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Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy

COLON HYDROTHERAPY

WHAT IS COLON HYDROTHERAPY?

Colon hydrotherapy is a safe effective method of removing waste from the large intestine, without the use of pharmaceutical agents. By introducing purified, temperature and pressure regulated water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. During a treatment, several “fill and empty” cycles of the colon are performed within a standard 45-minute treatment session.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COLON HYDROTHERAPY?

Colonics are of great benefit to conditions involving compromised digestion and elimination, such as constipation, diarrhea, and gas and bloating, indigestion, yeast infections (Candida), diverticulitis, intestinal parasites, hemorrhoids, and irritable bowel.
Since the condition of the gut is often the root of many health conditions, colonics can also be extremely valuable in alleviating symptoms associated with allergies, asthma, acne, eczema, psoriasis, arthritis,

rheumatism, osteoporosis, poor circulation, high cholesterol, headaches, low energy and fatigue, memory loss, poor concentration, anxiety, irritability, depression, lack of sexual desire and weight gain. The latest stats indicate the average middle-aged adult carries about 15-20 lbs of consolidated fecal matter in their colon!

Colon Hydrotherapy is often incorporated as part of a complete detoxification and/or weight loss program as prescribed by your physician.

A series of colon hydrotherapy treatments is recommended by gastroenterologists as a pre-treatment prior to a colonoscopy examination because visualization of the gut mucosa and lining is significantly clearer, making a potential diagnosis more specific and accurate.

HOW DOES COLON HYDROTHERAPY WORK?

Colon hydrotherapy gently cleanses the colon of hardened fecal waste and toxins, helps to re-establish a healthy gut ecology and significantly enhances liver detoxification. It is unique in its ability to restore the shape and muscle tone of the bowel to allow for regular and normal bowel movements. These attributes make colon hydrotherapy an invaluable part of health maintenance and disease prevention and an important ally for sustained youthful vigor and vitality.

IS COLON HYDROTHERAPY SAFE?

Colon hydrotherapy treatment is completely safe. The hydrotherapy equipment has passed FDA requirements and received CSA and CE medical standard approvals. The clinical equipment includes three-stage ultra sterilization. To prevent patient to patient contamination, a disposable water line, waste line and speculum are used for each treatment. The water supply system incorporates three-stage filtering and ultraviolet sterilization to filter out chemicals and contaminants. The water pressure and temperature are controlled at all times for complete patient comfort and safety.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A TREATMENT?

Warm filtered water is gently introduced – via a speculum – into the rectum and into the colon where it soaks away and cleanses the unwanted material. The water stimulates peristalsis, causing the colon to push the water and matter out through the tube. You experience the peristalsis as a strong urge to go to the toilet. You do not have to push and you do not need to hold on, relax and the body will do the work for you.

WHAT IS AN “AUTONOMIC DISCHARGE”?

The gut has a vast supply of nerves, lymphatic, venous and arterial vessels. In fact, many conditions of the gut such as “IBS” or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, are actually caused by a dysfunction of the nervous system that supplies conduction to the gut. These systems are highly interconnected. During a colonic session, the autonomic nervous system may adjust in an attempt to re-establish homeostasis. As a result, you may experience an “autonomic discharge” that consists of symptoms such as tremors, emotional responses, hot/cold flushes, dizziness and tingling in the extremities. This often happens with large toxic releases and pressure releases. This is also known as a “healing crisis” and the end result is a dramatic progression of healing for the individual.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER A TREATMENT?

The symptoms experienced after a session vary depending on the individual. You may feel cold, hungry, weak or thirsty after the treatment. This is to be expected, as the colon and the rest of your bodily functions have been engaged in a process that requires a lot of energy expenditure in a short period of time. Sometimes the treatment initiates an emotional release as our feelings are often stored in the gut and can often be part of the “healing crisis” that may ensue after a treatment. After the first one or two treatments the process becomes easier and often individuals will even fit it into their lunch break without any downtime.

IS COLON HYDROTHERAPY PAINFUL?

No, it is not painful, but there may be some discomfort. Especially those individuals who suffer from IBS or candida overgrowth may experience discomfort. Keep in mind that at any time the therapist is able to release the water pressure to reduce discomfort immediately.

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

You must first book a brief consultation with one of our naturopathic physicians. For more information, please speak to one of our patient care coordinators at (604) 949-0077.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY COLON HYDROTHERAPY TREATMENT?

It is best to make sure that your diet is “clean” for at least the 24 hours prior to your treatment; 2-3 days or more is preferable. Avoid foods that are acid-forming, mucous-forming or dehydrating – such as sugar, coffee, alcohol, junk foods, dairy, wheat, flour products such as breads and pasta, and heavy meats.
Eat mainly plant-based foods including lots of vegetables, fruits, healthy fats only, whole grains – eg: quinoa, as well as drink plenty of water. Small amounts of fish or chicken are fine.
On the day of your colonic, it is best not to eat or drink water for the 2 hours prior to your treatment.