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What is colon hydrotherapy and what can I expect?

Colon hydrotherapy also referred to as colonics, colon irrigation or a high enema is a century’s old-aqueous cleansing practice that dates back to ancient times. Colon hydrotherapy is a more complete, extensive and advanced method of colon cleansing. Purified, temperature regulated water is gently infused into the colon via the rectum to remove old stagnant and accumulated waste from the large intestine. The waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. The gentle internal bathing or filling and empting of the colon is repeated during the 45 minute session while the client lies comfortably on a treatment table. Abdominal massage is utilized to complement or enhance the colonic session providing optimal release.

The gentle infusion of purified water is both refreshing and relaxing making this a positive and pleasant experience, During the session, most of your clothing is kept on and your modesty and dignity is always maintained.

Is colon hydrotherapy safe?

Yes, today with modern technological advancements in this field the equipment is state of art; offering you a safe and effective method of colon cleansing. The Aquanet EC-2000™ is designed to provide the best possible treatment for patients and ease of operation for therapists. The professional closed unit is FDA and Health Canada approved, CSA Certificate of compliance to medical standards and Health Canada Medical Devices Licence. Disposable single-use kits are used. This sophisticated technology promotes both safety and sanitation.

How does colon hydrotherapy compare to an enema?

A standard enema involves the infusion of aqueous substance (one way) into the rectum which is retained and evacuated. The enema’s cleansing ability is limited to the rectosigmoid area. Colon hydrotherapy is a complete and extensive method of colon cleansing due to the continual bathing of the colon. Colon hydrotherapy extends beyond the natural expulsion area to offer greater cleansing and therapeutic benefits. According to Dr. Norman Walker, “One colon irrigation is equivalent to 30 enemas.”

What should I do to prepare for colon hydrotherapy?

No fasting is required prior to treatment. The major practice before a colon hydrotherapy treatment is to stop hydrating and refrain from eating 2 hours before your session. A light meal (s) the day of treatment is recommended. This will make your colon hydrotherapy session more effective and comfortable as your abdomen will be gently massaged. Exodus clients will be given a dietary health plan following their Initial visit. We do recommend some dietary modifications to enhance your colon hydrotherapy sessions. This is an important component in order to achieve optimal results from your sessions and treatment program. Follow any medical guidelines you have been given by your primary care practitioner.

Why is colon cleansing important?

The elimination of undigested food and waste are as important as digestion and assimilation of nutrients. Waste allowed to remain stagnant in the colon results in further decomposition and increases unhealthy bacteria.

“In times past, knowledge of the bowel was more widespread and people were taught how to care for the bowel. Somehow, bowel wisdom got lost and it became something that no one wanted to talk about anymore. – ”Bernard Jensen, D.C.

The colon has been referred to as the sanitary 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 is compromised.

These are some common symptoms of colon toxicity:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence (gas) indigestion
  • Low energy and vitality
  • Bad breath
  • Foul body odor
  • Skin conditions

A British physician once said “Health is not valued till sickness comes
Dr. Thomas Fuller (1654-1754)

Can Colon Hydrotherapy Wash Away the Good Bacteria with the Bad?

The accumulation of the feces in the bowel leads to fecal encrustation, resulting in constipation and generates toxemia.  It is difficult for the colon to produce the necessary intestinal flora in this environment. This also upsets the normal acid-alkaline balance and the growth of the friendly bacteria is hindered. Cleansing the colon will help bring the acid-alkaline ratio back into balance, allowing friendly bacteria to thrive and disease-causing bacteria will find it difficult to develop. In addition, clients are encouraged to take a probiotic supplement before and after colonics sessions.

How many sessions are recommended?

The best course of treatment will be made during your initial consultation visit. One colon hydrotherapy session rarely accomplishes the desired results. It usually takes a few treatments before one starts dislodging old encrusted feculent matter. One should remember that it usually takes years for the colon to become congested. Therefore, one should not be impatient when pursuing a therapeutic course of colon irrigations.

All cleansing programs offered at Exodus Colon Hydrotherapy Centre are specifically customized and designed to address your current needs. Your lifestyle, energy level and daily tasks are taken into consideration.

The effectiveness of your program will be contingent to various factors including dietary lifestyle.

“I place incredible demands on my body and I need to be sure my body continues to deliver. Regular cleansing is a crucial part of vibrant health and peak performance. Colon hydrotherapy plays an essential role in sustaining my internal health and keeping my body in peak condition.” - Anthony Robbins

Is colon hydrotherapy recommended during menstruation?

This is 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.

What are some of the benefits of colon hydrotherapy?

  • Removes old stagnant and accumulated fecal matter
  • Improves muscle tone, reducing stagnation
  • Enhances the absorption of nutrients from the cecum and ascending colon
  • Minimizes the absorption of toxic waste material
  • Non-chemical and effective preparation for diagnostic test
  • i.e. barium enema, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy
  • Useful therapy for alcohol ad drug detoxification
  • Seniors – suffer from constipation due to medication, lack of fiber, exercise, poor nutrition, dehydration.
  • Maintains a harmonious and balance of the intestinal flora
  • Sensation of well-being
  • Mental clarity
  • Effective for bowel re-training

Will I experience any discomfort after my session?

Paramount measures are taken to ensure your session is a pleasant and positive experience. Most Individuals feel lighter, re-energized, refreshed and an overall sensation of well-being after a colonic. However, a small percentage of individuals may experience flu-like symptoms such as; headaches, fever, lightheadedness and lethargy. Generally, these individuals are more toxic. These symptoms will dissipate with rest, a warm bath and drinking plenty of fluids.

Colon hydrotherapy is not intended to replace your relationship with your primary health care providers, nor is it a substitute for medical care. Colon Hydrotherapy is not a panacea or an instant remedy, but an important complementary therapy.

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