Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe, gentle, and effective cleansing process that removes waste from the large intestines by introducing warm, filtered water into the colon through sanitary, single-use tubing (speculums). The three key actions for colon hydrotherapy are to: 1) Hydrate the intestines by safely and comfortably delivering water to irrigate the colon. 2) Activate peristalsis of the colon. 3) Evacuate the contents of the large intestines.
This process leaves most people feeling refreshed and revitalized. Best results are achieved by combining colon hydrotherapy with good nutrition, hydration, plenty of rest and exercise.
Common Questions and Answers
What equipment is used?
Ashland Colon Hydrotherapy uses the FDA approved Hydro-San “closed system” .
Is Colon Hydrotherapy Safe?
Yes, colonics are safe for most individuals. In fact, colon irrigation is much safer and easier than the common enema. Before your first session, you will fill out an extensive questionaire and discuss your personal health history to evaluate if there exists any contraindications to Colon Hydrotherapy.
Is it painful?
No. For some individuals, discomfort may arise temporarily as the body is releasing, which quickly subsides after a few moments. Your colon hydrotherapist strives to make every session as relaxing and comfortable as possible with essential oils and a gentle touch in a soothing and discrete manner. Many people report their colon hydrotherapy sessions as being both refreshing and relaxing
How long does a session take?
Actual session time is about 30-45 minutes, but you should plan on about 1 and 1/2 hours for your first consultation with session.
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 is reached and it is many more times effective. According to Dr. Norman Walker, “One colon irrigation is equivalent to 30 enemas.”
Are there any contraindications to colon hydrotherapy?
If you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of the colon hydrotherapy for you, you should consult your physician or licensed healthcare practitioner. Contraindications for colonics include, but not limited to: recent colon, rectal or abdominal surgery, congestive heart failure, intestinal perforations, carcinoma of the rectum, fissures or fistula, severe hemorrhoids, abdominal hernia, renal insufficiency, pregnancy and cirrhosis of the liver. Professionally administered colon hydrotherapy is otherwise safe.
How much of the intestines are actually cleansed during a colon hydrotherapy treatment?
It is possible to cleanse the entire length of the colon during a professionally administered session. The small intestine is not specifically involved: however, the small intestine may be cleansed with the help of an oral intestinal cleanser.
Is there any possibility of bacterial or viral contamination from prior use of the colonic equipment?
Each client uses single-use, sterile rectal nozzles. The use of sterile disposable coupled with the implementation of sanitation protocol with disinfectants leaves no danger of contamination.
Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the cleansing?
Usually not, but everyone is different. Some report a slight feeling of tiredness, but this is similar to the feeling you have after vigorous exercise. After a session, sipping warm liquids is usually very soothing. If you have concerns, consult with your colon hydrotherapist.