Frequently Asked Questions
Swing by On Air With Ella and hear our latest Podcast about the basics of Colon Hydrotherapy. Jen answers most of the frequently asked questions about Colon Hydrotherapy.
WHAT IS CONSTIPATION?
Constipation is any form of congestion and is usually accompanied by dehydration. It extends to the cellular level. One bowel movement a day is a sign of constipation and incomplete elimination is a form of constipation. Symptoms are overweight, fatigue, irritability, mental confusion, bloat, gas, indigestion, lethargy, headaches, migraines, earaches, sinus drainage, allergies, cellulite, anxiety, depression, pessimism, whining, unsatisfied hunger, poor circulation.
A colon hydrotherapy session begins to hydrate the system and break up the impacted and dehydrated fecal, mucoid, and other waste material that layer the walls of the intestine. Once again, the intestines are capable of receiving and disposing of waste from the body, stopping the backup and reabsorption of toxic materials. Assimilation of nutrients improves and the liver and kidneys are relieved.
DOES COLON HYDROTHERAPY HURT?
It should not; however, you may feel some slight discomfort if you are experiencing gas ‘immediately prior’ to your treatment. If you do experience pain, it's because the colon is not used to working so efficiently or it's trying to push out dry, hard fecal matter. When the colon can't push fecal matter out on a daily basis with ease, it can become weak. Colonics help to increase colon muscle strength. When the colon is working, you may experience some abdominal cramping which only lasts a few minutes. It is best to relax and let the colon do its job. The pain will disappear once the colon becomes strong and gets rid of the old fecal matter.
IS COLON HYDROTHERAPY SAFE?
Absolutely. It is all done with a disposable speculum and tubing. The purified water goes one way in and one way out. There is no risk of contamination. The colonic instrument is equipped with a pressure gauge and valve, reducing the water pressure down to 1/5 to 1/2 pounds of pressure. The temperature is between 90 to 102 degrees. The instrument is FDA approved for colon use.
HOW DOES A COLON HYDROTHERAPY TREATMENT COMPARE TO AN ENEMA?
An enema only reaches the rectum and lower part of the colon, whereas with colon hydrotherapy, the entire length of the colon (the large intestinal tract approximately 5 to 6 feet in length) is reached. Colon hydrotherapy is many more times effective. According to learned centenarian Dr. Norman Walker, “One colon irrigation is equivalent to 30 enemas.”
WILL A COLONIC CLEAN MY SMALL INTESTINE?
No. There is a valve separating the small intestine from the large intestine (colon) called the Ileocecal valve. It is a one way valve, allowing chyme from the small intestine to go into the large. Once it has passed through this valve into the colon it can't go back into the small intestine.
DO COLON CLEANSERS WORK AS WELL AS COLONICS?
No. They work together along with a good diet. The recommended colon cleansers have fiber which creates bulk in the colon, so that the transit time through the colon is 8 to 12 hours, instead of a slower 2 to 3 days. Fiber also carries moisture, aiding in softening up existing dry, old fecal matter in the colon. The recommended herbs help to stimulate a sluggish colon so it can pass the fiber along with the old fecal matter that has started to loosen up. Having a Colonic can speed up the loosening and cleansing process.
SHOULD I SEE MY DOCTOR BEFORE MY FIRST COLON HYDROTHERAPY SESSION?
If you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy you should consult a doctor. If you are diagnosed with diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, severe hemorrhoids, rectal or intestinal tumors, you would not be a candidate for colon hydrotherapy treatments. Professionally administered colon hydrotherapy is safe, and generally if you are free of the above sited conditions, a medical examination prior to therapy, should not be necessary.
WILL I LOSE GOOD BACTERIA?
No. We only use purified water and it won't wash away good bacteria, just like taking a shower doesn't wash away the bacteria on your skin. Most people don't have the good bacteria in their colon because of stagnant, foul, old fecal matter making the colon uninhabitable for the good bacteria. Colonics aid in getting rid of the bad yeast and bacteria so the good bacteria can flourish.
HOW MANY BOWEL MOVEMENTS SHOULD I HAVE DAILY?
As many times as you eat, or anywhere from two to three times per day. They should be from 1-1/2 to 2" diameter and 5 to 10" in length. They should float, be light in color, and break apart when you flush. Fecal matter should not have a foul smell. You should not have to strain or push. If you have diarrhea, loose stools, or back and forth hard then loose, your colon could be out of balance. Colonics could aid in restoring balance and tone to the colon.