Colonic Irrigation FAQs
The facts about cleansing your colon
Here, we break down the myths and facts about colon hydrotherapy. If you have a specific question that we have not answered below, please contact us and one of our colonics specialists will be happy to help!
Colonics faq #1
WHAT IS COLONIC IRRIGATION AND WHO WOULD NEED IT?
Colon hydrotherapy goes by a number of different names such as colonic irrigation, colonics, colon therapy, or high enemas.
All meaning the same thing, colon hydrotherapy is a process which uses safe, warm filtered, temperature controlled water for inner cleansing and detoxification.
Ideally, people receive the treatment as a preventive and detoxification measure. However, some people discover that colonics also assist in overcoming symptoms of constipation, diarrhea, intestinal gas, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), anxiety, stress, over processed diet, headaches, migraines, back pain, hemorrhoids, parasites, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, colitis, arthritis, diverticulitis, depression, intestinal distress, irregularity of bowel movements and even allergies.
Regardless of whether you’re experiencing symptoms, almost anyone can enjoy the benefits of colonic irrigation.
COLONICs FAQ #2
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COLONIC IRRIGATION?
Improved bowel function
Increase in energy and vitality
Relief from wind, bloating and IBS
Relief from headaches
Feeling positive and relaxed
Healthier and improved complexion
Natural weight loss
Relief from lower back pain
Loosening of mucus
Improved range of movement and mental strength
Colonics faq #3
HOW LONG IS A COLON HYDROTHERAPY SESSION?
45 – 60 minutes is the length of time we suggest to experience an effective colonic irrigation session.
COLONICs FAQ #4
WHAT IS THE COLON?
The colon is the last five feet of the digestive tract. It is a hollow, tube-like organ made up of muscle that moves digested food along by a wave-like motion known as peristaltic action.
The colon is the living area for a host of good bacteria that produce vitamins such as K and some B vitamins. The colon also absorbs water, nutrients, proteins and cell salts so they can be directed back into the blood stream.
COLONICs FAQ #5
HOW CAN I CLEANSE MY COLON?
While there are a number of ways to care for your colon, some of the safest ways are diet, exercise, and colon hydrotherapy. The gentle introduction of filtered, temperature-controlled water into the colon can help remove built up faecal matter as well as a number of harmful toxins.
COLONIC FAQ #6
HOW DOES COLONIC IRRIGATION HELP MY HEALTH?
The colon is a reflex organ, meaning there are electrical connections to all other systems and parts of the body. When waste material has accumulated over a long period of time, the colon can break down and become toxic. To combat this, the body responds by slowing down other natural functions. This causes constipation and sluggish bowel movements, which affect all other systems of the body.
COLONIC FAQ #7
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF AN INEFFICIENT COLON?
The most miserable people on earth are those with inefficient elimination. Some of the signs of a toxic colon are – coated tongue, fetid breath, shallow complexion, abnormal body odour, dark circles under the eyes, cold hands and feet, brittle nails and hair, Saggy posture (pot belly), tension, fatigue, allergies, indigestion, chronic headaches, irritability, nervousness, nausea, depression, asthma, and backaches.
COLONIC FAQ #8
WILL LAXATIVES OR ENEMAS ACHIEVE THE SAME RESULTS?
The short answer to this question is, no.
While using enemas to clean out the lower portion of your colon is fine, you are missing about four feet of the colon. On the other hand, laxatives are an irritant to the body, causing it to produce a thin, watery substance that goes through the colon and leaves behind impacted toxins and waste.
COLONIC FAQ #9
HOW IS COLON HYDROTHERAPY DIFFERENT?
Unlike laxatives and enemas, colon hydrotherapy is the gentle infusion of filtered, temperature-controlled water into the entirety of the colon, allowing impacted toxins and waste to be removed. With an experienced Certified Colon Hydro-Therapist who uses TGA equipment, more toxins and waste can be eliminated by working the different meridians than with any other colon cleansing method.
COLONIC FAQ #10
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF A COLON THAT ISN’T FUNCTIONING PROPERLY?
When colon sufferers finally visit a physician, they usually reveal a history of one or more symptoms that go back years. These symptoms are usually - constipation, coated tongue, fetid breath, shallow complexion, dark circles under the eyes, abnormal body odour, cold hands and feet, blood pressure up or down, brittle nails and hair, saggy posture (pot belly), tension, fatigue, allergies, indigestion, menstrual problems, swelling of legs, asthma, backache, and loss of memory or concentration.
COLONIC FAQ #11
WHY IS COLONIC IRRIGATION BENEFICIAL?
With every session, we very gently flush the colon with up to 50 litres of warm water, as well as herbal and coffee infusions that allow us to loosen and eliminate far more toxic waste than any other short-term technique.
COLONIC FAQ #12
IS COLON HYDROTHERAPY PAINFUL?
An impacted colon can cause discomfort and cramping, both of which may occur as the colon contracts to expel waste. Once the major impaction is removed, many actually find a session pleasant and have even been known to fall asleep! On a positive note, the cramps that may be experienced during initial colonics sessions result in the strengthening and re-establishment of muscle tone in the colon. Think of it as a gym session or workout for the bowel!
COLONIC FAQ #13
IS COLONIC IRRIGATION EMBARRASSING?
NO. Your dignity is completely maintained with proper draping in a private room. To ease your mind even more, the odour from regular bowel movements does not exist with the FDA & TGA Registered Colon Hydrotherapy Equipment we use! Additionally, at the Colon Care Clinic all of our qualified therapists are female.
COLONIC FAQ #14
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE A SESSION?
It may be more comfortable to refrain from eating at least two hours before your scheduled appointment. For the best results, prepare a diet of vegetables and grain. Drink plenty of water and refrain from red meat.
To learn more about preparing for your treatment both before & after, click here.
COLONIC FAQ #15
WHAT KIND OF DIET SHOULD I FOLLOW AFTER A COLON HYDROTHERAPY SESSION?
It’s important to look after yourself following a colonic irrigation session. In addition to making sure you get plenty of rest so your body can rejuvenate, after your colonics session, we recommend the following dietary suggestions:
Drink plenty of liquids (purified or distilled water, juices, herb teas, and electrolyte liquids).
Eat pureed food for 24 hours after each session (blended soups are recommended).
Avoid eating raw vegetables for a couple of days. Steamed vegetables and raw fruit are sufficient, chew very thoroughly.
Reduce flesh consumption (especially beef, pork and chicken).