to the colon, one characteristic of a healthy bowel is a bowel movement shortly after a meal is eaten. Once the urge to eliminate is honoured 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 colour, without offensive odour 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.

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Is a colonic painful?
No. There may be slight discomfort, but any pain experienced is generally the result of resistance and tension. A professional colon therapist is skilled at putting you at your ease and minimizing discomfort. 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.

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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 the day of your colonic an try not to eat anything in the 2 hours immediately preceding a colonic. It is also helpful, although not essential, to empty the rectum with a bowel movement just prior to the colonic to save time and permit more to be accomplished.

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Are colonics dangerous in any way?
Being an essentially natural process, there is virtually no danger with a colonic. 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 linen is used for each colonic as well.

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Is there any health condition when colon hydrotherapy is not recommended?

Yes, Colon Hydrotherapy is not recommended:

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FruitsWill a colonic make me constipated or give me diarrhoea?
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 diarrhoea 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.

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Some people say that colonics wash out intestinal flora and valuable nutrients. Is this so?
The 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.

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Will one colonic completely empty the colon?
Almost never. Firstly, many of us have a considerable amount of impacted faeces 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.

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