Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should I Get a Colonic?
The colon is designed to completely and naturally remove digestive waste from the body yet the modern diet of cooked and processed foods combined with low water intake and stress has contributed to the buildup of layers of old fecal matter left in the colon. A colonic can help loosen up and remove impacted waste matter from the colon, as well as improve and even restore the healthy muscular action of the colon.
What Happens During a Colonic?
A small disposable speculum is inserted into the rectum, after which pure, triple filtered water gently flows into the colon through a disposable tube. Once the colon has been filled, the water is immediately released, carrying waste matter and gas out of the body through the tube, which leads directly to the sewer line. There is no odor or mess and you will be completely covered during the session.
Are Colonics Painful?
No. If any pain is experienced it is a result of resistance and tension yet a professional colon hydrotherapist is skilled at putting you at ease and minimizing discomfort. While the colon is being filled with water, it is common to feel some pressure, gas, and an urgency to evacuate. These symptoms are quickly relieved as the water and waste are released. Most people actually enjoy the colonic procedure and feel lighter and refreshed after their sessions.
How Many Colonics Do I Need?
The number and frequency of how many colonics a person should get depends on the individual and his or her health goals. Generally a minimum of three sessions is usually recommended followed by a maintenance plan of one session per month. Of course, the number of sessions desired will depend on the individual.
How Will I Know When My Colon is Empty?
Your colon will never probably be completely empty, as it is an organ which is continuously in use. As more of the old, impacted material is released you will be able to feel the water enter higher regions of the colon. The objective is never to completely empty the colon, but rather obtain a well functioning colon.
Will a Colonic Clear up My Skin?
Your skin is an important organ of elimination of waste material. Sometimes, if the colon, liver and kidneys are functioning poorly, the skin will be required to make up the difference causing acne due to toxins being released. Cleansing the colon diminishes the burden placed upon the skin as well as the other organs of elimination: lungs, liver and kidneys. As this process of elimination is accomplished, the skin will very often clear up.
Who Benefits from a Colonic?
Nearly all of us! The colon is approximately 5 to 6 feet in length. Due to the standard American diet, erratic eating habits, and improper food combining, the average adult can have 5 to 20 pounds of accumulated waste in the colon. Anyone with digestive issues is the best to benefit from colon cleansing along with those with high stress, tense lifestyles. Those who would like to have more energy have reported a significant improvement after a colonic session.
Who is Qualified to Perform a Colonic?
Colon hydrotherapists who have received certification and proficiency training through I-ACT approved schools and/or instructors are recommended. These individuals will have a successfully completed a curriculum that includes one hundred hours or more of hands-on instruction.
What if I am Unable to Release During My First Colonic?
Many people come in for their first session expecting the colonic to instantly release all the waste that has accumulated in the colon. When it doesn't happen, some question why should they come back if nothing came out the first time. When nothing comes out it means that it is a more "difficult case." The first job is to get the abdominal muscles to respond by creating what we call a "flow through." A "flow through" is the ability to eliminate or have material flow through the alimentary tract from mouth to anus without restriction. Dehydration could be a reason for a difficult first cleanse. If a client states they drink one quart or less of fluid daily, we know that the colon is probably dehydrated.
When Are Colonics Not Recommended?
Colon hydrotherapy should not be considered for clients who have recently had the following procedures or who suffer from the following conditions:
• Abdominal Hernia
• Abdominal Surgery
• Abnormal Distention
• Acute Liver Disease
• Anemia• Aneurysm
• Cardiac Conditions
• Crohn's Disease
• Dialysis• Diverticulitis
• Intestinal Perforation• Lupus
• Rectal Surgery
• Renal Insufficiencies
• And More...
How Do I Prepare for a Session?
On the actual day of your session, eating and/or drinking mostly vegetables and fruits will put your body into a deeper cleansing mode. Remember to drink a lot of purified water to keep your colon hydrated. However, for two hours before your appointment, try to avoid eating or drinking as much as possible so that you're not digesting or needing to empty your bladder during the session.