Colon Hydrotherapy Questions
Q: Is colon hydrotherapy completely safe?
A: Yes. Modern colon hydrotherapy equipment and treatments are much safer than the common enema. Hydrotherapy utilizes pre-sterilized, disposable hoses and speculums. These disposables are used only once during a single therapy session. The machine is also cleaned with a hospital grade disinfectant after each client. Properly administered, there is absolutely no danger of contamination.
Q: How does a colon hydrotherapy treatment compare to an enema?
A: An enema only reaches the rectum and lower part of the colon (sigmoid colon), whereas with colon hydrotherapy, the entire length of the colon (the large intestinal tract, approximately 5½ to 6 feet in length) is reached. Colon hydrotherapy is many more times effective. The small intestine is not specifically involved in a colon hydrotherapy treatment. The small intestine may be cleansed with the help of an oral (herb-based) intestinal cleanser.
Q: Do treatments hurt?
A: Generally, no. However, very few clients do experience a slight discomfort at times because of gas and fecal matter being cleared out by the water. Most clients feel much better after removing the cause of their discomfort; toxins, waste and gas. Most people report their sessions as being rejuvenating.
Q: How long does a treatment take?
A: Actual treatment time is about 45 minutes but you should plan a total session visit of one hour in duration.
Q: Does having a menstrual period at the time of a colon hydrotherapy session have any effect on the treatment?
A: Not at all. In fact, it’s usually a good time to receive a treatment since your body is already cleansing. Some clients even report less or no menstrual discomfort due to the treatments. Your flow will not interfere with the success of the treatment.
Q: What should I do to prepare for a colon hydrotherapy cleansing?
A: If time allows prior to the day of your session, try to eliminate or minimize your meat intake, increase fruits, vegetables and water. The day of your session, refrain from eating at least 2 hours before the cleansing, be as relaxed as possible and maintain a good attitude.
Q: Do I need to take acidophilus after a colon cleansing because intestinal flora has been washed out of the colon?
A: It is recommended to use acidophilus, but not because the treatment washes out intestinal flora. Taking acidophilus subsequent to a colon cleansing is beneficial because it helps to improve the bacterial balance in the colon.
Q: Can I work directly after having colon hydrotherapy?
A: Certainly. You can resume your regular routine just as you would after a regular bowel movement.
Q: Should I see my doctor before my first colon hydrotherapy session?
A: If you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy you should consult a doctor. If you were diagnosed with the following contraindications below, you would not be a candidate for colon hydrotherapy treatments at the present time unless you have a written prescription from an MD or ND showing supervision over our services for the contraindications.
However, we do have several other colon cleansing programs available that may be suitable for your specific needs. Professionally administered colon hydrotherapy is safe, and generally if you are free of the sited conditions, a medical examination prior to therapy, should not be necessary.
Cirrhosis • Ulcerative colitis • Fistulas or fissures
• Renal insufficiency • Intestinal perforation
• Abdominal surgery, pain, tumors, and hernia
• Diverticulitis • Recent colon surgery
• Severe hemorrhoids • Rectal or intestinal tumors
• Hypertension • Crohn’s disease
• Vascular aneurysm • GI tract or rectal bleeding
• Carcinoma of the rectum • Anemia
• Congestive heart failure • Recent heart attack
• Cancer of the colon or GI tract
• First or last trimester of pregnancy