Colon Hydrotherapy FAQs

Colon Hydrotherapy FAQs

Colon Hydrotherapy is referred to as colon irrigation, colonic’s, colon therapy, or high enemas. All these are names for Colon Hydrotherapy Device’s, which use safe filtered, temperature-controlled water for inner cleansing.

What is the colon?

The colon is the last (5) five feet of the digestive tract. It is a hollow, tubelike organ made up of muscle structure that moves digested food along by a wavelike motion known as peristaltic action.

The colon is the living area for a host of bacteria that produce vitamins, such as K and some B vitamins. The colon also absorbs water, nutrients, proteins and cell salts back into the blood stream.

How can I cleanse my colon?

One of the safest ways is a combination of diet, exercise and Colon Hydrotherapy. It is the gentle infusion of filtered, temperature-controlled water, into the colon, by way of a sterile-disposable rectal tube or speculum. Water in – waste matter flushed out.

How can this help?

The colon is a reflex organ, meaning there are electrical connections to all other parts and systems of the body. When waste material has accumulated over a long period of time it breaks down and becomes toxic. The body responds by slowing down other functions. This causes constipation and sluggish bowel movements which affect all other systems of the body.

What signs show inefficient elimination?

The most miserable people on earth are people with inefficient elimination. Some of the signs of a toxic colon are: coated tongue, fetid breath, sallow complexion, abnormal body odor, dark circles under the eyes, cold hands and feet, brittle nails and hair, sagging posture (pot belly), tension, fatigue, allergies, indigestion, chronic headaches, irritability, nervousness, nausea, depression, asthma, and backaches.

What about water dehydration?

In addition to the normal amount of absorption taking place in the colon, the body absorbs extra water as needed at a rate the body sets.

Is the colon the only organ that holds Toxic Waste?

No! Toxic Waste is found throughout the body. When toxins cannot be eliminated through the colon, liver, kidneys, perspiration or lungs, the body must store them in the tissue of the body. Some favorite spots for storage are fat cells, joints, muscles, arteries, the liver and other organs.

If the lungs, liver, kidneys, and skin are also eliminative organs, then why is Colon Hydrotherapy important?

Colon Hydrotherapy works to soothe and tone the colon helping it to eliminate more efficiently. The function as a whole reduces the burden on other organs and the lymphatic system which is our main line of defense against harmful bacteria.

Will laxatives or enemas accomplish the same results?

To clean out the lower part of the colon, enemas are fine. But, you are missing about four feet of the colon. Laxatives are an irritant to the body. Therefore, the body produces a thin, watery substance that goes through the colon and leaves behind impacted toxins and waste.

How is Colon Hydrotherapy different?

Colon Hydrotherapy is the gentle infusion of filtered, temperature-controlled water into the colon, which fills the colon allowing impacted toxins and waste to be removed. Usually with an experienced therapist that has been certified to use an FDA Device, more toxins and waste can be eliminated by working the different meridians and pressure points, by instructing you on breathing techniques, diet changes and the importance of food combining.

What can I expect from Colon Hydrotherapy?

Colon Hydrotherapy is not a cure, but a valuable procedure used to assist, the body for a wide variety of different colon-related conditions. By retoning the bowel wall & improving colon functions, the entire body is able to function more efficiently.

What other benefits may I expect from Colon Hydrotherapy?

Common effects may be: sinus drainage, a loosening of mucus in the lungs, improved range of motion, as well as skin tightening, feeling younger, posture automatically improving, abdomen softening and getting smaller, a relief from headaches, less fatigue and improved bowel function. The main benefit received by releasing the toxic waste is that we remove the number one source of disease in the body. The bowel works more efficiently in the elimination of waste, and nutrient absorption is improved.

Can you describe what a healthy, well-functioning bowel is ?

When one feels the urge to eliminate and immediately honors the urge by a trip to the toilet, elimination is quick and painless and will feel complete. Stools are medium to light brown, have very little odor and will break up in the water

What are the signs of a colon that is not functioning properly?

When sufferers finally visit a physician, they usually relate a history of one or more of these complaints that go back years: constipation, coated tongue, fetid breath, sallow complexion, dark circles under the eyes, abnormal body odor, cold hands and feet, blood pressure up or down, brittle nails and hair, sagging posture (pot belly), tension, fatigue, allergies, indigestion, menstrual problems, swelling of legs, asthma, backache, and loss of memory or concentration.

Danger from disease on Device?

Colon Hydrotherapy Device’s should have been through rigorous FDA testing and inspections. Always investigate how sterilization of the device, linens and surroundings is done. Most Colon Hydrotherapy facilities use disposables.

What if I’m having my period?

Colon Hydrotherapy is perfectly safe during this time, and will probably decrease the cramps which accompany a period.

Can Colon Hydrotherapy improve the Bacteria balance in my body?

(1) One way is to remove the toxins so the beneficial bacteria has a cleaner house to live in.

(2) The second way is to reintroduce the Bifidus Bacteria that normally populates the colon. (Bifidus “Friendly Bacteria” is available at most Health Food Stores.)

What are misunderstandings on nutrition and Colon Hydrotherapy?

It is the failure of people to understand and interpret the symptoms and changes which follow the beginning of a better nutritional program combined with the benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy.

What is the best source of superior foods?

Lima beans. Lentils, or Chick-peas. Which are eaten at the same meal with vegetables, are all superior in all the nutrients needed to rebuild health. As we go higher in the scale of quality we begin to include protein rich foods which may be eaten in the unfried state. Nuts, Seeds should be eaten in the natural state ( RAW AND UNSALTED).

Can you summarize what you think about nutrition?

Look at it this way: the closer the food comes to the natural state in which it occurs, or the closer we come to its raw unfried form the higher its quality. In this condition all the enzymes are found intact. The amino acids are in their finest form. The minerals, vitamins, trace elements, carbohydrates and life forces are present. The life force, in turn is capable of reproducing Healthy Tissue.

How else can I improve my nutritional program?

One of the most important things you can do is to omit toxic substances such as coffee, tea, chocolate, salt, pepper, alcohol, and over the counter drugs, and synthetic vitamins.

What is the relationship of quality foods, and Colon Hydrotherapy to recovery from illness?

In a nutshell: the higher the quality of food we eat, the quicker we recover from most disease provided we are able to digest and assimilate it properly. To this must be added the knowledge of:

(A) proper food combining

(B) proper order of eating the different kinds of food at a meal, and

(C) a clean colon for proper absorption of nutrients and elimination of waste.

What is the proper order of eating the different kinds of food at a meal?

The most easily digested food should be eaten first, the more complex ones second and the most concentrated items last. The correct quantity of food to be consumed (of each type) in the meal, and the correct time for eating (when hungry) and not by the clock.

Now what happens when a person follows these suggestions and makes a decided improvement in the quality of the food consumed and has Colon Hydrotherapy sessions.

Remarkable things begin to happen to the body as well as the mind. The amazing intelligence present in every cell of the human body and the wisdom of the body in its operation immediately becomes manifest. When the quality of the food coming into the body is of higher quality and elimination is improved the body begins to discard the lower grade material and tissue to make room for the superior material. This is the plan of nature. The body is very selective and always aims for improvement.

What are the signs or symptoms when we first begin to omit toxic substances and begin to clean out the colon?

When a regular diet of stimulates such as coffee, tea, chocolate, and others are eliminated from your diet, some clients comment about headaches, and let down and sometimes even mild depression. This is usually when cleansing of the Colon helps. That is why Colon Hydrotherapy is recommended with back to back sessions the first two weeks.

Why do the symptom or signs happen?

This is due to the discard by the body of the toxins which are removed from the tissue and then transported by the blood to the liver and then the colon for eliminations. All the symptoms generally pass by the third or fourth session of Colon Hydrotherapy. Clients often tell me their energy level is very high after the second session. Many even have a great desire to Spring clean!

If I have some of these conditions, will I benefit from Colon Hydrotherapy?

More than likely, considering many people have shown remarkable improvement. Once the colon is cleansed, the bowel may begin functioning normally. Toxins will stop being distributed into the body and will begin being expelled. The benefits can be wonderful once a dysfunctional colon is given a chance to function properly again.

Is Colon Hydrotherapy painful?

An impacted colon can cause discomfort, and cramping may occur as the colon contracts to expel waste. Once the major impaction is removed, many actually find a session pleasant.

Is it embarrassing?

NO. Your dignity is completely maintained with proper draping in a private room. The odor during your bowel movements does not exist with FDA Registered Colon Hydrotherapy Device’s! There is No Odor!

What should I do before a session?

It may be more comfortable to refrain from eating at least two hours before your scheduled appointment. Drinking lots of good water and juices is a great idea.

After a session, how might I feel?

Most people remark on how clean & light they feel. “Like I just took a bath on the inside!” Increased energy and feelings of well-being are the common responses.

Will Colon Hydrotherapy affect the bacteria that resides in the colon?

In the early part of the century it was found that more than one hundred and sixty different species of bacteria have been found in the colon. Of these, more than one-third were found to possess pathogenic, or disease-producing, properties. Dr. Kellogg, M.D. points out more than twenty species of putrefactive bacteria which are found in the stool of flesh-eaters, all of which produce very highly toxic products. One of the most common and abundant of these is the bacillus of Welch which produces enormous quantities of offensive gas and highly active poison.

How much time is required for a Colon Hydrotherapy session?

The first session may take longer than the follow up sessions. Plan about an hour and a half for the first session. The actual time on most FDA equipment is between thirty and forty-five minutes. After the first session, the body will know what to expect and become more relaxed.

What about the water used?

FDA Registered Equipment will provide the necessary charcoal filtration system and ultraviolet purification units for your water safety.

What kind of diet shall I follow after getting a Colon Hydrotherapy session?

Following large intestinal cleansing, the body may feel weary or relaxed. This is simply your body working out and processing through its 1 cleaning period; so, proper rest is important for your body to recuperate and rejuvenate.

After receiving Colon Hydrotherapy, we have experienced that it is important to:

1.) Drink plenty of liquids (purified water, juices, herb teas, and electrolyte liquids ).

2.) Eat healthy vegetable soups for 24 hours.

3.) Avoid eating raw vegetables for a couple of days. Steamed vegetables and raw fruit are sufficient, chew very thoroughly.

4.) Reduce flesh consumption. (Especially beef, pork, and chicken.)

Will only one session do the job?

One session will empty part of the colon. As many Doctors have written in articles, I also recommend two sessions the first week, (back to back – one today, one tomorrow) two sessions the second week, and one a week for the next eight weeks. After the fifth session, I have found that the colon starts to release the old, sludge waste. After completion of all twelve sessions, most clients return every couple of months for maintenance purposes. You will determine when to return. Ask your Doctor for a Prescription – “As Needed”.

What effects will Colon Hydrotherapy have on my skin, allergies, etcetera?

Many clients have reported that Colon Hydrotherapy has cleared up acne, allergies, as well as asthma. They also tell me about the increase in energy, and how calm they feel. Colon Hydrotherapy is not a cure, but a valuable procedure for a wide variety of many health problems. By retoning and improving elimination, we remove the number one source of disease in the body. In addition, we open up the bowel to a more efficient means of waste elimination and nutrient absorption, both of which are essential to any lasting healing process. This is also the first step towards normalizing the bowel so that the friendly bacteria will return to keep the colon safe from putrefaction and any further autointoxication.

What is an electrolyte?

Electrolytes are the minerals that are always necessary for the human body to maintain itself in a stable condition.

Does Colon Hydrotherapy affect the electrolyte balance in the body?

The confusion about electrolyte depletion in Colon Hydrotherapy seems to stem from one of two concepts. The first being that a large amount of waste being removed from the body by way of water is equitable with diarrhea or vomiting, and the second being that the body is being flooded with water, washing out or diluting the electrolytes, as in water intoxication.

Does electrolyte balance affect diarrhea?

Diarrhea is a result of the lining of the colon secreting large quantities of water and electrolytes in response to a chemical reaction. The water and accompanying electrolytes come from within the body, draining from the blood, tissue and cells. Diarrhea is also the result of rapid peristaltic action, which causes a drain of ions to the muscles of the colon. Colon Hydrotherapy does not pull water from the body’s systems, or irritate the bowel. A Colon Hydrotherapy session and diarrhea are not similar.

Intestinal Flora of “Friendly Bacteria”

Favorable bacteria (flora) are always present throughout the small & large intestines. Colon Hydrotherapy improves the bacteria “habitat” facilitating their reproduction and the IT multiplication. Antibiotics are the major cause of flora loss. We’ve all used them and / or regularly ingested them, perhaps unwittingly, in eating antibiotic-laden meat products, that are depleted of the necessary Enzymes to digest them.