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Frequently Asked Questions About Colon Hydrotherapy

Before your first colonic

At the clinic you will need to fill out clinic intake forms. Please allow 10 minutes before your scheduled visit to fill out these forms.

When this is done you well be escorted into one of our therapy rooms for a brief consultation. At this time the doctor or his colonic therapist will review with you your intake forms and healthily history and go over what you can expect from colonic hydrotherapy and answer any questions you might have.
 

Colonic Therapy First Visit

First time visits are one hour long and include approximately 30-40 minutes of actual table time and 10 to 20 minutes for the consultation, undressing putting on a gown redressing, etc.

Return visits are one hour long and include approximately 40-50 minutes of table time and 5-15 minutes for dressing and consultation. Remember colonic therapy is not the “end all do all” its only part of colon therapy necessary for good colon health. Our clinic can provide you with the highest quality services and procedures necessary to help you achieve optional colon and digest health.
 
Is there anything I need to do to get ready for Colonic Hydrotherapy?
Since your abdomen will be massaged it is a good idea to eat or drink lightly in the two hours immediately preceding a colonic.
 
What can I expect afterwards?

Most likely, you'll feel great. You will feel lighter and enjoy a sense of well-being. Any activity you would ordinarily do such as work or exercise is fine. For some, the Colonic Hydrotherapy may trigger several subsequent bowel movements for the next few hours; but there usually is not any uncontrollable urgency or discomfort.


Long term what do you expect from colonic therapy?

What are your health goals? What health conditions are you dealing with? Reviewing questions like these and others with the doctor can help them provide you with some treatment options available in addition to colonic therapy to help you meet your expectations reach your goals. This free consultation with the doctor is available to all colonic therapy patients and is part of our comment to provide you with the highest quality healthcare.  
 
I have been told that, to be beneficial, one needs to "take a series" of Colonic Hydrotherapy procedures. What does that mean, and is it true?
Having colonics regularly for a while, such as weekly or several times a week is what is referred to as a "series." For some, to obtain results of lasting benefits, a series of colonics may be recommended. Again, this can only be properly considered once an objective has been identified.
 
Are colonics dangerous in any way?
Any medical procedure involves some risk even though the risk in colonic hydrotherapy is very slight. At our clinic we have preformed thousands of colonic therapy procedures and have helped thousands to improve their health. The only reported serious accidents from colon hydrotherapy have been from offices that were providing colonics that were partially unsupervised using what is called an open system. Our colon hydrotherapy system is a FDA cleared class two medical device and in accordance with FDA regulations the entire colonic procedure at our clinic is supervised by a licensed physician.

Our intent is to provide a safe and healthy service so that you do not have to worry. We value our clients very highly and are determined to provide you with the highest quality professional service possible. To this end all our colonics and colonic therapists are supervise by a licensed physician.
 
If I get too many, will the colon stop functioning on its own? Are colonics habit-forming?
The colonic is a tool intended to be used to create a clean and healthy colon. Our fulfillment comes from assisting you in healing your colon, not in making you dependent upon colonics. Actually, one of its better features is that a colonic can be used to tone the colon muscle so the colon doesn't perform so sluggishly. See disclaimer
 
Will a colonic make me constipated or give me diarrhea?
The most frequent post colonic experience is to have a slight delay in bowel movements and then a resumption of a somewhat larger, easier to move stool. Sometimes if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days following a colonic. This is not due to the colonic, but rather to the weakness of the muscles in the colon, and should be interpreted as an indication that the colon requires strengthening and healing. Infrequent diarrhea or loose bowels may be experienced. This could be due to the extra water introduced into the colon or to the stirring up of toxic waste.
 
I've heard that I shouldn't get colonics because it upsets the electrolyte balance. Is this true?
Electrolytes are minerals in the body (mainly sodium and potassium salts) that maintain the proper electrical charge and pH balance (acid and alkalinity balance) in the various organs and tissues of the body. The stomach, for example, should maintain an acidic pH, while the duodenum (first part of the small intestine) should be alkaline (basic) in order for proper digestion to occur. If this balance is disrupted, then digestion will be impaired.

The pH electrical balance in the colon is very near neutral, ideally being slightly acidic. A strong acid or alkaline environment is not necessary because digestion does not take place in the colon. Rather, a major function of the colon is to reabsorb the fluid and electrolytes from the unformed stool that is moving into the colon from the small intestine. After the fluid and electrolytes are reabsorbed and stool is formed, the colon moves the stool into the rectum and out of the body. The majority of the material released during a colonic is formed stool that has already had the fluid and electrolytes removed from it, so the amount lost is very minimal and easily replaced by the body from the food and fluid we ingest. See disclaimer.
 
Some people say that colonics wash out the intestinal flora and valuable nutrients. Is this so?

The truth is that the washing out of putrefied material in the large intestine, which is only partially reached in any colon irrigation, increases the good intestinal flora. Good bacteria can only breed in a clean environment that has been washed free of putrefaction and its accompanying harmful bacteria. That is why the intestines of a newborn baby immediately begin to grow good intestinal flora. Each time you clean out the putrefying "garbage" and make a better environment for the flora, they start to multiply immediately in their natural media.

With this in mind, it is a good idea to supplement with good intestinal bacteria after a colonic or series of colonics so that colonization can take place in a healthier medium, i.e. the intestinal mucosa. Prevention is much easier by assisting your colon in maintaining healthy bacteria rather than waiting until bad bacteria have changed the environment of the colon to an unhealthy state.

 
What effect does Colon Hydrotherapy have on our immune systems?
The removal of stagnant waste material and hardened, impacted toxic residue could rejuvenate the immune tissue that resides in the intestines. Recent European studies show that 80% of immune tissue resides in the intestines. Colon Hydrotherapy is not a cure-all, but an important adjunctive therapy in the overall health care of the patient. See disclaimer.
 
What will be okay to eat after getting a colonic?
What we suggest is that you eat a moderate amount of whatever seems gentle and nourishing to you. Just as it doesn't make sense to get your car washed and then immediately drive it through mud, eating a meal known to cause trouble in your abdomen directly after getting a colonic isn't an intelligent choice. Green leafy salads, vegetable soups, vegetable broth, fruit and fruit juices, and vegetable juices are the best choice.

How will I know when the colon is empty?
It will probably never be empty, as it is an organ in continuous use. As more of the old, impacted material is released you will actually feel the water enter higher regions of the colon without any sense of obstruction. The objective ought not to be an empty colon, but rather a well-functioning colon. See disclaimer
 
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