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1. Is colon hydrotherapy completely 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 colon irrigation is equivalent to 30 enemas.
3. Do 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 actually 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 hydrotherapysession?
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 there any possibility of bacterial or viral contamination from prior use of the colon hydrotherapy machine?
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 having a menstrual period at the time of a colon hydrotherapy session have any effect on the 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.Drink lots of water - the best guideline is your half your body weight in ounces. if you weigh 120 lbs you should drink 60 oz. Double your dosage of probiotics night before and the morning of your colonic and for the next 48 hours following your colonic.
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 probiotics after a colon cleansing because intestinal flora has been washed out of the colon?
It is recommended to use probiotics, but not because the treatment washes out intestinal flora. Colon hydrotherapy cleansings do not wash out intestinal flora. Taking probiotics 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 take probiotics for 2 weeks after the final therapy session.
12. Can I work directly after having a colon hydrotherapy? Ninety-Five percent of the time, yes. You can work just as you would after a regular bowel movement.
A very small percentage of people want to rest, sleep or have a toxic reaction The toxic reaction would be tiredness, sleepy, headaches and in rare cases flu like symptoms.