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For the most effective and productive colonic, be sure that you are well hydrated for the most optimal colonic.
To find how many ounces of water you should drink in a day:
· Divide your body weight in half.
Do not eat 2-4 hours before your scheduled appointment. This will make your colonic more comfortable as your body will not be digesting and eliminating at the same time.
Colonics aren’t painful but they can be uncomfortable. There are times during a colonic when you may experience diarrhea-like cramping sensations. Most people will experience cramps pass coinciding with a waste release. When your colonic is done and you allow your body to finish releasing all the water and waste inside of you, the awareness of active peristalsis will stop and you should be able to get on with your day comfortably. We suggest sitting on the Angel of Water for several minutes (3-5) following your session to allow the body time to finish emptying. If you do this, your colon will not release more waste or water when you leave our office.
This depends on your bowel movement schedule, whether or not you're on a cleanse, or whether you're coming in to address a specific health issue. If you're new to colonics, starting with 3 or 4 sessions within the first two weeks will yield the best results. Combining these treatments with a cleanse or a liquid diet is also beneficial. We welcome your phone calls so that we can address your specific goals by giving you the best information pertaining to your unique constitution.
No. Colonics rid the colon of waste. When waste stagnates in the colon, sugars ferment and feed overgrowths of bad bacteria like yeast, mold, and fungus, which inhibit colon function and crowd out good bacteria. Studies have been done on the effect of colon hydro therapy on gut microbiota and the findings confirm that completing a series of colonics increases beneficial bacteria strains: http://www.i-act.org/Resources/InTech-The_influence_of_colonic_irrigation_on_human_intestinal_microbiota.pdf
No. Colonics and enemas are categorized as highly low-risk services by insurance providers. There are certain conditions that would make someone ineligible for our services, and we go over this in detail to make sure that we stay within our scope of practice (conditions such as renal failure, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, heart failure, etc.).
No. No one has ever made this claim against a colon hydrotherapist and proven that the introduction of warm filtered water caused perforation to their tissues. With the system we use, there is no part of our equipment that goes beyond the rectum. Furthermore, our equipment is FDA registered.
Colonics is a hydrating therapy where you will absorb water (great news for dehydrated people). You may lose some electrolytes during your colonic but no more than you would during a workout. Our water is not stripped of minerals.
Yes. Know your body. When you cleanse, some people will experience more energy while others may experience detox symptoms. If it’s your first colonic, don’t plan anything too strenuous afterward, see how you feel, and go from there.
No. There is no such thing as a self-service colonic. With open systems, you get to push, whereas closed systems require a therapist to push on your abdomen (which not everyone finds comfortable during a session of colon hydrotherapy). The Angel of Water system is an automatic system that does not require a therapist to open a valve to allow you to have released. You are allowed to push (which feels more natural because that's how we have bowel movements normally), which means the therapist will not need to push on your body to help you evacuate waste (not a necessary step to experience colon hydrotherapy). You will still have a therapist prepare the treatment room for you, clean up after you, and answer all of your pertinent questions, in addition to walking you through the process thoroughly before starting your session.
Yes. Please take your cycle into consideration as we do not cancel appointments due to starting your period. Many of our clients say that receiving a session of colon hydrotherapy while on their cycle helps relieve feelings of being bloated, cramps, and moodiness.
You can have a colonic in the second trimester (not the first or third). We require a doctor's written prescription to do this. If you are constipated and uncomfortable, colonics can be very helpful during this time.
Most of our clients skip the next 24-48 hours of bowel movement. This DOES NOT mean the colonic made you constipated. When we empty the contents of the large intestine, you will experience a truer understanding of your own transit time (the time it takes your body to move food through your digestive tract from consumption to evacuation). Pay attention to the foods you eat following a colonic, and how your digestion feels, and try to track your bowel movement schedule. This information will be helpful to your therapist, who can help you make sense of how your body is processing the foods you eat. If you want to avoid a delayed transit time following a colonic, you can take magnesium, add aloe to your smoothie, take probiotics, and other supplements to encourage the next bowel movement in a timelier fashion.