Abundant Life Wellness center
Colon Hydrotherapy (aka colonic, colon irrigation, or colon therapy) is a gentle, safe, and effective method to cleanse and remove the accumulated toxic waste material from the colon, without the use of drugs or chemicals.
It is one of the most effective means of cleansing and detoxifying the colon. By gently introducing warm, filtered water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. The inflow of water and the release of waste is repeated several times during a session.
Colon Hydrotherapy not only cleanses the 5 feet of the colon, but also hydrates, and encourages more regular bowel movements by strengthening and toning the colon muscle. Most clients find colon hydrotherapy to be both comfortable and relaxing. They often report leaving with an increased feeling of wellbeing, more energy, lighter, refreshed, and revitalized.
The entire system is enclosed. Waste material is removed through a closed waste disposal tube. This sophisticated technology promotes both the safety and sanitation of this popular cleansing practice. We only use disposable supplies.
Why should I be concerned about my colon?
A clean, healthy, and well functioning colon is essential to overall health and wellness. The colon is the sewer system of the body. It is the place where we store the waste material that we would rather not think about and most of us don’t until our health becomes poor or we experience constipation or diarrhea.
Waste material, especially that which has accumulated in the colon over a long period of time, can cause the body to become overloaded with toxins. This build-up of toxins can end up in the bloodstream, affecting every organ, and leaving you feeling ill, tired or weak. Furthermore, the build-up of old fecal and toxic waste can impair the colon’s ability of proper digestion, absorption of vital nutrients, and the elimination of waste.
In today’s world we are exposed to numerous toxins. Due to the typical American diet, many of us are eating high-fat, low-fiber, poor quality processed foods. Exposing our bodies to chemicals, pesticides, preservatives, and hormones. We are exposed to toxins in the water we drink, in the air we breathe, in the products we use, and the list goes on. If we are not eliminating sufficiently, our bodies can become overburdened from this toxic overload.
Colonics allow the body to rid itself of this toxic waste assisting the body’s efforts in maintaining a healthy well-being. While colon hydrotherapy is not a cure, it is a valuable means of cleansing the colon, which may reduce the risk of illness and disease.
“Every tissue is fed by the blood, which is supplied by the intestinal system. When the intestines are dirty, the blood is dirty and so are the organs and tissues. It is the intestinal system that has to be cared for first before any effective healing can take place.” – Bernard Jensen
What is a colon hydrotherapy session like?
A typical colon hydrotherapy session lasts approximately an hour and a half. During the session you will be lying on a comfortable treatment table. You will be wearing a gown and once a small disposable speculum is inserted into the rectum, you are completely covered.
During the session, a skilled colon hydrotherapist will administer fills of water and releases of waste as well as various techniques to help dislodge toxic waste matter from the colon. The inflow of water and release of waste is repeated several times during the session. The water temperature and pressure are controlled by the therapist and can be varied at your comfort level and to stimulate peristalsis. Warm filtered water flows into the colon through a small inflow tube and the waste is eliminated from the colon through a separate waste outflow tube.
This is a closed system so you can rest assured that there is no odor to be concerned about. Your dignity and modesty are always maintained.
FAQ’s about Colon Hydrotherap
Will one colonic clean out all of the waste material in my colon? How often should I receive colonics?
Having one colonic is the first step towards renewed vitality, however, some of the waste can be so hard and deeply lodged in the colon that it usually takes a series of colonics to sufficiently soften and loosen it. If you have never had a colonic, or it has been a long time since you last had one, most clients experience the best results by doing a series of colonics. The number and frequency of colonic sessions will vary with each individual and will depend on your goals, dietary habits, intestinal health, and lifestyle choices. After the initial series, many people choose to schedule colonics as part of an ongoing maintenance program to keep the colon flushed and the body free from an overabundance of toxins. Your certified colon hydrotherapist will go over your goals with you to help you determine what is best for you.
Are colonics habit-forming? Will I become dependent on colonics?
No, your body will not become dependent on colonics to eliminate. The colonic is a tool intended to create a clean and well functioning colon. One of its features is that a colonic exercises and tones the colon muscle which encourages better colon function and elimination. The gentle filling of water repeatedly not only flushes waste out of the colon but also stimulates the colon to contract, strengthening the muscles of the colon.
Can I have a colonic while I am pregnant?
No, at Abundant Life Wellness Center we will not administer a colonic to someone during pregnancy.
Can I have a colon hydrotherapy session during my menstrual cycle?
Yes, in fact it can be a good time to receive a session since your body is already cleansing. Your menstrual flow will not interfere with the colonic. Many clients report reduced menstrual cramping and bloating often associated with menstrual cycles
Will colonics clear up my skin?
Your skin is an important organ of elimination. Sometimes, if the colon, liver, or kidneys are functioning poorly, the skin will be required to make up the difference. Surface eruptions on the skin may occur due to toxins being released. Cleansing the colon can diminish the burden placed upon the skin as well as the other organs of elimination: Lungs, liver, kidneys. After receiving colon hydrotherapy people often report that their skin cleared up.
Will I experience any intestinal discomfort during the colonic?
Most clients actually enjoy colonics and find them to be very relaxing and comfortable. At times, you may experience a mild cramping sensation similar to what you might feel when having diarrhea. If so, this is usually brief and easily tolerated because the waste will soon be expelled through the outflow tube. More than often, people happily comment that it was much better than what they expected.
How will I feel after receiving colon hydrotherapy?
Most people feel great! Many people report feeling energetic, lighter, refreshed, and enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing. Cleansing can stir up old debris and toxins so although it is rare, it is possible that you might feel tired, experience a headache, or other minor detox reactions. If so, try to rest. This usually passes within 24 hours.
After a colonic, will I need to be close to a toilet all day?
No, usually clients release everything while they are in our office as there is time to finish on the toilet before you leave. Of course, there can be exceptions to this, but most clients continue on with their scheduled day without urgency to eliminate.
Can I go to work directly after a colonic?
Yes, you can work as you would just after a regular bowel movement. Many clients receive a colonic on their lunch break and head right back to work afterwards.