Q: What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Also known as Colonic Irrigation, Colon Hydrotherapy is a procedure that consists of the gentle rinsing of the colon, cleansing it of built up toxins and waste.
Q: Is it painful?
No. You may feel slight discomfort with the insertion of the disposable speculum but it only lasts a few seconds.
Q: How long is the session?
Depending on the patient, the procedure can last anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes
Q: Are there any contraindications to getting a Colonic? Is it safe?
Colonics are not recommended if you are pregnant, have cancer of the colon or GI tract, Congestive Heart Failure or a carcinoma of the rectum. Otherwise, Colonics have been proven to be a safe and gentle way of cleansing a person's colon.
Q: Will I have to fast before the Colonic session?
A complete fast is not necessary before the colonic but your physician may advise for you to be on a liquid diet and stool softener the day before your session.
Q: What is to be expected during the session?
First your vital signs are taken. Your weight is also recorded before and after the session. Once the disposable speculum is inserted, temperature controlled and purified water gently fills the colon and starts to soften and remove the accumulation of putrefied feces that line the walls of the large intestine (the colon.)
The machine is designed so that the purified water enters the colon in a circular motion. Once the patient has the feeling of needing to release themselves, the therapist will reduce the intake of water allowing the waste to be released. This process is repeated several times to cleanse the colon, one section at a time. At no time during the session are chemicals or drugs used or introduced to the body.