Frequently Asked Questions about Colonic Irrigation

Q: How does a colon hydrotherapy treatment compare to an enema?

A: 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 5 ½ feet length) is reached. Colon hydrotherapy is many more times effective. One colon irrigation is equivalent to 30 enemas.

Q: How much of the intestines are actually cleansed during a colon hydrotherapy treatment?

A: During a treatment it is possible for a professional colon therapist to cleanse the full length of the colon (large intestine). The small intestines 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.

Q: What should I do to prepare for a colon hydrotherapy cleansing?

A: Refrain from eating before the cleansing, be as relaxed as possible and maintain a positive, cheerful attitude.

Q: Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the cleansing?

A: 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 12 hours.

Q: Can I work directly after having a colon hydrotherapy session?

A: Certainly, you can work just as you could after a regular bowel movement.

Q: Is a colonic harmful in any way?

A: No, unlike laxatives, which inflame and irritate the colon, a colonic is a gentle, thorough cleansing. Greater harm results from not washing out the toxic substances inside the intestines and colon.

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