A colon Hydrotherapy (a.k.a.colonics) is a therapeutic procedure that uses filtered water to gently cleanse the large intestine or colon. It helps remove accumulated waste, mucus, bacteria, gas, and other toxic matter by hydrating, softening, loosening, and rinsing the walls of the colon. It also helps improve colon muscle tone, peristaltic action, and absorption of nutrients.
Colonics ARE NOT a cure for any disease, but can aid in the body’s natural ability to heal itself by temporarily removing the overload on the system caused by toxins.
There are two different methods of colonic. Both methods achieve the same result in different ways.
Colon hydrotherapy Closed System
What is it?
Colon Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic procedure that uses filtered water to gently cleanse the large intestines.
It helps remove accumulated waste, mucus, bacteria, gas, and other toxins by hydrating, softening, loosening, and rinsing the walls of the colon.
Colon Hydrotherapy Open System
Energize from the Inside Out
The process of colon hydrotherapy Open system can seem intimidating, but the treatment is straightforward, simple, and potentially revitalizing. During the procedure, a disposable speculum or nozzle is inserted into the rectum to dispense a steady stream of water, which rushes through the colon to clear out waste materials. Though the process does not carry any scientifically proven medical benefits, many patients report an increase in energy and an overall feeling of well-being after even a single treatment.
Also known as colonics, colon-hydrotherapy sessions can be performed in private or with a therapist present, depending on the type of equipment used. In an “open” system, the water flows evenly through a thin plastic tube, and the patient can control the release of the waste on their own—though a therapist may stand by to help control the water flow or massage the patient’s belly.
Who Should Have Colon Hydrotherapy?
A Individuals who consume large quantities of refined, processed, meat and dairy products, few vegetables, fruits or whole grains are excellent candidates for colon hydrotherapy. A nutrient-poor, low fiber diet can lead to sluggish bowels, constipation, and accumulated waste. Almost every one can benefit from some internal cleansing, as every day, we are exposed to toxins in our air, food, and water, no matter how careful we are.
What To Expect The First Visit?
A the first visit is 1 1/2 hours long and includes a brief history and assessment to rule out any conditions that are contraindicated for this therapy.
What Should I Eat Before/After The Session?
A most people find it beneficial to refrain from eating at least two hours before the session. It is also helpful to avoid eating gas producing foods the day before ( e.g beans, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, cucumber, melon, bananas, raw apples, dairy products or anything else that gives you gas).
After the treatment, eating broths made with garlic, onion, ginger, and/ or miso will help soothe the mucous membrane tissue of the gut. Of course, sufficient amounts of water should be consumed to enhance the detoxification process.
Are There Any Conditions for which colon hydrotherapy is contraindicated?
A colonics should be avoided by people with active rectal bleeding, severe hemorrhoids, and fissures/fistulas, colon cancer, recent colon surgery, history of seizures or steroid medication use, uncontrolled hypertension, vascular aneurysm, severe anemia, abdominal hernia, pregnancy or renal insufficiency.
What Kind Of Equipment Is Used?
A the FDA-approved Dotolo Toxygen machine is a closed system that is run under a maximum pressure of 2 psi. The water used is purified by three filtration Systems. Both water temperature and pressure are carefully monitored. ONLY disposable specula and tubing are used.
Do Treatments Hurt Or Are They Uncomfortable?
A most people find colon hydrotherapy to be relaxing and refreshing. Mild nausea or cramping Milt be experienced during the initial sessions due the agitation and release of old debris and toxins. Abdominal massage, reduced water pressure, deep breathing and/or application of essential oils almost always relieve discomfort quickly.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
A one’s health status, dietary habits, lifestyle, and goals will determine the number of sessions required. Generally, a series of at least three sessions within a period of three weeks is recommended for an initial detoxification period. Many people will requiere a program of 10-12 colon hydrotherapy sessions, along with dietary changes, nutritional or herbal supplements and lifestyle modifications to successfully meet their health goals.
What If I Am On My Menstrual Cycle?
A having a colon hydrotherapy session during a menstrual cycle is ideal, as the body is already undergoing a cleanse.