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Colonic Cleansing

Colonic Cleansing

What is Colonic Irrigation?

Colonic Irrigation is also known as Colonic Hydrotherapy. Colonic Irrigation is a safe and effective way of removing toxins, bacterial overgrowth, undigested matter and trapped gases from the bowel.

It is not a secret that many of our diseases start from the bowel. Toxins from food and undigested food particles can get trapped inside the bowel and cause putrefaction. Toxins produced as a result of this process will be absorbed back into the body causing various symptoms from skin conditions to internal pains and organ dysfunctions.

Bacteria and worms that live in the colon will produce toxic byproducts of their daily activities and these as well will be absorbed into the body causing a person to suffer from ill health. Therefore Colonic Irrigation can help many different diseases and conditions where build up of toxins is suspected as well as problems with function or integrity of the colon.

Main indications for Colonic Irrigation include:
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating (wind)
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Lethargy, tiredness and fatigue
  • ME
  • Food intolerances and allergies
  • MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Skin conditions
  • Fasting or detoxification problem
  • Last stage of pregnancy
  • Before colonoscopy procedure
Chronic colo after colonic cleansing

Chronic colo after colonic cleansing

What can you expect during the treatment?

For a week before the consultation you are advised to take Bentonite Clay and/or Psyllium Husks in order to soften the stool. One day before the treatment avoid overeating and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. These steps will help to maximize the benefits of the procedure.

In the beginning of the session your therapist will take your details, past history and presenting complaints. You don’t need to wear any special clothing; we will give you everything you need. The procedure itself involves you lying on your left side while sterile warm water is passed into your bowel via a speculum tube inserted into your rectum (back passage).

Your therapist will choose between gravity fed or machine fed supply of water. Before entering your body the water will pass through special filters to be sterilized and then through thermostat to ensure that it is at the right temperature.

Then the water will enter your colon, loosen the stool and encourage bowel to produce natural peristaltic movements. Then with the aid of pressure and bowel contractions water will leave you through a different tube removing toxins, waste, undigested particles, harmful bacteria and warms. This process will be carried out several times for 30-45 minutes, depending on each individual case.

At some point the cleansing procedure may be assisted by abdominal massage and rectal administration of herbal tinctures which aid detoxification, relax the colon and have healing effect.

There are some myths that have been going around about colonic irrigation, which are simply not true.

COLONIC IRRIGATION irreplaceably washes out all the good bacteria.
Colonics wash out both the good and bad bacteria as well as any trapped gases, waste matter and toxins. In most cases the good bacteria will repopulate themselves within 2 days and this can be helped by taking a probiotic supplement.

COLONIC IRRIGATION is painful.

Some people, especially if they have piles or are really tensed up, may experience a slightly strange sensation when the speculum is inserted. Someone who is really constipated may experience some ‘gripey’ cramps but only until all the trapped gases will come out. Otherwise the procedure is painless.

COLONIC IRRIGATION disturbs electrolyte balance.

Some experiments have been done in order to determine if this is true. The results showed us that the procedure doesn’t drain electrolytes from the body.

COLONIC IRRIGATION can perforate your bowel.

A normal bowel movement can build up pressures of about 1.5 pounds per square inch (PPSI). A standard hospital enema applies pressure at about 2 PPSI. A gravity-fed colonic treatment introduces water at a pressure of about 2 PPSI and a machine-led colonic session introduces water at pressures normally between 0.8 to 1.5 PSI. Hence the pressure during the procedure is not sufficient to produce bowel damage.

COLONIC IRRIGATION can expose you to infectious diseases.
Any reputable colonic hydrotherapist will ensure their water supply is UV, carbon and particle filtered. The speculum (which is inserted into the anus) is well sterilized or you may ask for a disposable speculum kit.

COLONIC IRRIGATION is embarrassing and dirty.

All the tubes are sealed meaning that there is no smell or dirt associated with the procedure. We ask our clients to change into paper underwear, and put on a towel or a robe, while allowing to keep their t-shirt/blouse/shirt and the socks on.

How many sessions will you need?

We recommend you to book in for three consecutive sessions because it is impossible to cleanout all the buildup in one session. Time between the sessions can vary from a few days to a few weeks and will be determined after the session.

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