Do you suffer from...
• Wind or Bloating
• Skin Problems
• General Fatigue
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Lower Back Pain
• Inability to Lose Weight
• Digestive Problems
• Period Pain
• Liver Disorders
• Prostate Problems
If you suffer from any of these, you may have a clogged and toxic bowel. Colonics give the body a kick-start to internal health and wellbeing. Colon irrigation is the quickest and safest, gentlest most effective way of eliminating toxins and restoring normal bowel function.
What exactly does a treatment involve and how is it done?
Colon hydrotherapy is a gentle treatment during which warm and cold water is introduced into the bowel. As the water is released, it flows out, providing a gentle cleansing effect upon the bowel wall. This gentle flushing of the bowel is repeated over a period of approximately 30 minutes.
All you have to do is lie comfortably on the bed, and you will feel a warm sensation in the abdomen. As the water enters the bowel, you will begin to feel 'full' and as the water is released, you will feel a sensation of release. At the end of the session, you will feel cleansed and 'lighter' than before your treatment. People describe this as not just feeling lighter in weight, but in lifting their mood also. Many do actually lose a little weight during the treatment as many pounds of waste material may have accumulated in the bowel. Just one colon hydrotherapy session is equivalent to having several regular bowel movements. Further sessions can be even more substantial as older, hardened, impacted faeces are dislodged from the colon walls.
Can I have a colonic if I am on the pill?
Yes – a colonic treatment does not interfere with the use of the contraceptive pill.
Can I have a colonic if I have my period?
If you have strong period pains and you don't feel well enough to come then try to avoid making your appointment during your period. If it is not so bad, then it can actually be a very beneficial time for a colonic as it will help the release of toxins and waste. Therefore for most clients, it is best to come even during your period.
Why not just use enemas, suppositories or laxatives instead?
Enema, suppositories and laxatives do have their benefits and use however, they do not provide a substitute for colonic irrigation. Enemas and suppositories are useful for emptying only the rectum (the lowest 8 to 12 inches of the colon). Colonic irrigation helps to clear far deeper into the colon. Laxatives are designed to relieve temporary constipation. However, optimum colon cleansing is achieved most effectively by colonic irrigation.
Won't a colonic get rid of all the beneficial bacteria in my colon?
The flora should not be disturbed any more than having several normal bowel motions. It may wash out some good bacteria but at the same time, it washes out lots of bad bacteria, enabling the beneficial bacteria left behind to flourish. In a healthy person, the good bacteria will reproduce within 2-3 days, especially now that the environment is cleaner. In cases of candida or when antibiotics have recently been used a probiotic supplement may be recommended.
My doctor says I shouldn't have it done!
Ask your doctor why. Take note of all the reasons given by your doctor and then we can answer your questions.
Will a colonic treatment deplete the electrolytes in my colon?
No. A 1990 study published in the Journal of Natural Medicine, entitled 'Effects of Colon Hydrotherapy on Serum Electrolytes' reported that no patient experienced any clinically significant symptoms or disturbances. In 1988 the National College of Naturopathic Medicine conducted an in-depth study of seventeen patients doing three colonics a week over an extended period of time. Their conclusion: Colonics produce no appreciable change in electrolytes.
What will colonics do to the colon?
A colonic is used to accomplish the following:
• Cleanse the colon: Toxic material is broken down so it can no longer harm your body or inhibit assimilation and elimination. Even debris built up over a long period is gently but surely removed in the process of a series of treatments. Once the impacted material is removed, your colon in rejuvenated and can begin again to function as it should.
• Exercise the colon: The build-up of toxic waste weakens the colon. The gentle filling and emptying of the colon improves peristalsis (muscular contraction) – the process by which the colon naturally empties itself.
• Reshape the colon: When there are problems in the colon, they may alter its shape, which in turn causes more problems. The gentle action of the water can help eliminate bulging pockets of waste and narrowed constrictions which inevitably helps the colon to function properly.
• Stimulate reflex points: Every system of the body is linked to the colon by reflex points. The Brunelle method of Colonic Irrigation stimulates these points, helping to rectify problems in that part of the body.
Will I lose weight?
A lot of people do actually lose a little weight during the treatment as many pounds of waste material may have accumulated in the bowel over the years. Just one colon hydrotherapy session is equivalent to having several regular bowel movements. Subsequent sessions can be even more beneficial when older, hardened, impacted faeces are dislodged from the colon wall.
What additional benefits might I expect from a colonic?
Colonic irrigation in addition to all the benefits mentioned also:
Strengthens the immune system
Improves metabolism and aids the absorption of nutrients
Relieves pressure on abdominal organs, thus reducing pain and discomfort in this area
Improves circulation and digestive problems without the aid of prescribed drugs
Tones up the abdomen
May act as a preventative measure against cancer especially colon cancer
Improves mental clarity
Is colon therapy painful?
You should not feel any pain during a colonic session.
Is there anything I need to do to get ready for a colonic?
It is a good idea to eat or drink lightly in the 2 hours before a colonic. Emptying the rectum (with a bowel motion) just before the session can save time, and allow more to be accomplished. Making sure you have emptied your bladder will also make the session more comfortable for you.
Will there be a Nurse in the room with me when I have my colonic?
Yes. A registered nurse trained in colonic hydrotherapy will be present throughout the treatment.
Are colonics habit-forming? Will they make my bowel lazy?
Colonic irrigation is designed to achieve a healthy colon – our aim is not to make anyone dependent upon colonics. A colonic session exercises the colon, so it is not so sluggish. When the colon is sluggish and bowel movements do not return for a few days after the first colonic, it is an indication that more sessions are needed to remove the debris that the bowel has built up over the years. This build-up of faecal material has decreased the muscular action in the colon. Sometimes, it may take a few days for bowel movements to return after treatment. This is when people think they are becoming 'dependent' on colonics. After a successful colonic, it may take some time for faecal matter to build up again in the colon. Once a series of colonics is completed, the colon will begin to function as it should.
After a series of treatments, once my colon is clean, how often should I have a colonic?
This can be decided by you and your therapist. Some people may choose to have a colonic 4 times a year after their course, some may need a colonic once a month. We are all unique after all!