How expensive is colonic irrigation?
Although the cost is relevant, far more important is your health. A knowledgeable colonic irrigation therapist will listen to your questions and give you as comprehensive as possible answers. Besides, your practitioner can help you on the road to vital health.
Is there any aftercare advice?
Sure. Read more.
What is colonic irrigation?
Also known as a "Colonic", "colon lavage", colon hydrotherapy", or "high Colonic". Colonic irrigation is a safe, effective method for cleansing the colon of waste material by repeated, gentle flushing with water.
The colon, or large intestine, is the end portion of the human digestive tract (food carrying passageway extending from the mouth to the anus).
What is the purpose of having a colonic?
Firstly, this material is quite toxic (poisonous). Moreover, these poisons can re-enter and circulate in the bloodstream, making us feel ill, tired or weak. Secondly, impacted materials impair the colon's ability to assimilate minerals and bacteria-produced vitamins. And finally, a build-up of content on the colon wall can inhibit muscular action causing sluggish bowel movements, constipation, and these disorders.
What conditions can colonics treat?
Many conditions benefit from colonic irrigation, including:
- Atonic (sluggish) colon
- Colitis in remission
- Diverticulosis (i.e. Diverticulitis in remission)
- Leaky gut
- Headache, toxic
- Mucous colitis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parasitic infections
- Skin problems: eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, etc.
- Urinary urgency in females
How can I tell if I have toxic material in my colon?
This condition is prevalent in all civilised societies, particularly in the UK. Common signs include headaches, backaches, constipation, fatigue, bad breath, body odour, irritability, confusion, skin problems, abdominal gas, bloating, diarrhoea, sciatic pain, etc. But the colon isn't the only organ of elimination. What makes colonic irrigation so important? While the lungs, skin, kidneys and liver also serve to eliminate toxins. Colonic irrigation is the most effective process available to accomplish this work quickly and easily.
What makes a colonic so unique?
In a 45 minute session, we use filtered water for flushing the colon gently. The colon therapist can work loose and eliminate far more toxic waste than any other short-term technique through appropriate massage, pressure points, etc.
What will colonics do to the colon?
Specifically, colonic irrigation using to accomplish the following:
- Cleanse the Colon
- It Exercises the Colon Muscles
- Reshapes the Colon
- It Stimulates Reflex Points
It sounds like colonic irrigation may be helpful for me, but will it be painful?
Usually, painful experiences are the result of resistance and tension. A professional colonic irrigation therapist is skilling at putting you at your ease and minimising discomfort. Most people enjoy the Colonic and are incredibly pleased with the unaccustomed sensation of feeling lighter, clean and clear afterwards.
Is it embarrassing to have colonic irrigation?
No, you will fully maintain your dignity. Besides, you will be in a private room with only your therapist, who fully appreciates the sensitivity of the Colonic irrigation procedure and will help you feel at ease. Your emotions will be acknowledged and honoured. After gently inserting a small tube into the rectum, you can cover yourself completely. Rubber tubing carries clean water and wastes out in a gravity pressured system.
Is there anything I need to do to get ready for colonic irrigation?
Since the therapist will massage your abdomen, it is a good idea to eat or drink lightly in the 2 hours immediately preceding a Colonic irrigation. Also helpful but not essential, emptying the rectum with a bowel movement just before the colonic irrigation saves time and permits more to accomplish.
And what can I expect afterwards?
Most likely, you'll feel great. Probably you'll feel lighter and enjoy a sense of well-being. Not infrequently, someone having first colonic irrigation will remark that it was one of the most amazing experiences. As soon as we finish the colonic procedure, you can carry on with the daily routine. For some, the colonic irrigation may trigger several subsequent bowel movements for the next few hours, but there won't be any uncontrollable urgency or discomfort. You may also feel light-headed or chilled for a few moments following colonic irrigation.
Are colonics dangerous in any way?
Colonic irrigation, being the most natural this process is virtually safe. We intend to provide a safe and healthy service so that you do not have to worry. As standard procedure, we clean and sterilise the necessary equipment.
Will colonic irrigation make me constipated or give me diarrhoea?
The most frequent post-colonic experience is a slight delay in bowel movements and then a resumption of a somewhat more significant, more comfortable to move stool. Sometimes if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days following colonic irrigation. However, this is not due to the colonic irrigation but instead to the weakness of the colon. It could be due to the extra water introduced into the colon or the stirring up of toxic waste. It is usually of short duration; however, severe diarrhoea dehydrates the body.
Suppose I have been suffering from constipation for a long time, will colonic irrigation help?
We want to state that natural, harmless techniques, including colonic irrigation, can successfully treat constipation. Constipation is one of what we term "civilised man's diseases". There are three factors involved in having a well-functioning colon: diet, exercise and attitude. All three must be in balance for the colon to function well. Often, however, because the colon has been sluggish for so long. The process of colonic irrigation is excellent for cleansing and healing the colon sufficiently so that changes in diet, exercise, and attitude can produce their effects. Many people find the relief provided by colonic irrigation stimulates the motivation and enthusiasm to institute positive changes in their lifestyle.
Some people say that colonics wash out intestinal flora and valuable nutrients. Is this so?
Well, this is probably the most frequently asked question about colonic irrigation. So, the truth is that the washing out of putrefied material in the large intestine increases the population of probiotics. Moreover, good bacteria only breed in a clean environment. Therefore, the bowels of a newborn 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. By the way, probiotics produce vitamins "K" and "B" for us.
How long does a colonic take?
Probably 90% of all Colonics take about 45 minutes. It could also be shorter or longer than that. That depends on the judgement of the therapist and, sometimes, the wishes of the client. You should expect to spend 90 minutes at the clinic on first Colonic irrigation.
Is there a special kind of water used for colonic irrigation?
We use highly filtered water. This kind of water can absorb and flush more toxins out of the colon because of its drawing effect on solid particles, chemicals, and other matter. It already has numerous chemicals and inorganic substances present.
Will it be all right to eat after having colonic irrigation?
We suggest that you eat at your regular mealtime and consume a moderate amount of whatever seems gentle and nourishing. Then immediately drive it through the mud. Eating a meal is known to cause trouble in your abdomen directly after colonic irrigation isn't an intelligent choice. Besides, salads, vegetable soups or broths, fruit, or juices are the best choice.
Will one colonic empty the colon?
Rarely. Firstly, many of us have many impacted faeces in our colons. Secondly, there is a mental 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 can better enter into that process. One colonic irrigation will remove some of the stagnant waste in the colon. The second and subsequent colonics will remove more. However, how many you may wish to have will depend upon your objectives.
How will I know when the colon is empty?
It will probably never be empty, as it's an organ in continuous use. As more of the old impacted material leaves the bowel, you will feel the water enter higher colon sections without any sense of obstruction. The objective should not be an empty colon but rather a well-functioning colon.
Will colonic irrigation clear up my skin?
Your skin actually "breathes" and is an essential organ for eliminating waste material. Sometimes, if the colon, liver, or kidneys function poorly, the skin will need to make the difference. Cleansing and healing the colon diminishes the burden placed upon the skin and the other organs of elimination: lungs, liver and kidneys. The skin very often clears up as we accomplish elimination through proper channels.
We hope the "Colonic irrigation questions and answers" have covered the possible uncertainties. If this is not the case, don't hesitate to contact us with any methods proposed on this site.
A contraindication is when we should NOT consider a colonic irrigation/enema.
ABDOMINAL HERNIAS are contraindications
The part of an internal organ that pushes through an opening in the organ's wall.
ABDOMINAL SURGERIES are contraindications
After recent abdominal surgery since the administering of this procedure initiates peristalsis and the use of the abdominal muscles may aggravate sutures and the healing of the incision. Contraindications - A minimum of 12 weeks should pass after surgery, and must prescribed by physician.
Distension - Bloating or swelling of the abdomen
ACUTE LIVER FAILURE
A disorder that is sudden and severe but lasts only a short time
Not enough red blood, red blood cells, or haemoglobin in the body
A bulging out of part of the wall of a blood vessel
Cancer of any type
If a client/user has had cardiac surgery or diagnosed with a heart condition such as uncontrolled hypertension of congestive heart failure, or other heart conditions.
Causes inflammation in the small intestine) (The inflammation can cause pain and can make the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhoea
Irritation of the colon and enema are contraindications.
Filtering of the blood to assist the kidneys
(A condition that occurs when small pouches in the colon (diverticula) become infected or irritated)
Diverticulosis - A condition that occurs when small pouches(diverticula) push outward through weak spots in the colon)(Medication can usually control disease)
(Diverticulum is a small pouch in the colon. These pouches are not painful or harmful unless they become infected or irritated.)
FISSURES/FISTULAS are contraindications
It is an abnormal passage between two organs or between an organ and the outside of the body. Damaged tissues may come into contact with each other and join together while healing. As a result, FISSURES/FISTULAS develope.
When a client/user has a flow of bright red from the rectum/anus
It is a surgical procedure to remove haemorrhoids. That is to say, that you should obtain a Doctor's Release a minimum of 12 weeks after removal of haemorrhoids.
INTESTINAL PERFORATIONS are contraindications
In short, a hole/rupture in the colon's wall is contraindications
LUPUS(autoimmune diseases are contraindications)
(An autoimmune disease in which a person's immune system attacks various organs or cells of the body) Lupus Patients have been noted to have colon perforations occur from the disease and the use of colonic irrigation/enemas can irritate the colon/bowel further.
Colonic irrigation/enemas contraindicated during the first and the last trimester of pregnancy. May be prescribed by OB/GYN Physician as an enema just prior to childbirth.
Do not book colon hydrotherapy after recent rectal surgery. To clarify, you must not go for colonic sooner than a minimum of 12 weeks.
RENAL INSUFFICIENCIES are contraindications
Insufficient excretion of wastes by the kidneys
If a physician has ever diagnosed your client/user with any intestinal conditions, or if your clients have been on any medications, which may weaken their intestinal walls, your client/user should obtain a doctor's release. If your client's/user's are currently taking medication for any condition diagnosed by a physician, your client/user should check with their physician to ensure the drug will not interfere with the additional water intake and absorption.