1. Is colon hydrotherapy safe?
Yes. In fact with FDA approved colon hydrotherapy equipment and attention to sanitary practice when applied by a professional colon hydrotherapist treatments are much safer than the common enema at home (with reused supplies). The modern colon hydrotherapy equipment
that we use is in compliance with strict FDA guidelines that dictate rigorous accountability. Our closed system equipment features temperature controlled water mixing, back flow prevention valves, pressure and temperature sensors, and a built-in chemical sanitizing unit and water purification unit. Disposable single-use rectal tubes and comfort rectal speculums (only inserted 2.5 inches) are used for each session to assure additional safe and sanitary service.
2. How does a colon hydrotherapy treatment compare to an enema?
An enema only reaches the rectum and lower part of the colon (the sigmoid) whereas with colon hydrotherapy, the full length of the colon (the large intestinal tract is approximately 3 to 5½ feet in length) is reached. Colon hydrotherapy is many more times effective as a result in helping evacuate the entire bowel.
3. Do the treatments hurt?
No. In fact many people report their colon hydrotherapy sessions
as being both refreshing and relaxing. A sense of fullness can occur when water is gently introduced into the colon and sometimes a minimal momentary cramping sensation can occur just prior to a release of the water, but this is not painful and similar to the normal sensation commonly felt before a general bowel movement. Some relaxing light abdominal massage may be applied to aid in the session’s effectiveness but this is done in a comfortable manor and applied only with the client’s consent.
4. How about the small intestine?
During a treatment it is possible for a professional colon hydrotherapist to cleanse the entire length of the colon (large intestine), however the small intestine are not specifically involved in a colon hydrotherapy treatment. The small intestine may be cleansed internally through nutritive measures with the help of an oral (herb-based) intestinal cleanser and/or other nutritional approaches targeting a more full body cleanse.
5. Should I see my doctor before my first colon hydrotherapy session?
If you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy you should consult a doctor. If you are diagnosed with specific conditions such as diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, severe hemorrhoids, rectal or intestinal tumors, you would not be a candidate for colon hydrotherapy treatments. Generally if you are free of the above sited conditions, a medical examination prior to therapy should not be necessary. Professionally administered colon hydrotherapy is an extremely safe practice and a health intake to help asses the client’s health history is done during the initial visit to assure safe application of the cleanse and acknowledge any contraindications.
7. How long does a treatment take?
Actual treatment time is about 45 minutes to an hour, but you should plan a total session visit of 1 1/2 hours for your first consultation.
8. Does a menstrual period at the time of a colon hydrotherapy session effect treatment?
No, in fact it’s usually a good time to receive a treatment, since your body is already cleansing. Your flow will not interfere with the success of the treatment.
9. What should I do to prepare for a colon hydrotherapy cleansing?
Maintaining a lighter food intake the day before a Colon Hydrotherapy session is recommended but not essential. For best results & comfort during your cleanse, refrain from eating just prior the session. Otherwise be as relaxed as possible and maintain a positive, cheerful attitude.
10. Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the cleansing?
Usually not, but since the cleansing may stir up a lot of old debris and toxins during the release, afterward you might experience some minor nausea or fatigue. If any discomfort occurs, once home and relaxed it is recommended to rest and apply a warm heating pad to the abdomen. Staying hydrated and replenishing with electrolytes is often helpful and if you wish, a mild vegetable broth or peppermint tea is usually soothing at this time. Refraining from heavy eating directly afterwards is suggested. Any minimal discomfort will usually pass within 24 hours.
11. Do I need to take acidophilus after colon cleansing to replace intestinal flora washed out of the colon?
Rest assured Colon Hydrotherapy will not completely wash away these helpful bacteria, yet taking acidophilus supplements (or eating live cultured products like yogurt and kombucha) subsequent to a colon cleansing is indeed beneficial. Because they help to improve the bacterial balance in the colon at any point in which you ingest them, they should be included in a regular healthy diet.
12. Can I work and return to regular activity directly after having a colon hydrotherapy session?
Certainly. You can work and remain active just as you would after a regular bowel movement. Your healthier day awaits you!