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What happens during and after a typical Colonic
Irrigation using Colon Hydrotherapy?
by Cheryl Ashby, C.C.T.

Colonic irrigation using colon hydrotherapy involves the safe, gentle infusion of water into the colon via the rectum. No chemicals or drugs are involved and the entire therapy is both relaxing and effective.

During therapy the client lies on a custom treatment table in complete comfort. From the colon hydrotherapy instrument a small disposable speculum is gently inserted into the rectum... through which warm filtered water passes into the colon.

Modern state-of-the-art colon hydrotherapy equipment employ's multistage water purification systems, individual disposables which eliminate any possible contamination to the client from a previous treatment, a lighted viewing chamber and a system for additives administration.

These are closed systems... allowing waste to be discretely transported into the drain line without offensive odor and without comprising the dignity of the individual. After each therapy session, the unit is thoroughly cleansed and disinfected in preparation for future use.

A skilled colon hydrotherapist will use several fills and releases of water, as well as light massage techniques permitted by the client, to dislodge toxic waste matter adhered to the walls of the colon. The dislodged fecal impactions are then gently washed away though the system's waste disposal tube.

During the therapy, water temperature and pressure will be monitored by the colon therapist and can be varied to stimulate peristalsis (muscular contraction) in the colon. This is very important to help the atonic (sluggish) colon.

Properly administered...

Colon Hydrotherapy is not addictive... It encourages the restoration
of the colon's natural function by strengthening peristalsis.

Each colon hydrotherapy session lasts approximately 45 minutes and one should allow at least one hour per office visit. Initially, a series of at least three separate therapy sessions may be recommended, to achieve the maximum cleansing benefit. This helps to eliminate fecal matter which may have been lodged in the colon for weeks, months, or even years, and to keep the client properly hydrated.

With colon hydrotherapy... the entire large intestine is cleansed and the therapeutic benefits are much greater than those achieved with an enema.

Enema cleansings are limited to the rectum and lower sigmoid area and due to the body's natural wish to expel, are limited in duration. Over-the-counter suppositories stimulate expulsion of the contents of the rectum, but contribute to dehydration which may exacerbate a constipated condition.

During a typical colon hydrotherapy session, about 25 to 35 gallons of water will be transported into and out of the colon. Using a combination of abdominal massage (if consented), reflexology, breathing instruction and relaxation techniques — the colon therapist is often able to promote elimination of a volume of toxic waste, which would not otherwise be possible through individual efforts.

Just one colon hydrotherapy session may be equivalent to having 20 or 30 regular bowel movements. Eliminations during subsequent therapy sessions can be even more substantial as older, hardened, impacted feces are dislodged from the colon walls.

The colon hydrotherapist will carefully evaluate the client's progress during their session to determine if additional sessions would be beneficial. After a therapy session, many people report a feeling of heightened energy, an increased sense of well-being and renewed vitality.

Certainly your colon will be cleaner... you may experience easier eliminations and your overall health status should be improved.

Colonic irrigation using colon hydrotherapy provides a proven way to cleanse your colon, and thereby to increase your chances of maintaining optimal health. But maintaining good health is an ongoing process which requires diligence.

After the initial series of colon hydrotherapy sessions, you may be well advised to seek follow-up colon hydrotherapy treatments every three to six months. In this way, you can maintain the benefits achieved during your first colon hydrotherapy sessions, as well as maintain a strong functioning colon.

Your colon therapist should be able to suggest a reasonable schedule depending on your personal health status and desire for further therapy.

With some patience and discipline — including the help of an experienced Colon Hydrotherapist you have an opportunity to overcome serious health problems and start living a strong, healthy, disease free life.

If you or anyone you know are suffering any of the health problems mentioned above — including under or overweight challenges — you may be well advised to contact a Colon Hydrotherapist in your area.

Colon Hydrotherapy or Colon Cleansers?

Frequently we are asked, “Do you use a natural intestinal colon cleanser to prepare for colon therapy... to relieve constipation or to maintain good colon health?”

Yes we do!

We've tried many different colon cleansers over the years and the effectiveness of each varies greatly. Colon cleansing success is dependent on pre-existing colon health and the amount of water you consume on a daily basis. The use of a colon cleanse may not be appropriate for those with particularly sensitive or diseased colons... But for most people, there are exceptionally good reasons to use an all natural colon cleanser!

For more information about excellent colon cleansers that work for the majority of our clientele... Take a look at the colon cleansing health products we feature in the HealthShop.

Learn more about the benefits of colonic irrigation using Colon Hydrotherapy and why maintaining good colon health could be the smartest thing you do to stay healthy...