Frequently Asked Questions
about Colon Hydrotherapy (a.k.a. a colonic)
Why Should I Be Concerned About My Colon?
The colon has been referred to as the sewer system of the body. It
is the place where we store the waste material that most of us would rather not think about and
most of us don't until our health becomes poor or we feel constipated or have diarrhea. It best benefits the body due to release of this accumulated congestion in the bowel.
What is the difference between Colon Hydrotherapy and a Colonic?
Having a colonic is, in fact, the same as receiving colon hydrotherapy treatment.
What Is A Colon Hydrotherapy Session Like?
A colonics session is usually a comfortable experience. It produces no toxicity. Techniques utilized allow a small amount of water to flow into the colon gently stimulating the colon's natural peristaltic action to release softened waste. The inflow of a small amount of water and the release of waste may be repeated several times. The removal of waste should encourage better colon function and elimination. During the session you will be draped and a gown will be worn to ensure modesty. Your dignity
is always respectfully maintained.
Modern colon hydrotherapy equipment is manufactured with compliance with strict FDA guidelines that dictate rigorous accountability. The FDA-registered equipment features temperature controlled water mixing and back flow prevention valves, pressure and temperature sensors, and a built-in chemical sanitizing unit and water purification and filter units. Disposable single-use rectal tubes, and speculae are used at the Heavenly Day Spa.
Tell me more about the equipment you use.
We use HYDRO-sanTM equipment from Specialty Health Products. This unit affords a safe, dignified approach to bowel cleaning.
It is a totally closed system with no offensive odors;the dignity of the client is maintained. This model features a PATENTED three-stage water filtration system designed specifically to deliver pure water for your hydrotherapy. Of course this results in the cleanest water but goes further to reduce the harmful effects of chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, bacteria and other toxins.
Disposable hoses and speculums are used to prevent any chance for cross contamination. It has self-cleaning capabilities.
Are you certified? Is there a certifying body?
We are certified by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT). I-ACT heightens the awareness of the colon hydrotherapy profession, ensures continuing and progressive education in the field of colon hydrotherapy and implements professionalism beyond reproach. The website further discusses, among other things, the profession's code of ethics and the certification procedure.
Why do people receive Colon Hydrotherapy?
Athletes use colon therapy to improve metabolic efficiency. Many receive the treatments during a period of life-style change or as a preventive measure. Another group manifests symptoms of intestinal
distress; constipation (some from prescription drugs), carb indigestion, diarrhea, gas, bloat, hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diverticulosis, colitis, parasites, skin conditions such as psoriasis, shingles, and eczema, inability to loose weight, and scar tissue and adhesions from surgery.
Some people actually achieve or maintain weight loss with regular CT. Another group is pain motived; abdominal pain, continuous headaches and migraines, back or shoulder pain, aching joints, gout. Some clients are immune compromised with lupus, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, cancer, chronic fatigue, candida, infections, colds or influenza.
Many doctors are using Colon hydrotherapy for pre and post-surgery, barium x-ray and
colonoscopy. Some come in during a fast, a cleansing program, a raw food diet, a
liver and/or gallbladder flush, or recovering from an accident. Some are working on
emotional issues which they feel are physiologically rooted in their intestines.
How Many Hydrotherapy Sessions Does One Need?
Of course, the number of colon hydrotherapy sessions desired will depend on the individual. Generally from 3 to 12 sessions are recommended depending on the client's needs. Every person's goals will differ. Just as some people exercise on a daily or weekly basis to tone and tighten their outer body, many people follow an ongoing cleansing, toning and rebuilding regimen for the inner body.
Colon hydrotherapy should be used as part of any regular CT therapy maintenance program.
Colon Hydrotherapy Client & Hydrotherapist Population
Our Colon Hydroyherapist has been trained at a school known worldwide for "Gentle" techniques and is one of many hundreds of I-ACT Certified colon hydrotherapists in the World assisting hundreds of thousands of clients to enjoy the benefits of colon hydrotherapy. Many clients claim
that due to colon hydrotherapy, they have been able to live functional lives without drugs, laxatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, and pain pills. In a society where Eastern and Western medicine combined to give us the best of both worlds, the acceptance of colon hydrotherapy has continued to
grow with impressive, documented results.
I'd like to do further research. Where should I start my research?
The Colon Health Network is your most comprehensive resource on the subject. There is a section of their website devoted to the topic of Colon Hydrotherapy.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to call or email.