Colonic Irrigation and Colon Hydrotherapy: The 12 most frequently asked questions about colon therapy

In the daily operation of a colon therapy treatment center colon therapists are asked many different questions by their new and existing clientele about what to expect during treatment, and the benefits of receiving colonic irrigation using Colon Hydrotherapy...

After many years we have narrowed down these questions into a list of the top 12 frequently asked questions about Colon Hydrotherapy; including how to prepare, treatment and post-treatment experience.

Naturally you will want to continue this conversation with your own colon therapist during your initial visit and throughout the course of your therapy sessions.

Open and honest communication regarding your prior and current health status will be helpful in achieving the most beneficial results from your colon therapy sessions...

1. Is colon hydrotherapy safe?
Yes. In fact with new colon therapy equipment, treatments are much safer than the common enema.

2. How does a colon hydrotherapy treatment compare to an enema?
An enema only reaches the rectum and lower part of the colon, 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 is many more times effective. According to learned centenarian Dr. Norman Walker, “One colon irrigation is equivalent to 30 enemas.”

3. Do the treatments hurt?
No. In fact many people report their colon hydrotherapy sessions as being both refreshing and relaxing.

4. How much of the intestines are cleansed during a colon hydrotherapy treatment?
During a treatment it is possible for a professional colon therapist to cleanse the full length of the colon (large intestine). The small intestine are not specifically involved in a colon hydrotherapy treatment. The small intestine may be cleansed with the help of an oral (herb-based) intestinal cleanser.

5. 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 are diagnosed with diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, severe hemorrhoids, rectal or intestinal tumors, you would not be a candidate for colon hydrotherapy treatments. Professionally administered colon hydrotherapy is safe, and generally if you are free of the above sited conditions, a medical examination prior to therapy, should not be necessary.

6. Is bacterial or viral contamination possible from the colon hydrotherapy equipment?
Modern colon hydrotherapy machines utilize pre-sterilized, disposable hoses and speculums. These disposables are used only once during a single therapy session. Properly administered, there is absolutely no danger of contamination.

7. How long does a treatment take?
Actual treatment time is about 45 minutes, but you should plan a total session visit of one hour in duration.

8. Does a menstrual period at the time of a colon hydrotherapy session effect 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.

9. What should I do to prepare for a colon hydrotherapy cleansing?
Refrain from eating before the cleansing, be as relaxed as possible and maintain a positive, cheerful attitude.

10. Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the cleansing?
Usually not, but since the cleansing will stir up a lot of old debris and toxins, you might experience some minor nausea or fatigue. If any discomfort occurs, it is recommended to rest and apply a warm heating pad to the abdomen. If you wish, a mild vegetable broth or peppermint tea is usually soothing at this time. Any discomfort will usually pass within 24 hours.

11. Do I need to take acidophilus after colon cleansing to replace intestinal flora washed out of the colon?
While it is recommended to use acidophilus; it is not because the treatment washes out intestinal flora. Colon hydrotherapy does not wash out intestinal flora. Taking acidophilus subsequent to a colon cleansing is beneficial, because it helps to improve the bacterial balance in the colon. The best method is to implant the flora rectally the evening after your final therapy session, or if you prefer, to drink acidophilus for 2 weeks after your final therapy session.

12. Can I work directly after having a colon hydrotherapy session?
Certainly. You can work just as you would after a regular bowel movement.

Colon Hydrotherapy or Colon Cleansers?

We are also often 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. Using a colon cleanser may not be appropriate for those with particularly sensitive or diseased colons...

But for the majority of 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.

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