FAQs

colon hydrotherapy

 

How does a colon hydrotherapy treatment compare to an enema?

An enema only reaches the rectum and lower part of the colon (8-12 inches), whereas with colon hydrotherapy the entire length of the colon (the large intestinal tract, approximately 5 to 5½ feet in length) is reached. Colon hydrotherapy, utilizing lower pressures and carefully controlled temperatures, is many times more effective. According to Dr. Norman Walker (for more than 100 years, Norman W. Walker, Ph.D., proved through research that well-being and long life can go hand-in-hand), one colon irrigation is equivalent to 30 enemas.


Do the treatments hurt?

No. In fact many people report their colon hydrotherapy sessions are both refreshing and relaxing. There is a possibility for mild cramping as the feces moves through the colon.


How much of the intestines are actually cleansed during a colon hydrotherapy treatment?

During a treatment session, a colon therapist can cleanse the full length of the colon (large intestine). The small intestine is not involved in a colon hydrotherapy treatment, but it can be cleansed with the help of an oral (herb-based) intestinal cleanser.


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 have been diagnosed with diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, severe hemorrhoids, rectal or intestinal tumors, you may not be a candidate for colon hydrotherapy treatments. Professionally administered colon hydrotherapy is safe, and if you are free of these conditions, a medical examination prior to therapy should not be necessary. View Contraindications


Is there any possibility of bacterial or viral contamination from the colon hydrotherapy machine?

Modern colon hydrotherapy machines utilize pre-sterilized, disposable rectal tubes These disposables are used only once during a single therapy session.
Water administered will pass through four different filters killing any bacteria or virus in the water.


How long does a treatment take?

Actual treatment time is about 45 minutes, but you should plan on your visit taking a full hour.


Does having a menstrual period at the time of a colon hydrotherapy session have any effect on the 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.


What should I do to prepare for a colon hydrotherapy cleansing?

Refrain from eating two to four hours before the cleansing, be as relaxed as possible and maintain a positive, cheerful attitude.


Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the cleansing?

Usually not, but since the cleansing involves old debris and toxins, you might experience some minor nausea or fatigue. If any discomfort occurs, rest and apply a warm heating pad to the abdomen. A mild vegetable broth or peppermint tea is usually soothing at this time. Any discomfort will usually pass within 24 hours.


Can I work directly after having colon hydrotherapy?

Certainly. You can work just as you would after a regular bowel movement.


Can I use my insurance to pay for a colonic?

Payment is required at the time of treatment. A Claim depends on your insurance plan. For example, some insurance plans include a yearly stipend for alternative health care to be used at the subscriber’s discretion. Insurance also often covers colon hydrotherapy when a referring MD specifically prescribes it as “medically necessary”.


What will colon hydrotherapy cure?

Colon Hydrotherapy is not a cure; it is a tool for improving health.


How can I tell if I have toxic material in my colon?

This condition is prevalent in all developed countries, and particularly in the USA. Common signs include: headaches, backaches, constipation, fatigue, bad breath, body odor, irritability, confusion, skin problems, abdominal gas, bloating, diarrhea, sciatic pain, and so forth.


Is intestinal toxicity a common condition?

Yes it is, but toxicity is not limited to the colon. Toxic material is found throughout the body, particularly in fat tissue, joints, arteries, muscles, liver, etc. Colonics effectively eliminate large quantifies of toxic wastes, affecting the condition of the entire body.


Is it embarrassing to have a colonic?

No, you will fully maintain your personal dignity. You will be in a private room with only your hydrotherapist who fully appreciates the sensitivity of the colonic procedure and will help you feel at ease. Your emotions will be acknowledged and honored. After the gentle self-insertion of a small tube into the rectum, you are completely covered. The mess and odor sometimes present during an enema simply does not exist with a colonic.